OpsMgr–”Not Monitored” agent (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

There are a variety of different reasons which can cause an agent to appear as “Not Monitored”. We were debugging some of these on a client site, and ran through potential issues such as these: DNS issues: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2009/10/opsmgr-agent-stays-in-not-monitored.html  Agent configuration incorrect: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2010/01/25/not-monitored-servers-in-opsmgr.aspx Agent XML file: http://www.brighthub.com/hubfolio/tolga-balci/articles/87174.aspx  Various issues: http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2008/03/10/getting-headaches-trying-to-figure-out-why-you-are-seeing-the-not-monitored-state-for-management-servers-or-agents.aspx We had been debugging the “Not…

Cloud Fest Denver February 9, 2012

Cloud Fest Denver, http://www.cloudfest.org/Denver/ is scheduled for February 9, 2012. This is a one day conference at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. This is a Microsoft focused cloud event covering Office 365, Azure and private cloud. I will be presenting on the topic of the Value of Office 365 to the Enterprise. I…

You might not need an app for that

With the majority of cell phones shipping worldwide with Internet browsing capability and the incredible rise in tablet popularity, we are witnessing a convergence of mobility and the Web.  This is triggering a mobile gold rush similar to the Internet boom of the 1990s. Companies of all sizes are scrambling to build mobile apps, which…

Disable Office 365 DirSync Now Available

Microsoft has announced the availability of disabling either temporarily or permanently Directory Synchronization (DirSync) in Office 365, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619062/en-us. This is great news! in BPOS this was always available, but in Office 365 it was not possible. Before this announcement, if you turned on DirSync in Office 365 it was permanent. While you want to ensure…