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 […]

Configuration Manager current branch – Software centre can not be loaded.

I was recently working with a client on an in-place upgrade (IPU) from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Configuration Manager current branch 1610. Testing and adjusting multiple task sequences was going well, until we began encountering the ‘Software Center can not be loaded’ error. This was happening every time we tried to install the […]

Unable to find Advisor Connector on this computer – SCOM 2016

Unable to find Advisor Connector on this computer – SCOM 2016

Antecedent The last implementation of a SCOM 2016 environment included 2 Gateway servers and integration to Operations Management Suite (OMS) in Azure. I used the final release of SCOM 2016 to deploy the servers and when all the infrastructure objects were in place I updated it with the recent Update Rollup (UR1). In the implementation […]

Azure multi-region & multi-subnet – Basic Availability Groups – SQL 2016 Standard Edition deployment for SCOM 2016

Azure multi-region & multi-subnet – Basic Availability Groups – SQL 2016 Standard Edition deployment for SCOM 2016

Overview In one of my last System Center Operations Manager 2016 deployments the databases were designed to run using Basic Availability Groups (BAGs are new in SQL Server 2016) hosted by a SQL cluster in Azure with nodes in 2 separated regions in 2 separate subnets. I was looking around the internet for about 2-3 […]

Common Cireson Portal Setup Issues

Common Cireson Portal Setup Issues

This post helps identify common Cireson portal for Service Manager configuration issues that can cause some unexpected results such as: Portal Environment hash code is missing Non-administrators aren’t able to see CIs in the portal (unable to add an Affected User when creating an Incident) Administrators can see Work Items but non-administrators can’t You’re constantly asked […]

Service Manager: Creating Workflows that Run when a Relationship is Created

Service Manager: Creating Workflows that Run when a Relationship is Created

The SCSM console allows you to quickly construct a workflow for an Incident or Change Request that triggers when a property is changed such as when a string or enumeration (list) property is updated.  But can a workflow be triggered when a relationship is created such as when an Incident is assigned to an Analyst?  Fortunately […]

Windows 10 Task Sequence Error Handling

Introduction Whilst most organisations will already have a robust build process in place, the task sequence error handling is not always considered when creating the operating system deployment (OSD). Although Configuration Manager will display an on screen error if the OSD has failed, this will only be displayed for 15 minuets by default and if […]