KB: Installation or upgrade of Reporting for System Center 2012 Operations Manager fails with error 0xffffffff

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where installing or upgrading Reporting in System Center 2012 Operations Manager fails with error 0xffffffff. ===== Symptoms When installing or upgrading to System Center 2012 Operations Manager Reporting, a failure may occur and the following error is logged in OMReporting.log: ExecNetFx:… Read more

KB: Reports are not populated in the System Center 2012 Operations Manager Reporting Pane

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where reports do not populate in the OpsMgr 2012 Reporting Pane, or Report data does not update. ===== Symptoms Reports do not populate in the System Center 2012 Operations Manager Reporting Pane, or Report data does not seem to be updating…. Read more

Installing System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 – Operations Manager

Update Rollup 3 was recently released and is a little different than previous updates because we distributed the updates through Microsoft Update.  Stefan Stranger, a Senior Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, has written up a thorough blog post on how to install Update Rollup 3.  Check it out! http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_stranger/archive/2012/10/22/opsmgr-2012-update-rollup-3-ships-and-my-experience-installing-it.aspx Thanks for writing that up… Read more

Unable to install license key on SCOM 2012

I was working on a customer’s System Center 2012 Operations Manager, which was failing to register their application, even when they were using the steps provided in KB2699998. Symptoms Using the steps  referenced in KB2699998, the PowerShell hangs after you run the “Set-SCOMLicense -ProductId XXXXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX“ command and select Y to confirm. Cause An “Unauthorized Access… Read more

System Center Management Pack for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

Overview​The System Center Management Pack for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) monitors events that the AD FS 2.0 Windows service records in the AD FS 2.0 event logs, and it monitors the performance data that the AD FS 2.0 performance counters collect. It also monitors the overall health of the AD FS 2.0 system… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Network Access Protection (NAP) Management Pack Now Available!

OverviewThis management pack provides an early warning to administrators on issues that could affect services so that administrators can investigate and take corrective action, if necessary. The management pack helps to simplify the administrative environment by providing a single console for the administrator to perform a number of useful management tasks. To help troubleshoot common… Read more

KB: Javascripts used by Operations Manager Management Packs fail to execute with "Can’t find script engine"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where Javascripts used by Operations Manager Management Packs fail to execute with CScript Error: Can’t find script engine. ===== Symptoms Javascripts used by System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Packs for monitoring fail to execute on a specific agent and the… Read more

Announcing System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012

Download the System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012 Here Overview System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012. This version of Monitoring Pack for File Server 2012 includes the following changes: DeDuplication – Stay current FSRM Support for clustered namespaces Support… Read more

Now Available – System Center Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta Evaluation VHDs

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Installable Bits (if you want to do that instead of VMs) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777 Virtual Machine Manager –… Read more

How to get Knowledge Editing to work in Operations Manager 2012 with Office 2010

If you have tried editing knowledge in OpsMgr 2012 with Office 2010 you are likely to have run into this error “Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word” or as shown in the image below. Working with our support team (Mitch L, Stephen R) we have a temporary work around which works on both x64… Read more