Desired State Configuration (DSC) Nodes Deployment and Conformance Reporting Series (Part 4): Using Operations Manager to check for configuration enforcement

In the previous post for this series, we discussed how the conformance server reports on the health of configuration download/application on the nodes. Here, we will look at how you can report if nodes are actually enforcing their expected configuration. For example, let’s say you wanted a specific file to be present on a node…. Read more

Automation–Windows Azure Pack & Service Management Automation–Automated Tenant Deprovisioning

Hello Readers! Today’s topic is one that has been coming up more and more as the usage of Windows Azure Pack (WAP) increases. Problem Statement / Question / Answer Problem     “When I delete the Subscription for a WAP User (or the actual User), their Subscription Resources remain in VMM!” Question     “How do I automatically remove… Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation & Azure Automation–Complex Asset Creation and Usage

Hello Readers! What if I told you that you could store and leverage Hashtables as Variable Assets in Service Management Automation (SMA) AND Azure Automation (AA)? Well you can! It takes a little more effort, but the ROI is well worth it…after all, who wants to store the same Hashtable of information over and over throughout… Read more

Windows Azure Pack VM Deployment Tip: VMM VM Template + Default Network Configuration = Potential Issues; Workaround Enclosed

Hello Readers! Today I am back with a Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Standalone VM Deployment Tip… Problem With the wider adoption of WAP, we have seen a “known issue” crop up for a particular use case when leveraging the following products: Windows Azure Pack (Tenant Portal) Virtual Machine Manager VM Templates Issue Failure when attempting… Read more

Automation–System Center Automation Team Blogs–September 2014 Cross-Post Update!

Hello Readers! Over the last couple months there have been quite a few posts being published by the “System Center Automation Team”! In fact, they are now publishing posts to both their existing System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog, as well as the Azure Blog. Pretty exciting stuff! So, what did the System Center Automation Team… Read more

Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–Integration Story: How to take the Imports (SharePoint and SMA) & Import them into your Environment

Okay Readers – we have the next post ready to go! Here is the fifth of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– Integration Story: How to take the Imports (SharePoint and SMA) & Import them into your Environment by Ryan Andorfer DFS Share Creation: Integrating at Home… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog–July 2014 Cross-Post Update!

Hello Readers! It is that time again; time for me to cross-reference the great work being published over on the System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog and now the Azure Blog! So, what did the System Center AUTOMATION Engineering Team publish since our last Cross-Post…? 1 Orchestrator, 3 Service Management Automation, and 4 Azure Automation Posts!… Read more

Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–SMA: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough In Depth

Okay Readers – we have the next post ready to go! Here is the fourth of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– SMA: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough In Depth by Ryan Andorfer Assumptions You have followed the first blog post in this series You have a… Read more

Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 2)

Okay Readers – we are back! Here is the third of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 2) by Mike Roberts (a Ryan Andorfer Co-Worker) Building Self Service Requests Using SharePoint In this post we are going to tackle the… Read more

Automation–MVP Spotlight Series–SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 1)

Okay Readers – we are back! Here is the second of six posts in the MVP Spotlight Series for the Automation Track… –MVP Spotlight Series– SharePoint: DFS Share Creation Request Walkthrough (Part 1) by Mike Roberts (a Ryan Andorfer Co-Worker) Building Self Service Requests Using SharePoint This blog post doesn't focus explicitly on automation but… Read more