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…


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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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Updating SCOM alerts using Integration Pack

Hi, I am Mark Manty Microsoft Premier Field Engineer for SCOM. Today I wanted to touch on Orchestrator and the SCOM 2007 R2 Integration pack. With the new version of SCOM 2012 on the horizon you may have already begun planning your migration. The Universal connector will not be supported in SCOM 2012.  The recommendation for replacing…

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PowerShell cmdlet Get Unhealthy Agents in SCOM

In customer environments where resources are strained andagent health may have degraded over time this PowerShell cmdlet could helpidentify the agents in your environment that are currently not functioning.This sample cmdlet can verify if unavailable agents are responding to ping andalso remotely check if the HealthService is installed, running and whether itis disabled or set…


Automate Sealing SCOM Management Packs

Sealing Management Packs in SCOM requires that you manually type in several paths into the commands you run. If you want to save previous versions this would cause additional changes to command line or manually copying prior versions before sealing again. Here is a technet article on sealing Management Packs. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb309498.aspx This is a sample…