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SCOM

Squared Up OpsMgr Community MP Catalog

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One of the big challenges when working with OpsMgr is finding all the good community management packs. Although Microsoft has provided a “Partner Solutions” ...

Upcoming SCOM Bootcamp-Melbourne Australia

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I’m teaming up with Infront Consulting, Australia and will deliver a 4-day in-person instructor-led SCOM 2012 bootcamp at Melbourne, Australia. The content o...

Squared Up Released version 2.3

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Few weeks ago, the Squared Up folks sent me the preview bits for version 2.3. I haven’t had time to play with it until today.

Top Community Resources for SCOM and OMS

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Last Friday, as part of the Squared Up UK community workshop, I have presented my recommended resources for SCOM and OMS. I have covered may blogs, sites, ma...

Using an External Knowledge Base for OpsMgr

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Summary I’ve been wanting to write a post on this topic for a while. Using an external knowledge base for OpsMgr is not something new. Many people have alrea...

OpsMgr Dashboard Fun: Google Maps

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I am really excited about the 2 new PowerShell dashboard widget released in OpsMgr 2012 R2 UR2. PowerShell has always been my favourite scripting language, s...

VMware Windows Guest Management Pack

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This Monday, I was configuring monitoring for all our System Center 2012 servers as per our Windows support team’s requirement. Since all the virtual machine...

Discovery for MS Clusters of Any Kind

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Often when developing an OpsMgr management pack for server class applications, we need to be cluster-aware. Sometimes workflows don’t need to run on a cluste...

OpsMgr Weather Monitoring MP Updated

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I got an email from someone up in Sweden the other day in regards to the Weather Monitoring MP that I released few months ago. I’ve been made aware that a ne...

MP Authoring: Targeting RMS or MS?

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I’m writing a write action module for a management pack that I’m currently working on. This module contains a PowerShell script that connects to SCOM SDK ser...

SCCM 2007 Client Management Pack Updated

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I received an email this morning regarding to the SCCM 2007 Client Management Pack that I wrote few months ago. Someone pointed out it had some issues in the...

SCOM Alert Notification–Using Skype

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Recently I’ve been wanting to setup SCOM notifications in my test environment that can reach me even when I’m not home.. However, I had two problem: I don’t ...

Unresponsive SCOM 2007 R2 Console

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been configuring a brand new SCOM environment at work to monitor the SCCM infrastructure.

Broken SCOM Web Console URLs?

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I come across a situation where when i click on the web console URL from a SCOM notification email such as this one: http://<SCOM Web Server>/default.a...

SCOM Console Crashes

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When I connect SCOM console to one of my clients SCOM 2007 R2 environment, under Authoring Pane, if I change the display scope of Monitors or Rules to “View ...

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PowerShell

OMSDataInjection PowerShell Module Updated

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I’ve just pushed a small update to my old OMSDataInection PowerShell module. This module is designed to send custom logs to a Log Analytics workspace via its...

PowerShell Module: PSPesterTest

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Few weeks ago, the customer I was working for has a requirement that all the PowerShell scripts and in-house written modules must be validated against PSScri...

PowerShell Function to Get Azure AD Token

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When making Azure Resource Manager REST API calls, you will firstly need to obtain an Azure AD authorization token and use it to construct the authorization ...

SharePointSDK Module Updated to v2.1.5

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I’ve just released SharePointSDK module version 2.1.5 with a minor bug fix within the New-SPListDateTimeField function. In the old versions, the New-SPListDa...

OMSDataInjection Updated to Version 1.2.0

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The OMSDataInjection module was only updated to v1.1.1  less than 2 weeks ago. I had to update it again to reflect the cater for the changes in the OMS HTTP ...

ConfigMgr OMS Connector

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Earlier this week, Microsoft has release a new feature  in System Center Configuration Manager 1606 called OMS Connector:

Azure Automation Runbook: New-FakeVirus

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Often when you are playing with security related products, you would need to create dummy/fake viruses on your computers. The most common way to do this is t...

PowerShell Module: Resize-Console

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I’m currently working on a solution that relies on PowerShell Web Access (Hopefully I can finish tonight and blog it in next couple of days).

PowerShell Function: Get-WeekDayInMonth

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Often, IT admins need to workout the first/second/third/fourth Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun of any given month. some good examples are: Prepare themselves ...

Scripting 101 For George

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Yesterday at work, we were having a chat with George, the team leader of our infrastructure 3rd level support team. George told me since he’s a team leader, ...

SCOM Alert Notification–Using Skype

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Recently I’ve been wanting to setup SCOM notifications in my test environment that can reach me even when I’m not home.. However, I had two problem: I don’t ...

Disabling Auto Discovery in SCDPM 2010

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System Center Data Protection Manager is not something I normally play with. Recently, I’ve been dobbed in to troubleshoot an issue with remote sites network...

