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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…

How to transition to the SQL Version Agnostic MP

Recently, Microsoft released a new SQL MP, Version 7.0.15.0. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56203 This new MP supports discovery and monitoring of SQL 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and later versions of SQL Server.  It is completely different than all previously released SQL Management Packs, the older ones I will refer to as “Legacy”…

UR7 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step

KB Article for OpsMgr: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4492182/update-rollup-7-for-system-center-2016-operations-manager Download catalog site: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4492182 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: Improved the performance of SCOM console in listing the groups. Users of a scoped group are not able to use the Console.  (this resolves the bug introduced in UR6) Fix:…