Sealing referenced Management Packs for MP Authoring

This week I again had the ‘pleasure’ of needing sealed Management Packs when trying to author Management Packs. Take a look at the error message I got when I wanted to author a Management Pack in Silect’s MP Author tool. So I tried to find all the sealed mp files I could find on my…


Downloading MP Wiki info

As OpsMgr engineers we regularly check the Microsoft Management Pack Wiki for update info about Management Packs. Wouldn’t it be great if we could that automated using PowerShell? For the System Center RAP as a Service (kind of Health Check for System Center) we check if the Premier Customer has installed the latest Management Packs…

Integrate solutions with Azure Automation – Part 1 (Wunderlist)

In the last couple of months I’ve been using Azure Automation more and more to integrate several different solutions calling their REST APIs. In this first part of this series of integrating solutions with Azure Automation I will discuss the Wunderlist Service I started to use for integration with Azure Automation. The end goal of this…

Update: Installing Windows Live Writer on Windows 10

UPDATE: I just found out that with the correct version of WLW you can install it without all the steps I described below. Download WLW from: and just install on Windows 10. HTH Stefan Hi people, Sorry for being quiet for some time on this blog. One of the reasons was that I was not…


Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience (ISBN 9780735695825). More information can be found here: I only had a very small contribution to this eBook

Release of PowerShell WinMerge ISE add-on Module

Today I released the first version of the PowerShell WinMerge ISE add-on module I created on Github. When writing PowerShell scripts in the PowerShell ISE you sometimes want to compare different versions of your script. This can easily by done using WinMerge WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can…


OpsMgr installation in Azure VM

Lately I’m busy with learning more and more about Azure. I even passed my Azure 70-533 exam last week Today I wanted to start installing Operations Manager 2012 R2 in a newly deployed VM in Azure. Instead of downloading the installation bits from MSDN from within the VM hosted in Azure I wanted to upload…


Update for Windows Server Operating System MP

Two days ago we released a new version of the System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System. Download the latest and greatest from our Download Center .