Author Archives: parag waghmare

About parag waghmare

I am working on the Windows technologies for a long time now. Primarily working as a Service Engineer on System Center products. Right now on System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012. I have worked extensively on MOM 2005 to SCOM 2007 migrations and SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 migrations.

Community Vmware management pack for vmware sphere 6.0

Mitch Luedy has created a very good management pack for monitoring VMware. He also was gracious enough to make it available to everyone for free. Link to his github repository of the entire solution is here. https://github.com/Mitch-Luedy/Community.VMware This management pack … Continue reading

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Adding license to SCOM

System center licensing guide: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/9/A/89A3F8B9-94DE-4956-A56E-F6D2B215D0E6/SystemCenter2012R2_Licensing_Guide.pdf License check commands: Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a Set-SCOMLicense -ProductId “Enter your license key”    

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ConfigMgr device collection queries

WQL query to create a device collection based on installed software. select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_INSTALLED_SOFTWARE on SMS_G_System_INSTALLED_SOFTWARE.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_INSTALLED_SOFTWARE.ProductName like “%NetScaler Gateway%” and SMS_G_System_INSTALLED_SOFTWARE.ProductVersion = “10.5.52.11”

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Deploying Configmr updates step by step

Good post on technet. https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Deploy-Software-Updates-87a403fc  

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SCOM discovery override using powershell

## Usage: ## Check the overridable paramters for your discoveries first and then change the parameter you would like to set in $override.Parameter. The format of the parameter may be like ## Selector          : $Config/PeriodInSeconds$. You should only add the … Continue reading

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Users cannot view ACS reports.

For the ACS reports the permissions have to be configured in SCOM. Click Administration–User Roles If you do not have a role created. Create a new role called “ACS report viewers” In the tab that opens add the groups in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure mp configuration for Azure Government cloud

The Microsoft Azure Management pack for SCOM 2012 R2 requires a little different configuration than the commercial cloud. I am going to write down some of the configurations that have to be done. Mp download location: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013 This steps are … Continue reading

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Scom Maintenance mode scheduler

#SCOM Maintenance mode scheduler. The assemblies can be found in this folder on your management servers  C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Operations Manager\Server\SDK Binaries $scriptdir = Get-location $ScriptDir = split-path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $void = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile(“$scriptdir\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.dll”) $void3 = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile(“$scriptdir\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Runtime.dll”) $void1 = … Continue reading

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Problem installing Service Manager Authoring Console

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/thomase/2014/02/11/problem-installing-the-scsm-authoring-console/  

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SCOM agent less monitoring access denied event id 10401

Today I was facing and error with monitoring agentless servers. The agent proxy was getting access denied to event logs. In my environment the health services run under the local system account. Module was unable to connect to namespace ‘\\computername\ROOT\CIMV2’ … Continue reading

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