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Date: Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 17:09

~ Brian McDermott

Tools4

If you were using the Operations Manager command shell to automate Run As Account Administration then you may encounter the error below following an upgrade from System Center 2012 Operations Manager to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

PS C:\> Set-SCOMRunAsProfile -Action "Add" -Profile $Profile -Account $Account -Group $Group

Set-SCOMRunAsProfile : An object of class ManagementPack with name Microsoft.SystemCenter.SecureReferenceOverride was not found.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-SCOMRunAsProfile -Action "Add" -Profile $Profile -Account $Account -Group $G ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Microsoft.Syste...sProfileCommand:UpdateSCRunAsProfileCommand) [Set-SCOMRunAsProfile], ObjectNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ExecutionError,Microsoft.SystemCenter.OperationsManagerV10.Commands.UpdateSCRunAsProfile
   Command

So why is it failing?

As the error suggests, it is failing to locate the Microsoft.SystemCenter.SecureReferenceOverride Management Pack, however when you check the console you can see it is there.

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However, if you look closely at the version you may notice that the version still displays the OpsMgr 2012 version (7.0.8560), and this is why the cmdlet cannot find it. It is looking for a version of the SecureReferenceOverrides that matches the version of the Management Group. So if you were to look at the Help > About menu to see the version you will see it displays the OpsMgr 2012 R2 version of 7.1.10226.0.

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So how do I fix this?

The fix is thankfully very simple. Go into the console and update the version number of the MP to match the version of the management group.

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Brian McDermott | Escalation Engineer | Microsoft CTS Management and Security Division

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Author: "J.C. Hornbeck"
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Date: Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 17:18

~ Brian McDermott

ToolsHow did we get into this mess?

So some change in your environment resulted in problems so severe for Operations Manager that you decide it is time to reach for the backups and to restore the OpsMgr DB to before the fateful day began. Your OperationsManager DB is not too big, only 30GB in size, and you have a backup from last weekend so you quickly get things back to how it was by restoring the DB. You don’t bother to restore the OperationsManagerDW DB. After all it is “only” used for reporting, and you may want to keep that data, plus it is enormous. It’s more than 2TB in size and restoring that would take ages, so you decide to leave it alone.

Your swift action has restored the status quo, your alerts and notification are coming in again and all is good once more, or so you initially think….

So what exactly is the mess?

You start to notice events like the ones below cropping up in the Operations Manager event log on one of your Management Servers.

Log Name: Operations Manager
Source: Health Service Modules
Date:
Event ID: 31552
Task Category: Data Warehouse
Level: Error
Computer: OMMS.domain.com
Description:
Failed to store data in the Data Warehouse.
Exception 'SqlException': Sql execution failed. Error 2627, Level 14, State 1, Procedure ManagementPackInstall, Line 2879, Message: Violation of UNIQUE KEY constraint 'UN_ManagementGroupManagementPackVersion_ManagementGroupRowIdManagementPackVersionRowId'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.ManagementGroupManagementPackVersion'. The duplicate key value is (1, 7482, Jan 23 2014 4:33PM).
One or more workflows were affected by this.
Workflow name: Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.Synchronization.Configuration

This event is telling us that Operations Manager is trying to synchronize a Management Pack that is already in the Data Warehouse and it is becoming stuck because of this.

So how could I have prevented this? What should I have done?

To avoid this eventuality you need to ensure that when you restore the OperationsManager DB you also restore the OperationsManagerDW from backups taken at the same time.

It is possible you can get away with just restoring the OperationsManager DB but this will only be fault free if you have not changed any management packs in the time between taking the backup of the OperationsManager DB and the restore. If you have very tightly controlled Change Management procedures and good change logging, then you may be able to confirm it is safe to just restore the OperationsManager DB, but beware of the risks, and also be aware of what actually constitutes a Management Pack change.

Many configuration settings within Operations Manager are actually stored in Management Packs. You may have made some changes using the console, such as editing a group, or an override, and without knowing it you have updated a Management Pack. So to be absolutely certain to avoid hitting synchronization issues you need to restore the DW at the same time as the Operations Manager DB.

OK- I know better for next time, but how do I recover from this right now?

The good news is that the recovery plan is relatively straightforward. In fact once you read this, you may decide that it is always worth taking the risk of just restoring the OperationsManager DB and adding on these steps afterwards if necessary.

