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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
Alerting on Deadlocks with the SQL Server Management Pack

Alerting on Deadlocks with the SQL Server Management Pack

First published on TECHNET on Oct 28, 2014Today a customer asked me how to configure SCOM to generate Alerts for SQL Deadlocks. Looking in the SQL Server Management Pack, I found that we have event log Rules for deadlocks for ... continue reading
Exporting and Importing User Roles and Notifications in SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012

Exporting and Importing User Roles and Notifications in SCOM 2007 and SCOM 2012

First published on TECHNET on Dec 12, 2013A customer of mine is migrating from SCOM 2007 to a new SCOM 2012 installation and would like to migrate User Roles and Notifications instead of recreating all of them manually.Note that both ... continue reading
Get a list of email addresses used in SCOM notifications

Get a list of email addresses used in SCOM notifications

First published on TECHNET on Dec 12, 2013I haven’t blogged in a while, so need to make sure this thing is still on :) I’ll start with something simple that I used today. One of my customers is migrating from ... 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
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
SQL Agent Job Discovery not working?

SQL Agent Job Discovery not working?

First published on TECHNET on Jun 04, 2009 The SQL Server Management Pack includes an option to discover and monitor SQL Server Agent Jobs for SQL 2000/2005/2008. The Discovery for this is disabled by default: I ran into an issue ... continue reading