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…

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.aspxThere are two extra steps that…

Upgrading SCSM 2012 to SP1

Upgrading my System Center Service Manager 2012 Lab to 2012 SP1 Pre-requisites Before you start anything, make sure you have at least Service Manager CU2 applied to your installation. SP1…

Failed RMS promotion

Last week, at a customer site, I needed to promote an MS server to RMS, in order to reuse the old RMS and the main SCOM 2012 server.It is supposed…

Syncing only non-disabled users with Service Manager 2012 Active Directory Connector

Syncing only non-disabled users with Service Manager 2012 Active Directory Connector Today at a customer implementation, we started importing users from AD into the Service Manager 2012 CMDB.After the first…

SCOM 2012 Extended Agent Info

  SCOM 2012 Extended Agent Info – a SCOM 2012 migration companion MP I don’t know about you, but I have been performing migrations of several SCOM 2007 R2 environments…

Adding an Agent Task to Fix the Active Directory 2008 Management Pack Console Tasks

Hi fellow SCOMmers, a quick tip on how to create a task to add a symbolic link to the C:Program Files to all your domain controllers. Why?First a little background:In…

Error in SCOM 2012 ACS Report: Sensitive Security Groups Changes

A customer of mine always had an issue with an ACS Audit report called “Sensitive Security Groups Changes”. The information shown there didn’t make a lot of sense. It would…

SCOM Agents using certificates

Many times you’ll need SCOM agents to communicate to the RMS using certificates. This process, although considerably simple after doing it a few times, is very frequently not well documented….