Using PowerShell to create Event log events to validate SCOM Rules

In our test lab, we have several custom business applications that we create System Center Operations Manager rules in order to alert on any errors thrown by the application(s). When we create the SCOM rules, we want to validate that the rules function correctly and the SCOM alerts are successfully generated. To mimic an application…

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Using a PowerShell script to run as a different user & elevate the process.

There are times when I want to elevate a PowerShell process on one of our lab Windows 7 clients & run a script as a user account with administrator privileges. Usually I’m working on a lab machine running as a non-administrative test user. Since you cannot easily elevate and run as a different user from…

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Close SR Task CmdLet for Service Manager

I need to preference this by saying that this script is not officially supported. It is solely meant as a demonstrational method to show an example of how we leveraged a SCSM tasks along with integrated PowerShell CmdLets to facilitate one step process of closing Service Requests (SR) The Scenario: While testing features of Service…

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P2V Migration Toolkit components – what’s going on behind the scenes part 2?

  Sorry I’m a bit late in posting this, but as promised in the previous post. Here is part two. The table shown below lists the genericized steps of a task sequence created by P2V Migration Toolkit. The main thing to note, that isn’t reflected in this table, is the inherent failsafe built in to…

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P2V Migration Toolkit components – what’s going on behind the scenes?

I’m excited about the RC2 release of the System Center Configuration Manager P2V migration Toolkit, and in this post I wanted to share the components of the task sequence and what they do. This is going to be a two part post… In this initial post, I’ll define each of the programs that are called…

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MMS 2011

If you’re going to be at MMS 2011 (Mar 21st-25th) I encourage you to check out this session:   http://www.mms-2011.com/topic/details/BA17   Chris is giving a presentation around running Configuration Manager virtualized. I’ll be assisting, and running a demo for the presentation.

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AppLockerLet continued…

In my previous post I mentioned that AppLockerLet reads from the Event Viewer using Get-AppLockerFileInformation to determine which .exe, .dll, .msi or script has been blocked by policy. For any blocked application log entry that it finds in the Event Log it’ll display it in the UI which allows you to select a particular blocked…

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AppLockerLet..

Last year, one of the areas I was working on was a deployment of AppLocker. In the deployment, we did a lot of upfront planning around identifying applications that were prevalent in the environment and created corresponding rules that would allow the applications to install\execute.   A key area that we focused on was creating…

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Introduction…

  Hello there, I’m finally got around to starting up a blog…   First, I should probably introduce myself. My name is Ben Shy and I’m a Program Manager on the Management and Security (MSD) arm of the System Center family. I planning on using this blog to talk about a myriad of things that…

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