Making the World Greener One Monitor at a Time – Reset SCOM Monitors Enmasse

Updated 10/19/2014 – Put the script on TechNet Gallery.  Link:  ResetAllMonitorsOfASpecificType.ps1 Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of tuning a new SCOM implementation.  Like all new implementations of monitoring software there were a lot of alerts coming from the systems in the environment.  As I went through and tuned the installed Management Packs, I realized that…

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LED By Excitement

Until yesterday, I haven’t needed to replace a light bulb in my house since I wrote the post with my analysis the cost efficiencies of LED vs. Incandescent bulbs.  Historically though I’ve tended to purchase CFL whenever possible, more because I’m the sort of guy who forgets to replace one light bulb in the room…

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More robust options for locating DCs

  While this is a blog on Technet and reasonably should be targeted towards infrastructure topics, I am including a little bit of development context in relation to Active Directory (AD).  I share this as we often observe a barrier in communication between the administrators of AD and the developers who write code against AD.  Specifically,…

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Cost Efficiency of LED (or CFL) Light Bulbs

     This week I worked on a project with one of my Microsoft peers and I helped him install some energy usage monitoring equipment in his house.  Without being specific about the solution, I must say it is pretty cool.  As a result of installing this and then running around his house flipping electrical devices…

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