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UR8 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4514877/update-rollup-8-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=4514877 Updated UNIX/Linux Management Packs: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696 Recommended hotfix page: https://kevinholman.com/2009/01/27/which-scom-hotfixes-should-i-apply/   Key fixes: Fixed: CPU Spike issues because of workflows running on all agents at the same time is addressed through script optimization and removing the sync time. Fixed: Maintenance mode state…

How to discover and monitor a service with a wildcard for the service name

There are times when an application installs a Windows Service that uses inconsistent naming.  There might be a scenario where the Computer Name is inserted into the service name, or where random characters get generated in the service name. I wrote about this previously here:  https://kevinholman.com/2011/01/20/how-to-monitor-a-service-with-unique-names-across-multiple-computers-using-a-wildcard/   Now, I have…

SCOM Agent Initiated Maintenance mode with SCCM Maintenance Windows

  Quick Download:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Maintenance-Mode-3563f160   This MP was an idea from Jason Daggett, the original work he did is at: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCCM-Service-Window-to-12a6c8a5 I have simply modified his work in a few ways, which I will explain below. This solution includes a Management Pack, a PowerShell script, and the MP guide.  The…