SQL MP Extensions – MP Authoring Tutorial Part 1 – Getting Ready

In the main post (here) I published the SQL MP Extensions Management Pack and within this post series I will be providing an Authoring Tutorial explaining the MP. This first post of the tutorial series is focusing how to get ready to start authoring. To author an MP requires to be confident on the following…

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SQL MP Extensions – Unused Databases and More

Figuring out (monitoring) unused SQL databases using SCOM was one of the common requests I got from DBAs of enterprise customers. I authored a management pack (SQL MP Extensions – download available) to  address this feature and also took this an opportunity to provide a tutorial for MP authoring with a real life scenario. I…

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Undiscovering / Stop Monitoring SQL 2008 Express Editions

MP UPDATE: The updated MP for all sql versions plus new explainations can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/b/emreguclu/archive/2014/09/12/undiscovering-stop-monitoring-sql-2005-2008-2012-express-editions.aspx In this post I will try to cover an alternate method of undiscovering SQL Express editions other than using the ExcludeList Property where I have a decent reason to do so.  The MP explained in detail is also attached to…

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