PowerShell: State Changes for a specified Monitor

This week a got a question from a customer about ‘flapping’ taking place from a Monitor. I found out that they meant the State Changes that took place for a newly created Monitor. They found out that for a certain machine the State changed quite often and this was caused by a Recovery Task that…

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Have these servers an OpsMgr agent installed?

Today I got a question from a customer if I would check if a number of servers had an OpsMgr agent installed? Because this was a large list and the number of servers being monitored by OpsMgr was also a very large list I didn’t wanted to to copy and paste all the server names…


My Operations Manager 2007 SQL Queries

Jonathan Almquist started a blog post about Operations Manager 2007 SQL Queries. “I’m starting a new post here, similar to my Command Shell reference.  This will include some useful SQL queries that I happen to need and direct my customers to on a daily basis.  If you don’t see something here, check Kevin Holman’s blog. …

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Response: What’s the diff? Or – how to see exactly what is new with an updated MP

Source: Kevin Holman’s OpsMgr Blog Kevin blogged about ways to find the differences between different versions of a MP. After converting the MP’s to XML files he showed you could use XML Notepad or Beyond Compare to show the differences between the two MP’s. He ends with the question if you have some better/cooler XML…


Using Script Debugger for debugging OpsMgr Scripts

When I was watching the recording from the January 2009 SCVUG Meeting, Pete Zerger showed that you could use a script debugger when debugging scripts. Till now I had not used a script debugger so I thought why not enable the just-in-time script debugger from Visual C# 2008 Express Edition I’ve running on my laptop?…


Audio / Video from the January 2009 SCVUG Meeting

Source: System Center Forum Today I was watching the latest recording of the January 2009 SCUG Meeting and to my surprise I was seeing some info about Debugging Scripts which I blogged about some time ago.    So if you didn’t had time to join the livemeeting go download the recording. Below are the starting…


Debugging OpsMgr Scripts

One of the great advantages of OpsMgr 2007 against MOM 2005 is that you can easily test OpsMgr 2007 scripts from the command prompt. Just go to the C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State and open a command prompt. Type DIR /B /S *.vbs and you find all the scripts that are used…

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OpsManJam Tip for SharePoint Dummies

I already blogged about the new OpsManJam website where you can find unofficial management packs, management pack authoring tutorials and guidance, featured articles on everything OpsManager 2007, command shell scripts, and more.  Kevin Holman also blogged about this website and told that the site is now RSS enabled so I wanted to add this website…

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Back from holiday

I’m back from a long holiday to the South of France (Port-Grimaud). We had great sunny and warm weather and spend quite some time at the beach. I didn’t check my (work) email and only did some twittering during my holiday.  So if you want to know what I did during my holiday just check…

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Email Alert Notification based on Alert Descriptions

Have you ever wanted to create email notifications for Alerts based on Alert Descriptions? This cannot be done using the E-mail Notification Channel and Subscriptions settings. This can be done however with the use of the Notification Command Channel with uses a vbscript that sends an email based on the information in the Alert Description….

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