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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…