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What is a group anyway?

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 Computer object class, is a “parent” level” class that works…

Console based Agent Deployment Troubleshooting table

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…

Which SCOM hotfixes should I apply?

This is updated as of 9-28-2019   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…