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My blog is moving – final post here

My blog is moving to a new home: https://kevinholman.com/ This will be my last post here. Most of my...

Author: Kevin Holman Date: 12/30/2018

How to discover and monitor a clustered application

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 12/08/2018

Monitor an agent - but run response on a Management Server

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 11/08/2018

UR6 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/31/2018

Adjusting Alert Storm thresholds on SCOM Agents

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/30/2018

Recovering a SCOM management server

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/29/2018

Comparing Product Connector Subscriptions to Email Notification Subscriptions

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/24/2018

How to determine if your agents are firewalled from specific Management Servers

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/13/2018

Testing to see if a port is open to a SCOM server when you don’t have Portqry or Telnet

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/21/2018

Awesome new transform tool available for testing SCOM scripts from MP’s

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/15/2018

Get All SCOM Rules and Monitors, with their Alert details to a CSV

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/11/2018

Assigning Gateways and Agents to Management Servers using PowerShell

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/06/2018

MP Update: Windows Server 2016 MP version 10.0.21.0

Quick download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54303 This MP contains...

Author: Kevin Holman Date: 06/16/2018

How to multihome a large number of agents in SCOM

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 06/12/2018

Implementing TLS 1.2 enforcement with SCOM

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 05/06/2018

Deleting and Purging data from the SCOM Database

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 05/03/2018

Monitoring AD Certificate Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 03/16/2018

What versions of SCOM can be upgraded to Operations Manager 1801?

If you would like to move your SCOM deployment on to the Semi-Annual Channel, what versions does...

Author: Kevin Holman Date: 02/09/2018

Operations Manager 1801 – Quickstart Deployment Guide

There is already a very good deployment guide posted on Microsoft Docs here:...

Author: Kevin Holman Date: 02/08/2018

Using Hashtables in your SCOM scripts

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 01/23/2018

VSAE now supports Visual Studio 2017

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 12/01/2017

UR14 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 11/28/2017

Alerting on SNMP traps in SCOM – Without discovering the SNMP Device

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 11/01/2017

UR4 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr:...

Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/28/2017

Using SCOM AD integration – but with a CMDB instead of LDAP wizards

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/15/2017

How to create a SCOM group from a SQL CMDB Query

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 10/12/2017

Demo SCOM Script Template

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 09/10/2017

Event 18054 errors in the SQL application log – in SCOM 2016 deployments

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/27/2017

How to create a SCOM group from an Active Directory Computer Group

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/26/2017

Monitoring for Time Drift in your enterprise

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/26/2017

Adding direct agent OMS Workspace and Proxy via PowerShell

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/16/2017

QuickTip: Disabling workflows to optimize for large environments

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/15/2017

Creating a SCOM Service Monitor that allows overrides for Interval Frequency and Samples

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/12/2017

Reinstalling your SCOM agents with the NOAPM switch

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/05/2017

What SQL maintenance should I perform on my SCOM 2016 databases?

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 08/03/2017

Document your SCOM RunAs Account and Profiles script

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 07/27/2017

SCOM 2012 and 2016 Unsealed MP Backup

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 07/07/2017

Don’t forget to License your SCOM 2016 deployments

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 06/29/2017

Stop Healthservice restarts in SCOM 2016

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 05/29/2017

Installing SQL 2016 Always On with Windows Server 2016 Core

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 05/28/2017

UR13 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4016125 Download catalog site:...

Author: Kevin Holman Date: 05/27/2017

How does CPU monitoring work in the Windows Server 2016 management pack?

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 05/13/2017

Agent Management Pack – Making a SCOM Admin’s life a little easier

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 05/09/2017

Enable proxy as a default setting in SCOM 2016

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 04/10/2017

Management Pack authoring the REALLY fast and easy way, using Silect MP Author and Fragments

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 03/22/2017

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 03/08/2017

SCOM Agent Version Addendum Management Pack

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 02/26/2017

How to test your ACS filter to ensure it is valid

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 02/16/2017

Removing unwanted product connectors in SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

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Author: Kevin Holman Date: 02/07/2017

UR12 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr:...

Author: Kevin Holman Date: 01/30/2017

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