What ID’s is SCOM using

Ever need to audit what ID’s SCOM is using? Maybe you have to figure out how someone else setup SCOM. Did they set up SCOM as recommended for best practices with different AD accounts per role?   If the ID’s are not logged during install, it’s a little more difficult to figure out what ID …

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 …

Lync 2013 Addendum Management Pack

Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Lync couldn’t be forgotten.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Lync 2013 Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum.     The Addendum pack has 32 Recovery Tasks for Lync Service …

Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Addendum Management Pack

    Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Skype was next on the list.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum. This Skype Addendum MP adds Recovery …

Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum Management Pack

A Post-it note is like an addendum, no?     As an Operations engineer, how many times do you get notified for a service restart?   Did you know about Service Recovery actions, or SCOM Recovery Tasks?   Why didn’t the SCOM Recovery tasks get added to many of the common Microsoft Applications?     Hopefully today, …

SYSTEM CENTER 2016/2019 Operations Manager – Anti-Virus Exclusions

Updated 30 June, 7 July 2020 and includes docs.microsoft.com article updates       NOTE: Process name exclusion wildcards could potentially prevent some dangerous programs from being detected.   Hopefully this table is helpful (my thanks to Matt Goedtel for the docs site updates, and Matt’s efforts to keep docs the ‘go-to’ site)   Previously …