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 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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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 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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OpsMgr 2012: How to unseal a management pack

Just started looking into SCOM 2012. Since I’m pretty much interested in management pack internals, the first thing I use to do with new ones is unsealing them. So I tried to use the well-known script written by Boris Yanushpolsky. Unfortunately, schema has been changed, so I’ve got following error messages for several MPs: New-Object […]
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