Populating Groups from External Sources

Courtesy of Boris Yanushpolsky: http://blogs.msdn.com/boris_yanushpolsky/archive/2008/10/26/populating-groups-from-external-sources.aspx


Configuring the Service Level Dashboard

Content provided by System Center Operations Manager Blog Part I: Create a Web Application Monitor – http://scug.be/blogs/scom/archive/2008/10/19/create-a-web-application-monitor-in-opsmgr.aspx Part: II:Add a Recording to an Existing Web Application Object – http://scug.be/blogs/scom/archive/2008/10/19/add-a-recording-to-an-existing-web-application-object.aspx Part III:Define a Health Criteria for your web application Monitor – http://scug.be/blogs/scom/archive/2008/10/22/define-a-health-criteria-for-your-web-application-monitor.aspx Part IV:Creating the Distributed Application Models to Drive the Service Level Dashboard Part IV…


Monitoring Windows Server 2008 with OpsMgr 2007

Gotta’ give credit where credit is due…..nice write up Pete! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc974507.aspx   


Creating Exchange 2007 Reports using the Service Level Dashboard Solution Accelerator and the Exchange 2007 Management Pack

Communications from the Operations Manager Product Team It is possible to create custom reports for Exchange 2007 using the Service Level Dashboard Solution Accelerator and the Exchange 2007 Management Pack. These enable you to report on Exchange availability and health against a target SLA that you define. The attached document walks through how this can…


Working with Large Data Warehouses

  So you are designing an environment with enough agents and a retention policy necessitating a terabyte data warehouse. In reality, it takes some time to populate a terabyte warehouse. Of course the SAN space has been reserved but who is to say you need to start with a terabyte warehouse? What I recently devised…


Security Considerations – Controlling Access & Views with User Roles (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of this series, I will discuss and demonstrate how to leverage User Roles to control what users can View in the Operations Console. For the purposes of this discussion we will focus on Windows Server subject matter experts, those support staff who are responsible for monitoring and maintaining the health of…


Deleting Attributes

Please check out Stefan Stranger’s post on how to delete OpsMgr attributes. http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_stranger/archive/2008/10/02/deleting-opsmgr-attributes.aspx  Thanks for the post Stefan.


How to Verify Data Warehouse Grooming is Working

Please check out this post at http://www.systemcenterforum.org/how-to-verify-opsmgr-data-warehouse-grooming-is-actually-happening/ It is a very important diagnostic process since it is usually assumed the grooming is happening, but that is not always the case. Thanks Peter Zerger.


Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler 2.0

Check out Tim McFadden’s blog entry at http://www.scom2k7.com/scom-remote-maintenance-mode-scheduler-20/ A very useful utility! SCOMRemoteScheduler2.0.zip