Using the Azure ARM REST API – Get Subscription Information

In the fist blog post over using the Azure ARM REST API I explained how to retrieve the Access Token needed for the further authentication against the Azure ARM REST API. In this blog post I’m going to explain how you can use that Access Token and start communicating with Azure using simple web calls….


Do OM12 Management Servers have different registry keys?

Now everybody has downloaded OM12 Release Candidate, it’s time to start exploring. Let’s start exploring the registry of the Management Servers for OM12. And off course we are going to use PowerShell to browse through the OM12 Registry. Let’s open the registry for OM12 on our first Management Server by starting PowerShell with the Run…


2011 Scripting Games

              Grab this badge here! Last year I participated for the first time in the Scripting Games and it was a great experience because I was the lucky winner of PowerShell ASP software from n/Software. But now it’s your chance to participate in the 2011 Scripting Games. The 2011…


What Monitors, Rules and Discoveries are running on an OpsMgr Agent?

How often do you get the question: “What Monitors, Rules and Discoveries are running on an OpsMgr Agent?” from your co-workers? Especially when they don’t have a clue what is being monitored for their servers. Most of the time you just use the EffectiveConfigurationViewer from the OpsMgr Resource Kit. It let’s you pick different objects,…


Getting the OpsMgr ManagementGroup name with PowerShell (fast)

Update: Found out that command did not worked when there is only one Management Server. Today I was trying to create some PowerShell scripts for the use with PowerShellASP from /n Software and wanted to find the name of the OpsMgr Management Group. Because I was not sure which Cmdlet could give me this info…


Using PSExec to troubleshoot OpsMgr issues

For OpsMgr quite some people use the local system account as their Action Account. And if things are not working as expected you sometimes want to run a script or other actions under the local system account. I used to use the Task Scheduler to have scripts running under the Local System Account, but now I…


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…


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…


Basic Troubleshooting Discovery Script (follow up on Kevin’s Post)

This week I’m having a MP Authoring Workshop from Brian Wren in the UK and one of the modules of this workshop is Discovery. And to my surprise Kevin Holman published a blog post on Basic troubleshooting of discovery script yesterday. It’s a good start but I’ve some more help on troubleshooting a Discovery script….


Download OpsMgr Guides in one-click

Have you ever tried to download the files on the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation webpage? On this page you find all the technical documentation for Operations Manager 2007 R2. Pretty handy to have them downloaded on you workstation for offline reading. But as you see you need download each file separately 🙁…