Month: November 2017

Create alert view based on Management Pack

Alert views in SCOM can be scoped on many things, but by default Management Pack is not one of them. While management packs generally come with their own alert views, sometimes it’s useful to be able to create a separate alert view – in my case for support teams who want all their views in

Modify built-in SCCM report

Recently I received a request to add the install date to a built-in SCCM report: ‘Computers with specific software registered in Add Remove Programs’. The process of editing a report using SQL Report Builder is fairly simple. I’ll run through the specific steps I followed to modify the ‘Computers with specific software registered in Add Remove

How to install the IMAPmailbox app on Windows

The IMAPmailbox app is a Splunk app that monitors a single mailbox using IMAP. More information about the app can be found on Splunkbase: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/1739/. WARNING: By default, the app will delete emails once they’ve been onboarded into Splunk. To avoid this, in imap.conf set the deleteWhenDone flag to false. I was asked to install

SCOM threshold overrides can’t contain decimal points

Today I discovered (the hard way) that SCOM threshold overrides can’t contain decimal points. I came across this issue when troubleshooting why one of our support teams didn’t receive a notification for low disk space. I checked the Operations Manager log on the affected server and found EventID 11903. This error is thrown because the Expression Filter