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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Updated version for Schedule Maintenance Mode Management Pack Guide on OpsManJam

This management pack provides an automated method to schedule maintenance mode for a given set of Windows computers that are in a pre-defined set of groups and the associated rules to target against the groups.   Comments: Updates for this version: 1. Created two additional alert rules that notify the admin/operator if the script is…


Everything you wanted to know about OpsMgr Data Warehouse Grooming but were afraid to ask

I know there are already quite some other blog posts about OpsMgr Data Warehouse Grooming.  But I was helping a customer with grooming their OpsMgr Data Warehouse Database (OperationsManagerdw) and got some questions. And you may have the same questions but you are afraid to ask 😉 How can I change the Grooming settings for…

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Yet another Maintenance Mode GUI

Today I got an email from Mark Wolzak with the question if I could give some exposure to his newly created Maintenance Mode GUI based on PowerShell and Windows Forms. At his company there are several people who have to perform maintenance tasks in the monitored environment. Not all of them are familiar with powershell…