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M365 Supplemental Service Monitoring MP (NEW!) (OLD) THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, ….  Read More

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Office 365 Supplemental Management Pack

This version has been retired. Please see current version here: https://monitoringguys.com/2021/01/13/m365-supplemental-management-pack-v1/ The Office 365 Supplemental Management Pack v2 includes synthetic transactions that provide an increased level of visibility into the health of the Office 365 environment. For customers that don’t have an on-premises monitoring solution, they are limited to using the Admin Portal. We are ….  Read More

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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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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 Operations Manager Shell PowerShell Error When Launched as Administrator

Sometimes when the Operations Manager Shell is opened as an Administrator you will see the error in the screenshot below. I believe this has to do with how User Account Control (or UAC) is configured. The “Start in” parameter on the shortcut is ignored and the shortcut is unable to locate the startup scripts.   ….  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