The End is near for Windows 2003

I have written about this before, but it is always important to remember that Windows 2003 is quickly approaching End-Of-Line by July 2015. As I have stated before, it is…

MS Ignite–Journal Posts

I’m sitting right now at the airport waiting for my flight to Chicago. The largest Microsoft Global event is about to begin. It has actually already began, with the pre-sessions…

Creating Hyper-V Host Virtual NICs

In a scenario where you have multiple of your NICs in the hosts teamed, you may not want to dedicate a full gigabit network card only to Heartbeat, CSV or…

Run a command in a Linux Azure VM

Here’s my scenario: I have a tomcat Ubuntu server that I wanted to log on to. Problem: can’t remember the password. Can’t actually remember the users I have created. There…

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…

Configuring an External watcher node for Lync 2013 and SCOM

Summary Recently, I’ve been asked to configure an external Lync watcher node. The documentation doesn’t do a good, IMHO, in describing such a scenario in detail and doesn’t comment on…

Configuring the SCSM 2012 Management Pack

It may sound silly, but this MP requires a bit of configuration to work properly. Let’s go for the steps:   0. Make sure your SCSM server is added to…

SCSM Dashboard

Since Service Manager lacks a native capability to create dashboards, like OpsMgr does, one often uses the Data Warehouse capabilities to provide relatively recent information, mainly to manager and director…

A Simple File Share monitoring MP

Recently had a request to implement a simple solution to monitor a path in the network. There are some MPs around, but we had issues with them, so, we needed…