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…


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…


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

Use MPViewer and open the management pack files (MP and MPB)   Updated 14 Dec 2018   Thanks to Daniele Muscetta for converting this so many years ago! MPViewer tool originally at this blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dmuscett/2012/02/19/boriss-opsmgr-tools-updated/ MPViewer v2.3.3 added to TechNet Gallery for download here   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality…

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Sealing SCOM MP’s

  Sealing MP’s This is an updated version of Kevin Holman’s blog, and Jonathan Almquist’s blog for SCOM2012R2 and 2016   First why seal? If you seal the MP – we will be able to use the classes/groups created for overrides in any other override MP. Unsealed MP – any overrides you use for classes/groups will be…


SCOM Maintenance Mode PowerShell

My thanks to Matt Taylor and Kevin Holman, Ralph Kyttle, and John Kavanagh for their guidance! Updated 22 Feb 2019     Read on if these apply Trying to start, update, or end SCOM MM Get alerts when MM is updated PowerShell only in your shop! SCORCH in play but need to convert runbooks to straight…

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Tip of the Day

Sharing a good knowledge transfer on various topics Tip of the Day Blog https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/tip_of_the_day Specifically like to call out Shannon’s blog for this Windows tip (and my thanks to Ryan Christman for pointing this out!) (RDS) Tip of the Day: Windows productivity tip: File Explorer – Command Prompt and back from the current directory From…


SharePoint 2013 disk cleanup

Not having a problem with Windows Server 2012 R2? Windows Server 2012 R2 has several mechanisms to automatically cleanup previous versions of Windows Update files and uses compression for unused binaries.   If on win2k8 or win2k8R2, this will continue to grow as the OS ages and patches continue to be released.   Cleanup OS…

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Clarification on Registry Key discoveries

  Ran across this in my travels, difficulty getting a monitor to work properly To clarify some of the registry MP fragments, make sure you follow the whole path This post is to help with using the Monitor.RegistryValue.Exists.mpx fragment     Example – Verify Registry Key under TestService   This is an excerpt from the MP…


Use DWdataRP utility on SCOM2016

Extra, Extra, read all about it! The DWdataRP utility works on SCOM2016     This tool has been around since SCOM 2007, and blogged about by Kevin Holman and the SCOM Engineering Team DW Retention https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2010/01/05/understanding-and-modifying-data-warehouse-retention-and-grooming/ DWDataRP https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2008/05/13/data-warehouse-data-retention-policy-dwdatarp-exe/     Download the link at the second link, and save to your machine (x86 or x64)  …