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Powershell to reveal Resource Pool membership(s) of all management servers

Here is a useful Powershell script to reveal the Resource groups that every management server in your Scom Management group is a member of:- $Members = Get-SCOMManagementServer foreach ($member in $members) { write-host “” $Pools = Get-SCOMResourcePool -Member $Member write-host … Continue reading

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SCOM 2012 Percent Processor Time Report Blank

I couldn’t get the Microsoft Generic Report working for %processor time. No matter what I tried, this particular report always ended up blank. I was running it for a couple of servers that had the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating … Continue reading

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Error: An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist.

Had this error on my windows 10 laptop when trying to run Active Directory User and Computer snap-in         Transpires that this issue may have occurred due to corrupt files.  To fix I did the following:- Opened … Continue reading

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CPU spike on virtual machines

SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter.vbs (.ps1 in SCOM 2016) is a script included in the “System Center Core Monitoring” management pack, and is used as the data source for a rule and a monitor to establish agent health by gathering ‘HealthService’ CPU usage. The … Continue reading

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Enable Agent Proxy by default for all Scom Agents

Agent Proxy for managed servers is disabled by default in SCOM. However an increasing amount of Management Packs rely on this setting being enabled and it if it isn’t enabled an Agent Proxy not enabled alert is triggered. These MPs … Continue reading

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Ping hostname returns a ipv6 address

If you ping a server hostname an get a return with an IPv6 address…….. Pinging SERVER01.mycompany.com [fe80::99be:f51d:****:******] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Reply from fe80::99be:f51d:****:******: time<1ms Then it … Continue reading

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Command channels not feeding alert info into custom EventLog

Environment= SCOM 2016  Management Servers=Windows Server 2016 Had an issue recently where I had created custom scom command channels to write custom alert information into a custom event log that I had created and it was not working. Full path … Continue reading

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Clear the Health Service cache on a Scom Mgmt server

You can run the following task on a Management Server when the Management Server is not functional, a restart has not fixed the problem, and you have exhausted other troubleshooting options. In the Monitoring workspace, expand Operations Manager and then … Continue reading

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SCOM Admin Management pack

Attached is a brilliant MP for SCOM Admins compiled by Kevin Holman. NOTE the file is in word doc format so you will need to copy the text and save it as a .xml file for it to work properly. … Continue reading

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Monitoring Office 365 with SCOM

Attached is a guide doc written by Waleed Mostafa (MVP) that decribes the steps you need to undertake to Monitor Office 365 with SCOM 2012 SP1 through to SCOM 2016 SCOM Monitoring Office 365 OTHER OBSERVATIONS WORTHY OF NOTE As … Continue reading

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