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…

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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  …

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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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Windows Azure SQL Database Management Pack 1.5.4.0 – Now available!

For those of you that have been willing to have the first final released version of this MP your time has come last Friday (when it was released and being published two days ago). J You could get the Windows Azure SQL Database Management Pack for System Center 2012 version 1.5.4.0 from here.   It…

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Do Tasks run on Agents in Maintenance Mode? + …

Just wanted to clarify a question that sometimes customers ask…     How about if my Operations Manager agents are in maintenance mode and I want to run a task against them by using Operations Manager? The answer is: Yes they will run. Either the Agent tasks (below left) or the Console tasks (below right)…

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SCOM 2012 SP1 Security Accounts Matrix

Many times I was referring to the below Kevin Holman’s blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2008/04/15/opsmgr-security-account-rights-mapping-what-accounts-need-what-privileges.aspx     As it was so useful just thought of bringing in an updated version of it but aligned with System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1.       Hope you guys find it useful! OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Security account Matrix v1.0.xls

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell – Part 4

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. In this fourth and penultimate entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell can be used to extract alert information from Operations Manager for…

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OpsMgr 2012 Event IDs Spreadsheet

This is a really quick post to get a useful resource out into the Opsmanosphere. Back in OpsMgr 2007 days, one of the assets I carried with me everywhere was Daniele’s OpsMgrEventIDs spreadsheet. Daniele does a good job of explaining usage of a spreadsheet like this. I would use this day in day out to…

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