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Failed Login Report Using Log Analytics and Logic Apps

Failed Login Report Using Log Analytics and Logic Apps

My name is Brad Watts and I’m a SCOM PFE. I wanted to take a little bit of time to demonstrate how you can use Azure Log Analytics along with Azure Logic Apps to email out reports on important information ... continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Management Pack (S2D) error in SCOM fixed in UR7

If you are running into error below after installing S2D Management pack and trying to add a new group, then you will be happy to know what we have fixed this issue in SCOM 2016 UR7. Please install the fix ... continue reading
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Azure Management Pack supports Log Search and Activity Log Alerts

Introduction to Azure Management Pack If you are a SCOM lover and wants to monitor both your on-prem resources and Azure resources through SCOM, then this blog post can help you. System Center has a management pack called Azure Management ... continue reading
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How to see Azure Alerts: Query rules and Activity Log in SCOM through Azure Management Pack

Azure Management pack https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013 is designed to enable hybrid scenario where SCOM is used as a single pane of glass to monitor both Azure and on-prem resources. If you want to monitor your Azure resources like Virtual machines, Storage accounts, ... continue reading
SCOM Task to Add or Remove Management Groups on Agents

SCOM Task to Add or Remove Management Groups on Agents

First published on TECHNET on Aug 13, 2016A customer of mine found that they had numerous SCOM Agents which were multi-homed to defunct Management Groups, and they were looking for an easy way to remove these old Management Groups from ... continue reading
PowerShell Command to Approve SCOM Agents Listed in a Text File

PowerShell Command to Approve SCOM Agents Listed in a Text File

First published on TECHNET on Dec 15, 2015My customer has a lot of manually installed SCOM Agents that have not yet been approved in the console, and wanted a quick way to approve only the ones that are listed in ... continue reading
Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

First published on TECHNET on Sep 02, 2015A customer of mine monitors some agents that only have 1gb of storage, so disk space must be conserved as much as possible. The Health Service store file (a JET database named HealthServiceStore.edb) ... continue reading
Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

First published on TECHNET on Apr 15, 2015While helping a customer migrate from SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 R2, we noticed a large reduction in Alerts for Exchange 2010. After investigating further, we noticed that we were not getting any ... continue reading
Agent Version and Health report

Agent Version and Health report

First published on TECHNET on Apr 09, 2015A customer asked me to put together a SCOM data warehouse report that would list Agents from all Management Groups, and some general Agent version and health information. The report I put together ... continue reading
Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

First published on TECHNET on Feb 03, 2015A customer of mine is seeing some random issues with SCOM not being able to resolve Exchange performance counters and would like to get an alert when this happens so we can troubleshoot ... continue reading