Past Due Applications Not Installing in SCCM 2012

Jim Riekse and I recently collaborated on a solution to an issue involving newly imaged workstations installing applications via CM 2012. The problem seems to occur on applications targeted at the client that have passed their deadline for installation. In the Software Center on the client the applications show a status of “Past due –…

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Get Counts of all Operating Systems in a Forest Per Domain

I was recently asked to get the count of all Windows XP systems in a forest. I decided to do a bit more work and make a modular script that gets all the operating systems and lists the count of each one for every domain in a forest. This version of the script only gets…

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Pinging a List of Machines in PowerShell

I know what you are thinking, another ping script? Yes, there are thousands of ping tools and scripts out there and every IT administrator has a couple handy that they use on a regular basis. I ended up writing this one because I could not find PowerShell code that met the specific criteria that I…

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Create Overrides in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell

This is a continuation of a Data Center Automation series of posts that I have been working on with Anders Bengtsson. Here are the first 11 posts in this series: Creating Management Packs in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Performance Collection Rules in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Event Based Alerting Rules in SCOM 2012…

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Get All Overrides in a SCOM 2012 Management Group using PowerShell

This is a continuation of a Data Center Automation series of posts that I have been working on with Anders Bengtsson. Here are the first 10 posts in this series: Creating Management Packs in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Performance Collection Rules in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Event Based Alerting Rules in SCOM 2012…

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Get Overrides Applied to a Workflow in SCOM 2012 using PowerShell

This is a continuation of a Data Center Automation series of posts that I have been working on with Anders Bengtsson. Here are the first nine posts in this series: Creating Management Packs in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Performance Collection Rules in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Event Based Alerting Rules in SCOM 2012…

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Get Parameters that can be Overridden in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell

This is a continuation of a Data Center Automation series of posts that I have been working on with Anders Bengtsson. Here are the first eight posts in this series: Creating Management Packs in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Performance Collection Rules in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Event Based Alerting Rules in SCOM 2012…

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SCOM 2012 MP Authoring for Linux and UNIX

Kris Bash recently posted an excellent article on Management Pack Authoring for Linux and UNIX. Kris covers UNIX/Linux application discovery, process monitoring, shell command monitors, parsing output from shell commands with PowerShell, custom perf collection/monitoring, and log file monitoring (including multi-line matches).

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Modifying Explicit Group Membership in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell

This is a continuation of a Data Center Automation series of posts that I have been working on with Anders Bengtsson. Here are the first seven posts in this series: Creating Management Packs in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Performance Collection Rules in SCOM 2012 with PowerShell Creating Event Based Alerting Rules in SCOM 2012…

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Dumping WMI Instance Property Values for all Classes in a Namespace

This is a continuation of my Troubleshooting WMI Repository Bloat post. Once you have identified the namespace and/or class that contains the most instances, there may be a reason that you want to see the properties of each instance. The script below dumps out the properties of all classes in the namespace specified. It dumps…

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