Creating Rules and Monitors with a Schedule/Understanding XML internals!

Our own Steve Rachui posted some great info on creating Rules and Monitors with a schedule.  If you haven’t seen it already I have a brief intro and a link below: Although there are other posts that address this topic none of them go in depth to explain the various elements that are part of…

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Wednesday: Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers on System Center for Exchange 2010

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, December 2, 10:00AM PST, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers on “Managing the New Mail Infrastructure:  What you need to know about System Center for Exchange 2010,” presented by Leslie Kitz, Microsoft Product Manager. For all the details see http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/11/24/live-meeting-for-influencers-system-center-for-exchange-2010-on-12-2-09-at-10-00-am-pst.aspx J.C. Hornbeck | System Center…

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Service Level Dashboard videos for Operations Manager 2007 R2

In these three short screen casts, IT Pro Evangelist Matt Hester shows how you can use the Service Level Dashboard 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to keep mission-critical, line of business applications up and running. For all the details and to view the screen casts see http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/11/20/service-level-dashboard-for-operations-manager-2007-r2-videos.aspx J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge…

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Putting a Group of Computers into Maintenance Mode via Powershell

Have you ever found yourself in need of putting a group of systems into Maintenance Mode in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2?  If so you can use the script below.  Note that in SCOM 2007 R2 there is no need to put the health service and health service watcher into Maintenance Mode separately, we…

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New KB973499 – A memory leak occurs when many content location requests are received by a site server ConfigMgr 2007 SP1

Consider the following scenario: The management point role is installed on a site server that is running Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Many content location requests are sent to the management point when the requests contain multiple locations. In this scenario, the memory usage of the Microsoft Systems Management Server…

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How to enable a command notification channel in OpsMgr 2007

Command notifications differ from the other available notification channels. A command notification allows you to run an executable program automatically in response to an alert. Because you can run multiple commands in response to an alert you must assign a unique name to each command notification that you create. To enable a command notification Log…

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OpsMgr 2007: Subscriptions getting automatically disabled – Event ID 11452 logged

I recently ran across an issue where notification subscriptions were getting disabled every 30 minutes. The strange thing was that only about half of the subscriptions were being disabled and they were the same subscriptions every time. I tried re-enabling them with both Powershell as well as the GUI and had the same result, the…

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Windows Power Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 now available

The Power Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 R2 enables you to monitor and manage the power consumption of computers running Windows Server 2008 R2. This management pack provides: Visibility into power consumption. Visibility and control of power policy. Ability to lower power consumption during non-business hours to reduce overall power consumption. Ability to limit…

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Now Available: The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 management pack is designed to be used for monitoring Exchange 2010 events, collecting Exchange component-specific performance counters in one central location, and for raising alerts for operator intervention as necessary. By detecting, sending alerts, and automatically correlating critical events, this management pack helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible service outages…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

I know this isn’t Operations Manager specific but I thought it was something you’d appreciate hearing about nonetheless.   The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through…

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