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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Job change

Job change

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.

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