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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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…


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…


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…


SYSTEM CENTER 2016 Operations Manager – Anti-Virus Exclusions

NOTE: Process name exclusions could potentially prevent some dangerous programs from being detected. Therefore exclusions based on processes might expose to security issues and should be avoided.   As we are all aware, antivirus exclusions can affect monitoring data generated, and affect system performance.   Best practice is to implement specific exclusions. Hopefully this table…