Setting System Center Orchestrator Runbook Operator Privileges

Hi, Common question I keep getting asked by my customers is: How do I set Orchestrator Operator privileges in specific Runbook contexts? This post is all about providing you with a simple and precise set of guidelines to enable to answer the question above. The Scenario: “WSUS Operators” Domain Group needs to only gain Operator…

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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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How to Publish a Complex Windows Azure Application with System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Following on from my previous post about how easy it was to publish an application to Windows Azure with Orchestrator, I thought it useful to complicate things and include a few scenarios we see customers using with their Windows Azure Applications. The cases: Publish the Windows Azure Application with RDP enabled. Create a SQL Azure…

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How to Publish a Windows Azure Application with System Center 2012 Orchestrator: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

The Orchestrator team recently released the Beta Windows Azure Integration Pack for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1. TechNet Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721956.aspx Download: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=268320 This Integration Pack is full of activities to throw at Windows Azure and manage the following configuration items of your Windows Azure subscription: Certificates Deployments Cloud Services formally known as Hosted Services…

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