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Creating a Group of Windows Computer and Health Service Watcher Objects

Creating a Group of Windows Computer and Health Service Watcher Objects

First published on TECHNET on Mar 20, 2012There are a lot of great blogs out there that discuss creating various types of groups ( Kevin Holman and Jonathan Almquist have a number of them), and the stuff that I do ... continue reading
OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent Installation Error with Microsoft.VC90.CRT

OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent Installation Error with Microsoft.VC90.CRT

First published on TECHNET on Feb 16, 2012I’ve seen this issue a couple of times now…an OpsMgr 2007 R2 Agent installation fails with the following error:Product: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Agent -- Error 1935.An error occured during the ... continue reading
Logical Disk Fragmentation Report

Logical Disk Fragmentation Report

First published on TECHNET on Aug 25, 2011Here’s a simple custom report that shows the fragmentation of each logical disk based on the Logical Disk Fragmentation Monitor in the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack. The report has a “Fragmentation ... continue reading
Workflow Failure Queries

Workflow Failure Queries

First published on TECHNET on Jul 29, 2011I regularly see customers getting a lot of alerts indicating that workflows have failed to run a script of WMI query…the alert name is usually one of the following:Workflow Runtime: Failed to run ... continue reading
Unhealthy Monitors Report

Unhealthy Monitors Report

First published on TECHNET on May 06, 2011I recently put together an “Unhealthy Monitors” report for an OpsMgr Administrator to see which Monitors are causing the most state degradation in the environment. This report lists all monitors that have objects ... continue reading
Active Alerts Report

Active Alerts Report

First published on TECHNET on Nov 08, 2010NOTE: This report uses the Operations Database instead of the Data Warehouse….in order for it to work, you must create an SRS Data Source for the OpsDB…Kevin Holman has instructions for this here ... continue reading

Powershell Commands to configure Gateway Server / Agent Failover

First published on TECHNET on Jul 23, 2010 UPDATE: Some of these commands have been changed for OpsMgr 2012, so I’ve created updated scripts at the bottom of this post that should work in 2012. I’ve assisted a few customers ... continue reading
Sample Queries and Reports from my MMS Session

Sample Queries and Reports from my MMS Session

First published on TECHNET on Apr 22, 2010 Here are the reports and queries that I used in the demos of my “Writing Basic Custom Reports for Operations Manager” session at MMS 2010. **I’ve updated the Alert Dashboard report to ... continue reading
Using Integers and other “non-string” data types in Rules and Monitors

Using Integers and other “non-string” data types in Rules and Monitors

First published on TECHNET on Oct 01, 2009 If you need to use any non-string data type in the criteria for custom Rules and Monitors, you’ll need to edit the XML in order for it to work properly. By default, ... continue reading
Service Monitors – What does the “State” value mean?

Service Monitors – What does the “State” value mean?

First published on TECHNET on Aug 11, 2009 When you create a Service Monitor in OpsMgr 2007, we get an alert / state change when the service is not running, but this does not necessarily mean that the service is ... continue reading