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SCOMHelper PowerShell Module – A SCOM Admin’s Best Friend

(installation instructions at bottom)2021.09.15: v1.37 – Fixed ‘Move Override’ feature in Start-SCOMOverrideTool.2021.07.08: v1.36 – Fixed small issue in Start-SCOMOverrideTool.2021.05.13: v1.35 – Improved New-SCOMClassGraphIndex. Better handling of foreign graphs.2021.01.06: v1.34 – Improved error handling in RemoveObsoleteMPRefTask.2020.12.30: v1.33 – Improved GraphViz package detection for New-SCOMClassGraph function.2020.11.19: v1.31 – Improved Update-SCOMComputerGroup2020.09.22: v1.28 – Added Get-SCOMRunningWorkflows2020.08.19: Added Update-SCOMComputerGroup2020.08.12: Added ….  Read More

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SCOM Agent Proxy Management Pack

This is an easy solution to configure your scom agents to use an HTTP proxy. The SCOM agent uses a special configuration file for Powershell probe HTTP traffic. The agent takes its orders from a local config file located at: <agent install path>\MonitoringHost.exe.config( In the case of my test agent-managed computer: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\MonitoringHost.exe.config ….  Read More

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SCOM Alert Management Pack: Alert Workflows

This is the fourth of four related articles discussing the features and capabilities of the SCOM Alert Management Pack. In previous articles about the SCOM Alert Management Pack, we talked about assigning Alert Ownership and mitigating Alert Storms. In this final topic, we’ll introduce basic Alert Workflows. Introduction The SCOM Alert Management Pack contains some ….  Read More

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SCOM Alert Management Pack: Alert Storm Mitigation

This is the third of four related articles discussing the features and capabilities of the SCOM Alert Management Pack. A common pain point for Operations Manager administrators is the dreaded alert storm. It may be caused by a network outage, unplanned maintenance, a poorly tuned environment or other factors. A single incident will cause OpsMgr ….  Read More

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How do I change the passwords for accounts used in the M365 SMP?

As with most IT Organizations the requirement to change service account passwords has turned out to be a fairly common task. We recently received some questions about changing the passwords in the M365 SMP so I figured that we would cover this in a post and provide instructions on how to change the passwords for ….  Read More