Suppressing Javascript Errors, including iFrame Content

  Even though most browsers are configured to suppress Javascript errors, you want to ensure that you handle these errors effectively. The best way to do this is to put all of your Javascript code within try/catch statements: function HandleBillingCodeFieldChange(idx)     {         try         {             $(“#bc_changed_” + idx.toString()).val(“1”);         }         catch(Exception){}    …

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

  NOTE: If you experience a situation where removing an Operations Manager server from the All Management Servers resource pool causes the server to become grayed out see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2853431. As outlined in the “SC12_OpsMgr_Deployment” on page 12: (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29256) there is a slight issue with this as it’s currently written. Resource Pools Network monitoring in System…

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 Prerequisites and IIS FAQ (#SCORCH, #SYSCTR)

At this point in time there is a gap in the System Center 2012 Orchestrator documentation available which explains IIS requirements. Current SCOrch documentation is available at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29258. The following blog article provides details on what components in the Web Server are required for Orchestrator 2012:   Question: What IIS features are required for Orchestrator?…

Importance of Ongoing Skills Development

Last week Michael Fitzgerald wrote an article for Computerworld titled "Tech hotshots: The rise of the IT business analyst". The article comments on the increasing visibility and importance of business analysis in software development projects as well as emphasizes the criticality of the business analyst as a project team member. The article highlights a few key messages including: According to…

Upgrade Preparation Tips: OpsMgr 2012 – How to Move Full OS and Server Core Agents that Report to the RMS to a Secondary Management Server

Reference Checklists provided on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh241301 Reference How to Move Agents to a Secondary Management Server (Operations Manager Upgrade): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh241298 IMPORTANT: You must be running at least System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 CU4 to perform the upgrade to 2012 If you are unable to Change the Primary Management Server from the Operations Console by right-clicking…