What is my App Pool Actually Doing?

Much ink (both physical and virtual) has been spent on configuring application pools in IIS. I’m not going to attempt to surpass that wisdom on how application pools are configured and how they should be configured. Probably the best, single source I’m personally aware of is Thomas Marquardt’s blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tmarq/archive/2007/07/21/asp-net-thread-usage-on-iis-7-0-and-6-0.aspx However where I will make…


Orphaned Service Broker Queues in the SCOM Database

We recently ran into an issue where our Operations Manager database was full. But the on-call engineer couldn’t figure out why. He ran the “Disk Usage By Top Tables” report in SQL Server Management Studio. But the top tables didn’t add up to the used space in the database. The missing free space was in…

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Replacement Azure Management Certificate Monitoring

We replaced one of the monitors for Azure Management Certificates, and I had a few requests to share it with the public. We disabled this monitor: – Management Pack: Microsoft.SystemCenter.WindowsAzure – Monitor System Name: Microsoft.SystemCenter.WindowsAzure.Subscription.Certificate.Monitor – Monitor Display Name: Windows Azure Subscription Certificate Expiration Monitor – Monitor Description: Windows Azure Subscription Certificate Expiration Monitor -…