SCSM Exchange Connector and Exchange Server in different forests/domains

I have been asked to configure an instance of the Exchange connector to receive e-mails from a certain mailbox in order to create service requests. Have done that before, not…

Quick and Dirty: a handy SQL Query PS Rule

Very often, I get the request to monitor a remote SQL Server as a Synthetic Transaction and I normally end up creating something custom, even though SCOM has an OLE…

Documenting Your SCOM 2012 R2 Notifications

Guys, this is a first draft I’m building to document SCOM notifications in HTML format, for a better viewing of the whole. The main reason I wrote this is because…

SCOM: Recording a Web Transaction Session with SCOM 2012 R2 64bits Console (Re-post)

This is just a re-post. I seldom do that, but I believe it is worth it. I find it so cumbersome and clumsy from Microsoft that you have to do…

Understanding SCOM Subscriptions and creating new ones using PS 3.0

Start by creating a template subscription: Name Template Subscription Description Description Criteria Notify on all alerts where raised by any instance in a SQL Server 2008 Computers;SQL Server 2012 Computers;Fehse…

Configuring Azure AD Directory Sync

Microsoft Azure Active Directory is a great resource to provide instantaneous authentication options for Web application and resources. Very often, though, you already have your local directory, with users that…

Monitoring Page Read/Write in SQL Instances

If you are familiar with the Microsoft SQL Management pack for SCOM 2012 (can be found here), you will know that it brings a lot of performance counters out of…

Windows Server 2003–R.I.P. (soon)

As I write this post, there is only around 300 days left for Windows Server 2003 life. Yes, time goes by fast and we have to embrace the future. It…

Using to SCOM to Audit Local Administrators

Have you ever wondered or needed to actually know which users were actually set as local administrators on a server or group of servers? You are in luck if those…

SCOM, Management Pack bundles and VSAE

I have learned this neat trick at a customer site this week. With SCOM 2012 came the possibility of creating management pack bundles, which are capable of carrying the typical…