PowerShell Script: SCCM Health Check

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30/01/2012: This script has been updated to version 3.5. Details can be found HERE. The download link on this article has also been updated to version 3.5.

PowerShell Function: Validate Subnet Mask

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This is a function I wrote couple of days ago for the Windows Build Scripts which I blogged yesterday. I think it is pretty cool so I’d like to blog this fun...

PowerShell Script: Mass-Mailer

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Today a colleague asked me to write a script to send out a email to a large group of people but have the phrase “Dear <person’s name”>” in the beginnin...

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Azure

Use GitHub Super Linter in Azure Pipelines

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Recently, GitHub has released an open-sourced tool called Super Linter (Blog, Repo). It’s basically a swiss army knife of linters for a collection of languag...

OMSDataInjection PowerShell Module Updated

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I’ve just pushed a small update to my old OMSDataInection PowerShell module. This module is designed to send custom logs to a Log Analytics workspace via its...

100 Days of Infrastructure as Code in Azure

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I have been asked to contribute to the 100 Days of IaC in Azure project started by Ryan Irujo (@reirujo) and Pete Zerger (@pzerger). I accepted the invitatio...

New Book Release: Inside Azure Management

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I have been pretty busy over the last few months, largely because I was working on the new book titled Inside Azure Management with few MVP friends. We have ...

Sneak Peak of Azure Blueprints

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Azure Blueprints have been announced and made available for public preview last month at Microsoft Ignite 2018. I have been on the private preview for few mo...

Azure Functions Demo: Voting App

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Back in April this year, Pete Zerger (@pzerger) and I delivered two sessions in Experts Live Australia. One of which is titled “Cloud Automation Overview”. D...

PowerShell Function to Get Azure AD Token

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When making Azure Resource Manager REST API calls, you will firstly need to obtain an Azure AD authorization token and use it to construct the authorization ...

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OMS

Inside OMS Book V2 Released

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Few days ago, the Inside OMS Book version 2 has been released as a free ebook to the TechNet Gallery: http://bit.ly/InsideOMS

Inside OMS book v2 Preview Chapters Release

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Over the last few months, Stan, Pete, Anders and I have been very busy with writing the version 2 of the Inside Microsoft Operations Management Suite book. A...

OMSDataInjection Updated to Version 1.2.0

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The OMSDataInjection module was only updated to v1.1.1  less than 2 weeks ago. I had to update it again to reflect the cater for the changes in the OMS HTTP ...

ConfigMgr OMS Connector

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Earlier this week, Microsoft has release a new feature  in System Center Configuration Manager 1606 called OMS Connector:

Scoping OMS Performance Data in Power BI

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when working on a dashboard or a portal, sometimes it is good that the portal is more interactive. I often found it’s more useful then just a static widget. ...

Azure Automation Runbook: New-FakeVirus

2 minute read

Often when you are playing with security related products, you would need to create dummy/fake viruses on your computers. The most common way to do this is t...

Free OMS Workshops in Sydney and Melbourne

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Next week, I will team up with my fellow Cloud and Datacenter MVP Daniel Mar from Infront Consulting Australia and deliver 2 free Microsoft Operations Manage...

Top Community Resources for SCOM and OMS

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Last Friday, as part of the Squared Up UK community workshop, I have presented my recommended resources for SCOM and OMS. I have covered may blogs, sites, ma...

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MP Authoring

Upcoming Webinar on MP Authoring Using VSAE

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Last week, I have conducted a workshop with Richard Benwell from Squared Up to a group of Squared Up’s customers at an internal company event. In the worksho...

VMware Windows Guest Management Pack

1 minute read

This Monday, I was configuring monitoring for all our System Center 2012 servers as per our Windows support team’s requirement. Since all the virtual machine...

Discovery for MS Clusters of Any Kind

6 minute read

Often when developing an OpsMgr management pack for server class applications, we need to be cluster-aware. Sometimes workflows don’t need to run on a cluste...

Bulk Creating Overrides in VSAE

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At work, in one of the OpsMgr 2007 management groups, we have 3 sets of Australian state / territory based computer groups. Let’s say they are App-A, App-B, ...

OpsMgr Weather Monitoring MP Updated

1 minute read

I got an email from someone up in Sweden the other day in regards to the Weather Monitoring MP that I released few months ago. I’ve been made aware that a ne...

MP Authoring: Targeting RMS or MS?

2 minute read

I’m writing a write action module for a management pack that I’m currently working on. This module contains a PowerShell script that connects to SCOM SDK ser...

SCCM 2007 Client Management Pack Updated

less than 1 minute read

I received an email this morning regarding to the SCCM 2007 Client Management Pack that I wrote few months ago. Someone pointed out it had some issues in the...