Service Management Automation Permissions

After you install Service Management Automation (SMA) there are two groups created on the SMA server. There are the MgmtSvc Operators and smaAdminGroup groups. The MgmtSvc Operator group provide access the Windows Azure Pack Admin Site. The smaAdminGroup provides administrative access to Service Management Automation. As a best practice, I suggest creating Active Directory groups…

Updated management packs released including the Windows Server Operating System management pack

There is a whole slew of updated management packs which Microsoft has released. Information on the recent round of updated management packs is available at: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx.   The summary of October updated management packs includes: SQL Server    6.4.1.0 10/14/2013 System Center 2012 Service Manager    7.5.3079.0 10/18/2013 System Center 2012 R2 Service Reporting 7.2.68.0 10/18/2013 Windows…

How can I become a Microsoft MVP?

From the outside this is an extremely logical question to ask an existing Microsoft MVP. If they are an MVP that means that somehow they got there and therefore they should know the process and others could follow the same process. There are several reasons however why this isn’t an easy question to answer: Each…