Tag Archives: System Center Service Management Automation

Tips for Applying Update Rollup 2 on System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack

I’ve been applying UR2 across almost all System Center 2012 R2 components so I’ve decided to share some tips with you: You can apply UR2 directly on RTM version. It is not needed to apply UR1 first. SCSM I’ve stumbled on error applying the update. More here. SCSPF Applying the SPF Update will require stopping […]

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available

Time flies by and Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available. Almost all components are receiving update. There are a lot of nice fixes in this update that you will want to squash. Before doing that in production make sure you test them in your dev environment. Here are the fixes: […]

Quick Look at System Center Service Management Automation Management Pack

Let’s have a look Service Management Automation MP for SCOM. Before importing the MP you need to create Run As account in SCOM and that account needs to have logon and read access to the SMA database. Remember to add in Distribution all SMA Worker and Web service servers. Than you can install and import […]

From Orchestrator to Service Management Automation: Migration Scenarios

Service Management Automation (SMA) is the next gen IT Automation tool. SMA has some certain advantage over Orchestrator but also some limitations and vise versa. Nevertheless I am taking in consideration that you are aware of these advantages and limitations and you’ve decided to move fully or partially from SCO to SMA. Before choosing any […]

Installing System Center Service Management Automation Worker Role Fails with MSI Error 1603

I was deploying SMA recently and bumped in into the following error while installing the Worker Role: MSI (s) (C4:6C) [XX:XX:XX:XX]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: System Center 2012 R2 Service Management Automation Runbook Worker. Product Version: 7.2.1563.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 1603. Prior installing the […]