One of the popular questions for 2005 was putting agents into maintenance mode and it is still popular with 2007.
“Neale has addressed the challenge of putting groups of agent-managed nodes into maintenance mode via a PowerShell script, which could easily be run as a scheduled task”
There are 2 scripts – one for agents and one for groups along with a PDF explaining the scripts. These are complex looking scripts so thanks to Neale for coming up with them. A good way to learn about PowerShell especially as it is documented.
This is really useful but I generally do not like just copying other posts as I assume that if you are interested in what I post on you will also be subscribed to the other blogs in this area. I keep a list of those bloggers in one of my pages (http://ianblythmanagement.wordpress.com/mom-blog-links/) so new people that find this blog can quickly add the rest. But is this true? If you read this blog do you read all the other MOM/SCOM/System Center blogs as well?