Service Manager 2016 Exchange Connector: The Connection to the Server was Unsuccessful

Service Manager 2016 Exchange Connector: The Connection to the Server was Unsuccessful

If you follow the deployment guide for the Exchange Connector 3.1 you’ll find when you get down to the hyperlink for the Exchange Web Services API it doesn’t work.  This can cause you to search the web which will return lots of links for different versions of the API.  You may be tempted to deploy […]

SQL Server 2016 Basic Availability Group with non-default endpoint port

SQL Server 2016 Basic Availability Group with non-default endpoint port

Antecedent During one of my latest implementations I configured a multi-subnet SQL Basic Availability Group (BAG) configuration in Azure. I also wrote a blog about that what you can read HERE. After that configuration, I was thinking about how to deploy 2 BAGs in the same SQL Instance using separate ports. As we know there […]

Issue with installing DPM 2016 using JSON

Issue with installing DPM 2016 using JSON

Recently I’ve been working on deploying Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2016 during a JSON deployment. One of the prerequisites the installer looks for is that Hyper-V, Hyper-V PowerShell & Hyper-V RSAT tools are installed, and if they’re not the installer will install them before it continues. This requires a reboot. This is where the issue lies, […]

JSON Azure deployment: Create PowerShell script during CSE to allow scripting to continue after a reboot

JSON Azure deployment: Create PowerShell script during CSE to allow scripting to continue after a reboot

While working on a JSON Azure deployment we came across a scenario where we were needing to script after a reboot from the Custom Script Extension (CSE). This can’t be done out of the box as once the server reboots, the CSE module stops running. To work around this we used the RunOnce, and AutoAdminLogon […]

Service Manager: Orchestrator Runbooks Missing, Invalid, or Disappeared

Service Manager: Orchestrator Runbooks Missing, Invalid, or Disappeared

Occasionally after the Orchestrator for Service Manager connector has run the status of some of your Runbooks may change to “missing” or “invalid”.  Typically this is for one of the following reasons: You’ve renamed a Runbook You’ve deleted a Runbook You’ve moved a Runbook Highlighting the Runbook with a “missing” or “invalid” status in the Service Manager console […]

Backing Up SCOM Custom Management Packs Automatically With Folder Structure

Backing Up SCOM Custom Management Packs Automatically With Folder Structure

I was asked by a customer to create a simple automated backup method to ensure their custom SCOM management packs were backed up, but also whilst keeping a sensible folder structure. This ended up being a simple PowerShell script which was ran on a schedule using Task Scheduler on one of the management servers. One […]

Bulk Disable/Enable SCOM Rules & Monitors

Bulk Disable/Enable SCOM Rules & Monitors

As part of our customer tuning process we tend to pre-tune management packs by providing the customer with a spreadsheet with all rules & monitors. We work though this to decide what should be enabled or disabled when the management pack is imported into Operations Manager. From this spreadsheet we create a CSV file that […]