I’m hiring in Austin!

Hiring in Austin!   If you’ve read anything I’ve ever written (@MarcJellinek, http://www.linkedin.com/in/marcjellinek, http://marcjellinek.wordpress.com), it’s not going to come as a surprise that I’m opinionated.   I recently moved from NJ to Austin, TX to take a job with Catapult Systems as a Sr. Lead Consultant and act as the Local Practice Lead for the…

Studying for the 74-409 exam?

If you are interested in the 74-409 exam (Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center) you should definitely check out this free study guide that Veeam has provided at: http://hyperv.veeam.com/study-guide-microsoft-certification-exam-74-409-server-virtualization-windows-server-hyper-v-system-center-4202/. By reading these 8 chapters of the study guide you will learn about: Virtual Machine Settings Virtual machine storage Hyper-V Virtual Networks and…

Runbook Failure Alerts

One of the most common requests I hear for System Center 2012 Orchestrator is the ability to send out alerts on failure. To keep from having to add multiple send mail activities on every runbook, I have create one runbook that runs at a predetermined interval to check if any runbooks ended with a failure…

Exchange Schema Versions

This is an article I first published a couple of years ago to check what schema version a customer was running when performing an Exchange upgrade.  There have since been official articles published by Microsoft, but they seem to change their articles a locations frequently which makes it difficult to find again (Click here for…

SCOM & SCSM Management Pack Cleanup

As everyone who has worked with System Center Operations Manager or Service Manager know, after a while your custom management packs (MP) can become littered with unneeded references. This can cause MPs to have dependencies on other MPs even if they don’t actually have any interaction with each other. After talking with my colleague Cameron…

SCOM Monitor Reset Script

This script was presented by Cameron Fuller and the meat of it was written John Curtiss. This script will allow you to reset a specified monitor on all systems by just passing the monitor’s name. To execute the script, save it as a .ps1 and pass the parameters for monitor name and management server. If…

The Updates Keep Coming to #Office365

On the heels of my blog post yesterday, Microsoft has published to more big updates/announcements of new functionality for Office 365. Check out this blog post, now admins have the ability to control which Office apps are installed using Office Pro Plus and Click to Run! They also talk about gaining support for Office Pro…