The Book for your Cloud OS Network journey

In these days where our journey to the Cloud OS Network start, it is important to have the right travel books. System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook second edition is one that you have to read before your journey. At least you should have it in your bag.

Link: Get the Book

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SCOM 2012 R2 – Export Management Pack every Day

I will today try to explain what you need to export all management pack every day.  It can be usefull if like to take backup, or just like have all version of the management packs.

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Agent Upgrade Failed

Doing one of my opgrade from DPM 2012 Sp1 to DPM 2012 R2. The the agent upgrade failed on the Primary DPM server. And the error message came on the Backup DPM.

 

Error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion (0x8007041D))

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SCOM 2012 R2 – Web Console installation on Server 2008 R2 – Server Error

I got a issue yesterday when I have to install the web console on Windows Server 2008 R2. After some research I found a solution.

My error message at the web page:

The Solution:

Thanks to Kevin Holman I found a solution for this issue. So please visit below blog and say thanks.

Run below command:

On Server 2008 R2 – run the following in an elevated CMD:  C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319>aspnet_regiis.exe -i -enable

On Server 2012 – run the following in an elevated CMD:  C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319>aspnet_regiis.exe -r

For more info please go Link

 

SCOM – Web Console – Time Out

I got across, the web console has a time out limit. The default is 30 min.

If you like to change you have just have to change i the web.config file. I will recommend to made a backup of the file first.

The default location is  c:\program files\system center 2012\Operations Manager\WebConsole\WebHost\web.config

Search for <connection autoSignIn=”True” autoSignOutInterval=”30″>

If you set the value to 0 = unlimted

Virtual Machine Manager – Cannot find VHD file

I got a error message ‘Incomplete VM Configuration’, while the ‘Job Status’ was ‘Failed’. When trying to run a ‘Repair’, I got a message where VMM could not find the VHD file. I checked with the ‘Cluster Manager’, in the manager you could see that the VM was running fine on another host.

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Add manually URL on Compatibility View List in IE

You can use GPO to destribute a list of site that have to run in compatibility mode.
User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Internet Explorer->Compatibility View->Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites.
If you want to enter this information directly in the registry,
i)Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation\PolicyList (Create registry folders manually if not present)
ii)Right Click PolicyList ->New->String Value->Enter the name of the website both under ‘Name’ and ‘Data’ (e.g. microsoft.com)

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SCOM – Agent – Health Service will not start (System Event ID 7024)

Some times I have an issue with an agent.

Error Message:
The SCOM Agent won’t run on a monitored system. When one tries to start the OpsMgr HealthService this event is logged:
Log Name: System Source: Service Control Manager

Date: xx/xx/xxxx xx:xx:xx
Event ID: 7024
Task Category: None
Level: Error Keywords:
Classic User: N/A
Computer: xxxxx.xxx

Description: The OpsMgr Health Service service terminated with service-specific error 2147500037 (0x80004005).

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Service Manager – Report – View Persmission

Service Manager supports a Delegation Model for different User Roles. However, if you want non-Administrators to see and use specific Reports, this is not possible using one of the default roles.

I have create this short guide that use the build-in role-base access model i Reporting Service.

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How to enable Remote Desktop remotely using Powershell

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How to enable Remote Desktop remotely using Powershell
In Windows Server 2012, remote management is enabled by default but not Remote Desktop. To enable RDP on the server, add the target server to the Server Manager and run remote Powershell console. The code here can you save as ps1 file and use as script
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<#On the remote Powershell console, enable remote desktop and firewall using the following cmdlets:
1) Enable Remote Desktop #>
set-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server’-name “fDenyTSConnections” -Value 0

<# 2) Allow incoming RDP on firewall #>
Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Desktop”

<#3) Enable secure RDP authentication #>
set-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp’ -name “UserAuthentication” -Value 1