AD Trust Monitor doesn’t reset to Healthy State

The Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) – version 6.0.6452.0 – contains a monitor named “AD Trust Monitoring”.  This monitor runs a VBScript which queries WMI to get the status of the Domain Trusts on the Domain Controller.  Is the trust has an error status, the Monitor should change to a critical state, when the error…

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Configuring or Disabling Replication Monitoring in the Active directory Management pack

The latest version of the Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) – version 6.0.6452.0 – contains some significant changes to Replication Monitoring.  The basic premise is the same, but the Rules and Monitors used have changed a bit. Here’s a quick overview of how Replication Monitoring works: Each Domain Controller runs the AD Replication Monitoring VBScript. …

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AEM Views and tables

I’ll soon be putting together some AEM (Agentless Exception Monitoring) reports, so I figured I’d familiarize myself with the how AEM data is stored in the Date Warehouse.  Surprisingly, not all of the useful data is stored in Views….you have to go to the tables for the good stuff. If I’ve missed anything, please let…

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No Alert from SQL MP when clustered services go down

I recently ran into the following issue: The SQL Server Management Pack has several monitors to monitor various SQL Services: However, on a SQL Cluster, if one of these services is taken offline: We don’t get an alert from SQL (we do get a cluster alert saying that a cluster is offline), and the monitor…

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ACS report: All events for specified user (even more than the built-in version)

A customer recently showed me that the built-in ACS report  “Forensic_-_All_Events_For_Specified_User” seemed to be missing some events.  This report queries the Adtserver.dvall5 view in the OperationsManageAC database and looks for values in the PrimaryDomain\PrimaryUser fields that match the user name that is entered for the report.  The problem that my customer was seeing was that…


Custom performance report with threshold line

I recently had a need to create an OpsMgr report to show performance data with a “threshold” line, so that it would be easy to see data points that went over a defined threshold.  We can’t do this with the built-in generic performance report, so I put together this one: The following parameters are available…

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