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Author: François Dufour

SCOM 2007: Recording a web session on a x64 machine

Maybe some of you have encountered this issue. When you use the Web Application Management Pack template, you are able to record a web session in Internet Explorer. The issue happens when your console runs on a x64 box. When you start the capture, Internet Explorer is launched but the web recorder toolbar on the left side doesn’t show up. The workaround is to close the Internet Explorer window whi...

Windows Server 2008: Using ServerManagerCmd.exe to duplicate Roles and Features

The other day I was configuring a Windows Server 2008 VM in order to host a standalone SCOM 2007 R2 server with all roles. While installing prerequisites I remembered of the ServerManagerCmd command-line utility which can be used to query and install roles and features on Windows Server 2008. I started to play with it in order to automate future installations and discovered that it was possible to...

SCOM 2007: SNMP Trap Based Detection (Monitor)

One of my customers recently asked me to monitor its UPS, a MGE Galaxy 5000. This model includes a network management card that let me monitor this device using SNMP. In this example I’ll only explain how I did to create a Trap Based Monitor. When looking at the UPS MIB, I noticed that Traps were coming by pairs, one for failure and one for restore, for example: upsmgByPassUnavailable : 1.3.6.1.4....

SCOM 2007: Speed up console launch on isolated networks

I was dealing with some console startup performance issues when I found this interesting post from a guy called Seb on the technet forum (here). The facts: When I launch SCOM console on a machine with internet access : instant launch. Without internet access : >1 minute. The thing is it looks like the console needs to check some Authenticode signature of an assembly over the internet (I donR...

SCOM 2007 – Cumulative Update 5 is available

Just went back from my sunny rainy holydays and have some posts to share. So CU5 is now available, just click here and download the almost 1GB package (still contains xplat updates) : KB2495674 More information about resolved issues here. My prefered remains the resolution of the restart of non-SCOM services which involved many no-go’s on CU3 and CU4 installations. And as always you can follow Kev...