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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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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Creating a central store for SCOM Management Packs

Back in 2014 I wrote a series of blog posts on how I manage my SCOM Management Packs and why. You can find the old posts here: Creating your own MP store – Part 1: Fundamental thoughts Creating your own MP store – Part 2: Getting the latest Management Packs Creating your own MP store…

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Version Control with Git for MP Authors – part 3

Our little journey into Version Control for MP Authors continues. You can find the other part(s) here: Version Control with Git for MP Authors – part 1: General information Version Control with Git for MP Authors – part 2: Creating and using a local repository This part covers how to sync your local to a…

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Version Control with Git for MP Authors – part 2

Our little journey into Version Control for MP Authors continues. You can find the other part(s) here: Version Control with Git for MP Authors – part 1: General information  This part covers how to create a new MP with Visual Studio and integrate that into a local Git repository. It will also cover some basic actions…

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Version Control with GIT for MP Authors – part 1

Foreword to all Developers and Version Controls Pro’s: Please don’t laugh too much and have mercy with me  :). This post is about an IT Pro trying to explain other IT Pro’s stuff he does not fully understand. Any comments, corrections to my statements and hints for improvement are highly appreciated. This is the first…

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You might miss “Health Service Heartbeat Failure” alerts when reset monitors automatically.

Background: If you close an alert in SCOM that was raised by a monitor, the underlying monitor still persists in unhealthy state and will not generate a new alert until it changes to health state and detects an unhealthy state again. Official recommendation is “Do not close any alerts raised by an monitor”. In reality we all know…

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Example Management Pack: Monitor SCOM alert history

Monitorining SCOM alert history? Why should I do that? That’s what I thought some until recently. At one of my customers a colleague discovered a strange behaviour with one alert. Opening this alert in the SCOM console took about 10+ minutes!!! WHAT? WHY? Analyzing this alert a bit deeper, we found out that this specific…

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