PowerShell Grid Widget Helper

I already blogged about the new PowerShell Grid Widget which came with the release of UR2 for System Center 2012 R2 where we included updates for the Widgets which allow you to create richer dashboard visualization within Operations Manager. If you look at the Walkthrough I created, there is a part where you need to…


Interesting announcements during TechEd North America 2014

I don’t know if you have noticed but we are this week hosting our TechEd North America 2014 event in Houston, Texas. TechEd North America is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise….


Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Did you know we have a blog about the Top Support Solutions from our Support Engineers? There you can also find the Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Operations Manager. There is not only a blog where you can search for the Top Support Solutions for different products but now there is also app…


Update: List of latest cumulative update releases for Operations Manager

This article lists all latest cumulative updates that were released for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. I created this overview to easily find the latest Update Rollups for all the different versions of Operations Manager. Hope you also like this overview. Cumulative Updates Overview Windows Agents OpsMgr Version Latest Cummulative Update with patches for OpsMgr…


Update: Put OM2012 Computer Group Members in Maintenance Mode with PowerShell

I finally found out the issue why this script was not working for everybody. It was because of the different versions of PowerShell. Now it should also work on PowerShell v2. Another possible fix to the empty ComputerGroupsMembernames issue. Last week I saw a request for a PowerShell script which would put all the members…


System Center Operations Manager 2012 Toolbox

After posting some years ago a blog post with all the OpsMgr 2007 tools I thought it would be time for a new OM2012 Toolbox blog post.   Tool Purpose Description Author Webpage MPViewer 2.2 MP Viewing The previous version 1.7 (that works with OpsMgr 2007 and 2007 R2) was released here. Version 2.1.2 has…


OM2012 QuickTip: Overview of installed Patches for Agents

You all have installed Cumulative Update Rollup 2 (UR2) for OpsMgr 2012, right? If not just follow the steps Kevin described in his blogpost. After installing the UR2 on your agents you want to check if the patches are installed on all your agents. You can just use the following PowerShell command to have a…


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…


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…


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…