Exporting and Importing User Roles and Notifications in SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012

A customer of mine is migrating from SCOM 2007 to a new SCOM 2012 installation and would like to migrate User Roles and Notifications instead of recreating all of them manually.   Note that both User Roles and Notifications both reference objects that are defined in Management Packs (Groups, Workflows, Views, Tasks, etc.), so you…

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Get a list of email addresses used in SCOM notifications

I haven’t blogged in a while, so need to make sure this thing is still on :)  I’ll start with something simple that I used today.  One of my customers is migrating from SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 and needs to get a list of all email addresses that are used in Notifications (so he…

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ACS “Event Count” reports

Here are a couple of ACS reports to show the event count by User, Forwarder, and Event ID.  Just import the .rdl files into a folder in SQL Server Reporting Services.   The first report “Event Count Overview” shows the top 10 Events, Forwarders, and User Names for the specified date range:   Click on…

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CU6 for OpsMgr 2007 R2 is now available

  CU6 for OpsMgr 2007 R2 is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29850. You can also find the corresponding KB Article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2626076. Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 resolves the following issues: RMS promotion fails if NetworkName and PrincipalNames are not in sync for agents. UI is limited to only 100 MB for the…

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Updated Active Directory Management Pack Released – version 6.0.7822.0

  We have just released and updated version of the Active Directory Management Pack (version 6.0.7822.0) that corrects the problems addressed in my recent “Addendum” MP.  Once this new ADMP is imported, the Addendum MP can be removed. The new ADMP and guide can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=21357.  Here is a list of fixes, from…

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Creating a Group of Windows Computer and Health Service Watcher Objects

  There are a lot of great blogs out there that discuss creating various types of groups (Kevin Holman and Jonathan Almquist have a number of them), and the stuff that I do in this post won’t be anything that hasn’t been written about before, but I wanted to have one spot to cover the…

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OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent Installation Error with Microsoft.VC90.CRT

  I’ve seen this issue a couple of times now…an OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent installation fails with the following error: Product: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Agent — Error 1935.An error occured during the installation of assembly component {9718BF1D-6A9F-3406-A992-630F7EF2F164}. HRESULT: 0x800736FD. assembly interface: IAssemblyCacheItem, function: Commit, assembly name: Microsoft.VC90.CRT,version="9.0.30729.1",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",processorArchitecture="amd64",type="win32" Error 1935.An error occured during…

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ADMP – Workaround for Some Broken Win2k8 Rules

  In a previous blog post, I provided an “Addendum” MP to fix some Rules that do not work correctly in the Windows Server 2008 version of the Active Directory Management Pack.  All of these Rules have been fixed in the latest version of the ADMP (version 6.0.7670.0)…so if you’ve installed the latest version you…

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Logical Disk Fragmentation Report

Here’s a simple custom report that shows the fragmentation of each logical disk based on the Logical Disk Fragmentation Monitor in the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack.  The report has a “Fragmentation Percentage Threshold” parameter, and will list any disk whose fragmentation level is higher than the threshold.  The report will also show the…

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Workflow Failure Queries

  I regularly see customers getting a lot of alerts indicating that workflows have failed to run a script of WMI query…the alert name is usually one of the following: Workflow Runtime: Failed to run a process or script Workflow Runtime: Failed to run a WMI query Workflow Runtime: Failed to run a WMI query…

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