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SCOM Maintenance Mode Tool

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Mantenance Mode Tool

Hey Everyone, There have been multiple requests for new features / tweaks in this project. I have converted it into a codeplex project and might be able to devote some more development time to it soon. I have not been … Continue reading

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SCOM Maintenance Mode Tool – SP1 Version

Hey Everyone.  I have finished the update to the tool to let it work with SP1 environments.  The problem had to do with the way that I can query SCOM for objects.  In R2 I can pull back only objects … Continue reading

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SCOM Maintenance Mode Tool – Update

Wow people are using the tool!  Since people have started using it in their environments I have been getting great feedback, please keep it coming! Lessons Learned: The tool does indeed require .Net 3.5 (the .DLL complained of this when … Continue reading

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Adding A Basic PowerShell recovery to a Monitor

This blog post is in response to a comment from Stephen.  He tried to use my blog post on Adding a Restart Recovery to a Service Monitor  in order to restart the winmgmt service.  The problem is that this script … Continue reading

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PowerShell Based Monitoring – Monitoring all Services on a Box

So I just saw a post on System Center Central asking about PowerShell based discoveries and asking for help.  As I just went through this (ended up having to ask our PFE for an example) I figured I would blog … Continue reading

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A PowerShell Monitor for ‘Leaky Processes’ (Part IV Implementing the Monitor)

Now that we have created the Custom Composite monitor using it is just like using any other type of monitor.  So, generically when implementing a monitor you have two choices:   Put it on a pre-existing class (default disabled, enable … Continue reading

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