Category: System Center

System Center Orchestrator 2012 license error after moving database

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Last week we got a fresh database server at a customer site to put the SCOM and Orchestrator databases on. Actually two servers in ALways-on setup. Should be a lot better and faster than the "temporary" servers we had been using before. So, last week w… more »

Looking forward to the Midwest Management Summit

SCOM, DPM, Hyper-V, SCVMM, Service Manager, SCCM, SCE, System Center, SCOM Tricks, SCOM 2012, Configuration Manager, SCORCH 2012 Send feedback »
Since Microsoft stopped their Microsoft Management Summit and integrated it into their TechEd it still felt like a void was left there in the System Center space. Of course the MMS in the old days started as a community thing and in the end it ended up… more »

SCOM 31552 Data Warehouse configuration synchronization process failed to write data

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Today I investigated a case where SCOM had an alert with the following name and contents: Data Warehouse configuration synchronization process failed to write data Data Warehouse configuration synchronization process failed to write data to the Da… more »

Microsoft Ignite

SCOM, SQL, Hyper-V, Exchange, System Center, Active Directory, Windows 2012 Send feedback »
Just now Microsoft announced the wave of main events of next year. The expected event which brings together several tech events like TechEd and Management Summit and Exchange/Lync/Sharepoint/Project conferences into one big event. Well here it is and it… more »

Case of the fast growing SCOM datawarehouse db and logs

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This is a post in continuation of my previous post on the topic of upgrading a SCOM 2012 SP1 to a SCOM 2012 R2, which went wrong and how I was fixing it. After fixing the SCOM instance everything seemed alright for half a day. The very next morning we h… more »

SCOM 2012 SP1 to R2 failed and how to fix failed management servers

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A few weeks ago I did an upgrade of SCOM 2012 SP1 UR6 to SCOM 2012 R2 (and later to UR3) for a customer. Of course they have a test environment with SCOM in it and I went through the whole process and everything looked fine there. Next I was allowed to… more »

SCOM 2012 Web Console Configuration Required

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Often after updates of SCOM 2012 / 2012 R2 or after a clean install people go to the SCOM Web Console and they get the following notification: Web Console Configuration Required. A user can click the configure button and run the executable and… more »

I am back

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Just wanted to say I am back. Last few months I have been working mostly behind the scenes for a while due to several reasons. Still doing the System Center stuff and working on some things you will be seeing in the near future though. But now I am back… more »

Orchestrator 2012 PowerShell script fails to run

Windows 2008, SCOM, System Center, Windows 2012, SCORCH 2012 Send feedback »
This week I added an Orchestrator 2012 Runbook server to an existing one for scale-out and high availability reasons. Very soon it was ready to go and I was making some additional runbooks to use together with SCOM. In these runbooks were Run .Net Scrip… more »

Getting SQL information from SCOM discovered inventory

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I often get questions for getting SQL info together, such as names, instances, versions, editions and so on for all kinds of purposes. Sometimes as inventory, sometimes to find instances no longer supported, rogue instances, needed for licensing info an… more »
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