Tim McFadden has just released the SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler Version 3.
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. While I was upgrading it, I noticed that after the in place upgrade, all the settings are gone. I had to re-enter the following information:
- Management Server address
- SQL Server Address
- Database Name
- SDK User name and password
- License Key
- various tick boxes from admin.aspx page.
- IIS .Net authorization rules
Therefore, to avoid unnecessary downtime, I’d recommend you to have all these information ready before the upgrade.
Because we have multiple management groups at work, I have manually edited the WebHeader.png and WebHeader2.png files in “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\MMWeb\Content” and added a custom title on these image files so users can easily identify different instances for different management groups: