Registry tweaks for SCOM measure twice cut once

Hi all, Wanted to call out something that happened recently with a customer. When modifying registry ensure that you double or triple check any changes made: Registry Tweaks  (note Kevin’s useful and handy reg add commands – that helps prevent below issue from occurring in first place). A customer had inadvertently added the dalinitiateclearpool new…

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SCOM Alert Update connector example for SCOM 2016

Hi, With the release of SCOM 2016 I elected to recompile this updated version of SCOM Alert Updater connector example that I describe in a earlier post: AUC Example Instructions on configuration are the same as mentioned in earlier post. Note that I did very limited testing.  Built and installed on a all in one SCOM 2016…

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SCOM Auto Author example tool

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft here with another example tool for System Center Operations Manager. This example tool (version 1.2) allows you to use snippet templates that you have created with VSAE allowing command line driven automation using your snippet templates to create monitoring workflows. Did I test every possible monitoring workflow? No, so don’t…

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SCOM scheduling maintenance mode tool

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft here with another example for SystemCenter Operations Manager. You might recall the previous example command line tool that would set maintenancemode for a list of servers in a text file. Today I have an updated example thatbuilt upon the existing tool. Previous example: http://blogs.technet.com/b/markmanty/archive/2012/05/14/scom-maintenance-mode-setting-for-list-of-servers.aspx You may find that…

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Automate closing old SCOM alerts tool

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft here with another example tool for System Center Operations Manager. Today I have an example tool that can be used to close old SCOM alerts. For those that do not want to use command line PowerShell commands to perform these actions they can use this command line tool…

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Get Connected Consoles command line tool for SCOM

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft here with another example for System Center Operations Manager. Today we are going to walk through an example command line tool that will display the current number of connections to the SCOM SDK service. In most cases the recommended limit to the number of console connections you…

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SCOM Agent Primary/Failover Management Server configuration tool

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft here with another example tool for System Center Operations Manager. Today I have an example tool that can be used to view and change SCOM agent’s Primary and Failover management servers. For those that do not want to use command line PowerShell commands to perform these actions they can use this visual…

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SCOM maintenance mode setting for list of servers

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft here with another example for System Center Operations Manager. Today we are going to walk through an example command line tool that will set maintenance mode for a list of servers in a text file. Customers who have large environments with SCOM agents will at some point in…

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SCOM Alert Updater Service - connector example updating SCOM alerts

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft here with another example for System Center Operations Manager. Quick note on updated build for SCOM 2016: AUC updated example Today we are going to walk through an example Windows service that is a SCOM connector. Customers who use product connectors often find they need to modify…

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Changing SCOM Health Service Action Account tool

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft with anexample program to change Agents default Health Service Action Account. Themajority of your agents should be set to “Local System Action Account” with theexception of your Management Servers. This example program allows you to change the default actionaccount associated with a given agent in bulk fashion….

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