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Using Unix MP's for Shell commands and scripts

Ready to move out of the UI ? Thanks to Saurav Babu, and Tim Helton's help, I was able to push my MP...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 05/21/2019

Using SharePoint On Premise Diagnostic tool

Futuristic, perhaps, but a powered screwdriver for space, almost looks like Han Solo's pistol (sans...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 05/17/2019

SharePoint Management framework Private Preview

Do you have an Enterprise SharePoint farms that you manage health and performance via custom...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 05/13/2019

Updated Skype for Business 2015 Addendum pack

Continuing work with Nick Wood on the Skype pack for additional operational features. Previously...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 02/22/2019

Install SCVMM management packs from VMM Server

Time for some automation Ever have to upgrade SCVMM packs every time a new Update Release (UR) comes...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 02/20/2019

Troubleshooting Service Map pack

Updated 14 Mar 2019 If you get these exceptions like me, the issue has been raised, with a...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 02/20/2019

XML for Product or Company Knowledge

Digging in the archives... From a discussion with some PFE's - the question was 'how do I create...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 12/14/2018

Visual Studio and VSAE updates

For those using Visual Studio and Authoring Extensions to author management packs Background VSAE is...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 11/27/2018

Gather Log Analytics/MMA agent version

Had some questions come up from the community to check the Log Analytics agent version. Depending on...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 11/20/2018

Azure Log Analytics for Windows Telemetry data

I blogged about this last year here As best practice, the Upgrade Analytics script checks for far...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 10/17/2018

Scripting SCOM Registry key tweaks

Time to tune! Had some requests to script the registry tweaks for SCOM Starting off with Holman's...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/19/2018

Workflow Manager Addendum MP for SQL Aliases

A SQL Alias is kinda like wearing disguise glasses... From a security perspective, you can make...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/18/2018

Test fire any event on any server from any application

Golden Oldies - always popular (tools vs music) Old Holman blog that's still relevant, even more...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/11/2018

Re-learn an old but still relevant tool - EventLog Explorer

Sometimes we forget about tools that can make things easier. Time to talk about EventLog Explorer....

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/11/2018

Adding Management Solutions in Azure

Decoder ring applies! OMS is Log Analytics is Azure Management Solutions. Do you want to add...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/06/2018

MMA Agent and SCOM Agent version numbers

This idea sprung from a discussion with Sr. PFE Brian Barrington, and it got me wondering... FYI -...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/06/2018

Installing and configuring the MMA agent via PowerShell

GUI install option, see blog Pre-reqs to build out an install script/package MMA agent executable...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/06/2018

Service Map SCOM pack configuration errors

Look for 6400 Event ID's in the Operations Manager log on the management server if you do not have...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/05/2018

MMA Agent, cross platform, and Azure

Things that make you go hmmm.... Ran across a scenario where we were trying to connect Azure...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/04/2018

Service Map SCOM pack errors and events

Running Service Map SCOM management pack and getting errors? Gotta love holidays Good family time...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 09/04/2018

Set up Azure Service Principal

Azure Service principal is like a Mech ID that does work for you behind the scenes Stack Overflow...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 08/10/2018

Service Map for SCOM

Ever compare your work to an amusement park? Every business application compares to a ride, roller...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 08/10/2018

Service Map - Setting up SCOM management group

It's time to get my SCOM MG running Service Map Nothing like seeing what an application actually...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 08/10/2018

Install Azure Log Analytics Service Map Dependency Agent

To make all this work, sometimes, it seems like a slot machine, deposit your quarter, and hope you...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 08/10/2018

Installing and configuring the MMA agent

Maybe the MMA agent is like Venom? Proof I've watched too many a Marvel movie... An existential...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 08/09/2018

Azure Log Analytics Service Map Planning and Pre-reqs

My grandfather said two things: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of manure Death and taxes...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 08/09/2018

Possible SQL issues affecting SCOM performance

Good reasons for a Risk Assessment SQL RAS runs 800+ queries to check on target SQL servers Check...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 08/01/2018

Updated Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Updated and completed for Company Knowledge! Many thanks to Nick Wood for his help deciphering user...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 07/27/2018

What ID's is SCOM using

Ever need to audit what ID's SCOM is using? Maybe you have to figure out how someone else setup...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 07/20/2018

Azure UNIX server SCOM agent setup errors with OEL v7.x

Ran into some customers with UNIX agent problems, including Azure Oracle Enterprise Linux servers...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 06/25/2018

Skype for Business 2015 (premise) Addendum MP

Ever try to figure out a Skype alert, for which server in the pool(s) is failing? While maybe...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 06/21/2018

Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum packs updated

Man time flies! Thought I'd share some new functionality for AD DS (Active Directory Domain...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 06/20/2018

System Center Orchestrator 1801 Integration Packs

Orchestra...? FYI - Additional IP's released this month for Orchestrator, SMA, and SPF Orchestrator...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 03/20/2018

Dock the Outlook calendar

Tired of clicking to see your Outlook calendar? I recently lost the 'Outlook peek' off my Outlook...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 03/13/2018

OMS Heartbeat failures and creating alerts

Feel like you have a ton of data, but lack insights? Would like to thank the Product team to clarify...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 03/13/2018

SQL MP bloat

Ever wish alerts were like a wad of cash? The more you solve, the more you make! How about...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 03/02/2018

2016 SQL SP1 patch issue

False alert? If you have SQL2016 SP1 monitored in SCOM, you most likely have Compliance monitor...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 03/02/2018

Importing OMS views

Perusing the TechNet Gallery looking at other's contributions, I came across some cool new OMS views...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/25/2018

SCOM 1801 New Features (previously 1711 Technical Preview)

What does the new SCOM bring?! HTML5 Web Dashboards! here What's New...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/24/2018

Lync 2013 Addendum Management Pack

Continuing the Addendum tradition :-) Lync couldn't be forgotten. To understand options and methods...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/24/2018

Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Addendum Management Pack

Continuing the Addendum tradition :-) Skype was next on the list. To understand options and methods...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/24/2018

Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum Management Pack

A Post-it note is like an addendum, no? As an Operations engineer, how many times do you get...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/24/2018

Windows Server Dashboards

These are some cool Dashboards brought to the community by Satya Vel a few years ago. This was...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/23/2018

OpsMgr 1801 All in One - Quick Start Deployment Guide

Maybe you want to play with the new SCOM version like me? Following Kevin Holman's Quick Start...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/22/2018

SCOM 1801 dashboards (previously 1711)

Here dashboard dashboard <dong> Come out, come out wherever you are! Looking at SCOM...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 01/19/2018

SCOM 1711 - Technical Preview for upcoming 1801

If you’re not aware, System Center will start doing 6 month releases, and will be YYDD named...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 12/12/2017

Logical Disks Dynamic Group

So what do you do when a team comes to you and asks for different values for logical disk alerts?...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 12/12/2017

OMS/Advisor Event ID 55002

This article is written for the Gateway CommunicationSecurityException event At first I thought...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 12/11/2017

VSAE support for 2017

VSAE support for VS2017 has been released!...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 12/05/2017

Ruling out SCOM as the cause of SCHANNEL events

Ruling out SCOM notifications as the cause of SCHANNEL events Still getting SCHANNEL error events...

Author: kjustin1996 Date: 11/09/2017

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