In order to recover you first need to identify the MPs that have changed that are blocking the sync process. In order to do that, you need to run a SQL query to identify the blocking MP, export and update the version number and then reimport it.

Step 1 - Find the 31552 entry in the OperationsManager event log.

This will be logged on the Management server that is responsible for synchronization. In OpsMgr 2007 R2 that will be the RMS. In OpsMgr 2012 and OpsMgr 2012 R2 that job is taken by a member of the resource pool so you may need to check all of your management servers for it.

Log Name: Operations Manager
Source: Health Service Modules
Date: 25/02/2014 16:37:41
Event ID: 31552
Task Category: Data Warehouse
Level: Error
Computer: OMMS.domain.com
Description:
Failed to store data in the Data Warehouse.
Exception 'SqlException': Sql execution failed. Error 2627, Level 14, State 1, Procedure ManagementPackInstall, Line 2879, Message: Violation of UNIQUE KEY constraint 'UN_ManagementGroupManagementPackVersion_ManagementGroupRowIdManagementPackVersionRowId'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.ManagementGroupManagementPackVersion'. The duplicate key value is (1, 7482, Jan 23 2014 4:33PM).

Step 2 – Run the SQL query below to identify the MP

Note the numbers in the event details, highlighted in yellow above.

You need to plug these numbers into the following query to be run against the Datawarehouse in order to identify the blocking MP.

Use OperationsManagerDW

  select ManagementPackSystemName, ManagementPackDefaultName, ManagementPackDefaultDescription
from dbo.ManagementGroupManagementPackVersion mgmpv
  join ManagementPackVersion mpv
  on mpv.ManagementPackVersionRowId = mgmpv.ManagementPackVersionRowId
  join ManagementPack mp
  on mpv.ManagementPackRowId = mp.ManagementPackRowId
    WHERE [ManagementGroupRowId] = 1
  and mpv.[ManagementPackVersionRowId] = 7482

Step 3 – Export the MP

Once you have identified the MP, you need to update the version, which ideally can be done by updating the Version in the console. E.g. change the last 0 to a 1.

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Or if it is the Notifications Internal MP then you will need to export it and manually make the change before reimporting.

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Step 4 – Edit the version number

Then edit it to up the version number. You can use notepad to do this if you like.

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Step 5 – Import the updated MP

Save it and reimport it. This will unblock that particular MP from being synchronized.

Step 6 – Monitor the event log for 31552 or 31554 events and repeat steps 1 to 6 above if necessary

It is possible, however, that there are other MPs that have also been changed between the backup and restore points, so you may need to repeat the process of checking for 31552 events and go through the steps above until you are all clear, and you receive a 31154 event indicating that configuration has now successfully been synchronized.

As always, if you would like any assistance in carrying out any of these steps, then please just open a case with us in Microsoft Support and we will be delighted to help you out.

Brian McDermott | Escalation Engineer | Microsoft CTS Management and Security Division

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Author: "J.C. Hornbeck"
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Date: Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 15:36

We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center Operations Manager. This is an opportunity for you to meet the OpsMgr leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables which will be discussing various topics with members of the product team. This is a free event for TechEd attendees.

 

Please RSVP by clicking “Accept” on the meeting invite linked to the image above and sending a response back. We would like to get a headcount for beverages.

 

A map of the meeting room can be found below. Hilton Americas is a 2 min walk from the convention center and is linked via a SkyBridge.


Author: "SatyaVel {MSFT}" Tags: "Advisor, Operations Manager 2007 R2, Ops..."
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Date: Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 19:22

Attention Global Service Monitor users!

Due to changes in the GSM cloud infrastructure, we will be moving four monitoring nodes. The nodes will be moved to the locations within the same geo-area. Specifically, we will move

  • London to Dublin

  • Taipei to Hong Kong

  • US: Newark to US: Ashburn

  • US: Los Angeles to US: San Jose

What it means for you?

  • The tests which you configured in London, Taipei, Los Angeles, or Newark, will be automatically moved to the corresponding monitoring nodes in the new locations. You will notice new location names in the GSM monitoring templates and new locations on the map.

  • The display names for the existing tests will not be updated automatically. For example, you will see the old display name, but the test will be displayed in a new location on the map. To fix this display name issue, you would need to re-save the template for you tests. For example, you could remove one of the locations, add it back, and save the template (please see the screenshots below). This will cause the location display names to be updated.

