Securing SCOM in a Privilege Tiered Access Model–Part 2

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. Previously, I discussed basic security posture and what is needed to secure a SCOM installation. The post can be found here. In summary, we discussed risks…


Securing SCOM in a Privilege Tiered Access Model–Part 1

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. I’ve had a few discussions with some people internally on this subject. One thing that has been consistent in these conversations is that we (Microsoft) don’t…


Configuring SCOM to Monitor Dell Storage Solutions

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. I was asked by a customer recently to configure SCOM to monitor Dell EMC SANs. The request seemed easy enough, until I got to doing it…


SCOM Installer Failure with RC4 Protocol Disabled

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SCOM Agent Stuck in a Not Monitored State

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. I ran into a rather peculiar issue with a SCOM agent, and after speaking to Ainsley Blackmon in SCOM support, it was pretty clear that this…


Future Plans/Requests for Security Monitoring MP

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. I wanted to take a few minutes and discuss current plans for upcoming changes in the security MP. I’d also like to use this space as…

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Updated Security Monitoring MP is Now Available

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. I’ve released an updated Management Pack for security monitoring. The original landing page can be found here. The change log can be found here. The download…


Security Monitoring Change Log

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. This is a link to the download. These are the changes in the newest release… This management pack is now sealed. That’s probably the biggest change…


In Place Upgrading the SSRS for SCOM

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. I ran into an odd issue today, doing an in-place upgrade of SQL 2012 SP3 to SQL 2016 in prep for a SCOM upgrade that was…


Updating GPO Monitoring in Security Monitoring for MSFT AGPM

Disclaimer: Due to changes in the MSFT corporate blogging policy, I’m moving all of my content to the following location. Please reference all future content from that location. Thanks. This is something that was brought to my attention in regards to my security monitoring MP in regards to GPO modifications. Microsoft has a product called…