Auto restarting the VMMS and SCVMMAgent services using OpsMgr service monitoring and recoveries (#SCVMM, #SCOM, #SYSCTR)

In my lab environment I am running Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V systems and managing them with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 Beta. I had been having issues with loss of connectivity to the Hyper-V hosts and my VMM service. I found that the SCVMMAgent and vmms services were failing occasionally and then communication…

Building an All-In-One OpsMgr 2012 environment on Windows Server 2012 (#OpsMgr, #WindowsServer, #SYSCTR)

The following are the steps and links associated with building an all-in-one OpsMgr 2012 environment. This blog post specifically was written using Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2012 environment. Please note that running Operations Manager 2012 (RTM) running on Windows Server 2012 is NOT a supported configuration. Why am I trying this when I know…

Automatic and Manual Resource Pools in Operations Manager 2012: Part 2 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

There are multiple situations where it will be required to change the “All Management Servers Resource Pool” membership from automatic to manual.  From part 1 of this series see: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2012/07/24/automatic-and-manual-resource-pools-in-operations-manager-2012-scom-sysctr.aspx  What situations require these types of changes to the resource pools? 1) Network Monitoring Management Servers should be removed from the default pools per Microsoft…

Goodbye DCPromo it’s been fun!

Recently I spent some time installing my first 2012 DC into an existing Active Directory environment. I installed the server, logged in and ran dcpromo. And pretty quickly I felt the sinking feeling that “this is no longer your father’s domain controller installation”. So, how do we install a domain controller on Windows Server 2012?…