SCOM 1807 Upgrade – Thank you Microsoft

SCOM 1807 Upgrade – Thank you Microsoft

Greetings fellow SCOM admins,

Welcome back from vacation – if you didn’t notice, theres been new SCOM release during the summer. So its time to start upgrading, reading upgrade guides ect… well actually not this time!

Since the release of 1801, all SCOM upgrades are handled through Windows Update – and I kid you not, its EASY


If you have 1801 installed, fire up Windows Update and voila – theres the upgrade for you.

All we really need now, is an internal upgrader like ConfigMgr?

More information on the upgrade can be found here.

Thank you Microsoft for saving hours of my work day, so that I can focus on the real tasks at hand.


SCOM Web console gets 503 error after upgrading to 1801/1807

SCOM Web console gets 503 error after upgrading to 1801/1807

After upgrading your SCOM installation to the newest build, you may occur an error on your web console/reporting server.

When trying to open your webconsole, the application pool can crash – and after you start it again – it crashes again. (This may also occur when trying to start SquaredUp Dashboards)

Fear not – there is an easy solution….

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Get a Monitors alert description – in Powershell

Get a Monitors alert description – in Powershell

I’ve been active in a post on reddit the last couple of days, and I wanted to share my results with you all. The OP wanted to know if it was possible to get an Alert Description, without the alert being created by SCOM.

And of course its possible.

First of all, we need to find the monitor ID – In this example I’ve gone with the ‘AD Site Availability Health Rollup Monitor’

Get-SCOMMonitor -DisplayName 'AD Site Availability Health Rollup Monitor' | select *

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Monitor multiple fileshares (up/down) – With Powershell in SCOM

First of all, its been a while – but I am still here.

We had a VBscript that monitored if our fileshares were up or down, but recently it started to fail – giving false positives. (And we hate that!) So i decided to give it a go with the SquaredUp Community Powershell Monitoring Management Pack. I’ve had this MP in a while, but never really used it so its about time.

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AlertMate, release details and improvements

AlertMate, release details and improvements

A few days ago I wrote a post about a new app in the making. I am now ready to share some more information about a release date and new features. As you can read from the title, I’ve called this app “AlertMate”. Since my post I’ve had a test release sent out to a couple servers who had no links to SCOM other than a SCOM Agent monitoring them..

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Another app in the making….

Another app in the making….

I’ve been quite when it comes to SCOM over the last few months, but since I changed jobs my hands-on have been been limited since I am not the primary SCOM administrator.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a new application. After a talk with a developer who wanted to see (in real time) if the server he was logged onto, had any alerts.

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regularscomguys free Management Packs

regularscomguys free Management Packs

It’s been a while since my last update, but lets face it… its summer, and most of the co-workers have been away from work, and they are those who inspire me to create new management packs for Operations Manager.

So I thought that I would use this post to give you all a short description of all the management packs that I’ve create for the community.

Here’s the list:

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