ConfigMgr SMS role alerts

It’s that time to figure out the ConfigMgr SMS role alerts – If you are monitoring your SCCM/MECM environment, then you get role failure alerts.  Many times, the Operations Helpdesk, NOSC, NOC, SOC, etc. will get alerts when various roles fail on the Configuration Manager platform.  The common ask is why, what do you see, …

ADCS – Active Directory Certificate Services Addendum pack

  Hello again, it’s time to talk about ADCS – Active Directory Certificate Services Addendum!   First, I’d like to call out Bob Williams and Vance Cozier for their help and expertise! SCOM-ADCS-Addendum download     Background ADCS is Active Directory Certificate Services, or what we would know as a Certificate Authority.  The goal was …

XML for Product or Company Knowledge

Digging in the archives…     From a discussion with some PFE’s – the question was ‘how do I create knowledge for a monitor/rule?’ Tyson Paul pointed out the system Center Wiki  ‘Knowledge Article authoring’     When you create a knowledge article in an MP (let’s not even go into the console GUI! ) If the Knowledge …

Workflow Manager Addendum MP for SQL Aliases

  A SQL Alias is kinda like wearing disguise glasses…   From a security perspective, you can make things difficult for attackers by specifying a SQL alias and different port for SQL.       Symptom – discovery fails for WFM pack   Trying to monitor and figure out what the real database name, instance, etc. …

Test fire any event on any server from any application

Golden Oldies – always popular (tools vs music) Old Holman blog that’s still relevant, even more powerful than EventLog Explorer Basically anyone who wants to test fire events off a SCOM MP should use this tool. Event Create, write-eventlog all have limitations (certain event sources that can be used to create events, or event ID number …

Re-learn an old but still relevant tool – EventLog Explorer

  Sometimes we forget about tools that can make things easier.   Time to talk about EventLog Explorer.   Need to repro and test events for an installed program, to see what SCOM will handle? Read this old mom team blog, courtesy of Kevin Holman blog     I wanted to try it to test fire some …

Service Map SCOM pack configuration errors

Look for 6400 Event ID’s in the Operations Manager log on the management server if you do not have the correct information   Event ID 6400 in Operations Manager log helps show what’s missing with Azure AD error events   Follow steps outlined in the ‘Set up Azure Service Principal’ blog here     Sample …

VSAE support for 2017

VSAE support for VS2017 has been released! https://systemcenterom.uservoice.com/forums/293064-general-operations-manager-feedback/suggestions/18560653-updated-vsae-to-support-visual-studio-2017 VSAE download https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30169 MomTeam Blog https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/System-Center-Blog/System-Center-Visual-Studio-Authoring-Extension-VSAE-support-for/ba-p/351872?search-action-id=139696432720&search-result-uid=351872/

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 …

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