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…

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Retrieving Management Pack Reference Aliases using PowerShell

Today I was playing around with some MP Authoring automation using PowerShell and I needed to retrieve the Management Pack Reference Alias within a Management Pack. If you export a Management Pack to XML using the Get-SCOMManagementPack Cmdlet you can view the XML file and its contents. Get-SCOMManagementPack -Name Stefan.Test.MP | Export-SCOMManagementPack -Path c:\temp If…

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Finding Management Packs from Microsoft Download website using PowerShell

I don’t know if you noticed but Daniel Savage started a blog series about how we are raising the bar with respect to Management Packs. Daniel is responsible for all things related to Operations Manager Management Packs including customer satisfaction related to MPs for Microsoft server workloads. In his first blogpost he also references a…

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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…

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OM12 - Creating a Dashboard View with Widgets and store in specific Management Pack

Today I was playing around with creating some Dashboard Views with Widgets and wanted to store them in their own Management Pack. All the blogs about creating OM 2012 Dashboards store the Dashboards and Widgets in the Default Management Pack. This is by design because all Views (and the Dashboard View is just another view)…

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Extract Exchange 2010 Management Pack files from MSI file

Today I wanted to have a look at the Exchange 2010 Management Pack files, but I did not had access to an OpsMgr 2007 environment and only had my laptop with Windows 7 running with me. So I started to download the Exchange 2010 MP from the Microsoft PinPoint Website. After the download had finished…

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Reblog: Management Pack Authoring Survey

Source: MOM Team The Operations Manager product group is looking for feedback on how you author custom Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007, as well as areas where we can improve. Please take this survey to help guide future authoring investments. The survey is anonymous and should take about 10 minutes to fill…

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MP Authoring: Extending a class attribute from a file

Sources: Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr and                Savision Live Maps Blog Is this a coincidence or what? I’ve been asked to take a look at some new blog articles from Savision about adding a ‘location’ attribute to the Windows Server class. And you can now read their first blog article How-To: Import Computer…

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Anybody wants to test my OpsMgr MP Authoring PowerGUI PowerPack?

I just created my first PowerGUI PowerPack which you can use together with the MP Authoring Console. Just like I blogged previously in my MP Authoring Helper PowerShell script here. Here a teaser screenshot of the PowerGUI PowerPack.   It’s just a first version I created and I would like to have it tested a…

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Reblog: Asset Management MP for Service Manager 2010

Source: Contoso.se Two weeks ago I had an System Center Service Manager training in the UK together with some Microsoft Partners. Maarten Goet from Inovativ held an small System Center Service Manager competition for the best System Center Service Manager extension. Although I was not on the same class as Anders Bengtsson and Patrik Sundqvist…

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