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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Management Pack: Azure Powershell Monitoring leveraging Azure AD Authentication

Just wanted to let you know about a sample System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Pack enabling for monitoring Microsoft Azure leveraging Azure Powershell and Azure AD Authentication which I published on TechNet Gallery (https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-Powershell-36381d61)   It assists with smoothing the management experience by removing the dependency on Azure Management Certificates to authenticate to Azure….

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Powershell: Retrieve Group Membership for a given Computer in Operations Manager (2012/ 2012 R2)

  In System Center Operations Manager (2012/ 2012 R2) you may find it difficult to retrieve all the Groups a given Computer Instance belongs to. Doing it via Powershell it becomes quite simple – something you can achieve by running the following script:   Import-Module OperationsManager  $ComputerFQDN = '<YourServerFQDNname>' $Groups = Get-SCOMGroup Write-Host $ComputerFQDN "…

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Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator Tool

Hi! For those of you who are used to working with Microsoft Azure, the Azure Pricing calculator should be fairly familiar: As a side note: it now includes calculation for the recently announced Azure App Services! Now how about the Azure Cost Estimator Tool? This new tool was released on the 27th March 2015, and it enables…

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#8 – Operations Manager Agent deployment and basic monitoring testing over the Windows Azure P2S VPN connection

    This post is (last) Part #8 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.     Link to previous part: #7 – Configure Name resolution over P2S VPN Connection . . . . ….

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#7 – Configure Name resolution over P2S VPN Connection

  This post is Part #7 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx    Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.    Link to previous part: #6 – Configure and connect the P2S VPN Client to the Windows Azure P2S VPN     . ….

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#6 – Configure and connect the P2S VPN Client to the Windows Azure P2S VPN.

  This post is Part #6 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx    Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.    Link to previous part: #5 – Create and Export the P2S VPN Client Certificate   . . . . . . ….

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#5 – Create and Export the P2S VPN Client Certificate

  This post is Part #5 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.     Link to previous part: #4 – Create Virtual Machine in the P2S VPN Network Availability Group   . . ….

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SYSTEM CENTER 2012 R2 Operations Manager – Anti-Virus Exclusions

  The Anti-Virus exclusions should be part of common day to day administrative tasks of Anti-Virus solutions to avoid scanning procedures targeted to not harmful or critical and overloaded processes. Excluding monitoring components from scanning ensures Anti-Virus tools do not block, interfere or skew monitoring data generated on Operations Manager Agents.   IT Administrators should…

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