Operations Manager 2012 R2 Management Pack Dependencies

I am not proficient at managing Ops Manager.  I am at best a competent tinkerer.  I have been needing to do some clean up on our Ops Manager installation, and clear some management packs that are not used, or just used to generate noise that we subsequently ignore.  That is a bit of an annoying… Continue reading Operations Manager 2012 R2 Management Pack Dependencies

Upgrade of System Center Operations Manager Server OS

Our Operations Manager installation is an upgrade from 2007 through (currently) 2012 R2.  The operating system was Server 2008 R2.  I like to stay current, so I was interested in figuring out how to upgrade to Server 2012 R2.  When I did a search on it, I found that there were recommendations on how to… Continue reading Upgrade of System Center Operations Manager Server OS

The Good and the Bad of Microsoft Ignite (IMHO)

I have been attending a Microsoft conference each year since 2003.  (I think I missed one year because of a child being born close to the same time as the conference.)  Until last year, the conference that I went to was the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS).  I am an infrastructure guy so that conference seemed… Continue reading The Good and the Bad of Microsoft Ignite (IMHO)

Goals (or interests) for this year

I said I want to make it to 175 posts (from 148 posts).  I have been thinking (for at least 5 minutes) that one way to do that is to write about some of the things that I want to work on.  Then I could share my progress, as well as the lessons learned from… Continue reading Goals (or interests) for this year

Hyper-V Replica DC not working

I used the capabilities of Hyper-V 2012 to create a test environment that mirrors production systems (including a Domain Controller).  I couldn’t get the other computers in the environment to use the replica for authentication.  After a little more testing, I figured out that I couldn’t open AD DS on the DC.  Lots of searching… Continue reading Hyper-V Replica DC not working

Error after upgrading Orchestrator to 2012 R2

After upgrading from System Center Orchestrator 2012 sp1 to 2012 R2, my Runbooks weren’t running via my scheduled tasks.  After some digging, I figured out that I couldn’t open the Orchestration Console, because I kept getting this error: Error executing the current operation. [HttpWebRequest_WebException_RemoteServer] Arguments: NotFound Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and… Continue reading Error after upgrading Orchestrator to 2012 R2

Failed to power on with error the process cannot access the file

I have been moving some of my Hyper-V installs from 2008 R2 to 2012.  Because of the large number of VHD’s attached to a particular VM, I elected to disconnect the disk from the old host and connect them to the new host, and then do an import. I did this on a few smaller… Continue reading Failed to power on with error the process cannot access the file

SQL Auto Protection Fails

Using DPM 2012 had an error with SQL Auto Protection.  In the error, it says to run “AutoProtectInstances.ps1”  When I did that, I got this error: Start-DPMAutoProtection : DPM could not enumerate SQL Server instances using Wi ndows Management Instrumentation on the protected computer <ComputerName> . (ID: 965) Please make sure that Windows Management Instrumentation… Continue reading SQL Auto Protection Fails