Monitoring Scheduled Tasks with Ops Mgr 2007


There are several community-developped MPs to monitor scheduled tasks out there.


There is one from Raphael Burri : http://rburri.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/windows-scheduled-tasks-management-pack-for-opsmgr-2007/


There is one from Innovativ : http://www.inovativ.nl/pagina/downloads


I also made one to demo OpsMgr capabilities to a customer. It was quite some time ago (Oct 2007), but I never took the chance to share it much, apart on a one-on-one basis with other customers or partners. I’m not saying it’s better than the other Scheduled Tasks MPs, but if it can help in some situations, here it is :-). It’s also a good way to understand how class modeling work in OpsMgr.


MP content:



  • This MP discovers and monitors instances of the Task Scheduler services and the task it is configured to run. The service and the tasks are configured automatically as a parent-child relationship, which makes it easy to see what is going right or wrong:

  • Some proactive configuration checks are done at the scheduled tasks level, like : is the account disabled or locked? Does the target executable exist?

  • Some tasks are added to help troubleshooting, on top of the existing monitors.

  • Some properties are also discovered, like the account of the scheduled tasks. This means that changing the account of a task results in a configuration change, which is easily identified in availability reports (which are available for each instances too, task scheduler and scheduled tasks)

The MP is attached (not sealed) and comes with a guide with some nice screenshots 🙂


 

Sched Tasks.zip

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, the latest version supports these operating systems. It has been available for a while on OpsManJam (april 2010) and I just copied it over to this blog as well, for a more consistent versioning.

    blogs.technet.com/…/scheduled-tasks-mp-v1-0-0-23.aspx

    Apologies for the late reply BTW, somehow I wasn't notified of the comment…

    Thanks

  2. sam says:

    This MP seems to support Windows server 2000, 2003.

    Do we have similar MP for windows server 2008 and 2008 R2

  3. Salvador Carbajal says:

    This MP can work in SCOM 2012 SP1?

    Thanks

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