How are GUIDs in SCOM and SCSM calculated?

Quite some time ago I discussed with Raphael Burri how GUIDs for SCOM elements are getting calculated. To be honest even with Raphael's great explanation I did not fully understand this topic. Today I read a post from Anton Gritsenko by accident, talking about GUIDs in SCSM and I thought this is the right time…


Creating your own MP store – Part 3: Automating most of that stuff

This is part three of my little “MP store” series. Please read Part 1 and Part 2 to understand my thoughts behind the following scripts. Now it is time to automate at least most of this MP store stuff. Creating a MP store folder structure Ok, this is lame, but as I am lazy I…

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Creating your own MP store – Part 2: Getting the latest Management Packs

This is part two of my little “MP store” series. Part 1 can be found here. In this post I will talk about: How do I get the most current MP versions? How can I tell if my Management Group has the most current MP versions installed? But before we start let’s have a brief…

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Creating your own MP store – Part 1: Fundamental thoughts

Foreword: Recently there have been several blog posts on the topic of creating a personal Management catalog (or store) by Tao Yang, Cameron Fuller and others. I really like their ideas and their creativity. So why do I write about a similar topic? Because I think that these posts do not cover the whole picture and…

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