Blog Posts

Reserved Common Fields in Log Analytics

I’ve recently been playing with some solution development and I’ve noticed something interesting. When we are using the OMS Data Collector API we send data by creating json file. That json file is in simple format like this:

In this pseudo code property is the name of our fields. So when the data is […]

Moving Update Worker Server between OMS Workspaces

Recently I’ve been fairly occupied in writing the second edition of Inside Microsoft Operations Management Suite book but now that I’ve finished my chapters I can go back to writing some blog posts. Update Workers are like Hybrid Workers but they are automatically registered by the Update Management solution. This creates a problem because there […]

How To Disable Azure AD Connect

As of today, there is no way to disable Azure AD Connect via the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) portal, but this can be done with some PowerShell. If you take a look at the ARM portal, there is no option to currently disable the directory synchronization. First, you will need to install the Azure Active […]

SQL Query for getting SCOM Recovery Tasks Results

Hi All, Recently in my organisation, i had to provide results that adding SCOM Recovery is efficient as well as working properly. My first thought was to check Kevin Holman’s SQL query list and couldn’t find anything on it https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2016/11/11/scom-sql-queries/ So next was to find anything for this on the internet, however I end up with nothing. […]

SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter cause CPU Spike

*Originally posted at adatum.no To be honest this have existed for years, and written about back in 2014. Now, in 2017, SCOM 2016 UR2 is released the problem remains. Perhaps with greater consequence due to virtualization. If you’re unfamiliar with the problem SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter.vbs (.ps1 in SCOM 2016) is a script included in the “System Center […]

How to Enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V Windows Server 2016

This post may be useful if you’re like me and testing out Azure Stack. If you are unaware of Azure Stack, in short, it allows organizations to have Azure (Cloud) on their own environment/datacenter. Here is a LINK for more information on Azure Stack. Azure Stack is currently in phase TP2 (Technical Preview 2) and this […]

Step-by-Step – Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016

For this installation, I will be installing SCVMM 2016 on Windows Server 2016 (with UI) and on a virtualized machine within a Hyper-V (2016) environment. There is no fancy storage here, so I will omit that for this configuration/blog post. Prerequisites, you will need some service accounts: SCVMM Service Account SCVMM Administrator Account SCVMM Administrator […]