Kelverion CMDB Population Solution Updated

The Kelverion CMDB Population Solution enables System Center 2012 users to populate their Corporate CMDB with the Asset data actually collected by their System Center tools. Asset data collected by SCOM, SCCM, SCVMM and Active Directory can all be entered automatically into your Corporate CMDB via Orchestrator. Following feedback from a number of customers we have made a series of changes...

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Running Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013? Manage it with System Center

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is the small and medium business solution that Microsoft provides for full service and process management. The solution includes activities for Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Project Management, and Service Management and seeks to ensure that most every market is covered. So obviously, for companies running this solution, Microsoft Dynamics NAV becomes a critical technology that...

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Amazon releases a Management Pack for OpsMgr 2012 and 2007 R2

Amazon’s investment in participating in MMS 2013, coupled with a slew of announcements from Microsoft about Windows Azure improvements, and topped-off with a heapin’ helping of rumors around TechEd 2013 announcements, Amazon is dipping its toes into the System Center waters. Amazon announced today that it has released a Management Pack for both OpsMgr 2012 and 2007 R2, allowing you...

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System Center Management Pack for Windows Server DNS released with Windows Server 2012 support

A couple notes about this new MP.  This MP replaces the previous DNS Management Pack completely and is NOT backwards compatible. They can run side-by-side, until you feel comfortable enough to uninstall the old one. And, despite the release date on the page suggesting there are actually 39 days in March, it was actually released on March 29, 2013. I’m sure...

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Uninstalling the OpsMgr 2007 Agent using ConfigMgr 2007 or 2012

I’ve seen this question swatted about recently where the OpsMgr 2007 agent needs to be uninstalled.  Usually, the OpsMgr 2007 agented computer is no longer being managed so another tool needs to be utilized. To uninstall the agent using a management tool such as ConfigMgr 2007 or ConfigMgr 2012, you can utilize the MOMAgent.msi installation file with the following command...

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New PowerShell script for downloading Management Packs exposes the hoarder in all of us

If you’ve ever watched the A&E channel’s “Hoarders” TV show, you’ve seen some pretty amazing things.  There are just some people in the world that cannot let go of junk, or who view anything and everything they come across as something they might need someday.  They toss it in a pile and over time that pile grows and takes up,...

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SCOM 2007 gets a security update

As part of the March 12, 2013 updates, OpsMgr 2007… This security update for Operations Manager 2007 SP1 resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user visits an affected website by way of a specially crafted URL. For more information see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-003. Get the...

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Troubleshooting: Ports required to be open between the Management Server and the target computer

If you’re having problems trying to install the OpsMgr agent on a remote computer, the following ports must be open between the Management Server and the target computer: RPC endpoint mapper Port number: 135 Protocol: TCP/UDP RPC/DCOM High ports (2000/2003 OS) Ports 1024-5000 Protocol: TCP/UDP RPC/DCOM High ports (2008 OS) Ports 49152-65535 Protocol: TCP/UDP NetBIOS name service Port number: 137...

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List all Windows servers with an OpsMgr agent installed

If you want to get a list of all Windows Servers running the OpsMgr agent, you can use the following command.  This command retrieves the list (including server name and domain) and automatically exports the list to a file.   Get-Agent | select-object PrincipalName,ComputerName,Domain | export-csv c:\WindowsServersAgents.csv

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Web Monitoring–Display Properties in Alert Description

Back in 2007, Kevin Holman at Microsoft compiled a list of variables that can used to display monitoring data within an alert description, http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2007/12/12/adding-custom-information-to-alert-descriptions-and-notifications.aspx.  This is extremely useful, but is not a complete list of every possible variable, as that would just be massive. Today on the MS forums (http://goo.gl/M5GPe), someone asked about displaying data from web monitors in the alert...

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