Ruling out SCOM as the cause of SCHANNEL events

  Ruling out SCOM notifications as the cause of SCHANNEL events     Still getting SCHANNEL error events and want to rule out SCOM Management pack SQL events https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinjustin/2017/11/08/sql-native-client-for-tls1-2/ SCHANNEL ciphers debugged https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinjustin/2017/11/08/schannel-event-logging/   What command Channels are setup for notifications?     Validate Subscriptions aren’t the cause for email/text Exchange 2013 and above typically use…

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SCHANNEL event logging

First, my thanks to Bhuvnesh Kumar for his help!   Time to figure out what’s going on behind the curtain!     Are you seeing System Event Log, Event ID 36871 events?   Why does this matter?   Depending on OS versions and patches, the TLS Cipher Suites may not match on the various SCOM…

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SQL native client for TLS1.2

Ever try to talk to someone when language is a barrier?   Sure, we can run an app, or search our phrase to pronounce, but it’s so much better when we can communicate seamlessly.   Post TLS1.2 for SCOM Let’s talk SQL Part of TLS1.2 is updating SQL Native Client to talk using a secure…

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Getting started with OMS Update Compliance

Do you already have Upgrade Readiness or Device Health deployed in OMS? If not, read this blog   Need to know more about Windows 10 patch compliance and don’t want to access Config Man (SCCM)?     Update Compliance is the answer!   It’s just as simple as adding the OMS Update Compliance Solution Click…

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Set up SCOM 2016 for TLS1.2

Security bugging you about SCOM using TLS1.0 ?   Have questions on the TLS1.2 Protocol Support Deployment guide link? If using ACS, please review ACS steps to configure from the guide above   It’s time to update SCOM 2016 to TLS1.2!   Pre-requisites .Net and SQL native client, ODBC must be updated to TLS1.2 compliant version HTTPS Endpoints…

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Get started with OMS Device Health

Anyone need telemetry data for win10 computers? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/device-health-get-started   Want the info with better reports and less overhead? This easily replaces SCOM Agentless Exception Monitoring   OMS is technically free, why not get insights into client side problems?     Overview Validate Telemetry Setting Get CommercialID from OMS Configure Deployment Script Run Deployment Script Verify OMS…

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Adding UNIX agents via PowerShell

First, a shout out to Vanessa Bruwer @VanessaBruwer and Tyson Paul for their help!   Feel like I was pounding rocks, and had a great find! 🙂 …How to add UNIX agents manually via command line       Required 1. Unix Agent action account and agent maintenance account ID and passwords 2. Unix Resource…

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FindTime GA in Outlook OWA

If you were fortunate to use the Outlook add-in while it was part of the Outlook client, the functionality went live to the O365 Outlook.com site. https://outlook.office365.com/owa/ Create a meeting and Poll for other times Login to Office.com with your credentials Click on Outlook Click on Calendar button Click on dropdown, New Fill out meeting…

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MPViewer reloaded

The previous post covered the MPViewer 2012 version here   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further MPViewer “2012 Reloaded (release 1)” http://scug.be/jan/2016/06/06/mp-viewer-2012reloaded/   Use MPViewer reloaded will allow you to Open multiple management pack files (MP and MPB) See Modules to view underlying scripts (always wondering how a monitor got its state…

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Using MP Viewer to unseal or export MP to XLS or HTML

Use MPViewer and open the management pack files (MP and MPB)   Thanks to Daniele Muscetta for converting this so many years ago! MPViewer tool https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dmuscett/2012/02/19/boriss-opsmgr-tools-updated/   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further MPViewer “2012 Reloaded (release 1)” http://scug.be/jan/2016/06/06/mp-viewer-2012reloaded/     Load Management pack In MPViewer, Click on File, Load…

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