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 […]

Runbook to Create Computer Account in OU Create VM and Send Alerts to Operations Manager.

This Runbook was built during a blog I have been working on at my Catapult Blog and is the Runbook that was used for the Provisioning Session at MMS 2013 presented by Chris Ross, Cameron Fuller, Jason Sandys and Mike Vrabel. To effectively run this Runbook, you will need to follow parts 1 – 4 and configure for your […]

Automate Config of Azure VM Remote Management in PowerShell

This script (on Github) automates the process of configuring certificates to enable remote management of an Azure VM via PowerShell remoting. Written as a function, it performs the following steps: Parses a publish settings file to get the management certificate and the subscription ID Finds the public port for Remote PowerShell of a specific Virtual […]

Download All Microsoft Management Packs for SCOM 2007, R2 and 2012 in Bulk V2

Just last week Daniel Savage published a list on TechNet Wiki with all management packs for OpsMgr 2007, R2 and 2012. A couple of days later Stefan Stranger wrote Finding Management Packs from Microsoft Download website using PowerShell and provided a small PowerShell script that provides a list with the management packs from that site and links to […]

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