SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler V3 from Tim McFadden

Written by Tao Yang

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:

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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.

Tricks

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:

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5 comments on “SCOM 2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler V3 from Tim McFadden

  1. Hi, tao,

    I’ m using scom 2012 sp1 ur6. Is it work in this version?

    Regards,

    • Hi Arthur,
      I’d assume so, although I haven’t tested it in a pre R2 environment. You can download the 30 day trail version to try it out. And I’d suggest you to confirm it with Tim directly.

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  4. Hi Tao,

    I’m running SCOM 2012 R2 UR6 and just installed the latest Maintenance Mode Scheduler from Tim’s blog site. I also imported the included MPs that you wrote, v6.1, but for some reason the powershell widget is not showing anything in both the Maintenance Mode Scheduler Dashboard and Schedule Maintenance Mode Dashboard. Is there any additional configuration that I’m missing?

    Thanks!

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