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SCOMHelper PowerShell Module – A SCOM Admin’s Best Friend

(installation instructions at bottom) 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 New-SCOMComputerGroup2020.05.13: Added Export-SCOMOverrides, Deploy-SCOMAgent There are a number ….  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

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Workflow Analyzer for SCOM is back!

Good news! The workflow troubleshooting tool that you might remember from over a decade ago is back and better than ever. Some good folks with the System Center product group have recently listened to this engineer’s crying and pleading. It has finally been rebooted with a few improvements. If my memory serves me correctly (I’m ….  Read More

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SCOM – Trace Workflow Agent Task

Launch a task, see what the agent is doing. It’s that easy. This post is going to be short and sweet, right to the point with brief instructions on how to get agent trace data in front of your eyeballs as fast as possible. There are basically two types of SCOM traces: 1) General – ….  Read More