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Transforming Incidents to other WorkItem types via Console Tasks in Service Manager (SCSM Dev custom Solutions)

The entire solution (source code) is available...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 10/24/2016

Export and Import data of a MP in Service Manager when the MP needs to be removed as it cannot be upgraded (breaking change)

Ever authored a Management Pack and after it is in production for quite some time, you figured out...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 10/19/2016

Troubleshooting LFX Connectors in Service Manager - the SCCM Connector where LastInventoryDate is not getting updated

Hi everyone! :D It's been a while since my last post. I've been pretty busy with migrating to the...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 10/05/2016

Improving Service Manager - we're not kidding!

Update Rollup 6 is out! :) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3039363 We are constantly improving SC...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 04/28/2015

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

So, here's a cool ebook on OpsMgr for you! :)...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 04/22/2015

Improvements are here for the Data Warehouse and others in Update Rollup 5

Update Rollup 5 is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3009517 Beside other cool fixes, this UR...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 02/12/2015

Service Manager Data Warehouse Troubleshooting

There are some great articles out there which talk about troubleshooting the Data Warehouse. In this...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 11/24/2014

Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 - important update for the Service Manager Data Warehouse

So, Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 is out as you might know :D...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 11/11/2014

Fixing Service Manager Data Warehouse Registration Information

There are quite a few situations where we end up having "corrupt" - actually orphaned or...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 10/12/2014

How object GUIDs are created in Operations Manager and Service Manager

There are some questions on how the object GUIDs are calculated in Operations Manager and Service...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/03/2014

Data Warehouse issues after upgrading OM 2012 SP1 to R2

After upgrading SC Operations Manager 2012 SP1 to R2 you might notice general problems related to...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 02/13/2014

Global Service Monitor not working because the remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure

When we install and use Global Service Monitor in System Center Operations Manager 2012, the...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 10/10/2013

For which Alerts did I get a Notification in SC Operations Manager 2012?

Have you ever asked yourself, which Alerts that are currently in the OperationsManager database...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 09/02/2013

Tweaking the AD and CM Connectors in Service Manager 2012

IMPORTANT: Always perform a FULL Backup of the database before doing anything to it !!! ALSO: It is...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 08/13/2013

Resetting and running the Service Manager Data Warehouse Jobs separately

We can see quite some issues with running the SM Data Warehouse Jobs or finishing the Cube...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 07/03/2013

Bad OM Performance because State Change Events are not groomed out

IMPORTANT: Always perform a FULL Backup of the database before doing anything to it !!! ALSO: It is...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 03/15/2013

Custom Activity with User Picker in Service Manager 2012

Well, so we need to create an extended Manual Activity Class/Form or a brand new custom Activity...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 03/06/2013

How to manually execute WorkItem Grooming in Service Manager

IMPORTANT: Always perform a FULL Backup of the database before doing anything to it !!! ALSO: It is...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 12/11/2012

Configuration Manager Connector's DCM Rule can cause massive performance issues in Service Manager

IMPORTANT: Always perform a FULL Backup of the database before doing anything to it !!! ALSO: It is...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 11/29/2012

When you try to create a Calendar in Service Manager 2012 you get the error - Value cannot be null

In some environment, depending on the TimeZone settings - most important of all Daylight Saving, you...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 09/21/2012

Build-In User Role missing from Operations Manager 2012

Something strange happened recently where we tried to install OM 2012 Reporting, but that failed...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 07/23/2012

Service Manager slow perfomance

PLEASE WATCH: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MMS/2013/SD-B312 A lot of Service Manager...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 07/13/2012

OM Agent fails to execute scripts - Warning Event 21405

If you ever find yourself in the situation where you notice (Alerts in the console or Operations...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 06/14/2012

Know issues when upgrading from OM 2007 R2 to OM 2012

Well first of all I really encourage you to upgrade to OM 2012 because it really brings a lot of...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/22/2012

When trying to design a RunBook using Active Directory Integration Pack 7.0, it fails with error "Failed to load the assembly containing the service class."

IMPORTANT: Allways perform a FULL Backup of the database before doing anything to it !!! ALSO: It is...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/21/2012

Configuration update fails with event IDs 29106, 29206, 29100 in OM 2007 R2

IMPORTANT: Allways perform a FULL Backup of the databases before doing anything to it !!! ALSO: It...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/14/2012

Reducing the maximum number of OIDs queried in a single batch in OM 2012

Ran into a nice issue when actvating advanced network performance monitoring on a Cisco ASA...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/13/2012

How to manually delete a data set from the Data Warehouse in OM 2007 R2

IMPORTANT: Always perform a FULL Backup of the databases before doing anything to it !!! ALSO: It is...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/10/2012

Cleaning up old data from the Data Warehouse database in OM 2007 R2

IMPORTANT: Allways perform a FULL Backup of the databases before doing anything to it !!! There are...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/10/2012

Failing to patch a clustered SQL 2008 R2 instance

This article discusses the installation on SP1 but it applies to Cumulative Updates as well. Well...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/08/2012

Making the OM 2012 Web-Console accessible from a Windows XP Client

Ok, so you've installed the System Center Operations Manager 2012 Web-Console and want to access it...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/08/2012

System Center 2012 is out

Well so now that System Center 2012 is out and rockin', I thought it was a good idea to start a blog...

Author: Mihai Sarbulescu Date: 05/08/2012