Category: SCOM 2012

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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 – Capture ….  Read More

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Easily Configure SCOM Cross-Platform Management Server Certificates

One of the more annoying tasks when configuring monitoring for nix/xplat agents is exporting management server certificates, then importing those certificates on all other members of the designated cross-platform resource pool. When you deploy a nix agent, the agent will automatically trust only the management server which performed the certificate signing procedure during the agent ….  Read More

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SCOM Effective Monitoring Configuration Report

Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfigurationReport Available here: SCOMHelper PowerShell Module Report contains these columns: AlertPriorityAlertSeverityClassIdClassNameDescriptionEnabledEntityIdEntityNameGeneratesAlertIndexOverriddenOverridesParametersPathWorkflowDisplayNameWorkflowIdWorkflowMPNameWorkflowNameWorkflowType*Note: “Overrides” column does not include customizations settings for the standard overrideable parameters: AlertPriority, AlertSeverity, Enabled. However, the values shown in these columns are the actual effective values and are accurate. Example 1: Single Windows Computer – CSV Will create a complete/full report CSV file ….  Read More

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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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Request CA Certificate and Client Certificate from Web Enrollment CA for SCOM

Note: This post is similar in nature from my previous post here, however this post is somewhat more streamlined and hopefully should be easier to follow. It it assumed that you have the following in place: Standalone Root CA server (Win Server 2012 R2 or Win Server 2016)An appropriate template for SCOM exists on the ….  Read More

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SCOMHelper PowerShell Module – A SCOM Admin’s Best Friend

(installation instructions at bottom)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 Get-SCOMRunningWorkflows – Will return an object that represents detailed task results for agent task: ‘Microsoft.SystemCenter.GetAllRunningWorkflows’Update-SCOMComputerGroup – Will overwrite an existing ….  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