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Which SCOM hotfixes should I apply?

This is updated as of 4-28-2019   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…

Cleaning up the Default MP

The Default management pack that ships with OpsMgr 2007 is used to store very specific information for the management group.  It is a widely known best practice to NOT write any custom rules, monitors, groups, views, or overrides to this MP.  Even customers who know this – and try to…

Creating granular alert notifications – rule by rule, monitor by monitor

There are a couple resources on the web about how to do this from C# and Powershell.  The best sites I have seen are at: http://blogs.msdn.com/jakuboleksy/archive/2007/01/18/notification-subscriptions.aspx and http://code4ward.net/cs2/blogs/code4ward/archive/2007/09/19/set-notificationforalert.aspx These examples are cool – showing us we can create more granular criteria than the choices exposed in the UI. In the…