So, you have a bunch of Virtual Machines (VMs) in Azure, and didn’t used an ARM template, and now need to connect the VMs to Log Analytics (OMS). Earlier this month, I demonstrated on this can be done with the ARM portal, here’s that blog post. Of course, this has to be done individually and […]
In this blog post, we will be deploying Office 2016 ProPlus (retail) with Office 2016 Deployment Tool and System Center Configuration Manager. Office 2016 Deployment Tool (ODT) To begin, we need to get the Office 2016 Deployment Tool (ODT). That can be downloaded from here, Microsoft Download Center. Create a folder on your SCCM application source folder, I called […]
I’ve just released the latest version of this script you can find at GitHub. There is just a small fix provided by Lynne Taggart in this release. Basically Microsoft changed the layout of their download page once again so we needed a slightly different logic to pull the MP version and publish date information.
Many organisations have been moving to Office365 and placing resources in the cloud. One large request we have from our community is for better visibility on their O365 environment in SCOM, their on-prem monitoring tools. We are happy to present the new O365 Management Pack from our partner NiCE-IT Management Solutions together with a new Service available […]
I’ve stumbled on a great article by Brandon Wilson named Demystifying Schannel on which he explains how we can enable verbose logging for Schannel to found out what protocols our machines are using. As I leave and breathe Log Analytics and love to crunch data I thought would be cool example if we can ingest […]
Management Pack Knowledge Authoring Tool provides online WSIWIG editor for creating Knowledge Articles in the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management packs. Knowledge Authoring Tool provides the following functions: Create and edit Knowledge Articles content in the WSIWIG editor. Supports all localizations. Copy-paste the contents of the Knowledge Article from Word in the WSIWIG editor. […]
Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced Azure File Sync (AFS). So, what is Azure File Sync (AFS)? Azure File Sync is a cloud based backup solution for backing up and providing disaster recovery options for a single, or multiple file shares within a server, or multiple servers. This eliminates network and storage complexity and capacity planning, as […]
Let’s say you have a bunch of machines in Azure, and want them communicating with Azure Log Analytics (aka OMS). Well, I am pretty sure that last thing you want to do is deploy the Microsoft Monitoring Agent to each machine, manually… Well, now you can connect a VM to Log Analytics (OMS) with just […]
ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) has really taken flight since the inception of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. Getting your on-premises environment configured with online identity services such as Azure, and having the SSO (Single Sign-On) abilities makes ADFS fundamental. Implementing ADFS is one thing, but what about monitoring your ADFS environment? The following […]
As you may have heard Log Analytics has a new query language. When you upgrade solutions are automatically converted to this new query language but I wanted to provide better experience so I’ve updated the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) solution. Full post here.