Programmatically Creating Groups

Well, it looks from my last post that I took about a eight month hiatus from the blog.  Fortunately, I’ve been doing a bunch of OpsMgr in that time, so I have a bunch of content to get out here.  Just a matter of taking the time to write it up. The one I’ll go…

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One more MMS Follow Up

As I ran out of time in the MMS session, I quickly showed a script that listed all performance monitors and their thresholds.  This came from the SharePoint Portal Server Management Pack Guide.  The only change I made was to comment out the command to export the results to a csv so the information would…

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Monitoring Object Properties

There has been some question about how to get properties for monitoring objects with Command Shell.  I wanted to go into this in my MMS session last week, but I already ran out of time just trying to cram in all the topics I did cover.  Shouldn’t be too tough to explain it here though….

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Setting Maintenance Mode from an Agent

My apologies that I forgot to talk about this in my MMS session earlier today.  I did mention it to a couple of people after the session.  Derek Harkin came up with an interesting method for initiating maintenance mode from an agent.  No OpsMgr client of any kind required – just a simple script for…

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MMS Command Shell Presentation

As promised, here are all the samples that I am showing in my MMS session on Command Shell.  There are also a several samples I’m planning on mentioning but won’t have time to show.  Hope it’s helpful. Given the length of the this, chances are pretty good that I have an error somewhere.  Please let…

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Update to the Maintenance Mode Sample MP

Andrzej Lipka, a fellow consultant in Poland, took my maintenance mode sample MP and added some interesting features.  Have a look at the specific post here.  I also added a link to Andrzej’s blog to my general list since he has some great posts on OpsMgr and SCCM.

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Using Wildcards with the Windows Service Template

The Windows Service template in the Operations Console lets you discover and monitor a Windows service by doing little more than typing in the service name.  I was just talking with someone who had a situation where the name of the service includes the local computer name meaning that it’s different on every computer.  It’s…

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Great Minds Think Alike

I just got done with my previous post on setting maintenance mode for a group of objects, and I happened to check Boris Yanushpolsky’s blog.   Bori’s blog is an outstanding reference for various Command Shell scripts, and I have to give him credit for helping me come up to speed on several concepts.  Turns out…

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Scheduling Groups of Objects for Maintenance Mode

I was given a challenge recently to come up with a solution for an organization that wanted to suppress any alerts for certain computers and services during a particular time window every night.  The particular set of objects and the times in question had to be manageable by the administrators – preferably from the Operations…

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Command Shell Presentation at MMS 2008

  I will be doing a presentation at the upcoming MMS 2008 titled Administrative Scenarios using the Operations Manager 2007 Command Shell.  This is a bit of a departure for me since I’ve presented several times at MMS but usually on management packs and custom monitoring scenarios.  This will be a chance to present different…

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