System Center Operations Manager

Tasty Treats for System Center Operations Manager (by Tyson Paul)

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2019/06/20 This will be my last post here (MSDN). I won't have access to post/edit this blogging...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 06/19/2019

How to Analyze a SCOM Property Bag

From time to time I find myself writing PowerShell scripts for custom workflows: discoveries, rules,...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 08/30/2018

SCOMHelper PowerShell Module - A SCOM Admin’s Best Friend

*Note: after today (2019/06/19) I will no longer have access to update this blog. Check the...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 08/06/2018

SCOM Sudoers Reference

NOTE: These example sudoers configurations are compatible with SCOM 2012 R2. There have been some...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 06/14/2018

Class Viewer: An Easy Way to View Class Hierarchy and Hosting Relationships in the Operations Manager Console

Up until now there has been no easy way to get a good, visual perspective on the classes and hosting...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 05/02/2018

Visual Studio ‘Failed to verify module reference’ Authoring SCOM Management Pack, VSAE

Today I’m writing about an elusive problem with a management pack that I was authoring recently. I...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 04/20/2018

SCOM: Export Rules, Monitors, Overrides, Settings, Effective Monitoring Configuration with PowerShell

2018.03.23: (This is a reboot of a previous post. I revised the title, script, and photos a bit.) I...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 03/24/2018

Export SCOM Rule and Monitor Knowledge Articles with PowerShell

This has been baked into the SCOMHelper PowerShell module available here. Related: How to Get...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 12/15/2017

SCOM Operations Manager Shell PowerShell Error When Launched as Administrator

Sometimes when the Operations Manager Shell is opened as an Administrator you will see the error in...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 04/28/2017

SCOM Printer Monitoring Management Pack Supplement (Updated: Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016)

Back in 2010 Steve Rachui posted a fantastic management pack which added support for monitoring...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 04/28/2017

How to Correctly Create an Override for a SCOM Workflow

Never store overrides in the "Default Management pack". Don’t do it.    In fact, rename the Default...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 05/24/2016

Certificate Request from Standalone CA Certificate Authority for Operations Manager, SCOM 2012/R2

Note: Every management server (except if it is the standalone CA) and every untrusted agent or...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 05/24/2016

Install Standalone CA (Certificate Authority) on Windows Server 2012 R2 for use with Operations Manager

After looking around a bit I couldn’t find a decent tutorial that addressed this specific scenario...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 05/24/2016

SCOM: Windows Server Logical Disk Volume Name Added!

As you may be aware, the Windows server logical disks and mount points discoveries do not populate...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 04/09/2016

SQL Run As Account Configuration for SCOM Made Easy

SQL RunAs account configuration is one of those SCOM topics that seem to be more on the tricky side...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 04/09/2016

How to Get Knowledge Article from a SCOM Alert with Powershell

I've had numerous requests lately for scripts to extract Knowledge Article info from alerts and...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 03/31/2016

SquaredUp SQL Dashboards for ALL of your SQL Servers

Thanks to the nice folks over at SquaredUp.com I am able to test their SquaredUp addon for SCOM in...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 10/08/2015

SCOM 2012: How Does an Agent Task Get Executed?

I was recently working on creating some agent Powershell tasks for a management pack project and it...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 09/16/2015

URLGenie Management Pack for SCOM - An Easy, Powerful Solution for Bulk Website Monitoring

2018.12.10: Version 2.0.0.36 available. Fixed the clientcert group population. 2018.10.23 Update:...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 05/04/2015

SCOM Enhanced Email Notification Script Version 2.2

SCOM Enhanced Email Notification Script Version 2.2 now supports Subscriber schedules and Address...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 01/30/2015

Performance Rule for Log File Entries

Recently I had a customer request for tracking the number of specific entries in a log file every 30...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 12/08/2014

HP Agentless Monitoring with SCOM 2012 R2

I recently visited a customer who wanted to implement the HP Agentless Monitoring Management Pack in...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 11/07/2014

Synthetic Transaction Test Monitor

A while back when I was working with the legendary Jon Almquist, I picked up this little gem from...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 08/22/2014

SCOM Enhanced Email Notification Script Version 2.1

In September of 2010 Tao Yang wrote a fantastic Powershell script (v2.0 here) for command channel...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 08/04/2014

SCOM Powershell Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration cmdlet Doesn't Output Complete Data

I was working on a support case recently when it was brought to my attention that this cmdlet does...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 07/24/2014

Operations Manager 2012 R2 UR2 Powershell Grid Widget Effective Monitoring Configuration Dashboard

Have you ever wanted to simply click a server object and see all of the effective rule and monitor...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 07/24/2014

Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Upgrade to R2 Failed, "a database upgrade is already in progress from another machine"

When I first attempted to upgrade my lab instance from Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Upgrade to R2 the...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 07/16/2014

Set Primary and Failover Management Servers for Agent Managed Computers with Powershell

Here's an easy script to set the primary and secondary management servers for all agent managed...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 07/14/2014

Microsoft.SystemCenter.WebApplication.UrlProbe Error Code Reference

This is just a reference page for the various error codes that you might encounter when using the...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 07/03/2014

Workflow Analyzer Unhandled Exception: "The system cannot find the file specified"

Recently I borrowed a lab instance of Operations Manager 2012 R2 from a friend. I was attempting to...

Author: Tyson.Paul Date: 07/01/2014