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. 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 custom fields and place important data there for their incident management…

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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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Backup unsealed Management Pack command line tool

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft withanother example command line tool. Microsoft recommends that you backupunsealed management packs in the event that you need to restore them in thefuture. This command line tool can simplify the process for you. This example could be scheduled to run to help ensure you havebacked up the…

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Automate Setting Allow Agent to Act as Proxy on SCOM Agents

Hi, Mark Manty Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft here. Many customers want an automated way to enable agents to act as proxy. Many use PowerShell scripts to perform this on a daily or weekly basis. Kevin Holman has an excellent example of how to perform this with a PowerShell script: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2010/11/09/how-to-set-agent-proxy-enabled-for-all-agents.aspx?Redirected=true However, some enterprise customers…

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