SCSM–Determining a user’s e-mail using powershell

Continuing the series on how to survive deploying Service Manager 2012, here’s another script that helped me get through the day without going mad. This one will look for the…

SCSM–Determining a user’s manager using PowerShell

I have been working with SCSM again recently and had to get creative using Orchestrator, since some of the native features of SCSM won’t allow for certain things. One thing…

Safely closing any type of alert in the SCOM Console

More than often, you would like to be able to just close an alert in the SCOM console. Easy, right? And it actually is. But simply closing an alert in…

Stopping specific VMs every night with Azure Automation

As many companies start to use Windows Azure as a development and test environment, the need for cost saving in the subscriptions start to become a real issue. I run…

New Exchange 2013 MP is out!

You can find it here. It finally seems that we will have a good management pack for Exchange 2013. I was able to put my hands on this one last…

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…