Operations Manager 2012 - Create Override Packs via PowerShell

  An example PowerShell script to automate the creation of override packs within Operations Manager can be downloaded from Script Center. This shows how you can easily setup and follow the Management Pack life cycle for change control via PowerShell This script facilitates the creation of unsealed override packs to match the name of the sealed management pack with the…

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Service Manager - CMDB Computer Maker

An example PowerShell script to automate the creation of items within the Service Manager CMDB can be downloaded from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Service-Manager-CMDB-c8628456. This shows how to easily populate information when SCCM connector usage is not appropriate for the task. The script creates and populates the computer Configuration Item in Service Manager via the CSV file import process detailed here…

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Service Manager 2012 - Creating Workflow Notifications in Change Requests

The Change Request process in Service Manager can involve a lot of repetitive data entry. This is largely caused because workflow emails for a Review\Manual Activity in a CR by design only take information from themselves and not the parent CR/ For example, if the parent CR for the review activity has been logged as the…

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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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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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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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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 3

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. The third entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell can be used to extract information from Operations Manager to show…

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How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 2

This second entry in this series of blogs delves into reporting on database health. It also aims to explain how PowerShell can be used to extract information from Operations Manager to show the health state of the operations and data warehouse databases and then output this onto an HTML page. The focus on the Operations Manager databases reflects its key…

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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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