Category Archives: System Center Service Manager

System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollups

Update Rollup 3 has arrived but not all products are updated. I have created this matrix to show what product has been updated with each rollup. Rollup UR1 UR2 UR3 Article 2785682 2802159 2836751 App Controller KB2790935 KB2815569 KB2853227 App Controller Setup Update N/A N/A KB2823452 Configuraturtion Manager * * * Data Protection Manager KB2802095 …

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SCOM to SCSM Connector Stops

I had a situation that the SCOM to SCSM (both 2012 SP1) had stopped several days ago yet the CI Connector showed that it was still working. There was no obvious reason why this connector was still working when the alert connector was not.Looking at the SCOM side and showing the column Forwarding Status then …

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Service Manager 2012 SP1 SMCMDB Subscription Data Source Module errors

This was a brand new installation of SCSM 2012 SP1 on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server. After finishing the install and before configuring anything else I looked at the even log and saw a lot of warnings and errors. All in the Operations Manger event log. This was quite common Eventid 33610 Source: SMCMDB …

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Copy SCOM View Data to Excel

 I come across this post regarding SCSM and thought it worth pointing out that it works in SCOM as well. http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2010/03/03/hidden-feature-export-data-to-excel-from-a-view.aspx Go to a view (State or Alerts) and do Ctrl-A to select all the rows. Ctrl-C to copy and then paste the results into Excel. Instant spread sheet of the data in the view.  …

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v.Next = 2012

I attended the event “War on Cost” run by Inframon on Friday 5th. There was a whole bunch of Microsofties from Redmond there on their way to TechEd. It was great hearing some of the stuff that will be coming out. As soon as they said that the new products are going to be called …

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3 New System Center RTMs

As expected there have been announcements at this years MMS. The System Center team try and focus their release efforts around this event. So we have System Center Data Protection (DPM) 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/data-protection-manager.aspx and System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/essentials.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/04/19/sc-essentials-2010-is-released-to-manufacturing.aspx Info on both here – http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2010/04/19/the-right-tools-for-the-job-sce-2010-dpm-2010.aspx The biggie that ties them …

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MMS Keynote – Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson did this morning’s keynote. This was more focused than yesterdays but was still quite low energy with not much excitement or feedback from the audience. Most of his talk was futures and about focusing on the client and end up with a demo of the next version of Config Manager showing that an …

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MMS Announcement Predictions

An interesting article that Techlog highlights mentions that Microsoft should buy companies to fill in the gaps in their heterogeneous monitoring to compete with the Big 4 (Tivoli, CA, HP and BMC). The article also mentions that perhaps there may be announcements at MMS. The trouble buying companies is integrating them. And there is the …

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Engyro Connectors

Techlog had a conversation with Eric Berg and he said that the reason they bought Engyro was due to the connectors. Not only for SCOM but for Service Manager. So my educated guess was pretty good. To get Service Desk into organizations that have invested in products like Remedy and Peregrine then a good bidirectional …

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System Center Engyro

One of the big announcements for management at TechEd was the purchase of Engyro and the picture that Techlog took showed it as System Center Engyro which seems to suggest that they will keep it as a separate product (with the same initials as System Center Essentials – confusingly) rather than make it part of …

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