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…

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Get-SCOMAlert Cmdlet, the Criteria Parameter and the Non-Equal Operator

Wow, that is a cryptic blogtitle Did I already lost you people with this blogpost title? I hope not, because this blogpost is about how to use the Get-SCOMAlert Cmdlet using the Criteria parameter the correct way. Credits for this blogpost go to my colleague Jens Morawietz, because he explained the implications of using the…

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OpsMgr 2012: Update Rollup 3 ships, and my experience installing it

Because Kevin Holman has not published a blog article on the latest release of the Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 for Operations Manager 2012 I thought why should not I do it this time And to be honest this time was a little different then I’ve implemented updates in years. Why? Because this…

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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…

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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…


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