How to place a group in Maintenance Mode using PowerShell

Our very own Mr. Steve Rachui had another great post over on his blog yesterday morning, this time about how to use PowerShell to put a group into Maintenance Mode: Steve? Why are you writing a post on how to place a group in maintenance mode using powershell?  There are already LOTS of solutions out…

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How to generate readable alerts based on SNMP traps in MOM 2005

This article describes how to configure a Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Management Server or a MOM 2005 Agent to generate a readable alert when an SNMP trap is received. This allows you to monitor SNMP-enabled devices and applications by configuring them to send traps to MOM.  The article does not cover sending SNMP traps from…

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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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Error with SRSUpgradeTool.exe /PostUpgrade when attempting to upgrade an OpsMgr R2 SQL 2005 Reporting Server installation to SQL 2008

When following the steps of this article, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd789004.aspx, in order to upgrade your SQL reporting server from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008, you may encounter the problem described below. In step 4 you run SRSUpgradeTool /PostSQLUpgrade and receive the following error: D:\SupportTools\i386>srsupgradetool.exe /InstanceName:MSSQLSERVER /Action:PostSQLUpgrade Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 — Upgrade SQL Reporting…

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OpsMgr 2007: Scripts may not run when expected

We recently saw an issue related to the scheduler function in the Operations Manager 2007 agent.  A customer had written a script to run on the agent that would query a certain LoB application and report state to the Operations Manager database.  Due to certain circumstances, he needed to run the query script within a…

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Steve Rachui is an OpsMgr blogging machine

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time then you’re already familiar with the postings made by Steve Rachui over on his Manageability blog, but there’s been a flurry of activity over there in the past two days and it probably deserves a quick pointer here just in case you’re not a…

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OpsMgr 2007 Solution: Management Pack scripts fail and consume large amounts of memory

Here’s an issue that was sent to me courtesy of a couple different Support Engineers in our Operations Manager group.  Apparently we’re getting a call or two on this and they thought it might help if we got the word out. Issue: You may notice that on certain machines running the OpsMgr agent, cscripts fail…

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OpsMgr 2007: Task results may return unformatted XML

When running one of the tasks in the action pane of System Center Operations Manager 2007, the results may be displayed in a window as unformatted XML. This is due to a SQL transform that was added in the RTM (original) version and was changed with Service Pack 1.  If you install a slipstream version…


Anti-virus software may cause script failures in OpsMgr 2007

We’ve been getting a few calls on this here in product support so I think it’s probably worth a quick mention just in case you happen to run into it too.  Usually the call will start out where the customer says he or she is running System Center Operations Manager 2007 and receiving Alerts (Warning…

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