Group Creation Tool for Operations Manager

  Most people have a love hate relationship with Groups in in Operations Manager, you cannot really avoid them but there are some catches when you begin to work with them but let me explain in short. A group is a collection of objects. They can be instances of the same class or of different classes. Groups have population criteria that define what objects are added to them. This can be a dynamic criteria that adds objects as they are discovered or explicit criteria where you manually add specific objects to the group. Groups are used to scope overrides, views, [...]

By | 2015-02-28T17:12:57+00:00 February 28th, 2015|Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

NIC 2015 Recording Online: Service Management Automation – Introduction

The recordings from NIC 2015 is online on youtube!. Thanks NIC!   System Center - Service Management Automation - Introduction There is a new form of Automation in the Microsoft world! Service Management Automation is part of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 and is built on PowerShell! Get introduced, get an overview and learn how to develop and test your first Runbook Url: http://www.nicconf.com/system-center---service-management-automation---introduction Youtube url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQLaF_k-hg0 Video:   Get the slides and runbooks here: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/nic-2015-slides-and-runbooks-from-my-sessions/

By | 2017-08-22T09:25:50+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

NIC 2015 Recording Online: Service Management Automation – Automating System Center 2012 R2

The recordings from NIC 2015 is online on youtube!. Thanks NIC!   System Center - Service Management Automation – Automating System Center 2012 R2 Already PowerShell Scripter? Already worked with SMA? Or are you just interested in some more advanced examples of runbooks? These examples include monitors, connectors and more in demos focused on System Center. Join me for a deep dive into the world of Service Management Automation runbooks, packed with best practices, demos and notes from the real-world.   Url: http://www.nicconf.com/system-center---service-management-automation--automating-system-center-2012-r2 Youtube url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDFejEe8ruI Video:   Get the slides and runbooks here: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/nic-2015-slides-and-runbooks-from-my-sessions/

By | 2017-08-22T09:25:51+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

Installing and configuring a SCOM multi-homed agent with SCCM 2012 R2

(In this blogpost only handling x64 versions) I had the challenge to automatic install and configure a SCOM multi-homed agent. I ran in to a couple of issues that I had to deal with – so today I am going to share my experiences regarding this with you. First you need to copy the source files for the SCOM agent to your SCCM source files location. The next thing you need to do is to download a copy of my PowerShell script (InstallSCOMMultiHome.ps1) created for the solution and place it in the content folder mentioned before. Your content folder should [...]

Windows 10 Preview Start Menu not working in build 9926

A quick fix to the StartMenu issue in Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 During deployment of your Windows 10 image, you can fix this issue by prepping the default user profile, so that all users logging on to the device will benefit from the fix. In the registry key HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced Create a REG_DWORD with the name EnableXamlStartMenu Set the value to 0 (zero) Or simply use this command to do it during a Task Sequence reg.exe add hku\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v EnableXamlStartMenu /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Slides and links from my Welcome to your new life as an Enterprise Client Hybrid Management expert session @NIC 2015

Thanks for attending my Hybrid Management session @NIC 2015. Slide deck Deploy wifi profiles with shared secret - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/deploying-wpa-2-personal-wifi-profiles-using-configmgr-intune/ Change device ownership in configmgr - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kaj/change-device-ownership-in-configuration-manager-with-powershell/ Intune Extensions fail to install - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/intune-extensions-will-not-install/ and http://scug.be/sccm/2014/02/11/cm12-extensions-for-windows-intune-resources-and-gotchas/ Device based vs User based policies - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/device-based-vs-user-based-mdm-policies-in-configmgr-2012-r2/ Troubleshooting iOS certificate deployments - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/troubleshooting-certificate-deployment-on-ios-devices-with-configmgr-intune/ Deny Apps on Windows Phone - http://scug.be/nico/2014/05/22/deny-windows-phone-apps-with-configuration-manager-intune/

By | 2015-02-14T15:06:32+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|0 Comments

Slides and links from my Site Review session @NIC 2015

  Autmating the WSUS Cleanup process - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/ SQL PowerShell audit script  http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/powershell-sql-audit-script/ Splitting existing ConfigMgr database into multiple SQL files  http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jnelson/archive/2009/07/27/140199.aspx Pre-creating the database before installing Configmgr – download script Multiple software upate points and shared db – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/archive/2013/02/07/configuring-multiple-software-update-points-in-a-configmgr-2012-primary-site-what-to-expect.aspx Slide deck SQL Script to for fragmentation on the SQL DB Checking the database fragmentation: Use CM_PS1 Go SELECT DB_NAME(database_id) AS [Database Name], OBJECT_NAME(ps.OBJECT_ID) AS [Object Name],     i.name AS [Index Name], ps.index_id, index_type_desc,     avg_fragmentation_in_percent, fragment_count, page_count FROM sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats(DB_ID(),NULL, NULL, NULL ,N’LIMITED’) AS ps     INNER JOIN sys.indexes AS i WITH (NOLOCK)     ON ps.[object_id] = i.[object_id] AND ps.index_id [...]

