What a great month for ReSearch This and the Operations Manager community!

Big updates this month include:

  • The ReSearch This contest was announced this month, information on how to win a Surface RT or a signed copy of the Unleashed book are available here!
  • Inside Podcast Networks podcast #36 (July 17th episode, available on iTunes) with Pete Zerger and Dan Kregor “Inside Central 36 – WPC, MS Reorg and Surface RT Pro” discussed the new ReSearch This contest. The whole podcast was good stuff (including Pete’s discussion on how to make your Surface RT work like a Surface PRO using Azure). The discussion specifically on the contest is available about an hour into the podcast.
  • There have been a several new ReSearch This KB articles written this month by a variety of authors (details are below).


I have been extremely impressed with the number, quality and diversity of the new ReSearch This articles this provided by the community this month! The following are the newest additions to the ReSearch This community knowledge repository – written in July 2013 (in order of publication day):


Operations Manager Failed to Access the Windows Event Log by Cameron Fuller

Power Shell Run space Failed to start by Alexey Zhuravlev 

SMB client failed to reopen a handle after a client failover by Stanislav Zhelyazkov

A Receive connector has failed connectivity testing twice within the last 10 minutes by Alexey Zhuravlev  

Operations Manager failed to start a process (disk clustering) by Alexey Zhuravlev  

Operations Manager failed to start a process (cluster discovery)  by Alexey Zhuravlev  

HP Windows (SNMP) Network Interface or NIC Teaming failed by Alexey Zhuravlev  

Power Shell script was dropped by Alexey Zhuravlev  

Silent Clients by Alexey Zhuravlev  

Updates Install by Alexey Zhuravlev  

The daily summary was not created by Alexey Zhuravlev  


There was also a significant update to an existing KB with feedback from Alexey Zhuravlev: Max Concurrent API Reached alert

The contest is still wide open right now, take the opportunity to get your best alert tuning KB articles in for the contest!


Call to action!

If you aren’t using it already, go and download the free ReSearch This management pack from: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/pack-catalog/research-this-mp/

If you are already using ReSearch This check out the new home page and start submitting your own alert resolutions to be part of the contest! http://www.systemcentercentral.com/researchthis