Laura Park’s Microsoft Monitoring Blog

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SCOM Gray Agents in VMM - Report & Email

A customer had a number of agents hosted in VMM, and often a VM would hang after patching. It was...

Author: Laura Park Date: 09/25/2018

Script to delete decommissioned servers in SCOM

This is a modified version of Tim McFadden's script. This script will take a text file containing...

Author: Laura Park Date: 09/25/2018

Verifying PowerShell versions...let me count the ways

There are numerous posts out there on how to check which version(s) of PowerShell are installed on a...

Author: Laura Park Date: 08/26/2018

A high-level comparison of monitoring Active Directory with SCOM / OMS Log Analytics and Azure AD Connect Health

I wrote up this comparison to highlight the key capabilities and differences in each. It's not...

Author: Laura Park Date: 07/20/2018

Troubleshooting SCOM discovery - a thorough how-to

Something not getting discovered? Objects not appearing in the console after importing a management...

Author: Laura Park Date: 05/11/2018

A high-level comparison of monitoring Windows OS with SCOM / OMS and Azure

A customer wants to move their core OS monitoring off of SCOM and over to OMS or another Azure-based...

Author: Laura Park Date: 05/11/2018

Search SCOM subscriptions for a specific string

Today I made this simple script for a customer. It searches all notification subscriptions in your...

Author: Laura Park Date: 07/05/2017

Effective monitoring in SCOM

Occasionally, a customer requests a full list of the monitoring on a specific agent - all rules,...

Author: Laura Park Date: 12/06/2016