Food for Thought - OpsMgr Group Calculation Polling Interval

Group membership calculation in Operations Manager is scheduled for every 30 seconds by default.  For enterprise deployments, we recommend increasing the discovery interval to 15 minutes or greater.  When increasing the frequency, you must take into account how it can influence some of the following behavior: Views that are scoped to filter data from custom…

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Updated AD Group Membership Custom MP

  Several years ago, a colleague of mine Steve Rachui blogged about a custom management pack template supporting the scenario of allow discovery of AD Security Group membership for agent-managed Windows systems.  Recently I was working with this management pack for a customer and identified an opportunity to make minor optimizations to the logic of the…

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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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Performance Optimizations for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012

Please Note:  This blog has been updated to provide guidance on which settings are applicable to Operations Manager 2012. This blog post is based on questions that people who attended our MMS 2010 session BB23 – Operations Manager 2007 SQL Server Configuration for Operations Manager 2007 Administrators. You know as I was typing the name…

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MPViewer Exports on OPSMANJAM.COM

You probably have noticed that the MPViewer HTML exports for our management packs that were released “back in the day” have not been kept up to date, nor provided for new MP’s released in the library on the OpsManJam website.   Due to the busy work schedule of the UA team who manages the content on…

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ADMP 2003/2008 - Default Unit Monitor Config

As promised and avaialble for download, here is the Excel spreadsheet from MPViewe that I edited to provide a breakdown of all the Unit Monitors in the Active Directory management pack.  While the attached spreadsheet is specific to Active Directory version 2003, it also applies to 2008.  If you find any errors or have questions, please feel…

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SQL Server 2005/2008 MP – Default Unit Monitor Config

As you are probably aware, the Deployment Guides that compliment each management pack released by Microsoft do not go into detail highlighting the configuration of all unit monitors defined in a given MP.  This can be a challenge when you are working with a service or application owner where they want to understand what the…

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