Microsoft MVP Community Camp 2015 and My Session for SMA Integration Module: OpsMgrExtended

On next Friday (30th Jan, 2015), I will be speaking at the Microsoft MVP Community Camp Day in Melbourne. I am pretty excited about this event as this is going to be my first presentation since I have become a System Center MVP in July 2014. My session is titled “Automating SCOM tasks using SMA”. Although this name sounds a little bit boring, let me assure you, it won’t be boring at all! The stuff I’m going to demonstrate is something I’ve been working on during my spare time over the last 6 month, and so far I’ve already written

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Creating OpsMgr Instance Group for All Computers Running an Application and Their Health Service Watchers

OK, the title of this blog is pretty long, but please let me explain what I’m trying to do here. In OpsMgr, it’s quite common to create an instance group which contains some computer objects as well as the Health Service Watchers for these computers. This kind of groups can be used for alert subscriptions, overrides, and also maintenance mode targets. There are many good posts around this topic, i.e. From Tim McFadden: Dynamic Computer groups that send heartbeat alerts From Kevin Holman: Creating Groups of Health Service Watcher Objects based on other Groups Yesterday, I needed to create several

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Detecting Windows License Activation Status Using ConfigMgr DCM and OpsMgr

Hello and Happy New year. You are reading my first post in 2015! This is going to a quick post, something I did this week. Recently, during a ConfigMgr 2012 RAP (Risk and Health Assessment Program) engagement with Microsoft, it has been identified that a small number of ConfigMgr Windows client computers do not have their Windows License activated. The recommendation from the Microsoft ConfigMgr PFE who’s running the RAP was to create a Compliance (DCM) baseline to detect whether the Windows license is activated on client computers. To respond to the recommendation from Microsoft, I quickly created a DCM

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