Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum packs updated

Man time flies!   Thought I’d share some new functionality for AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services)   Ran across some customer errors with AD Event ID 1084, which exists in the old 8321 pack, but not in the v10.x pack. Well, if you get these errors, your DC isn’t replicating, and most likely will need […]

System Center Orchestrator 1801 Integration Packs

  Orchestra…?   FYI – Additional IP’s released this month for Orchestrator, SMA, and SPF Orchestrator https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56558 Service Management Automation https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56559 Service Provider Foundation https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56557   In case you didn’t know, from Lynne Taggart’s blog , these integration packs (IP) were released in February: System Center 1801+ Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA System Center 1801+ – […]

SQL native client for TLS1.2

Ever try to talk to someone when language is a barrier?   Sure, we can run an app, or search our phrase to pronounce, but it’s so much better when we can communicate seamlessly.   Post TLS1.2 for SCOM Let’s talk SQL Part of TLS1.2 is updating SQL Native Client to talk using a secure […]

Set up SCOM 2016 for TLS1.2

Security bugging you about SCOM using TLS1.0 ?   Have questions on the TLS1.2 Protocol Support Deployment guide link? If using ACS, please review ACS steps to configure from the guide above   It’s time to update SCOM 2016 to TLS1.2!   Pre-requisites .Net and SQL native client, ODBC must be updated to TLS1.2 compliant version HTTPS Endpoints […]

Adding UNIX agents via PowerShell

First, a shout out to Vanessa Bruwer @VanessaBruwer and Tyson Paul for their help!   Feel like I was pounding rocks, and had a great find! 🙂 …How to add UNIX agents manually via command line       Required 1. Unix Agent action account and agent maintenance account ID and passwords 2. Unix Resource […]

MPViewer reloaded

The previous post covered the MPViewer 2012 version here   Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further MPViewer “2012 Reloaded (release 1)” http://scug.be/jan/2016/06/06/mp-viewer-2012reloaded/   Use MPViewer reloaded will allow you to Open multiple management pack files (MP and MPB) See Modules to view underlying scripts (always wondering how a monitor got its state […]

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 […]

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)   […]