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 […]

SQL on Windows Addendum pack

It’s spring time; time to tune the SQL carb!   Carbs are way less easy to find these days, but I’ve been busy tuning the SQL agnostic pack (MSSQL on Windows).   Tuning the SQL Agnostic pack would be far less successful without expert help.  My thanks to Brandon Pires – MCS SQL Consultant who […]

Updated Skype for Business 2015 Addendum pack

Continuing work with Nick Wood on the Skype pack for additional operational features. Previously Blogged about this July 2018, and continue to make improvements The TechNet gallery bundle is updated with new functionality. Skype KHI addendum Pack gathers the Skype KHI performance counters Packets * Discards performance rules where greater than 100 discards are seen on […]

Install SCVMM management packs from VMM Server

Time for some automation Ever have to upgrade SCVMM packs every time a new Update Release (UR) comes out? Copy the files off from the VMM server to your SCOM MS, install. How long does that take? Try this script out – assuming you have a login on the VMM Server TechNet Gallery post here […]

Troubleshooting Service Map pack

      Updated 14 Mar 2019   If you get these exceptions like me, the issue has been raised, with a deliverable targeted for SCOM2019UR1. Disable the rule to reduce noise.     Are you using Service Map Management pack, and getting errors?   This alert is based on the 46651/46652 event ID in […]

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 […]

Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Ever try to figure out a Skype alert, for which server in the pool(s) is failing?   While maybe not the clearest to find root cause, the Skype pack brings a bunch of functionality, including synthetic transactions.   I was lucky enough to collaborate with Nick Wood, Skype PFE, to help provide more detail, troubleshooting, impact […]

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/

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 […]

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 […]