OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like (visual representation)?

Today I needed to check the SPN’s for my OM2012 environment and (again) I used some other blogs to confirm my SPN settings. Some of the blogs I always check are the following: References: Operations Manager 2007 SPN’s OpsMgr 2012: What should the SPN’s look like? What is a Service Principal Name (SPN) mapping? What…


QuickTrick: Adding AdtAdmin tool path to environment path variable

Today I installed Audit Collection Services (ACS) in my demo environment and after installing the ACS Collector and ACS Forwarder I wanted to start the AdtAdmin.exe tool. But where is AdtAdmin.exe installed? And how do I run it next time from any location I’m in my (PowerShell) Command prompt? AdtAdmin.exe is installed in: C:\Windows\System32\Security\AdtServer folder….

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Creating a System Center 2012 Operations Manager Alert RSS feed

In OpsMgr 2007 we had the option to create a RSS Feed for Alerts using the Operations Web Console.   Selecting the RSS button would return the following RSS Feed info.   In System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OM2012) we don’t have that option anymore. But this is not really an issue, because with a…

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Clarification on SQL Server Collation Requirements for System Center 2012

We have published a new blogpost on the System Center: Operations Manager Engineering Team Blog about SQL Server Collation Requirements.   “There has been quite a bit of confusion over the requirements for SQL Server collation for the various components of System Center. We didn’t make a coordinated effort here to make this as easy…


Let’s Build a Cloud… With PowerShell! – Part 1: Deployment and Configuration

Our Private Cloud team published a blog post about building a cloud with PowerShell! “Windows Server 2012 introduces vastly improved Windows PowerShell support with over 2,300 cmdlets to manage just about everything in the platform. This means you can now use Windows PowerShell to automate all of the IT tasks around cloud datacenter management, starting…


New KBArticle: Understanding Operations Manager Maintenance Mode

Yesterday we published a new KBArticle about Operations Manager Maintenance Mode. It explains everything you want to know about Maintenance Mode.   What is Maintenance Mode? Maintenance mode is a feature in Operations Manager to suspend monitoring of an object during regular software or hardware maintenance activities like Software Update installations, Hardware replacements, etc.  …

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CU6 for System Center Operations Manager R2 Released

We have released CU6 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 includes all previous cumulative updates for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and includes all cross-platform updates. To download Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website: Download Cumulative Update…


PowerShell Magazine blogpost: Formatting changes for OM2012 in UR1

My blogpost on the formatting changes for System Center Operations Manager 2012 in Update Rollup 1 has been published on the PowerShell Magazine website. Take a look at my blogpost if you are interested in the PowerShell formatting changes that have been implemented after the release of UR1. Read more Technorati Tags: OM2012,PowerShell,Sysctr


Check if new Management Packs have been received using PowerShell

Today I deployed some new Management Pack in my OM2012 demo environment, and to check if the Management Packs got deployed I checked the Operations Manager Eventlog for eventid 1201. And because I do this every time when I deploy new Management Packs I created a PowerShell script to check for these events. This is…


Monitoring non-domain members with OM 2012

While the rest of the System Center community is in Vegas for MMS2012 I’m helping customers with their questions about System Center Operations Manager 2012. To be honest I’m little jealous on all the people who are in Vegas right now.   So I created some more detailed documentation on how to start monitoring your…

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