Windows Server 2016 – Nano Server and how it has changed already

One of the things that I was most excited about working with in Windows Server 2016 was Nano Server. The ability to have super fast, super scalable servers to run infrastructure roles (to me) seemed like an awesome addition particularly given that it was the smallest server footprint we’d ever delivered and booted in record…

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SCOM – Remotely update Management Group configuration on SCOM agent via PowerShell

One of my customers installed the agent via SCCM and it had a typo in the management group name. This script removes the current management group configuration the agent is assigned to, and adds a new management group configuration with the correct management group name. $OLDMG = “oldMG” $newMG = “newMG1” $MS = “serverOM” $Agentlist…


SCOM – Create new network discovery rule via PowerShell

I recently had to setup a lot of SCOM management groups with the same network discovery rule. I soon found out there isn’t a powershell cmdlet for it. Of course, it’s the kind of thing you don’t really need that often, as only one discovery rule is allowed per management server. Anyway, I needed one,…