PowerShell Command to Approve SCOM Agents Listed in a Text File

  My customer has a lot of manually installed SCOM Agents that have not yet been approved in the console, and wanted a quick way to approve only the ones that are listed in a text file. The following PowerShell command can take care of this pretty easily (modify the C:\Servers.txt path as needed). Also,…

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Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

A customer of mine monitors some agents that only have 1gb of storage, so disk space must be conserved as much as possible. The Health Service store file (a JET database named HealthServiceStore.edb) on these Agents is around 100mb-200mb, which is pretty normal for a SCOM Agent. I researched this a bit and found that…

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Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

While helping a customer migrate from SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 R2, we noticed a large reduction in Alerts for Exchange 2010.  After investigating further, we noticed that we were not getting any Alerts that come from the Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine. After verifying with my customer that the Exchange 2010 Monitors were generating state…

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Agent Version and Health report

A customer asked me to put together a SCOM data warehouse report that would list Agents from all Management Groups, and some general Agent version and health information. The report I put together is attached.  It’s a pretty simple report that can be used to get a list of agents that are offline, agents with…

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Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

A customer of mine is seeing some random issues with SCOM not being able to resolve Exchange performance counters and would like to get an alert when this happens so we can troubleshoot right away. When SCOM cannot resolve a performance counter, it will log one of two events: Event ID 10102 (could not resolve…

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