Are you coming to Ignite? Come join us for a discussion on your challenges with SCORCH

We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center and how we can improve SCORCH. This is an opportunity for you to meet the System Center leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members… Read more

Service Provider Foundation is Alive & Well in System Center 2012 SP1 Beta

To answer a question I’ve been getting a lot lately: yes, Service Provider Foundation (SPF) is still a part of System Center 2012 SP1.  The reason the question is coming up so much is that SPF moved in terms of packaging.  Up to and including the CTP2 release SPF was discoverable on release media at peer… Read more

Download: System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Integration Pack for VMware vSphere

The Integration Pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center 2012 SP1 Beta- Orchestrator that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your VMware vSphere server to automate actions in VMware vSphere to enable full management of the virtualized computing infrastructure. For all the details and a downlink please see the following:… 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

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

Quick Tip: Using Encrypted Variables in Orchestrator

Orchestrator 2012 introduced the capability to define a global Variable as encrypted. This now allowed admins to use variables to store passwords instead of typing them into lots of different places in runbooks. But if the variable is encrypted, how does it then un-encrypt the value to be used within activities? And, does the un-encryption… 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