How to Install the OM 2012 Agent on a SharePoint Server Hosting SM Portal

Many people have encountered the unfortunate scenario of attempting to upgrade or install the Operations Manager 2012 Agent on a SharePoint Web server hosting the Service Manager Self-Service Portal.  The Windows Installer package for the agent installation checks for the existence of System Center Service Manager and will block the installation if it is detected. …

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How to Use a Textbox Object Picker Control in your Custom Report

So this is a topic I have been meaning to post in a while now and finally made the time/effort to write it up.  This is a scenario that is not documented in the Report Authoring Guide for Operations Manager and I had to go through the reports in the Generic Report Library MP in…

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Extended Exchange 2010 Management Pack released on TechNet Gallery

Today I published on the TechNet Gallery, a custom management pack for providing additional montoring of Exchange Server 2010 with Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012.  The following new features are new in this release of the Extended Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack: Includes performance collection rules to sample performance data from the Client Access…

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I’m Back at Microsoft

After a brief departure from Microsoft I recently returned and will be actively blogging again.  I just updated the blog post – “Performance Optimizations For Operations Manager 2007 R2” to include guidance for Operations Manager 2012, so please check that out as I know many of you have been asking what is relevant as it…

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Custom Operations Manager Reports

Based off of a recognized demand, I developed a management pack that provides three key reports for Operators and Administrators to leverage.  These reports were based off of queries developed by Kevin Holman and Jonathan Almquist and tuned to support these reports.  The three reports that I have included in this MP are: Maintenance Mode…

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SharePoint 2010 Multi-Farm Monitoring

Hello and Happy New Year! Today’s topic is regarding the setup of the SharePoint 2010 Foundation management pack in support of multi-farm monitoring with Operations Manager.  This is a common topic that many people have questions about and some of the blog posts regarding it are not entirely accurate.  My hope here is to help…

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