System Center Operations Manager

Tasty Treats for System Center Operations Manager (by Tyson Paul)

How to Correctly Create an Override for a SCOM Workflow

  Never store overrides in the “Default Management pack”. Don’t do it.    In fact, rename the Default Management Pack right now to:  DO NOT USE – Default Management Pack – DO NOT USE     If you store an override in the Default Management Pack then somewhere a puppy loses its ears and then… Read more

Certificate Request from Standalone CA Certificate Authority for Operations Manager, SCOM 2012/R2

  Note: Every management server (except if it is the standalone CA) and every untrusted agent or untrusted gateway server will require installation of the ROOT CA certificate. This certificate will need to be imported into the Local Computer -> Trusted Root Certification Authorities store by using the MMC with the Certificates snap-in. Instructions below…. Read more

Install Standalone CA (Certificate Authority) on Windows Server 2012 R2 for use with Operations Manager

After looking around a bit I couldn’t find a decent tutorial that addressed this specific scenario (not one that demonstrated Powershell anyway). I ended up writing this for a client who didn’t have their PKI infrastructure sorted out yet. I prefer to use Powershell as it is much faster and efficient for these steps. (Just… Read more

SCOM: Windows Server Logical Disk Volume Name Added!

As you may be aware, the Windows server logical disks and mount points discoveries do not populate the Volume Name property. I have no idea why the product group left the label out of the original discovery script or why it hasn’t been added in any subsequent updates. It was easy enough to add back in…. Read more

SQL Run As Account Configuration for SCOM Made Easy

SQL RunAs account configuration is one of those SCOM topics that seem to be more on the tricky side of things. There are a number of articles hanging around the “innerwebs” that provide some level of instruction on ways that one might go about it. Kevin Holman offers an excellent article that explains much of what you would… Read more

How to Get Knowledge Article from a SCOM Alert with Powershell

I’ve had numerous requests lately for scripts to extract Knowledge Article info from alerts and workflows so I thought it might be helpful to post some scripts for the community to use. Download at TechNet Gallery Get-SCOMAlertKnowledge.ps1 This script is geared towards use with a connector, possibly for Service Manager ticketing or with SCORCH. This… Read more