Management Pack Released – Maintenance Mode

Last week on http://www.opsmanjam.com my Maintenance Mode management pack was published.  However, shortly after releasing it I discovered a couple of bugs, one of which prevents maintenance mode from starting against your targetted set of systems (pretty bad bug) intermitently.  I have addressed those bugs, refined the PowerShell script used, and even added a couple…

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Updated PowerShell Script – Maintenance Mode

I was recently e-mailed by a colleague regarding the maintenance mode PowerShell script that was originally released by Boris Yanushpolsky (found here) that worked great for RTM/SP1, but was failing when executed on an OpsMgr 2007 R2 agent managed system.  In addition, the script was designed to place an object into maintenance mode for an…

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Extended SQL Server MP Released on OpsManJam

As promised, I finally finished and submitted the Extended SQL Server 2005/2008 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 and it is now available for download on OpsManJam.   This management pack augments the existing Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 management pack by monitoring for the following change in your environment: A database mirroring event has been detected…

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New MP’s on OpsManJam

It has been quite some time since I have posted anything of relevance on my blog.  I have been focused on updating some of the management packs that I published a few months ago, such as: Extended Windows Server Active Directory Extended Windows Server System Center Configuration Manager OSD In addition, I was developing some new…

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ADMP and Tuning for Performance Reports

The latest Active Directory management pack deployment guide has a small section entitled “Enabling or Disabling Performance Data for Reports” and it was generating some good dialog internally between some colleagues and the product group.  This section recommends that you disable the Performance monitor for the class “Active Directory Domain Controller Server 200x Computer Role”…

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SQL Reporting Services Gotcha

I uncovered a situation with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services that I did not encounter before and it is worth mentioning because it follows the premise of – verify SQL Reporting Services first before installing Operations Manager 2007 Reporting.  Background: Windows Server 2008 x64 hosting SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition x64 w/SP2 configured with two instances. …

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Run As Profiles in Operations Manager 2007 R2

One of the new features of R2 that hasn’t received any attention yet (at least to my knowledge) is how we changed the functionality of Run As Profiles.  Today in Operations Manager 2007, you associate a RunAs Account for a particular RunAs Profile on a specific computer.  Pretty straight forward and if I remember correctly, the same…

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OpsMgr 2007 Console on Windows 7

Over the weekend I was able to make the time needed to wipe and load Windows 7 Beta, which I can say with much enthusiasm is stellar (really, I am not saying that because I work for Microsoft).  Anywho, I installed the Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Operations Console and fired it up to see how…

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