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AEM ADMX File for OpsMgr 2007 R2

6:31 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Last week I was at a customer to implement AEM.

The customer is fully on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 and only want to use ADMX files and not ADM files to configure his GPO’s. And here is the issue….When running the AEM configuration wizard the settings are stored as an ADM file not an ADMX file.

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Note that the ADM file format that the wizard provides will work on Windows 7 and W2K8 R2 but some companies have new policies in the place which require them to only use ADMX file types and so this is the stop gap solution for now.

Luckily the product team just release yesterday an ADMX file for OpsMgr 2007 R2!! http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2011/06/08/aem-admx-file-for-opsmgr-2007-r2.aspx  Notice that this has been through very limited testing but it worked like a charm in my customer environment!

So a big thank you to the product team and especially Satya to help me out with this.

thank-you

Thanks,
Alexandre Verkinderen

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The System Center Management service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259

5:19 am in Uncategorized by alkin

I had the following issue on one of my servers

“The System Center Management service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259” when I wanted to start my Healthservice.

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When searching the internet I found the following blogpost http://blogs.technet.com/b/smsandmom/archive/2008/04/30/opsmgr-2007-healthservice-service-fails-to-start-with-25362-warning.aspx  . The blogposts says that the State directory registry key can be corrupt but that was fine in my case.

But at the end of the blogpost I found my solution:

This error can be caused by the WindowsAccountLockDownSD Key in at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HealthService\Parameters\Management Group\<Management Group Name Here> being invalid or non-present.  And indeed, that was my issue: the WindowsAccountLockDownSD Key was missing on my server.

 

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The easiest way to resolve the issue with the Windows AccountLockDownSD key is to export the registry key from a similar, working system and then import it in to the registry of the server experiencing the problem.  Once this is complete the HealthService should start successfully.

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thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Best of MMS is coming: 15 june 2011

5:31 am in Uncategorized by alkin

For our best of MMS on June 15 we will have a special guest! Chris Childers is coming to Belgium!

 

chrisChris Childers  has over 15 years of product management and business development experience in growth stage software companies. Chris joined Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager in the System Center team through the AVIcode acquisition. While at AVIcode, Chris held roles in Product Management and Business Development with a focus on building a partner eco-system. Prior to AVIcode, Chris co-founded Artifact Software where he managed the company’s product development and was instrumental in building its first generation product, acquiring early adopter customers and securing funding. Chris also served as Director of Product Management at Sequoia Software and Senior Technical Evangelist at Citrix Systems. When Chris is not working he can be found cycling the back roads of Maryland.

 

 

This is our agenda of the day. For the very first time we now have two tracks:

The Tracks

 

Hour

Track 1

Track 2

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and Registration

Welcome and Registration

09:30 – 09:40

Introduction

Introduction

09:40 – 10:40

Introduction to Opalis and a Sneak Peek at System Center Orchestrator

SCDPM: DPM 2012: What goodies are coming

10:40 – 11:40

System Center Configuration Manager 2012

System Center Service Manager 2012 overview

11:40 – 12:30

Lunch

Lunch

12.30 – 13.30

Configuration Manager 2012 – Deployment and Infrastructure Technical Overview

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

13.30 – 14.30

AVIcode: Overview of Application Monitoring That You Can Do Today

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

14.30 – 15.00

Break

Break

15.00 – 16.00

Operations Manager 2012: Overview, Setup and Configuration

Windows Intune: PC Management with Cloud Services

16.00 – 17.00

Technical Overview of System Center Advisor ("Atlanta")

 

17.00 –

Networking

Networking

 

 

More Information

Location

ALM Point Antwerpen
Filip Williotstraat 9
2600 Berchem

Date

June 15, 2011

Webpage: http://technet.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff628215

Register for the in-person event: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032487389&Culture=en-US

Register for the live meeting: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032487391&Culture=en-US

thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Hp bladesystem enclosure monitoring manager requested registry access is not allowed

5:18 am in Uncategorized by alkin

You need to open the HP bladesystem enclosure monitoring manager as an Administrator. Otherwise you will have the following error:

“hp bladesystem enclosure monitoring manager requested registry access is not allowed”

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Special thanks to Shay Levy for pointing this out.

 

Alexandre Verkinderen

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HP Blade System MP installer does not install the mp file

5:16 am in Uncategorized by alkin

If you want to use the latest HP blade management pack 1.40 you need to install or upgrade your HP proliant MP first to the same version 1.40.

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The documentation doesn’t really say but it’s crucial. If you don’t install the Proliant mp first the Blade System MP installer will not import the blade management pack or even install it locally.

thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Using System Center Advisor Management Packs in OpsMgr

6:59 am in Uncategorized by alkin

System Center Advisor has some extra management packs that are not available for OpsMgr.

