SCOM 2016 with Powershell Desired State Configuration Part 3

Hi, the intension of this three-part series is to get a picture of what you have to change on the xSCOM DSC Module to make it aware of SCOM 2016. I will show you what and where you have to change. Please use this as a modular example of how Powershell DSC modules can be…

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SCOM 2016 with Powershell Desired State Configuration Part 2

Hi, the intension of this three-part series is to get a picture of what you have to change on the xSCOM DSC Module to make it aware of SCOM 2016. I will show you what and where you have to change. Please use this as a modular example of how Powershell DSC modules can be…

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SCOM 2016 with Powershell Desired State Configuration Part 1

Hi, the intension of this three-part series is to get a picture of what you have to change on the xSCOM DSC Module to make it aware of SCOM 2016. I will show you what and where you have to change. Please use this as a modular example of how Powershell DSC modules can be…

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Possible increased unused disk space when running SCOM 2016 on SQL2016

DISCLAIMER: This post is not an official Microsoft post. It is based on current knowledge on a best effort base and contains some information that might be changed or updated in the future. Purpose of this post is to get feedback from customer who notice the described behavior and to give guidance on how to…

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Quick note: Install button might be disabled while importing a MP in SCOM 2016

This is probably trivia for you, but I noticed some confusion at customer sites with this new feature of SCOM 2016: If you try to import a Management Pack that is already imported, the “install” button of the import wizzard is greyed out and you cannot import the MP. This makes perfect sense, as it…

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Creating helpful HTML reports from SCOM Management Packs

I guess, that almost every SCOM Admin get some kind of these questions from an Application owner every now and then: Can I get a readable report of all workflows stored in a Management Pack? Oh and while we at it, can you please include: All override able parameter and their current (default) thresholds All…

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How to use OMS to analyze NTLM traffic logged in netlogon.log

Recently a customer asked me whether we can analyze the netlogon.log file with log analytic capabilities of OMS (Operations Management Suite). In the past, they needed to use different tools and scripts to get the information they need. For example “What accounts are still using NTLM very frequently, and from which computer?” In this post, I want to…

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Microsoft Monitoring Agent (SCOM / OMS Agent) setup failed with Error 25211

Recently I run into an issue at customer where the customer was not able to uninstall nor repair an SCOM Agent be using the MOMAgent.msi. Every try to repair / uninstall / reinstall runs into the same Error message: Symptom: If you want to uninstall / reinstall / repair a Microsoft Monitoring Agent, the setup may fail…

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How is the path property for a SCOM class instance created?

Recently a colleague asked me about a blog post I wrote some time ago regarding calculating GUIDs of SCOM objects: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dirkbri/2015/06/11/how-are-guids-in-scom-and-scsm-calculated/ He wanted to calculate the GUID for a specific logical disk. Per the post, this requires the following data to be available to calculate the GUID of the specific instance: GUID (ID) of the…

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