XML for Product or Company Knowledge

Digging in the archives…     From a discussion with some PFE’s – the question was ‘how do I create knowledge for a monitor/rule?’ Tyson Paul pointed out the system Center Wiki  ‘Knowledge Article authoring’     When you create a knowledge article in an MP (let’s not even go into the console GUI! ) If the Knowledge…

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Test fire any event on any server from any application

  Golden Oldies – always popular (tools vs music)   Old Holman blog that’s still relevant, even more powerful than EventLog Explorer   Basically anyone who wants to test fire events off a SCOM MP should use this tool. Event Create, write-eventlog all have limitations (certain event sources that can be used to create events, or…

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Re-learn an old but still relevant tool – EventLog Explorer

  Sometimes we forget about tools that can make things easier.   Time to talk about EventLog Explorer.   Need to repro and test events for an installed program, to see what SCOM will handle? Read this old mom team blog, courtesy of Kevin Holman blog     I wanted to try it to test fire some…

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Updated Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Updated and completed for Company Knowledge!   Many thanks to Nick Wood for his help deciphering user impact for these alerts. Reach out to Nick on LinkedIn   This has been an arduous effort to complete the Skype alerts and components.   Gallery Download   It’s taken a few steps along the way, to get all…

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Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Ever try to figure out a Skype alert, for which server in the pool(s) is failing?   While maybe not the clearest to find root cause, the Skype pack brings a bunch of functionality, including synthetic transactions.   I was lucky enough to collaborate with Nick Wood, Skype PFE, to help provide more detail, troubleshooting, impact…

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Lync 2013 Addendum Management Pack

Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Lync couldn’t be forgotten.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Lync 2013 Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum.     The Addendum pack has 32 Recovery Tasks for Lync Service…

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Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Addendum Management Pack

    Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Skype was next on the list.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum. This Skype Addendum MP adds Recovery…

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Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum Management Pack

A Post-it note is like an addendum, no?     As an Operations engineer, how many times do you get notified for a service restart?   Did you know about Service Recovery actions, or SCOM Recovery Tasks?   Why didn’t the SCOM Recovery tasks get added to many of the common Microsoft Applications?     Hopefully today,…

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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…

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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…

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