How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell – Part 1

This series of blogs aims to show administrators how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments. This first entry will serve as an introduction, explaining how PowerShell can be used to extract information from Operations Manager to…

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How to Build a Consecutive Event Monitor for a Windows Azure Application in Operations Manager

Building a consecutive event monitor for a Windows Azure Application can be very useful. Azure applications should throw exceptions when something goes wrong, sometimes they are minor issues, other times they are major. Building monitoring for this can be difficult. Should we mark an application as critical if an exception is thrown? The answer is…

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Possible Way Of: Helping you to get the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM2012) Management Pack 5.0.7705.0 to work

  If using the Management Pack in subject you may be experiencing issues with the discoveries related to the Central Administration Site (CAS) and Primary Sites.     You may think that those Discoveries don't work? That's not in fact true…     Whilst the "typo" on the Management Pack Guide and other resources don't…

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Possible Way Of: Dealing with multiple instances returned by Get User activity and incrementally create user accounts with a System Center Orchestrator 2012 runbook

Let’s say you have to accomplish the following: Create new user accounts in Active Directory In case the user already exists you need to create a new distinct SAM account name The new SAM account name should be incrementally named in case another ones exists If you use a Get User activity and multiple instances are…

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Exporting Log History Data from Orchestrator

Orchestrator keeps a log of activities for previous Runbook executions. The log history view in the Runbook Designer is one of the most heavily used functions in my Orchestrator environment. It’s very useful in determining what is happening when an activity fails. I have been looking for a quick and easy way to export this…

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