Patching OpsMgr 2012 SP1 consoles in Windows 8 using Windows Update (#SCOM, #Windows, #ConfigMgr)
If you are like me and user Operations Manager you probably have a console installed on your laptop (if not, at least avoid using the consoles on the management servers to minimize the overhead on them!). For processes to update Operations Manager there is either: Kevin Holman’s blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2013/04/11/applying-update-rollup-2-ur2-to-opsmgr-2012-sp1.as...
SQL Reporting Services 2008 R2 Report Manager Authorization Failure
I ran into an interesting issue setting up SQL Reporting Services 2008 R2 using a host header, i.e. SSRS.MyCompany.com.
When I would attempt to access the SSRS Report Manager using http://ssrs.mycompany.com/reports, I would get a 401 Not Authorized Error.
I ended up having to make two registry changes in order to get it to load properly.
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Q&A from Operations Manager Evolution: Taking Your Environment to the Next Level with Operations Manager (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)
Thank you to all of the people who attended today’s session! The PowerPoint deck (as well as the others in the MVP Pro Speaker series) appears to already be available for download at: http://tinyurl.com/MVPProSpeakerPPTs There were a couple of questions that we weren’t able to get to today during the presentation’s Q&A session: Question: “Does the DPM 2012 management pack work with SC...
Check out John Savill’s upcoming Master Class Certified training session! (#Windows, #HyperV, #SYSCTR)
I just found out about this and had to pass it on! John and I have been colleagues for years and I am certain that this will be an incredible training event. Here’s some of the highlights on John in case you don’t already know him: Industry recognized subject matter expert in Microsoft technologies Windows IT Pro magazine senior contributing editor Creator or www.ntfaq.com Author o...
Configuring the System Center 2012 SP1 VMM SQL Analysis Services Integration with Operations Manager 2012 SP1
I was in the process of configuring the OpsMgr / VMM integration and needed to turn on the SQL Analysis Services component for the integration. The Setup for the Operations Manager Integration is pretty simple, the challenge is getting SQL Analysis Services working properly.
One of the designs typically used for an Operations Manager installations is to have all the OpsMgr components i.e. the RMS...
Using Windows Update to update System Center SP1 Operation Manager to UR2 running on Windows 2012
I was recently working with Cameron Fuller (http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/default.aspx) and we decided to give Windows Update a try to get new a new OpsMgr Installation updated to the currently release before we started pushing OpsMgr Agents. Here is how we did it…
First off, this process for new installations of Operations Manager 2012 SP1 on Windows 2012 and you have not deployed any...
Dynamically Updating Spreadsheet from Web Data
An auto-updating SQL Server Release History spanning the entire product line. Exposed to Microsoft's new Data Explorer I was impressed by the power of Microsoft's new tool! Using a WSIWIG data manipulation tool one can create filtered, shaped, pivoted, purged, and preened data sets within Excel – and have them auto-update when data connections are refreshed. During client site audits I inv...
Design Packages & Article Pages
?For anyone that has begun messing with Design Manager and Branding SharePoint 2013, you may have tried to leverage the export design package functionality.
This is a great concept! It appears to have a bug. When you import a site collection SharePoint appears to remove several columns form the Page and Article Page content types. I first discovered the issue and work around from this bog p...
How to correct the incorrect file names for the System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager OperationsManagerDW when installing on Windows 2012 with SQL 2012 SP1 also on Windows 2012
After the installation of Operations Manager 2012 SP1 on a SQL 2012 SP1 Database Server, with both the Database Server and the Operations Manager Server running on Windows 2012; the Operations Manager Data Warehouse DB files are now getting named DATA.mdf and DATA.ldf.
Cameron Fuller and JC Cowen has a similar experience where they found the name of the OperationManagerDW.mdf and OperationsManage...