QuickTricks: How to bulk uninstall agents in OpsMgr 2012 by name in PowerShell (#SCOM, #PowerShell, #SYSCTR)

The following is a quick PowerShell script which uninstalls agents based upon matching a naming convention. This example identifies a unique naming for the servers such as those which are named with “DC” indicating they are a domain controller: (where xyz.com is the name of the domain) Get-SCOMAgent -DNSHostName *DC*.xyz.com | Disable-SCOMAgentProxy $credential = (Get-Credential)…

Marnix Wolf’s blog series on System Center 2012 Licensing (#SYSCTR)

Marnix Wolf provided an excellent perspective on licensing in System Center 2012 in a series of blog posts – check out the parts below! Part 1: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.nl/2012/06/sc-2012-licensing-lets-complify-part-i.html  Part 2: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.nl/2012/06/sc-2012-licensing-lets-complify-part-ii.html Part 3: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2012/06/sc-2012-licensing-lets-complify-part.html Part 4: Not posted yet but hopefully soon at: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/ Keep up the great blogging Marnix!

SCOM 2012 – How to Chain Gateways

In some cases, it may be necessary to chain multiple gateways together in order to monitor across multiple untrusted boundaries. Here’s a TechNet article to discuss the ‘how to’: ​http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh456427 Here’s another with a detailed explanation of what chaning entails: http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2009/12/08/how-to-link-multiple-gateway-servers-together.aspx

SharePoint OOTB Features – updated

​If your anything like me then you leverage PowerShell to do a lot of repetitive tasks.  On of the most common for me is Activating and Deactivating features. It is easiest to do this by referencing the GUID or Folder name (14/15 hive / Template / Layouts / Features).  I often am scrambling to write…

Creating a map with server locations in OpsMgr 2012 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

There are two new dashboards which use the new SCOMLocation information to provide information for Web Application Availability Monitoring. Summary Dashboard – Map: This dashboard (and the Detailed Dashboard – List) are available when Web Application Availability Monitoring synthetic transactions have been created in the authoring pane. These dashboards are available in the Monitoring pane…