UR5 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

    KB Article for OpsMgr:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3023138 KB Article for all System Center components:  http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3021802 Download catalog site:  http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=3023138   Key fixes:   Monitoringhost process crashes because of bind failures against Active DirectoryA fix was made to prevent Monitoringhost.exe from crashing when it cannot connect to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). The stack trace…


Ensure your SPF Record is Correct

Update: Feb 26, 2015 – A great post about Office 365 SPF checks was recently written by one of our program managers which I would high recommend reading. How Office 365 does SPF checks for customer-to-customer mail   I’ve recently seen an increase in cases that involve incorrectly published SPF records that have resulted in…


ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Certificate Requirements and HTTPS configuration

We have had a number of recent requests from our customers on the certificate requirements and configuration steps required to configure HTTPS communication in a ConfigMgr 2012 environment. I would like to give a massive thank you to Ravi Kalwani, a member of the ANZ Microsoft ConfigMgr Premier Field Engineering (PFE) team who put this…


PowerShell Script to Create and Link Schedules in Azure Automation

    Hi All, Lately I've been playing with Azure automation and needed to create schedules to kick off Runbooks at certain times of the day. Rather than doing this manually I decided to just write a simple PowerShell script to create these for me automatically, since I may need to do this task again…


PowerShell ISE Add-On to connect to ConfigMgr (Connect-ConfigMgr)

Man, I’ve been on a PowerShell rampage lately! It always drove me crazy loading the PowerShell Module for ConfigMgr. First, you had to find the path of the AdminConsolebin directory and then remember the name of the psd1 module file. Finally, you had to remember the site code of the site you normally work with….