SCOM Agent Version Addendum Management Pack

    One of the pain points in SCOM is keeping your agents up to date with your current UR level. What makes this worse, is the view in the SCOM Console for “Agent Managed” where you could actually fix agents with a “repair” does NOT show you the UR level of the agent. That…

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UR2 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

    KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3209591/update-rollup-2-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=3209591 Recommended hotfix page:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply/  Additional MP update download needed:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55025   NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just…

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How to test your ACS filter to ensure it is valid

  ACS (Audit Collection Services) in SCOM uses a WMI filter to reject certain events from being collected and stored in the Audit database. This filter supports about 4800 characters, so the filters can get very large and very advanced.  It is important to test these before implementing to ensure you are getting a valid…

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Removing unwanted product connectors in SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

    There are certain management packs that will use product connectors to insert discovery data into SCOM, or to manage alerts.  Sometimes, you might find that the vendor did not provide a way to remove these product connectors, when you decide to stop using the MP or solution which created them. Below is a…

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