System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Daily Report Management Pack

Attached to this blog is an example Management Pack based on my “How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell” series, this shows another way to consume data from Operations Manager and display it in a meaningful way to reduce overheads required for daily health review. This blog will be the first of many…

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Visual Studio Authoring Extensions for Visual Studio 2012/2013 available now!

  For those following our Blog and working with System Center Operations Manager 2012 Operations Manager: Visual Studio Authoring Extensions supporting latest versions of Visual Studio are now finally available!     You can get them here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30169     The System Center 2012 Visual Studio Authoring Extensions—VSAE—is an add-in for Visual Studio which provides…

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PFE UK is Hiring!!

Premier Field Engineering UK is hiring and we currently have vacancies for System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operation Manager. Premier Field Engineers work with our enterprise customers to help them gain the most from our products. If you are interested in joining the fantastic team that is PFE UK and to help further the…


Operations Manager 2012 – Can’t select performance counters using objects by performance widget in my workspace?

  I have seen the following issue recently in OM 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 in several different installs, Please details of the issue below and a temporary suggested workaround Issue When trying to add the Performance by Object widget to a dashboard in My Workspace when using selected views your users receive the below error  …


ConfigMgr 2012: Tracking Application Model installations on clients

I frequently get customers asking me how to track and troubleshoot Application model based installs on clients within Configuration Manager 2012. This blog post is intended as a quick reference to the log file interaction when an application is being installed. Legacy package and programs are still logged to execmgr.log as with previous versions of…

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell – Part 5

This series of blogs aims to show administrator 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 In this fifth and final entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell can be used to audit your Operations Manager environment for analysis…

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"mDOPING" your SCOM Console performance with some simple SQL tips

  As many other monitoring solutions System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is no different in terms of the workload its console has to handle.     However as we seek for proactive answers when using the console is not nice if it tends to be slow, right?     This blog is not meant to…

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Deploying Hyper-V Integration Services to VMs using Config Manager and DISM

Hi, my name is Leigh Simmonds and I’m part of the UK PFE System Center team working on Private Cloud projects covering technologies such as Hyper-V, SCVMM and Configuration Manager.  Hyper-V Integration Services often need to be updated when a major update such as a Service Pack is applied at the Host level.  This can…

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Service Manager Dashboards in Power View – Part 2

Let’s create an interactive Service Manager dashboard in Power View! I’m a big fan of Power View – if you’re not familiar with Power View, it’s the amazingly cool feature of SQL Server, which gives us presentation-ready dashboards in SharePoint and Excel. Up until recently, Power View needed data to be formatted in the Business…

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Service Manager Dashboards in Power View – Part 1

This blog will walk through how to setup Power View for a Service Manager test environment. We’ll first look at setting up a SharePoint VM for Power View, then hooking it up and using all the Service Manager good stuff. My other blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/08/13/service-manager-dashboards-in-power-view-part-2.aspx walks through configuring a dashboard, once Power View is setup. If…

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