Survey 2014: How do you use SCOM reporting? – Results

I started this post with the very simple thing – copied and pasted title from my previous post. And immediately got the very strange feeling of having a huge debt. Not a financial of course (which I try to avoid), by blogging and writing debt. It is weird and ridiculous to publish a survey result […]
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SCOM Managed Module – Hidden Logics? Absolutely Not!

Today I had some time to look through some forum threads at System Center Central. One of discussions which captured my attention¬†was about the bug in the discovery of SSRS Instances with underscore (_) in the instance name. I will not write anything about the bug itself, by the end of the day it was […]
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SCOM Subscription Issue – Notification Contains Indexed Placeholder Instead of Value in the AlertName

Yes, that’s a very long title, but it really describes the issue that was brought to the table last week. The original question was: All of the notification emails for these alerts only contained {2} for the Subject and Alert Name. That was something I haven’t heard before and I decided to do a quick […]
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SCOM Management Pack for Exchange 2013 – Top 6 Things I Like

It was about a week ago when Microsoft announced an update for the SCOM Management Pack for Exchange 2013. This Management Pack made some buzz, frankly speaking I haven’t seen anything like that since TechEd NA 2014. If you’re curious, take a look at some of the blog posts (link, link, link, link, link, link, […]
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SCOM PS Grid Widget – adding fake health state columns

The question of the day arrived from Jose (b|t): Hey Oleg, wondering if you’d know whether it is possible to create a column using the createinstance method, whose type is a healthstate icon, the same way you have when you createfromobject? I’ve been trying to do that in many different ways, with no luck. Do […]
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Office 365 MP – some notes on security configuration

Okay, I’ve got a very short break between project A and project B. Hope, you’ll enjoy the result of 3 months development effort (unfortunately I cannot disclose any details, but those who watch for new MPs will probably understand what was the “project A” :). Hint: it is not related to SQL Server). Meanwhile, let’s […]
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How to add a good-looking description for SCOM Report?

Yesterday I was asked a question: I would like to enter a description for a published SCOM report that is longer than the 512 character limit. I see that the Veeam reports have very detailed and long descriptions. Do you know how I can accomplish this? Here is the answer: to get the long, detailed […]
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SCOM Powershell Grid Widget for Mere Mortals

Just 2 hours left before I’ll open the door and will head to Houston for TechEd North America 2014. Great time to write a short blog post about an awesome feature introduced with Update Rollup #2 for SCOM 2012 R2 ¬†– Powershell Grid Widget. Where to find Download and install Update Rollup #2 as described […]
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SCOM Performance View vs. Performance Widget – What’s the Difference?

System Center Operations Manager has many talents. And the one I like most of all is its ability to bring surprises every day. Today’s surprise is how it delivers performance data to the user. If you know a lot about SCOM architecture, it will not take long to understand and absorb SCOM’s specialties. If not […]
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SCOM Standard Dataset maintenance workflow

As I’m going through my preparations for TechEd, I’m refreshing my knowledge about System Center Operations Manager. A while ago I went through all DW SPs involved into standard dataset maintenance and made some short notes about the implementation of this workflow. Here they are. What’s a dataset? Dataset is a set of tables, stored […]
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