How To Configure OpsMgr 2012 Web Console Single Sign-On

I was trying to configure single sign-on for the OpsMgr 2012 Web Consoles so dashboard users don’t need to enter credentials on shared display screens. I spent almost a day trying to make it work until I gave up and called Microsoft Premier Support yesterday. On all my management groups, web consoles are installed on a dedicated servers. All the web consoles are connecting to the management servers Load Balancing (NLB) address for Data Access Service rather than individual management servers. Long story short, since I couldn’t manage to find a clear instruction / requirements for OpsMgr 2012 Web Console

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OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance Management Pack Update (Version 2.3.0.0)

I have been extremely busy lately. Although I had few new ideas for the OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance MP for a while, I couldn’t find time to update it. This weekend, I managed to find some spare time and updated this management pack. What’s new? Updated the Close Aged Rule Generated Alerts Rule Awhile back, someone suggested me to add a comment to the alert when it’s being closed by this rule. I think it’s a good idea, so I’ve updated this rule. now any alerts closed by this rule will have a comment “Closed by OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance

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Configuring System Center Update Publisher 2011 (SCUP) for Multiple Users

One thing I really don’t like about SCUP 2011 is, the settings are user specific, which means different users will have to manually configure SCUP settings on the same computer. By default, even the SCUP database is stored within the user’s profile. There are already many articles out there on how to change the SCUP database location. (i.e. http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/rzander/archive/2011/05/30/scup-2011-with-shared-database.aspx) Other than the database locations, all other settings such as WSUS connection, SCCM connection, Certificate, source location, etc. are all user based when configured within SCUP Options window: I figured out an very easy way to make these settings machine-based settings.

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