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IE9 V Chrome

I have not been a fan of IE for a long time.   Chrome’s ease of use and spell checker won me over and I am slow to change.  Except that I have a few issues with my internet connection of late and its dropping and then resuming.   I wanted to download a few […]

ReSearch This! KB – Failed to perform FTP site discovery

Alert: Failed to perform FTP site discovery AKA: How do I disable FTP monitoring in the OpsMgr environment? Issue: Alerts were generated via a rule in the Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services 7 management pack. What is interesting is that this rule is disabled by default but is enabled for the “IIS 7 Computer […]

ReSearch This! KB – Operational Data Reporting failed

Alert: Operational Data Reporting failed Issue: This is a warning alert generated daily that “The user DOMAIN\ACCOUNT does not have sufficient permission to perform the operation.” It occurs when ODR reporting is enabled but there is a configuration issue. Resolution: We added the account mentioned in the description to the “Report Operator” role (In the […]

ReSearch This! KB – Logical Disk Fragmentation Level is High (Part 2)

Alert: Logical Disk Fragmentation Level is High Issue: High levels of fragmentation and issues with how to tune the alerts. Resolution: In the first part of this (http://systemcentercentral.com/Default.aspx?tabid=143&IndexID=67143) we discussed this monitor and how to tune it. There were two important ideas which were not included however: 1) When tuning the threshold, you have to […]

ReSearch This! KB – Service entered unpredictable state

Alert: Service entered unpredictable state Issue: In our environment, the alert for this rule occurred on servers when a third party patch management solution sets a flag on the systems. This rule “A Service has Entered into an Unpredictable State” triggers on an event source of “Service Control Manager” and event id’s 7030 or 7037 […]

ReSearch This! KB – Failed Accessing Windows Event Log

Alert: Failed Accessing Windows Event Log Issue: This alert was occurring due to the DHCP monitoring management pack on Windows 2008 domain controllers do not have this event log: Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Server/Operational event log. Errors are occurring when reading an event log which does NOT exist on Windows 2008 DC’s running DHCP. Resolution: Created a group for […]

ReSearch This! KB – Logical Disk Free Space is low

Alert: Logical Disk Free Space is low Issue: On a DPM server, an alert was raised on a low disk space condition on a drive which appeared with listed a GUID instead of a letter (example: \\?\Volume{ba6c1fcf-5f4a-11de-baf4-00215a4ed038}). Resolution: On DPM servers there are various drives which store data and are not mapped to specific drive […]

ReSearch This! KB – Download Tasks Completed Alert

Alert: Download Tasks Completed Alert Issue: This monitor (CAS Download Task Completed Monitor) is alerting when the service is restarted because the value is a negative number. If the delta value (Last Value – First Value)  is under a threshold of 0 it is critical. This is looking at object – MSEchangeFDS:OAB, Counter Name – […]

ReSearch This! KB – Workflow Initialization: Failed to start a workflow that runs a process or script

Alert:Workflow Initialization: Failed to start a workflow that runs a process or script Issue:The information listed int he alert included: “Workflow Initialization: Failed to start a workflow that runs a process or script. Data was found in the output, but has been dropped because the Event Policy for the process started at 7:42:45 PM has […]