After a few months of testing, I am ready to release the next version of the Maintenance Mode Desktop Application. I’ve updated the method used to stop the maintenance mode, and I’ve changed some start-up scripts.
There are still some bugs in this version, and on some systems that I’ve tested this on – the start of the application is VERY slow… I am of course working on a fix for this.
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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.
A new “Agent Task” Management Pack has been created. This is a small, but yet useful addition to my portfolio of Management Packs.
This Management Pack lists all Scheduled Tasks, and sorts them by the last run Task.
The Management Pack can be downloaded here.
I’ve made a small update to the “Free Disk Space” management pack. It was requested that it gave the output in percentage as well.
This change has now been implemented, and the output now look like this:
The management pack is available for download here, or on the MP download page.
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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I am just fixing the last few “must-fix” bugs before the Alpha can be released, but here is a small teaser for everyone who is waiting.
If you have any requests for this small app, let me know. Along with the release, I will add a future feature list, aswell as a known issues list.
If everything goes well, I still plan to release the app later this week.
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…..
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