MP Development

Flexible Disk Monitor MP

A flexible way of monitoring disk space availability for Windows Server 2008 and 2012 R2 versions. Simply add the text file to the logical drive root for the monitor instance (Server > Drive)and choose warning and critical alert levels.  The powershell script supports cookdowns and other features to allow further refinements. Please refer to the […]

MP Authoring Zen (whitepaper)

4 years after it was written and 5,000 downloads later, this whitepaper still provides key management pack authoring concepts in plain English new MP authors will appreciate. Provides clear explanation of MP elements like classes and relationships, guidance on how to model your applications to develop Service and Health Models for your MP and even […]


Converts the HEX values in the SNMP Walk output file from the SCOM 2012 task to a human-readable format.  It also converts the HEX values to IP Address values for each IPAddress OID type. Takes a single input parameter of a text file.  This is from the SNMP Walk task in SCOM 2012.  It will […]

W2k8 scheduled Logical Disk sec/transfer mp

this is a sample MP i created that has a monitor type based on the stock “consecutive samples over threshold” monitor type, except it has a scheduler element. it has one monitor based on that monitor type, which is a (schedulable) clone of the stock OS MP’s “windows 2008 logical disk average seconds/transfer” monitor. my […]

XML Parameter Block for Linked Alert Report

This is a sample XML parameter block for a linked alert report in Operations Manager 2007 R2. The file is commented and includes the Type Filter used to limit the object instances returned by the object picker in Operations Manager 2007 R2 reports. This is intended to be reused by would-be OpsMgr 2007 and Essentials […]

XML Parameter block for Linked Performance Report in OpsMgr 2007

This is a sample of the XML parameter block to create a linked performance report using the OpsMgr 2007 R2 Authoring Console. It has been commented to describe the elements within the smart parameter header and their function. It will be referenced in an report authoring tutorial on System Center Central. Rename the file with […]

System Center Virtual User Group meeting #7 Recording available

Another great meeting last week. I wanted to thank the Speakers Omid Abdollahpour for his Hyper-V talk, Morgan Holm for his insight to the Bridgways Virtual Machine MP, and finally, Raphael Burri and Pete Zerger for the Advanced MP Authoring in the R2 Console talk. The live meeting recording is now available for download. Time […]