SquaredUp “Coffee Break” series

SquaredUp “Coffee Break” series

I’ve been a fan of SquaredUp since I installed it the first time.. Easy to use, and gives you an amazing and featured Dashboard.

During the last 6 months, SquaredUp has released a Coffee Break series on their youtube channel. I thought I would share this session with you guys, so that you can be inspired and maybe learn something like I have.

Maintenance Mode App & Install instructions (Alpha version)

Maintenance Mode App & Install instructions (Alpha version)

I am excited about the chatter that has been going on regards to the “Single Server Maintenance Mode App”. As promised I am ready to release an “Alpha” version (also called 0.3a) – (0.1a and 0.2a were internal only releases)

I am unaware about my rights regards to the distribiton of the Operations Manager Powershell Module, so to get this version to work – you need to do some manual work. This is still a very early version of the product, so it contains alot of bugs and errors – the known issues are listed here on the page.

Before we start, make sure that the users executing the app have all the correct rights within SCOM, and that you have the correct network setup to allow access to SCOM.

All SCOM releated ports can be found here.

Read more for installation instructions and the download file.

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Single Server Maintenance Mode Tool (Pre-Release)

Single Server Maintenance Mode Tool (Pre-Release)

As I wrote in my previous post, I am in the process of making a single server maintenance mode tool. We have alot of contractors and other departments that mess around with servers outside of normal hours, and without any access to the OpsMgr console maintenance mode is not for everyone.

So how can this be solved? Create a desktop application that allows an admin (with the correct OpsMgr permissions) to put a server into maintenance mode…..

mm5

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The Data Access service is either not running or not yet initialized

The Data Access service is either not running or not yet initialized

I’m currently in the process of making a local desktop app that allows local administrators to put the local server into SCOM Maintenance mode, without access to the SCOM consoles or any powershell knowledge.

During the process I encountered an issue. Every time I imported the OperationsManager module from Powershell, I could not establish a connection to the SCOM Management Group directly from the script – However, manually it went just fine!

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