MP authoring samples – NT service based discovery

One of the things that I have been wanting to cover in this blog is advanced MP authoring. Lately I have been spending a fair bit of time doing MP related work so I am going to start blogging on this subject. My main focus will be to provide samples as well as share some…


MPViewer 1.4

I recently saw an interesting mail thread about how does one figure out which MPs will work for agentless monitoring and which MPs will not. The interesting part is that at the MP level there is no way to declare whether it is designed for agentless monitoring or not. The MP author can decide this…


You can now download the SDK documentation for offline use

A number of people have asked for the SDK documentation to be downloadable in addition to being on MSDN. You can now download the SDK documentation and use it offline. Here is the link to the download:


The Cluster MP is ready!

The long awaited cluster management pack for Windows 2003 is finally ready. The MP package contains the management pack files as well as a QFE. If you did not upgrade to the final bits of SP1, you will need to install the QFE and the import the Microsoft.Windows.Library management pack. After that’s done, you will need to import…

One more maintenance mode script

Attached is a script that takes a group and puts all the computers in the group (as well as the health service and the healthservice watcher) into maintenance mode. Here is how you can run the script from the command line to start or stop maintenance mode (without launching powershell.exe) One of the uses of…