Windows Azure Pack – Scom Management Pack – 404 Errors After Deployment in SCOM Management Console

  Today I needed to deploy the SCOM Management Pack for Windows Azure Pack into my lab environment First I download the bits from here –> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38414 I unpacked it and imported it… I was thinking fantastic! this is really awesome and such an easy install… Here is where the problem began… so after 5…

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Lync Automated IM and Audio Call For Testing

REEDIT: Original Credit to http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/05/05/sendim.aspx nexthop guys… I add the audio part which is not that hard 😉  Today I want to show you a script that will automate the testing of IM and Audio Calls. Think if you have critical systems that you need to know that the handsets re-registered properly after a system reboot…

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Troubleshooting Windows Azure – Not Able To Connect to Remote Powershell to VM

  I was working on an issue of trying to connect to powershell remote on an Azure VM. I get the following error “Connecting the remote Server XXXX failed with the following….” There is some things you need to have in place first before being able to connect so I hope this little guide provides…

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Windows Server 2012 - Get Binding Order For NICS in Powershell

I had a requirement the other day to retrieve the binding order for nics across several hosts in Windows Server 2012 but none of the scripts I found online worked! Here is the code I came up with and ran against 16 hosts .   Only real pre-req is the WINRM / Remote Powershell is…

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Stay Current! :Detect Hyper-V 2012 Hotfixes if they are installed or not

After reading Cristians excellent blog here –> http://blogs.technet.com/b/cedward/archive/2013/05/24/validating-hyper-v-2012-and-failover-clustering-2012-hotfixes-and-updates-with-powershell.aspx I decided to try and write an addition on to his original script where it would parse the html table directory from the wiki page and just take the current patches!   so here is my attempt 🙂   <#    .SYNOPSIS Runs a Check on a…

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Private Cloud - A Journey Part 1 (from a PFE point of view)

A few weeks back I was in Las Vegas! Attending the MMS 2013 Summit. After attending the keynote and given I have seen most of the demo’s before that weredisplayed during the session, I am still impressed by what you can do natively in the Microsofttechnology stack. On a more serious note, Microsoft are not…

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