Exporting and importing user roles

I have a customer who has many management groups and wants to synchronize the user roles between them.  There is no easy way to do this in the UI, but it can be done via PowerShell.  One of my co-workers, Jonathan Almquist, blogged about this some time ago.  His script allows one to export the…

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The Mystery of the stuck alerts

Occasionally I run across an issue that requires immediate action be taken to resolve the problem while any root cause analysis is an afterthought.  Last week I handled such an issue.  My customer has a connector that was continually sending around 20 alerts from OpsMgr to an event correlation product.  There are many different monitoring…

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Get all alerts within a certain time period

A co-worker of mine ran into an alert flood scenario and needed to resolve a large number of alerts.  He tried the following PowerShell command: Get-Alert | where {$_.ResolutionState -eq “New”} | Resolve-Alert This eventually ended up throwing an out of memory exception.  This command is obviously attempting to resolve all of the alerts from…

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Adding Run AS accounts using powershell

A customer of mine ran across a situation where they had to add a significant number of runas accounts to OpsMgr and didn’t want to do it through the UI.  The customer happened to have the account information handy and wanted to know how to script this.  I provided the following example: #Rslaten 08/26/2008 #Connect…

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Event 5206

I was doing a health check for a customer and ran across the following warning event which occurred almost daily: Event ID: 5206 Event Description: In memory container (hash table System.Health.EntityStateChangeData) had to drop data because it reached max limit. Possible data loss. I did some research and found that the default for this container…

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New Role at Microsoft

This is my first post in 2008 and definitely won’t be my last.  In April I transitioned to a new role here at Microsoft.  I was previously in Escalation Engineer for most of the System Center product line.  I am now a dedicated support engineer focused exclusively on System Center Operations Manager 2007.  I provide…

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