By | 2015-02-14T14:51:53+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|2 Comments

Slides and links from my Compliance Settings session @ NIC 2015 in Oslo

Thanks for attending another great NIC event, and a huge thank for the organization behind NIC for arranging a true International conference in Scandinavia. Some good resources for working with Compliance Settings: Henrik Hoe - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/author/heh/ Sherry Kissinger - http://www.mnscug.org/blogs/sherry-kissinger Kent Agerlund - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/author/kea/ Kenny Buntinx - http://scug.be/members/kenny/ Technet - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg681958.aspx Slides and examples

By | 2015-02-14T14:46:11+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|0 Comments

NIC 2015: Slides and runbooks from my sessions

thank you all for a great NIC 2015 ! It was great to be back for the 4th time, and had some really nice conversations with a lot of people. I have uploaded my slides and runbooks for my sessions: System Center - Service Management Automation - Introduction There is a new form of Automation in the Microsoft world! Service Management Automation is part of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 and is built on PowerShell! Get introduced, get an overview and learn how to develop and test your first Runbook Get the slides here: Video: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/nic-2015-recording-online-service-management-automation-automating-system-center-2012-r2/ System Center [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:25:51+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

NIC 2015 SCOM in the perfect world (Slides)

Thank you all for participating on my sessions about the right way to a implementation with SCOM. Remember that I have a lot of scripts in my slides – so look into them – If you would like the MFI NIC 2015 MP let me know and I will mail it to you. The HW I used was a Ubiquity MFI EU mPower with 3 outlets. Have a great conference Kåre Download Powerpoint Click on me to download

By | 2017-08-22T10:14:54+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Events, Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

Grey Agents in SCOM

If you still have those old Windows 2003 and 2008 pre R2 servers around, and you have a SCOM Agent on those, it could be - they are all in a grey state. One reason could be the Advisor/OpsInsights Connector - Currently the Advisor Intelligence MPs are running PS scripts against Windows without PS. Fix: Override the Healthservice with a disable for those servers in a grey state (2003/2008) More info: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/cee7736b-f119-4d6a-ad81-18b3d9f7f4a9/grey-agents-after-new-management-pack-with-idmicrosoftintelligencepackstypes?forum=operationsmanagergeneral See you

By | 2015-02-10T08:29:38+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Operations Manager (SCOM)|0 Comments

SCSM 2012: Custom Forms – Simple way to lock controls in Edit mode (Only using XAML)!

A decent part of my work is in customizing Service Manager. Last year i was contributing author on the Service Manager 2012 Unleashed book, specifically writing chapters about customization (together with Kurt Van Hoecke) The chapter 23 talks about creating your own forms in Service Manager. Get the book here: http://www.amazon.com/System-Center-Service-Manager-Unleashed/dp/067233707X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422965008&sr=8-1&keywords=service+manager   In this article I want to show how you in a very easy way can disable controls, based on if it is a new object (creation) or existing object (editing). I have specifically used this method to lock the field that is the key. In this case I [...]

By | 2015-02-03T13:13:36+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Service Manager (SCSM)|1 Comment

New ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlets in CU4

Microsoft just released a new CU for Configuration Manager and with latest CU we got 35 PowerShell cmdlets. Now we have 597 PowerShell cmdlets. Here are the new ones: Add-CMDeploymentTypeDependency Add-CMDeploymentTypeSupersedence ConvertFrom-CMApplication ConvertFrom-CMConfigurationItem ConvertTo-CMApplication ConvertTo-CMConfigurationItem Get-CMCertificate Get-CMClientOperation Get-CMDeploymentTypeDependency Get-CMDeploymentTypeDependencyGroup Get-CMDeploymentTypeSupersedence Get-CMMigrationSource Get-CMObjectSecurityScope Get-CMQuery Get-CMSiteRole Invoke-CMGroupDiscovery Invoke-CMQuery Invoke-CMSystemDiscovery Invoke-CMUserDiscovery New-CMADGroupDiscoveryScope New-CMDeploymentTypeDependencyGroup New-CMEmbeddedObjectInstance New-CMEmbeddedProperty New-CMEmbeddedPropertyList New-CMQuery Remove-CMCollection Remove-CMDeploymentTypeDependency Remove-CMDeploymentTypeDependencyGroup Remove-CMDeploymentTypeSupersedence Remove-CMQuery Set-CMDeploymentTypeDependency Set-CMDeploymentTypeDependencyGroup Set-CMDeploymentTypeSupersedence Set-CMQuery Sync-CMMigrationSource   Happy Scripting! :)