Monitoring AD Certificate Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016

  We have management packs for Active Directory Certificate Services on Windows 2012R2 and Windows 2016.  WS 2012 and 2012R2:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34765 WS 2016:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56671   However, there is an issue with the recently released ADCS MP for WS 2016.  A change was made in the library MP which modified some class property names.  This breaks…

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What versions of SCOM can be upgraded to Operations Manager 1801?

    If you would like to move your SCOM deployment on to the Semi-Annual Channel, what versions does Microsoft support moving from? The answer is here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/plan-system-requirements?view=sc-om-1801#supported-coexistence   There are two methods to get to SCOM 1801: Migration (parallel install with coexistence) In Place Upgrade Both are supported.   System Center Operations Manager 1801…

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Operations Manager 1801 – Quickstart Deployment Guide

  There is already a very good deployment guide posted on Microsoft Docs here:   https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/deploy-overview?view=sc-om-1801   The following article will cover a basic install of System Center Operations Manager 1801.   The concept is to perform a limited deployment of OpsMgr, only utilizing as few servers as possible, but enough to demonstrate the roles and capabilities. …

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Operations Manager 1801 is available!

    This is a major change from all previous versions of SCOM.  Operations Manager 1801 is the first release of SCOM built on the Semi-Annual Channel release cycle.  All new features and updates will now be delivered in this Semi-Annual Channel (SAC), following the same Semi-Annual release cycle that Windows Server is using.   …

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Using Hashtables in your SCOM scripts

    When we work with getting data out of SCOM via PowerShell, or building automations, something that can really help speed things up are Hashtables.   I was recently working with a customer to build a discovery for a new class, and get properties from other existing classes.  I had to build an array…

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