OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance Management Pack 2.4.0.0

This blog has been a bit quiet lately because of 2 reasons: FIFA World Cup and I’ve been updating the OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance MP. 🙂 What’s new in version 2.4.0.0? Corrected spelling mistake in Management Server maintenance mode watcher display name Updated knowledge article for OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance Detect Manually Closed Monitor Alerts Rule Additional Monitor: OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance Management Server Default Action Account OpsMgr Admin Privilege Monitor Additional Monitor: OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance Management Server Default Action Account Local Admin Privilege Monitor Additional Rule: OpsMgr 2012 Self Maintenance Obsolete Management Pack Alias Detection Rule Additional Agent

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SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler V3 from Tim McFadden

Tim McFadden has just released the SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler Version 3. New Dashboard Tim and I updated the original management packs to cater for this release. The Dashboard MP has a new dashboard for version 3 which allows users to select a windows computer object from the state widget and create a maintenance mode schedule from the PowerShell contextual web browser widget: The new MPs are included in the msi. they are located in “C:\Program Files\SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler\Management Packs” folder once the msi is installed. My Upgrade Experience I upgraded all 4 instances at work today.

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PowerShell Script: Remove Obsolete References from Unsealed OpsMgr Management Packs

Background Last month, in TechEd North America, Cameron Fuller demonstrated a PowerShell script to search and remove obsolete MP references from an unsealed management pack. The script was written by Cameron’s colleague Matthew Dowst. You can watch Cameron’s presentation here and get the script here. After TechEd, Cameron emailed me and suggest me to add this script into my OpsMgr Self Maintenance management pack. So before I built this functionality into the Self Maintenance MP, I have written a similar stand-alone script as a proof-of-concept. Script Highlights: The differences between my version and Matthew Dowst version are: No need to

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Controlling OpsMgr 2012 PowerShell Contextual Script Widgets Behaviour

Few days ago I posted an OpsMgr 2012 dashboard using Google Maps. After it’s been posted, I noticed there is a minor issue with the dashboard. When I click on a monitoring object from the top left “Remote Computers” state widget, the “Map” widget on the right refreshes and loaded the map based on the location property values of the remote computer class: But when I click on an object in the bottom left “Component” widget (which is a list of related objects of remote computer class), the map refreshes again. Only this time, because the locations cannot be found

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