Category Archives: SCOM 2012 SP1

Tracking SCOM overrides

There is an easy way to view a list of all overrides, see recent changes, view details, and even compare the ‘Default Value’ to the ‘Override Value’. The simplest way to accomplish this is by creating an “Overrides Summary View” … Continue reading

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Remove IIS servers from SCOM monitoring

In your environment you may have alot of Windows servers running IIS (Internet Information Services). Many of these servers do not need to have IIS monitoring enabled in SCOM because they are development or test servers that have their IIS … Continue reading

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System Center Management service paused on management server

I recently had an issue whereby the System Center Management service was periodically pausing on one of my SCOM management servers fro no apparent reason. I couldn’t figure out why this was happening until I discovered informational Event id 1217 … Continue reading

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Alerts still being generated after maintenance mode invoked

This issue could be caused due to the following reason: – The object that was put into Maintenance Mode is not generating the actual alert. To verify this, right-click “Active Alerts” view on the Operations Manager console and select “Personalize … Continue reading

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Network Monitoring SNMP Trap port is already in use by another program

If you see the following alert in your SCOM console:- Network Monitoring SNMP Trap port is already in use by another program You can troubleshoot as follows:- For SCOM MonitoringHost.exe should be using port 162 So what claimed the SNMP … Continue reading

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Install SNMP Windows Feature and Configure SNMP in SCOM 2012

The link below will direct you to a document which shows you how to install the SNMP feature on a windows server and then configure SCOM 2012 monitoring using SNMP https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzl3QJW8U1j-SEw0WUJsWGlhWE0/view?usp=sharing

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Change the SCOM 2012 Database Grooming Settings using PowerShell

If you want to use PowerShell to change the Database Grooming settings in SCOM 2012, you can use the following: (just set the value to how many days you want to keep the data before grooming it out of the … Continue reading

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Putting individual objects into maintenance mode

Recently had a request to put an individual Exchange database into maintenance mode as some alerts had triggered for it and there was some planned work scheduled to happen. I found the easiest way to place an individual object into maintenance … Continue reading

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Who was the last person to modify SCOM roles?

It might be useful to periodically keep track of changes made to the Security-User Roles section of SCOM. You are going to know who you have given the ability to make modifications, but it is not quite as easy to see which … Continue reading

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Migrating/Restoring SCOM Notification Subscriptions

This doesn’t come up often, but every once in a while there is a need to move notification subscriptions from one SCOM Management Group to another. There is also the occasional instance where every once in a while after an … Continue reading

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