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How to multihome a large number of agents in SCOM

Quick download:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-MultiHome-management-557aba93   I have written solutions that include tasks to add and remove management group assignments to SCOM agents before: https://kevinholman.com/2017/05/09/scom-management-mp-making-a-scom-admins-life-a-little-easier/   But, what if you are doing a side by side SCOM migration to a new management group, and you have thousands of agents to move?  There…

Implementing TLS 1.2 enforcement with SCOM

  Quicklinks: Download Script  Download Management Pack   This is a requirement that I see is picking up steam with customers.  Customers are getting told by their security teams that they need to support their application and database servers using TLS 1.2 only, and no previous protocols enabled for SCHANNEL…

Monitoring AD Certificate Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016

We have management packs for Active Directory Certificate Services on Windows 2012R2 and Windows 2016. WS 2012 and 2012R2:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34765 WS 2016:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56671   However, there is an issue with the recently released ADCS MP for WS 2016.  A change was made in the library MP which modified some class…

VSAE now supports Visual Studio 2017

System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) has been updated for VS2017   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30169   Read more about it here:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2017/12/01/system-center-visual-studio-authoring-extensionvsae-support-for-visual-studio-2017/   You voted.  Microsoft responded.  This had over 700 votes on Uservoice: https://systemcenterom.uservoice.com/forums/293064-general-operations-manager-feedback/suggestions/18560653-updated-vsae-to-support-visual-studio-2017   Version 1.3.0.0 is released on 11/29/2017.

UR14 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step

  KB Article for OpsMgr:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4024942/update-rollup-14-for-system-center-2012-r2-operations-manager Download catalog site:  http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4024942 UNIX/Linux Management Packs:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696   NOTE:  I get this question every time we release an update rollup:   ALL SCOM Update Rollups are CUMULATIVE.  This means you do not need to apply them in order, you can always just apply the…

Alerting on SNMP traps in SCOM – Without discovering the SNMP Device

Well, sort of, anyway.     I have written on SNMP monitoring in SCOM a few times: https://kevinholman.com/2015/02/03/snmp-trap-monitoring-with-scom-2012-r2/ https://kevinholman.com/2015/12/16/how-to-discover-a-windows-computer-as-a-network-device-in-scom-2012/ https://kevinholman.com/2016/04/20/writing-a-custom-class-for-your-network-devices/   This one will be a little different. One of the challenges I have heard many times with SCOM – is that we must discover a network device, in order…