SNMPVarBinds and the Alert Description Field in OpsMgr 2007

I recently had the opportunity to learn a lot about SNMPVarBind values and populating those values in the Alert description Field from a monitor and rule. A customer was having difficulty determining the proper syntax to use for this and with the help of some folks in the OpsMgr product group I’ve documented it below:…


New System Center Product Group Blog

The System Center Product Group has started a new blog that will contain some useful high level information about the System Center product line. The first post is by Brad Anderson who is “the man” when it comes to the System Center branded products. I expect to see more posts like this from management within…


Populating an Alert Description with PropertyBag data

If you are running a script via a rule, and that script returns a propertybag, then it is possible you’ll want the data returned to show up in the alert description assuming an alert is generated. The syntax for this in OpsMgr 2007 isn’t that straight forward, but with some assistance we figured it out….


New System Center Certifications

There will be a Live Meeting on October 24th going over the new certifications for SCCM and SCOM. I will be adding these new certs to my list of things to do. See Trika’s blog on the subject and for details on the Live Meeting.


Running All Available Programs on an SMS 2003 Advanced Client

Recently a customer complained that you can’t run more than one advertised program at a time on a client, but they could in SMS 2.0. Here is an example VBScript that runs all available advertised programs on a client. ‘rslaten 10/10/2007 ‘Example of how to run all available programs ‘If you want to select some programs,…