Tag Archives: Windows Server 2012 R2

New and fresh dashboards straight out of the oven by SCOM expert Daniel Orneling

New and fresh dashboards straight out of the oven by Daniel Orneling Dashboards by Savision is a free HTML5 dashboarding tool that complements SCOM in a really nice way when creating custom views/dashboards. In the new version of Dashboards by Savision, the “Computer Health & Dashboards” has been incorporated again. When I was first introduced […]

Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper

I was a little bit busy these days so I’ve forgot to blog about something very important. We’ve released Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper. The whitepaper is authored by Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis. My participation in it is as contributor. Think for this whitepaper as a service. With time we will update […]

Creating Azure-like Windows Server Images with System Center

Update —————————————————————————— A small update on this topic. If you do not want your customers to face error 0x800F0906 when they try to install .NET Fraemwork 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 I would suggest you to install and disable .net FRamework 3.5 feature with DISM prior syspreping your images. The following commands […]

Updated MP: Windows Licensing Check

Cameron Fuller made small but nice management pack that will alert you when your Windows Server is not activated. Unfortunately this was in 2009 and now the MP does not work with latest version – Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. I’ve contacted Cameron to ask him to test a modified by me […]

PowerShell Snippet to Remotely Disable IPv6

As we’ve been working more and more with Windows Server 2012 R2, we’ve discovered issues stemming from IPv6 in the network stack. Two specific issues we’ve discovered: During DNS lookups, Windows Server 2012 R2 first issues a DNS lookup request over IPv6. Typically the lookup will fail as IPv6 is not widely deployed yet. In […]

New MP: System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server File & iSCSI Services 2012 R2

There is a new MP out and it is Windows Server File and iSCSI Services 2012 R2. Besides the support for Windows Server 2012 R2 this management pack adds monitoring for Work Folders. You can download the MP and its guide from here.

Installed MMA 2012 R2 agent on virtual Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers gives a lot of health service heartbeat failure alerts

I’ve been dealing with this issues since the release of R2 and now there is a hotfix for that. Seems that was a bug on Windows Server 2012 R2 side. You can read the full details Kevin Holman’s blog (the one and only).

Notes from System Center Battlefield: Monitoring Guest Clusters with SCOM

So what is guest cluster? A guest cluster is when you create cluster inside of virtual machines. In the past we’ve done that trough ISCSI or FC and lately with Shared VHDX in Windows Server 2012 R2. And like any other cluster you will want to monitor these clusters with SCOM but as they are […]

Windows Server Gateway Performance Data (KBytes Sent and KBytes Received) is Not Shown in Virtual Machine Performance View in Virtual Machine Manager Management Pack

After long holiday break I am back. On this post I want to introduce you to an issue I’ve spotted and to which of course I’ve found an easy solution. With System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Server 2012 R2 we have the role of Windows Server Gateway (Multi-Tenant RRAS role) which […]