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SCOM On Demand Discovery Example

This is something that I’ve struggled with in the past because it can be a bit tricky so here’s a quick explanation of how you can trigger On Demand discovery. The Trigger On Demand Discovery task includes the Target ID of the target class ( Microsoft.SystemCenter.HealthService ) but don’t let this fool you. The task ….  Read More

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SCOMHelper PowerShell Module – A SCOM Admin’s Best Friend

(installation instructions at bottom)Update: 2020.09.22: v1.28 – Added Get-SCOMRunningWorkflowsUpdate: 2020.08.19: Added Update-SCOMComputerGroupUpdate: 2020.08.12: Added New-SCOMComputerGroupUpdate: 2020.05.13: Added Export-SCOMOverrides, Deploy-SCOMAgent Get-SCOMRunningWorkflows – Will return an object that represents detailed task results for agent task: ‘Microsoft.SystemCenter.GetAllRunningWorkflows’Update-SCOMComputerGroup – Will overwrite an existing instance group or computer group containing Windows Computers [Microsoft.Windows.Computer] objects and optionally include related Health Service ….  Read More

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How to Analyze a SCOM Property Bag

From time to time I find myself writing PowerShell scripts for custom workflows: rules, monitors, tasks, etc. Often times the project at hand requires a property bag full of juicy data to be used in the workflow. There are a handful of other blogs that describe what a property bag is but here I’ll show ….  Read More

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Visual Studio ‘Failed to verify module reference’ Authoring SCOM Management Pack, VSAE

Today I’m writing about an elusive problem with a management pack that I was authoring recently. I was writing a generic datasource for a registry discovery; that is a discovery that will instantiate a class based on the existence of a registry key on the Target machine, and generic because I will use a single ….  Read More

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Export SCOM Rule and Monitor Knowledge Articles with PowerShell

This has been baked into the SCOMHelper PowerShell module available here. Related: How to Get Knowledge Article from a SCOM Alert with Powershell This will output workflow information (including Knowledge Article content) to an HTML report or CSV file. Script accepts one or more (or all) management pack objects as input. Can export from SCOM using ….  Read More

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SCOM Printer Monitoring Management Pack Supplement (Updated: Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016)

  Back in 2010 Steve Rachui posted a fantastic management pack which added support for monitoring Windows 2003 and 2008 print servers. The original post is located here so you can read all about the functionality: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/steverac/2010/12/04/focusing-on-the-printer-printer-monitoring-mp-supplement/   In summary: “Printer MP Supplement The focus for building out this MP supplement was to offer individualized ….  Read More