In OpsMgr 2012 how can I determine what sealed management pack a view is stored in? (#SCOM, #PowerShell, #SYSCTR)

As part of authoring on the upcoming System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed book, I was recently trying to track down where some dashboard views were stored. They are built into OpsMgr 2012 and appeared to have been part of a sealed management pack. They are in the Application Monitoring folder, “Applications” and in the…

An early look at Exchange 2013

This past week at the Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012 in Orlando, Microsoft Exchange Product Team, MVPs, MCMs, and community members gathered to discuss the impending release of Exchange 2013.  I say “discuss” because that’s how the conference was structured.  This wasn’t your typical death-by-PowerPoint with a few demos in between.  These were fully interactive sessions. …

Asking The Important Questions

​At Catapult SAFE Managed Services, we get a large number of requests for customization. Projects vary from small things like simple web parts or scripts to larger issues – almost whole projects sometimes – like intense customized workflows. Everything follows a process and we’ve gotten very good at following the process. But there are some…

OpsMgr: Latest Base OS Management Pack with Server 2012 Support

The ​System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Server Operating System was recently released and appears to be functioning well!  The latest release of the MP (version 6.0.6989.0) of the Windows Server Operating System Management Pack included the following changes:• Introduced support for Windows Server 2012• Added monitoring for NTFS events to check if they are corrupted or unavailable• Disabled…

The New Office 365 Preview

As I mentioned in my brief summary of the Microsoft Exchange Conference, you can sign up for an early look at the Office 365 preview.  By going to www.office.com/preview you have access to the various Office product preview, but also the ability to sign up for Office 365 Preview.  On the main page, click “Try”…

Event 13568 The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set “DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)” is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.

In a single domain controller environment (think small shop!), if you encounter this error message and you follow the prescribed steps (the event log says to create a registry setting "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" to 1, however this will actually cause some damage because there is no other domain controller on the network to…

MEC 2012–The Lost Conference

Well, the Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012 is in the books and what a great conference it was.  With all of the Wave 15 products leasing in the next year, there was a lot of information to cover. The primary purpose of this conference was of course to talk about Exchange 2013, but there was quite…