  • You may notice about 10-15 min gap in test execution for the tests configured in London, Taipei, Newark, and Los Angeles while they are being moved.

  • The move is scheduled to occur in the months of April and May of 2014.

Please reply to this blog post with questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Global Service Monitor engineering team

 

Steps to refresh location display names:



Find the template for your GSM monitoring tests. They may be under Visual Studio Web Test Monitoring, or under Web Application Availability Monitoring. Double-click the template to edit the monitoring settings.

 


In the dialog, go to the “Where to Monitor From” tab, and remove any of the locations.



For example, remove Amsterdam. Then add Amsterdam back: at this point the “Apply” button should become enabled.



Click “Apply”, then “OK” to dismiss the dialog: the display names for the locations in this template should get updated to the new values.


Author: "Anna Timasheva"
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Date: Monday, 07 Apr 2014 16:45

A wise man once said your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning and he was not wrong. The ability for any company to listen to feedback and more importantly respond appropriately is key to on-going improvement.

Back in January Silect released the v1 of MP Author. This *free* tool allows all users of System Center to be able to author management pack using simple and intuitive workflows and I am pleased to say that Silect have followed up this initial release with the release of MP Author SP1.

The SP1 update addresses key customer feedback and highlights the commitment made by Silect to serve the System Center MP Authoring community.

The SP1 update also provides direct integration with MP Studio v5.2, Silect’s MP Lifecycle management tool that everyone writing and managing MPs through their lifecycle should check out!

If you have not already done so, navigate to http://www.silect.com/content/mp-author-free-download-form to download MP Author SP1 now. (Those customers already registered and using MP Author will be emailed with instructions on how to obtain SP1)

Daniel Savage

Principal Program Manager – System Center

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Date: Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 22:02

We wanted to gauge our OpsMgr Customers interest in doing an informal round table discussion with OpsMgr product team to influence the future of this product.

If you are planning to attend TechEd 2014 in Houston could you please take this quick survey to let us know. If there is enough interest we will setup a meeting and details on this event will be posted to this blog site.

Note we do not collect any information about you(name, company) in the survey.

Link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TXQWBP7

 

 

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Date: Monday, 17 Mar 2014 18:50

~ Brian McDermott

ToolsHi everyone, Brian McDermott here again with another OpsMgr 2012 R2 support tip for you. Recently we’ve had some customers contact us who have installed the System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager agent on their Domain Controllers and found that the agents become grayed out (greyed out) in the OpsMgr console and show up as not monitored.

The Operations Manager Event logs on the affected DCs contain many events similar as the following:

Source:              Health Service Modules
Date:         
Event ID:            26017
Task Category:   None
Level:                Warning
Computer:        DC.domain.com
Description:
The Windows Event Log Provider monitoring the Operations Manager Event Log is 24363 minutes behind in processing events.  This can occur when the provider is restarted after being offline for some time, or there are too many events to be handled by the workflow.

One or more workflows were affected by this. 

Workflow name: many
Instance name: many
Instance ID: many
Management group: MG

and

Source:              HealthService
Date:         
Event ID:            4506
Task Category:   None
Level:                Error
Computer:        DC.domain.com
Description:
Data was dropped due to too much outstanding data in rule…

This behavior is not limited to DCs, however because it occurs when unloading a PowerShell module and both the AD and DNS Management Packs make frequent usage of PowerShell workflows, these servers are amongst the most likely servers to be affected.

Cause

This is happening as we are hitting a lock in the operating system code when we are unloading the PowerShell modules that ran a PowerShell script. More details on this can be found in the following Knowledge Base article:

2923126 - Application crashes when the search path is constructed for non-static dependencies of the module in Windows 8.1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2923126)

Recovery Steps

This issue has been fixed in the following update rollup:

2919394 - Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: February 2014 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919394)

If you are affected by this issue then you simply need to install that update to remedy the problem.

Brian McDermott | Escalation Engineer | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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Date: Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 20:28

~ Claudio Broglia

imageHello, my name is Claudio Broglia, I’m a Dataplatform Consultant in Microsoft Services Italy.Many customers ask me about having a monitor for a group of servers that would provide some sort of overall health indicator for the collection as a whole. Usually that means something that would work like this:

  • A “Yellow” state when > x% of the servers are in an unhealthy state
  • A “Red” state when > y% of the servers are in an unhealthy state

This request typically is made when designing some kind of monitoring dashboard because they want a sort of health state index of the farm.

