PowerShell Script to Backup OpsMgr Overrides and Unsealed Management Packs

Attached is a PowerShell script that can be used to backup overrides and unsealed Management Packs from Operations Manager 2012, as well as OpsMgr 2007 R2. This script is an update to the PS script that my friend Boris Y had written a while ago. The updates include… Runs on Windows PowerShell (version 1 and 2)… Read more

KB: How to add a product key to an eval version of System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one tells you how to update or add the product key in System Center 2012 Operations Manager: ===== Symptoms After you installing System Center 2012 Operations Manager, you may look at Help -> About and see (Eval) after the Version info.This article describes how to… Read more

Useful PowerShell Commands for Operations Manager 2007

I was looking through all of the new articles over on our TechNet Wiki and came across this one that I thought you might find useful.  It was written by Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Mazen Ahmed and it contains a few PowerShell commands that will come in handy when managing System Center Operations Manager 2007. … Read more

Removing orphaned Operations Management agents using PowerShell

Here’s one more Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about how to remove orphaned SCOM 2007 agents using PowerShell: ===== Symptom In a System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Command shell, you may see agents that are still in a pending management state even though they do not appear under pending management… Read more

Setting up the Operations Manager Web Part

Setting Up the Operations Manager SharePoint Web Part 20 April 2012: Updated with notes on configuration with SSL. Why would you want to do this? General Prerequisites Installing the Web Part Setting up a Target Application in the SharePoint Secure Store (Optional) Setting up the Web Part Environment           The PowerShell method            The UI… Read more

Exchange 2010 SP1 Management Pack ships. Version 14.02.0071.0

Post from one of our Community Pillars – Kevin Holman.  Big thanks to Åke Pettersson from our team for driving this. http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/04/07/exchange-2010-sp1-management-pack-ships-version-14-02-0071-0.aspx — Get it from the MS Download site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7150bfed-64a4-42a4-97a2-07048cca5d23 This is a much expected and anticipated release… the updated version of the Exchange 2010 MP to support Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1.    … Read more

Slow tab expansion in Ops Mgr Powershell V2 console

I am a big Powershell fan, and I use the Powershell console regularly.  Depending on what I’m taking care of at the time, I might be using the plain vanilla console or I might be using the Operations Manager snapin to work with the latest builds of our product.  In both contexts, I find that… Read more

OpsMgr PowerShell Survey

Operations Manager 2007 was one of the first products from Microsoft to ship with PowerShell capabilities out of the box.  The Operations Manager Command Shell, which is an optional component of the UI installation, includes a snap-in containing 80+ OpsMgr specific cmdlets and a navigational provider which lets users traverse through the OM instance space like… Read more

Troubleshooting OpsMgr 2007 and OpsMgr 2012 certificate issues with PowerShell

The steps for configuring certificates in Operations Manager are numerous and one can easily get them confused. I see posts to the newsgroups and discussion lists regularly trying to troubleshoot why certificate authentication is not working, perhaps for a workgroup machine or gateway. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 messages back and forth before I or anyone… Read more