Dec 172015
 
Running reports – how can I run historical reports on agents that have been decommissioned?

  When we delete an agent from monitoring, we do NOT delete the agent data from the Data Warehouse – by design of course.   However – when running a report, the deleted agent was not showing up.  For instance – I am running the Windows Server 2003 Operating System – Operating System Performance report. […]

Dec 172015
 
The Cluster Service will automatically restart itself

Something I ran across with a customer. There aren’t many situations where service recoveries run automatically in Microsoft MP’s, but this is one case where they do.  The cluster service running is critical to a healthy cluster.  In the current cluster MP, the service monitor for the cluster service will automatically start the cluster service […]

Dec 172015
 
What’s the diff? Or – how to see exactly what is new with an updated MP

  Back in MOM 2005…. we had some really cool reskit tools to look at differences in Management Packs.  In the MOM 2005 reskit, there was a tool called MP2XML.exe which would take an AKM MP, and convert it to XML.  Then, you could run another reskit tool, MPDiff.exe, which could graphically show you all […]

Dec 172015
 
What is a group anyway?

So – this is a first part, of a multi-post series on creating groups.   The most common reason we create groups in OpsMgr… is to scope Notifications, Views, and to use for overrides. Most of the groups my customers create are dealing with Windows Computer objects.  The reason for this, is that the Windows […]

Dec 172015
 
Populating groups from a SQL server CMDB – step by step

Boris wrote a cool article HERE on how to populate a group of computers in OpsMgr, from an external source…. such as active directory.  In his published example – you run an LDAP query to AD, to return a recordset list if computers, in order to populate them into a group.  This post will extend […]

Dec 172015
 

This post is a list of common agent push deployment errors… and some possible remediation options.     Most common errors while pushing an agent:   Error Error Code(s) Remediation Steps The MOM Server could not execute WMI Query “Select * from Win32_Environment where NAME=’PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE’” on computer server.domain.com Operation: Agent Install Install account: domain\account Error […]

Dec 172015
 

  This is updated as of 10-17-2015  In general – you should evaluate all hotfixes available, and only apply those applicable to your environment.  However, some of these below I have seen impact almost every environment, and should be heavily considered. This list is nothing official…. this is just a general list of the recommended […]

Dec 172015
 
Recording a web application browser session driving you crazy?

    Sometimes – getting this to work is frustrating.  The problems generally are caused by the security hardening of the OS hosting the console… not an issue with OpsMgr.  Here are some tips. This is seen especially on hardened versions of Vista and Server 2008.  Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configration, and UAC (User Account […]