The full list of data points collected by the agent is available for download here, from the Microsoft Download Center, in an Excel spreadsheet.  For example, included in this list are properties about SQL Server like data from SERVERPROPERTY, sys.databases, and sys.configurations.

I think it’s a shame we don’t have those extra rules and monitors in the OpsMgr MP’s so I wanted to have those extra checks in my OpsMgr environment by importing the Advisor management packs! Let’s see if this will work!

You can find all Advisor management packs on the gateway in C:\Program Files\System Center Advisor\GatewayData\Content

 

SNAG_Program-0272

Just copy those Advisor MP’s to your Opsmgr box and import them:

SNAG_Program-0273

Once imported you will all those extra checks in your OpsMgr environment.

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And alerts are starting coming in that you didn’t get before:

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Thanks,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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Installing a remote Operations Manager database with DBcreateWizard.exe

11:56 am in Uncategorized by alkin

Hi all,

One of my customers was asking me if he could install the OpsMgr database remotely. This is perfectly possible with DBCreatewizard tool. The DBcreatewizard tool is a small tool that let you install the Opsmgr database and the datawarehouse without running the setupOM.exe wizard. Kevin Holman has blogpost on whether you should use the DBcreatewizard or just the good old setupOM.exe

 

By running the following command you can install the OperationsManager DB locally or remotely by specifying the severname:

DBCreateWizard.exe DBType:"Operations Manager Database" SQLInstance:OpsMgrSQserverL\infrontscomInstance DBName:OperationsManager ManagementGroup:OperationsManager UserGroup:Infrontscom\OpsMgrAdmins AutoErrorReport DBCreate DBSize:5000 DBPath:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.INFRONTSCOM\DATA" LOGPath:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.INFRONTSCOM\MSSQL\Log"

 

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And for the Datawarehouse run the following command:

DBCreateWizard.exe DBType:"Operations Manager Data Warehouse Database" SQLInstance:OpsMgrSQLserver\infrontscomInstance DBName:OperationsManagerDW AutoErrorReport DBCreate DBSize:500 DBPath:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA" LOGPath:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log"

 

In your local user temp folder C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\1  you will find a log file each time you run the dbcreatewizard tool.

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Starting Logging for Setup.exe 13:19:14 dinsdag 4 januari 2011
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13:19: GetlocalSQLServerPath: caught an exception: Invalid namespace
13:19: GetlocalSQLServerPath: caught an exception: Invalid namespace
13:19: GetlocalSQLServerPath: caught an exception: Invalid namespace
13:19: GetlocalSQLServerPath: caught an exception: Invalid namespace
13:19: Creating database…
13:21: Database created successfully.
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Finished Logging for Setup.exe 13:21:19 dinsdag 4 januari 2011
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Avicode now in the SMSE and SMDE suite!

9:34 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

It was announced a few weeks ago that Microsoft had acquired AVIcode and now they finaly released a trial version and give an update regarding the new licensing.

You can download and use this software only if you are a licensed holder of a qualifying Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE), Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD).

 

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/avicode.aspx

 

and if you want to read some documentation regarding Avicode you can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=3aa9a2e1-2b99-4f80-b633-e2c3cd32a78d 

 

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update Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack

7:21 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Mircrosoft has released an update of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 management pack version 6.1.7695.0

 

Go get it here  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=61365290-3c38-4004-b717-e90bb0f6c148

 

Changes made:

  • Added the “Agents by Health State” report
  • Added the “An alert subscription has been automatically disabled due to invalid configuration” rule
  • Added the “WMI Service Availability” aggregate monitor and the “Windows Management Instrumentation Service” unit monitor to monitor the state of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service (winmgmt) on agents
  • Added rules to that can be enabled in place of monitors that require manual reset of the health state
  • Updated product knowledge for some workflows
  • Changed the "Computer Verification: Verification Error" event collection rule to be disabled by default
  • Change the “Collect Configuration Parse Error Events” rule to be disabled by defaul

 

 

And don’t forget to RTFM!

 

Thanks,

Alexandre verkinderen

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Belgium System Center Day

2:07 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

Scug.be is very excited to annouce our next event. For this occasion we have some top international speakers like Wally Mead, Travis Wright, Jason Buffington, 4 Belgium System Center MVP’s and other System Center Experts and that’s why the event will also be held in a special place http://events.livingtomorrow.be/

This event will also be your opportunity to socialize with fellow System Center administrators and consultants and exchange knowledge, meet with one of the most popular Microsoft speakers of all time and have a nice lunch with the 4 Belgian System Center MVP’s and the System Center product managers!

 

More information can be found here: http://systemcenterday.eventbrite.com/

 

Have Fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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