System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 1 Breaks Service Provider Foundation

Hi Everybody, This has been covered in the blogosphere pretty heavily now, but maybe a little bit more will help prevent the next accidental “discovery” of the issue. The following was sent to me from Paul Chen, and he asked me to post it for him (he’s too busy fielding e-mails on this topic    ;… Read more

KB: Orchestrator Integration Pack for Netcool/OMNIbus activities return error "java.lang.RuntimeException: Invalid ObjectServer data type"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one explains how to fix an issue where Orchestrator Integration Pack for Netcool/OMNIbus activities return the error "java.lang.RuntimeException: Invalid ObjectServer data type". ===== Symptoms Error message “java.lang.RuntimeException: Invalid ObjectServer data type” is returned in the System Center Orchestrator Runbook Designer after the selection of the desired… Read more

KB: How to determine the version of System Center Orchestrator and its components

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one tells you how to determine the version of System Center Orchestrator and its components that you’re running. ===== Summary This article describes how to determine your current System Center Orchestrator version number and the corresponding product or service pack level. How to determine the… Read more

KB: Orchestrator Run Program activity returns "Process creation failed" "The system cannot find the file specified" error

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where the Orchestrator Run Program activity returns a "Process creation failed" "The system cannot find the file specified" error. ===== Symptoms Executing the Run Program activity from either System Center Orchestrator results in the activity returning a failed status and the… Read more

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 is now available for download

This rollup includes updates for App Controller, Data Protection Manager (DPM), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Orchestrator, Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Download links, installation instructions and the list of issues fixed for each component are documented in the following KB: KB2706783 – Description of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783) J.C…. Read more

KB: Running the Orchestrator "SCOExpressWriter.exe /register" command fails with "Failed to create and register Orchestrator Express Writer"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where running the Orchestrator "SCOExpressWriter.exe /register" command fails with "Failed to create and register Orchestrator Express Writer" and logs an event ID 8213. ===== Symptoms When you run the SCOExpressWriter /register command you may receive the following error message: Retrieve SQL… Read more

KB: Unable to deploy Integration Pack for .NET from Orchestrator Integration Toolkit to Orchestrator Runbook Server

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where attempting to deploy the Integration Pack for .NET that comes with the Orchestrator Orchestration Integration Toolkit, it fails and logs an event ID 10005. ===== Symptoms When attempting to deploy the Integration Pack for .NET that comes with the System… Read more

KB: "Unknown" activity type displayed in the System Center 2012 Orchestrator Runbook Designer

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we recently published. This one discusses an issue where one or more activities are displayed as "unknown" when viewing a Runbook in the System Center 2012 Orchestrator Runbook Designer. ===== Symptoms When viewing a Runbook in the System Center 2012 Orchestrator Runbook Designer, one or more activities are displayed… Read more

KB: The Orchestrator Runbook Service starts and then stops after 30-60 seconds

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where the Orchestrator Runbook Service starts and then stops after 30-60 seconds and logs a 7023 event. ===== Symptoms The Orchestrator Runbook Service (orunbook) on a System Center Orchestrator Runbook Server starts successfully but then terminates after 30-60 seconds. In… Read more

Error "Setup has detected Opalis 6.3 installed on this computer" when installing System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we just published this morning on an error you may receive when attempting to install System Center 2012 Orchestrator on a system that had been running Opalis 6.3: ===== Symptoms When installing all components of System Center 2012 Orchestrator or one of the individual components… Read more