SCSM – The item cannot be updated…..aka. Click Apply and die :-)

I guess you all have seen the error message below:   The problem all relates to internal workflows, that kicks in as soon as you hit Apply. Here’s a short example: 1. The incident is created and you click Apply. This will add the following entry to the history log:  2. Internal workflow engine starts…


Service Manager 2012 services won’t start after applying KB2677070

After applying the recently released security update KB2677070 the System Center Data Access Service and the System Center Management Configuration Service wont start. Both services will log a “Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion”    The following error is shown:   When applying KB2677070, the…


SCSM 2012 Data Warehouse jobs keep failing

I often run into the same problem with the SCSM 2012 Data Warehouse, that the cubes jobs all fail. When resuming one of the jobs the following errors appear in the log: Message : An Exception was encountered while trying during cube processing.  Message=  Processing warning encountered – Location: , Source: Microsoft SQL Server 2008…


SCOM 2007 R2 Universal Connector, Interop Provider certificate expired

I recently ran into the problem that a normal working Universal connector stopped working and generated three different entries in the Application event log and alerts in the OpsMgr console: EventID 1500:2012-06-26 15:21:21.835 [Microsoft.SystemCenter.Interop.Framework.Modules.WSManModule] ERROR Noproviders could be contacted.  Could not get update events.  Could not connect to any providers to retrieve update events EventID…


Orchestrator Runbooks not appearing on the web console

I was creating new runbooks in System Center Orchestrator 2012 and wanted to synchronize them to Service Manager 2012, but after running the connector the runbooks still didn’t appear. Browsing to the Orchestrator web console I could see the runbooks wasn’t even available here. Solution: 1. Open SQL Management studio and connect to the SQL…


Force language on SCSM 2012 Console

Several customers would like to use the console with the US language setting, even though the client OS is of a different language. In both SCSM2010 and SCSM2012 the console will start up the same language as the client, but for SCSM2012 the users now have the option to change that::   But still, the console will initially…