Microsoft SQL Server Win for Austin Office

Our Austin BI practice has just been engaged to assist a student housing development firm with their upgrade from SQL 2005 to 2008 R2. In addition to planning and completing the upgrade, Catapult Systems will install a new instance of SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS) and help with the reporting asset migration from the…

How can I tell if OpsMgr (#SCOM) actually sent me an email? (step-by-step) #SYSCTR [Storing information on subscriptions sent in Alert history]

  This is one of the most common questions I have received over the years supporting Operations Manager and my general approach has been to include an Operations Manager (OpsMgr) administrator in all subscriptions and use unique channels per subscription with unique senders and then to use Outlook rules to categorize what email is received.…

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

The month of May is going to be a busy for me with three speaking engagements in three different states. First up next week I will be traveling to Phoenix to speak at the Cloud Intelligence Conference Phoenix 2012 This is a one day mini-conference May 8th, I will be speaking about the Value of…

QuickTricks: Where is the default location for the Health Service State folder in OpsMgr 2012 (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Operations Manager 2007: The default location in OpsMgr 2007 for Management Servers is: \Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State The default location in OpsMgr 2007 for Agents is: \Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State Operations Manager 2012: The default location in OpsMgr 2012 for Management Servers is: \program files\System Center 2012\Operations…