For personal reasons, I resigned my job as System Center Specialist at Athena IT earlier this week. Timing has made it so, that I am able to return to Odense Kommune as early as 1st March. I am returning as Team Coordinator for the “Client & Application team”, working with Microsoft technology including System Center. I would like to thank all my co-workers at Athena for making my time, something that improved me as a professional and as a person. I am looking forward to returning to a workplace where many challenges await, and a place where I’m already an integrated part of the team.
We’ve all been there.. Explaining to customers/administrators about the consequences of closing a monitor. How often has it happened that a monitor was closed? quite often.
I attended a webinar regarding new features in SquaredUp 3.1 last night, and what an exciting release! If you have not yet tried SquaredUp out, heard over to their site and request a trial. You’ll be able to try version 3.1 right away!
Read more about the new release here:
Yesterday I was asked if i could display the entrys of the hosts and lmhosts file in the %windir%\System32\drivers\etc folder. A small Agent Task, with a powershell script was required which took around 10-15 minutes to create and test.
Over the last few days, I’ve been troubleshooting this error. The event log in this case was “WitnessServiceAdmin”, and having a look at the server I couldn’t find the log anywhere. I could create an override to disable this Monitor, but would I potentially create an overrides that disables critical alerts? I decided against creating an override, and started to look for a solution/workaround.
It’s been done before, but I had trouble finding a “plug & play” solution out there.
This Management Pack allows the SCOM admin/Operator to create a EventID 666 (Windows Computer Task) on the selected Windows Machine – the Event then triggers an Alert in SCOM.
I found this very useful when testing out our new notification script.
This MP is sealed, but I am willing to provide you with the unsealed version if you need to modify it.
Here is a list of the available Powershell Commands for SCOM 2016’s “Scheduled Maintenance Mode”