Creating custom dynamic computer groups based on registry keys on agents

I have had a few requests now for this, so I thought I would take the time to write up the process.     Lets say I have three support levels of servers:   Level 1 – servers critical to business operations (ex: customer facing web applications, SQL back-ends) Level 2 – important servers (ex:…

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Creating granular alert notifications – rule by rule, monitor by monitor

  Using OpsMgr Notifications in the real world – Part 2 This is a continuation of my advanced notifications posts…. from http://blogs.technet.com/kevinholman/archive/2008/06/26/using-opsmgr-notifications-in-the-real-world-part-1.aspx     There are a couple resources on the web about how to do this from C# and Powershell.  The best sites I have seen are at: http://blogs.msdn.com/jakuboleksy/archive/2007/01/18/notification-subscriptions.aspx and http://code4ward.net/cs2/blogs/code4ward/archive/2007/09/19/set-notificationforalert.aspx These examples are…

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Using OpsMgr Notifications in the real world – Part 1

Using notifications such as email, has proven to be somewhat difficult in OpsMgr.  I get questions from each and every customer I work with on this topic…. as most people never get these to work as they want, or expect, without fully understanding the object oriented class model of OpsMgr and what that means to…

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Creating a Group based on OU (Organizational Unit) in Active Directory

  Here is a really cool feature of Opsmgr:  the ability to create groups easily based on any discovered attribute of an object.   OU is something that is part of the Windows Computer object discovery.  If you examine a state view – you will see in the details pane discovered information… and OU is…

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Configuring Notifications – to include specific alerts from specific groups and classes

So…. Say I am an Exchange Administrator in a global company…. in the good old USA. My company has recently implemented OpsMgr 2007 to monitor our Exchange servers.  I am going to configure my notification subscriptions so I can get an email anytime one of my Exchange servers has an issue. Try #1:  I start…

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