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Windows Server 2012 R2 Optimisation Script

Windows Server 2012 R2 Optimisation Script. Tested on: Windows Server 2012 R2 build 9600. Description: This script disables services, disables scheduled tasks and modifies the registry to optimise system performance on Windows Server 2012 R2 running in a Citrix SBC environment. Note: This script makes changes to the system registry and performs other configuration changes. As such a full backup of the machine or snapshot if running in...

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SCOM 2016: Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services MP v10.0.5.0

Another new management pack is out for Windows Server 2016, the MP for RDS v10.0.5.0 can be found here. What this MP can do: Remote Desktop Session Host: Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) enables a server to host RemoteApp programs or session-based desktops. Users can connect to RD Session Host servers in a session collection to run programs, save files, and use resources on those servers. Remote Desktop Licensing: Remote...

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SCOM 2012 R2: Update Rollup 12 Released

UR12 for SCOM 2012 R2 has been release as usual you can get it from the download catalog or through windows update. Changes and fixes When you try to upgrade System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Reporting Server to System Center 2016 Operations Manager reporting server, the upgrade fails for the following configuration: Server A is configured as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including Management Server. Server B is...

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SCOM: Updated MP for Windows Server v10.0.8.0

A new version of the Windows Server MP has been released version 10.0.8.0 can be found here There are quite a few changes so as usual test in your labs where possible before deploying to live environments. New in this version Added two new object types (Windows Server 2016 Computer (Nano) and Windows Server 2016 Operation System (Nano)) and a new group type (Windows Server 2016 Computer Group (Nano)). This improvement will help users...

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SCOM: Extensible Network Monitoring Management Pack Generator tool

A new tool has been released to assist in creating management packs for network monitoring get it here I know from experience that having to walk a MIB file manually in order to determine which OIDs to use can be a tedious process. Tools like this one should make the whole experience much more manageable. Tool Details Network Monitoring Management Pack Generator tool package includes a UI tool – SNMP_MPGenerator.exe and a command...

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SCOM: Updated SQL Server Management Packs v6.7.7.0

New versions of the SQL Server management packs are out! They are available from the below links: Note: Be aware that there have been some serious issues with previous versions of the SQL management packs this year. I cannot stress enough the need for testing before using these in a live environment. SQL Server 2016: here SQL Server 2014: here SQL Server 2005 / 2008 / 2012: here SQL Dashboards: here New in this version SQL Server...

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SCOM: Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview) v1.3.22.0

An update for the Azure MP technical preview has been releasd and is available here New in this version Fixed issue: due to deadlock of Storage Account Capacity Probe threads, Storage Account Size Performance Collection rule did not work, and the corresponding performance counters were not collected Fixed issue: service type page did not display all instances in the authoring wizard when there were more than 1000 instances Fixed...

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SCOM: Windows Server MP updated to 6.0.7310.0

The windows Server MP has been updated to v 6.0.7310.0 it is available for download here. Changes in this version Several bugs located in Clustered Shared Volumes MP were fixed (see below); error handling migrated to common recommended scenario. Enabled quorum monitoring via changing the monitoring logic. The monitoring logic is splitting for Nano Server (with usage of PowerShell) and all other operation systems. o    Fixed bug:...