Hi All, I was recently approached by a customer and asked what my recommendations were for setting up SMS alerting on SCOM 2012 R2. Admittedly, this isn't normally a feature that a lot of our clients use as they prefer the flexibility of email alerting through the use of distribution groups etc, but I thought I'd write...Read more
Operatons manager out of the box allows for the detection of Virtual Machines and this detection can be used to build a group for Virtual Servers. The only problem is that this is detection is only for Hyper-V, so what happens if you need to detect and group VMware VMs? Well the solution is pretty simple. Within the SCOM console, open...Read more
I was having to do a few manual agent installs recently and when i went into the console to approve them it errored and threw me out. When I went back into the console and the server was not in the agent managed secion, so i went into pending management to do the approval again but then agent had disappeared. So a...Read more
I have been deploying a multi product System Center deployment for a large client recently. I have deployed Operations Manager 2012 SP1 and Service Manager 2012 SP1 both running the latest Cumulative Update (CU2). Everything is working perfectly in both deployments, I have deployed some basic Management Packs (Core OS, etc) to SCOM and it...Read more
Whilst deploying a SCOM 2012 for a customer recently using the new 2012 media with SP1 integrated I got this strange error message. I delved into the installation log and the following error was logged [error]CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 5(Access is denied.) while attempting to open or...Read more
If you're using a Domain User account (which is best practice by the way) for your Data Access Service account you may receive the following error when opening up the console. [error] "Data Access Service SPN Not Registered" "Alert Description: The System Center Operations Manager SDK service failed to register an SPN." [/error] Read more
The server account of all SCOM servers should register the following SPNs:Read more
Are you trying to increase security by removing extranious permissions from service accounts but growing a little tired of having to manually assign SPN's to them? If so get to work with ADSIEdit.Read more
- Open ADSI edit and connect to the default naming context.
- Navigate through the structure to your service...