What is in the System Center Operations Manager Technical Preview? #SCOM #SYSCTR

If you are like me you were excited to see that Technical Previews are now available for Windows 10, Windows Server and System Center (details and download links are available at http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2014/10/02/announcing-availability-of-the-system-center-technical-preview.aspx). From what I’m seeing this will be an exciting update and I expect lots of good stuff will be shown at TechEd in…

Enriching System Center Self-Service and Asset Mgmt with the Veeam 7 Management Pack #Veeam #SCSM #SysCtr

In the upcoming whitepaper entitled "Using Veeam solutions to augment System Center and Hyper-V" Pete Zerger and I discuss how the Veeam management pack can be used to enhance the functionality available in System Center. Specifically we focused on how the new Hyper-V functionality could be leveraged for additional benefits in System Center. While integration…

QuickTricks: Replacing a Visio integrated diagram with the topology widget #OpsMgr #SYSCTR

One of the approaches which has been available to provide dashboard integration for Operations Manager utilizes Visio and SharePoint Enterprise edition. I have worked with this approach and blogged on it several times in the past including: Creating a Visio integrated diagram from a distributed application: https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2011/08/16/opsmgr-dashboard-integration-creating-a-visio-integrated-diagram-from-a-distributed-application.aspx Customizing linked items and how they represent their…

Modifying each user’s registry

A colleague of mine recently was working on a Windows image with a specific setting for Microsoft Office 2010.  However, the registry key simply would not “sick” and would be stripped out at some point before the user could log on and launch the application. There are a few options for making changes to all…