Opalis 6 – Messed up text – short tip

This tip is undocumented at all and I find it very important to people who use other language beside English. So…when you are installing your Opalis dedicated server: Set all of your regional settings to English and USA ! Install your SQL database with the default collation Otherwise, all the input that will be used […]... Read More
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Monitor servers waiting for reboot after windows update – quick tip before Cumulative Update procedures

Few days ago, Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 5 to Operations Manager 2007 R2, there is a step by step guide in the technet for installing the update, yesterday I had to update costumer’s Development environment to CU5, well.. 17\40 agents didn’t failed.. and the rest ? well… one big red failed status… While trying […]... Read More

OpsMgr – Reset Monitor state with powershell

I had to use monitor instead of rule (missing expression filtering option in some rule type) but without affecting the object state… well, this is my workaround for this request (part of the script is based on Scotts Moss’s script): Creating the monitor uncheck the “Automatically resolve the alert when the monitor returns to a health […]... Read More
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Extract RDLs from Reporting Server DB with extractMyRDLs Tool

A month ago I had a scenario of failed reporting services migration, the migrated DB couldn’t be used with OpsMgr anymore after the migration so RsetSRS tool had to be run. the result was a great new working SRS but.. without all the RDLs the costumer had before… With no working backups and no reports […]... Read More

System Center Essentials, Operations Manager & Powershell – short tip

While working with SCE, OpsMgr and Powershell I’ve noticed that SCE & OpsMgr doesn’t output the same data as expected, for example, I’ve tried to count the number of Critical Errors that has resolution state zero… Well.. on first look, everything looks fine when there are alerts which equal this term, but what did happen […]... Read More
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How to publish data between nested policies in Opalis

Powerful option in Opalis is the ability to move data and results between nested policies, this way you can deal in more flexible way complex workflows. So… how it need to be done ? I’ve built a really simple scenario: Main workflow that run and call nested policy named “2.Nested Policy”. the nested policy run […]... Read More

Opalis 6.3 platform support & old Integration Packs

Microsoft has released the 6.3 version of Opalis. one of the main issues that were “solved” by this version was the support of 2008 & 2008 R2 (and x64 too..). Well… after struggling with the Active Directory Integration Pack on windows server 2008 R2 x64, the  conclusions  : Integration Packs that built previously to 6.3 […]... Read More

Monitoring windows 2008 R2 print server with Microsoft print server management Pack

As you probably noticed, the print server management pack covers windows 2003 – 2008 print servers but not 2008 R2. why is that ? because Microsoft has changed the print server role name in that version, so.. how you going to deal with that ? Take the Microsoft.Windows.Server.PrintServer.2008.mp file. Convert it to XML with MpToXml.ps1. […]... Read More

Sysprep your Windows OS for more than 3 times

It can happen, the need of re-syspreping an already syspreped machine, why ? maybe you lost your Image master. so.. you running the setup process, adding the changes you want, relocating the XML answerfile, running the sysprep with /generalize switch.. the process is running for few seconds and then the sysprep window is disappeared. well.. open […]... Read More