Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bulk Updating AD using Orchestrator

Suppose you have an ERP system, like SAP or JDE, which is your central reference for employee information. You probably would love to have that information in sync with your…

Informational fields in SCSM SSP forms

If you ever had to create complex and/or long forms in SCSM Self-service portal, you probably noticed how limited it is. I have just learned a quick new trick from…

Monitoring Service Manager 2012 SP1 with SCOM

If you ever tried to monitor SCSM 2012 RTM with SCOM, you probably noticed you were not able to install the SCOM agent to it. The reason was that Service…

SCSM 2012 Self-Service Portal with SPF 2010 Standalone

As per MS documentation, you are allowed to use Service Manager’s Self-Service portal on top of SPF (SharePoint foundation) 2010. I run through the setup that used to work on…

Creating rules to monitor Security Logs with SCOM 2012 (SP1)

The requirement Monitor certain Security events, like account locked, account unlocked, etc in the security event log of the Domain controllers. Generate an Alert when any of the events happened…

Can’t upgrade SCOM 2012 to SP1 after database has been migrated

According to the official procedure documented here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh278848.aspx , you have to change one registry key to point to the new database server: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSystem Center2010CommonDatabase However, if you try to…

Issues after migrating SCOM 2012 Database

As this post is being written, the official MS procedure to migrate a SCOM 2012 operational Database is incomplete. See the official procedure here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh278848.aspx There are two extra steps…

Installing Windows Features using PowerShell 3.0

Here’s a nice trick I’ve learned the other day. Have you ever been in a situation where you quickly needed to install a windows feature or role? Namely, telnet, for…

New Home

Dear followers, I have decided to finally move away from Blogger. It works fine, but I wanted a bit more control. I hope you enjoy my System Center blog! The…