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Enabling Scheduled Maintenance in SCOM 2016

When you try and use the new Scheduled Maintenance feature in SCOM 2016 UR1, you will probably see the following error pop up as soon as you select “Maintenance Schedules” in the Operations Console:     Date: 10/22/2016 3:03:32 PMApplication: Operations ManagerApplication Version: 7.2.11719.0Severity: ErrorMessage: The EXECUTE permission was denied…

OpsMgr 2016 – QuickStart Deployment Guide

  There is already a very good deployment guide posted on Microsoft Docs here:   https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/deploy-overview The deployment guide provides an excellent walkthrough of installing OpsMgr 2016 for the “all in one” scenario, where all roles are installed on a single server.  That is a very good method for doing simple…

SQL MP Run As Accounts – NO LONGER REQUIRED

Download:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SQL-Server-RunAs-Addendum-0c183c32     Over the years I have written many articles dealing with RunAs accounts.  Specifically, the most common need is for monitoring with the SQL MP.  I have explained the issues and configurations in detail here:  Configuring Run As Accounts and Profiles in OpsMgr – A SQL Management Pack…

Part 8: Use VSAE fragments to create a Windows Performance Monitor with Consecutive Samples

This is Part 8 in a series of posts described here:   https://kevinholman.com/2016/06/04/authoring-management-packs-the-fast-and-easy-way-using-visual-studio/ In our next example fragment – we will create Monitor for Windows Performance for our MP.     Step 1:  Download and extract the sample MP fragments.  These are available here:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Management-Pack-VSAE-2c506737 I will update these often as…

Part 5: Use VSAE fragments to create a performance collection rule

This is Part 5 five in a series of posts described here:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2016/06/04/authoring-management-packs-the-fast-and-easy-way-using-visual-studio/   In our next example fragment – we will create a rule to collect Windows Performance data.   Step 1:  Download and extract the sample MP fragments.  These are available here:  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Management-Pack-VSAE-2c506737 I will update these often…