Category Archives: Authoring

Service Discovery and Monitoring with Operations Manager

One of the most frequent requests we get from customers is to create monitor for application services. Often enough you will find management packs for well know applications, but if…

Yet another update to the Extended Agent Info Management Pack

I have recently updated my Extended agent info MP to include information about Operations Management Suite. I have now added a task to configure the agent to use OMS. The…

SCSM–A tale of two customizations

This is a story with a happy ending. Not all Service Manager Data Warehouse customization stories end the same way. Embark with me in this incredible journey! Once upon a…

SCSM–Using PowerShell to Create DW Outriggers and Dimensions

Update (Dec,3rd 2015): Found a noob/doingthislateatnight bug in the script. Fixed it. Now the option to create dimension or not works. Nothing like eating your own dog food… Certain technologies…

Issue with SCOM Run As Account

Recently had an issue with my custom fileshare monitor but I believe it can happen to any Run As Account/Profile. My MP has a run as profile, to run the…

SCOM Distributed Application Object Location

Often enough I find myself asked where can certain types of objects be found in SCOM when creating a Distributed Application. It seems straightforward but the location of some of…

Quick and Dirty: a handy SQL Query PS Rule

Very often, I get the request to monitor a remote SQL Server as a Synthetic Transaction and I normally end up creating something custom, even though SCOM has an OLE…

SCOM: Recording a Web Transaction Session with SCOM 2012 R2 64bits Console (Re-post)

This is just a re-post. I seldom do that, but I believe it is worth it. I find it so cumbersome and clumsy from Microsoft that you have to do…

Monitoring Page Read/Write in SQL Instances

If you are familiar with the Microsoft SQL Management pack for SCOM 2012 (can be found here), you will know that it brings a lot of performance counters out of…

Using to SCOM to Audit Local Administrators

Have you ever wondered or needed to actually know which users were actually set as local administrators on a server or group of servers? You are in luck if those…