Remote support solution for high secure Workstations

This post is completely unrelated to all the other usual topics on this blog. But as it is related to management and might help some people I want to share this solution. Scenario & Challenge A lot of customers are using high secure Workstations (or Privileged Access Workstation (PAW) as we call it). These workstations may…

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Installing and testing the new Azure Security Center Preview Cmdlets

UPDATE 23.09.2018: New Version 0.2 available. Works with the most current AzureRM.Profile now CAUTION: This post handles pre-release software. Please test carefully in your Lab/Test environment first! Last week the Azure Security Center (ASC) team released a preview of a new PowerShell module: AzureRM.Security center that allows for managing ASC automatically. The current version contains…

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Quick note: PoSh function to show discovery sources for SCOM class properties

This week, I needed to troubleshoot some properties, that did not get discovered. For this, I needed to know, which discovery rules are responsible for discovering these particular properties. I did not want to search all MPs for that, so I wrote a small function, that helps me to gather this information: This function creates…

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Methode GetFailoverManagementServers() is very slow? Here’s a faster methode to collect failover configuration from scom agents

In some cases, it is necessary to review the Primary and Failover Management Server configuration of your window SCOM agents. Most customer are using PowerShell to receive those information for Example: $agent = get-scomagent -Name “name.of.my.agent” $agent.PrimaryManagmentServer $agent.GetFailoverManagementServers() Depends on the size of your environment calling the method GetFailoverManagementServers() might take several seconds per agent….

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Quick Note: RunbookService might fail to start after applying System Center Orchestrator 2016 UR4

UPDATE 15.11.2017: KB article is now updated and contains native SQL client as a pre-requisite for UR4! Today I ran into an issue at a customer site while updating a SCORCH 2016 UR1 installation with UR4: CAUTION: After applying the UR4 patch for the management server and the runbook service you need to re-configure the…

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Add-on MP for Windows 2012/2016 AD RID issuance monitoring

Disclaimer: The scenario described in this post and covered by the attached Add-on MPs is most likely only relevant for large enterprise customers. The MPs described in this post are not a Microsoft product and thus not covered by any Microsoft support or warranty! They should be carefully analyzed and tested in your test environment…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 3

This is part three of my little three part series on how to monitor temperature sensors in  remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and OMS. It describes my current OMS solution and the costs associated with the solution, in case that you want to build something similar. For the background of this post, please read…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 2

This is part two of my little three part series on how to monitor sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and OMS. It describes the overall solution architecture, some technical challenges I faced, solutions I found and lessons I learned. For the background of this blog series, please read part one. If you…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 1

This blog series is based on a private project and not customer related. But it might show you how easy it is to solve real world problems with Azure services. As a short teaser, this is my current custom OMS solution dashboard that I will explain throughout this blog series: Part 1 describes the initial…

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