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…


SCOM 1801 New Features (previously 1711 Technical Preview)

  What does the new SCOM bring?!   HTML5 Web Dashboards! here What’s New The SCOM Team published a 5 set blog post on Web Console   The new SCOM version also gives visibility into Management Packs Updates and Recommendations Operations Manager Products (view SCOM topology) Partner Solutions   For now I’ll focus on…


How to be heard (provide feedback on Microsoft products)

Ever feel like everyone’s not listening? UserVoice Do you want to be heard? Are you willing to share ideas and feedback about OMS and the various products? Good, Microsoft development has that covered.   I recommend this to ALL of my customers Please sign-in, vote on ideas and feedback. Please put your comment, suggestion, feature out to…


System Center Orchestrator 1801 Integration Packs

  Orchestra…?   FYI – Additional IP’s released this month for Orchestrator, SMA, and SPF Orchestrator Service Management Automation Service Provider Foundation   In case you didn’t know, from Lynne Taggart’s blog , these integration packs (IP) were released in February: System Center 1801+ Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA System Center 1801+ -…


Console Errors in the new Active Directory Directory Services MP

New MP released that resolves this – v10.0.2.0 download here   Console Errors in the new Active Directory Directory Services MP   At least it’s not the Security patch issue when you click on Health/State views, right? SCOM Console crashes after October Windows cumulative updates – Resolved   In the SCOM Console Do you get…


OMS/Advisor Event ID 55002

  This article is written for the Gateway CommunicationSecurityException event At first I thought maybe this was TLS1.2 enabling, but backed off the change, the events kept pouring in every 5 minutes. Tried to reconfigure the OMS/Advisor environment, and voila! Error resolved   Let’s go through the steps to re-configure the Operations Management Suite (OMS)…


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   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further MPViewer “2012 Reloaded (release 1)”     Load Management pack In MPViewer, Click on File, Load…


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…


Welcome to my new blog

Hi all, Welcome to my new blog. While I’m going to primarily focus on System Center Operations Manager, I will from time to time post about other system center products on my page. Thanks for stopping by!


Troubleshoot Office 365 SCOM MP Run As account

Run As Account The Office 365 Run As account is used for Proxy access for an HTTPS connection from SCOM MS to Office 365 portal endpoint. Must be a domain account, not an Azure account (particularly if they ‘re not the same tenant or AAD associated Service Accounts are recommended to prevent impact should an…