Using MP Viewer to unseal or export MP to XLS or HTML

Use MPViewer and open the management pack files (MP and MPB)   Updated 14 Dec 2018   Thanks to Daniele Muscetta for converting this so many years ago! MPViewer tool originally at this blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dmuscett/2012/02/19/boriss-opsmgr-tools-updated/ MPViewer v2.3.3 added to TechNet Gallery for download here   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality […]

Sealing SCOM MP’s

  Sealing MP’s This is an updated version of Kevin Holman’s blog, and Jonathan Almquist’s blog for SCOM2012R2 and 2016   First why seal? If you seal the MP – we will be able to use the classes/groups created for overrides in any other override MP. Unsealed MP – any overrides you use for classes/groups will be […]

SCOM Maintenance Mode PowerShell

My thanks to Matt Taylor and Kevin Holman, Ralph Kyttle, and John Kavanagh for their guidance! Updated 22 Feb 2019     Read on if these apply Trying to start, update, or end SCOM MM Get alerts when MM is updated PowerShell only in your shop! SCORCH in play but need to convert runbooks to straight […]

Tip of the Day

Sharing a good knowledge transfer on various topics Tip of the Day Blog https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/tip_of_the_day Specifically like to call out Shannon’s blog for this Windows tip (and my thanks to Ryan Christman for pointing this out!) https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/tip_of_the_day/2017/08/17/rds-tip-of-the-day-windows-productivity-tip-file-explorer-command-prompt-and-back-from-the-current-directory/ From Command Prompt or PowerShell to start an explorer window from current path type: start . You can also […]

SharePoint 2013 disk cleanup

Not having a problem with Windows Server 2012 R2? Windows Server 2012 R2 has several mechanisms to automatically cleanup previous versions of Windows Update files and uses compression for unused binaries.   If on win2k8 or win2k8R2, this will continue to grow as the OS ages and patches continue to be released.   Cleanup OS […]

Clarification on Registry Key discoveries

  Ran across this in my travels, difficulty getting a monitor to work properly To clarify some of the registry MP fragments, make sure you follow the whole path This post is to help with using the Monitor.RegistryValue.Exists.mpx fragment     Example – Verify Registry Key under TestService   This is an excerpt from the MP […]

Use DWdataRP utility on SCOM2016

Extra, Extra, read all about it! The DWdataRP utility works on SCOM2016     This tool has been around since SCOM 2007, and blogged about by Kevin Holman and the SCOM Engineering Team DW Retention https://kevinholman.com/2010/01/05/understanding-and-modifying-data-warehouse-retention-and-grooming/ DWDataRP https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/System-Center-Blog/Data-Warehouse-Data-Retention-Policy-dwdatarp-exe/ba-p/340415?search-action-id=139683980150&search-result-uid=340415     Download the link at the second link, and save to your machine (x86 or x64)   […]

Update MP’s for SCOM with VMM2012 R2

The fun starts here.   VMM is like more 3rd party management packs that require an app update, then push updates to SCOM.   The initial VMM MS configuration will upload the VMM UR packs to SCOM, but what do you do the next time you update VMM how do you upgrade SCOM to the latest […]

PowerShell Monitor Fragment with Run As

Stop!   Ever need to run a PowerShell command (or script) as a specific ID? Maybe you need to know when the command fails to catch degraded application health?   Let’s work into the scenario with a MP Fragment   Download the latest fragments here

Load Test MP fragment

Shout to Tyson Paul for his initial MP with 2016, catch his blog here!   This should help speed up building the MP if you have Visual Studio 2013 or 2015 with Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE).  Read Kevin Holman’s blog if this is new   Download the latest fragments here   Quicker method To […]