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…


OM12 – Viewing contents Management Pack Bundle files with MPViewer 1.9

Yesterday I blogged about some small improvements to Daniele Grandini blogpost about a great PowerShell script to dump the contents of Management Pack Bundles (.mpb) files and the old MP contents. But did you knew you can do the same with the new MP Viewer Daniele Muscetta created for OM12?   With MPViewer 1.9 you…


Extract Exchange 2010 Management Pack files from MSI file

Today I wanted to have a look at the Exchange 2010 Management Pack files, but I did not had access to an OpsMgr 2007 environment and only had my laptop with Windows 7 running with me. So I started to download the Exchange 2010 MP from the Microsoft PinPoint Website. After the download had finished…


AddToDistList Tool – Adding a computer to the Distribution list on a RunAs Account

Some weeks ago I saw a question about how to use PowerShell for the ApproveCredentialForDistribution method. This Method Approves a secure credential for distribution to a list of MonitoringObject objects or PartialMonitoringObject objects. Calling this method adds the specified list to the already existing approved list in the system. You use this method when you…


Checking dll version of updated files after installation of hotfixes

Today I was troubleshooting an OpsMgr Issue what seemed to be caused by using the wrong MOMIISModules.dll. On some servers we saw the next OpsMgr EventID’s popping up: Log Name: Operations Manager Source: HealthService Date: 28-9-2010 10:12:55 Event ID: 4507 Task Category: Health Service Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: servername1.customer.corp Description:Creation of module…


Remote Desktop Connection Manager from Microsoft

Source: Last month we released our Remote Desktop Connection Manager on MS Download. I’v been using this great tool for quite some time now and I would recommend taking a look. This is really a great Remote Desktop Connection tool.  


Reblog: 1E System Center Watcher Tool for OpsMgr Now Available

Source: 1E Business Blogs Daniel Kregor created a great new tool that  monitors the 3 critical service on the Root Management Server (SDK, Config and HealthService). I’ve been fortunate to test this OMWatcher tool and even suggested a new feature for the next release 😉 Check out Daniel’s post for more info on the OMWatcher…


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…


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…


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…