As a first answer, I try to explain them that it’s not the number of servers unhealthy, but it’s the type of problem that affects them that they need to be worried about. In fact, it could be a single alert on a single server (e.g. a certificate expired) that causes a downtime or service disruption. That said, having a health state indicator like this is often times a request coming not from the technical folks, but from management as they want to know at a glance the overall state of their infrastructure.

Unfortunately, a monitor of this kind in Operations Manager is not possible with the standard tools. In fact, the only monitor that aggregates health states and rolls up based on a percentage of objects is the dependency rollup monitor and it simply rolls up the worst state of the percentage of servers indicated in a good health state. Reading it can be more difficult to understand than what it is. This is best explained using an image, and the best is the one given by the Health Rollup tab when creating a new monitor as shown below.

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To meet the goals of our original request above we will need something more flexible for our health indicator. To do that, we will use groups to have our server collection and the monitors linked to them rollup the state of their members. The idea here is to have many groups, each with the same members, where each group has a monitor that rolls-up the health state with a different percentage. In our “service dashboard” we can then link a set of corresponding shapes resembling a health indicator. Additionally, to these shapes we will apply a custom Data Graphic so that we can have a different color based on the number of objects that go unhealthy.

To start, let’s say that we want to graduate our “health index” with three states: All objects healthy, > 33% unhealthy, > 66% of objects unhealthy.

To do that, we first create two groups, one for the 33% indicator and one for the 66% indicator. Below is an example based on the default class Windows Server.

1. Create a new group, and host it in your custom management pack, and name it with some mnemonic. For example, for the 33% index, add “ – 33%” as the name suffix.

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2. Next, add your objects, either by Explicit or Dynamic Membership and complete the wizard.

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3. Now create than another group for the 66% index state, naming it accordingly.

4. Go to the Authoring -> Monitors section, find each group, right-click on its Entity Health and create a new Dependency Rollup Monitor.

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Follow the wizard, giving a name to the monitor and hosting it in your custom management pack. Then, in the Monitor Dependency section, choose “Entity Health” in the “Object (Contains Entities)” section. This allows you to make the monitor state depend on the Entity Health of the Group members.

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In the Health Rollup Policy section, select “Worst state of the specified percentage of members in good health state” and set it accordingly for the Group. For the 33% index, you should specify 67%, as the monitor works taking the percentage of objects in good (or better) state. So, to have 33% or more of objects unhealthy, you need to consider the 67% healthy before one of the objects unhealthy states is included in the rollup. Accordingly, for the other group for the 66% index, you would specify 34%.

Now you have two groups, with the same members, which becomes unhealthy in two different steps – one when at least the 33% of objects is unhealthy, and one when the percentage is at least 66%.

Next we need to switch to Visio. You need to have the Visio 2010 Extensions for System Center 2012 installed to perform the next steps.

Create a new Visio document and choose your favorite shape. Add three of them to the workspace. The first one you can color green, as it represent the (hopefully) default state of “everything ok”. Something like this:

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Then, select the middle shape, go to the Operations Manager tab, and select Link Shape.

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Specify All Management Packs, remove the flag from Show only commonly-used classes and find your 33% group. Link it to the shape.

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We need to now apply a custom Data Graphic to this shape. We want to leave it “off” when the state of the 33% Group is healthy and switch it on otherwise. To do that, go to Data Graphics and Create a New Data Graphic.

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Choose New Item.

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In the Data field specify “Health State” and in the Displayed as field choose “Color by Value”. Next, compile the possible Health State and give a neutral color to all except the Warning and Error state. To these two, choose to color both of them as yellow.

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To make it easier to recognize, rename the Data Graphic with something meaningful.

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Repeat the process for the other shape, but for this one choose red as the color in the Data Graphics section.

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All done. Now we have a graphical indicator of the number of objects – in our example, servers – unhealthy, that gets colored dynamically as the number increases. You can repeat the process to have as many indicators as needed.

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Hope this helps!

Claudio Broglia | Dataplatform Consultant | Microsoft

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Date: Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 19:32

~ Brian McDermott

ToolsHi everyone, Brian McDermott here with another Operations Manager support tip for you. If you have upgraded to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012 R2) from System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 (OpsMgr 2012 SP1) you may receive the following error:

Log Name:      Operations Manager
Source:        Health Service Modules
Date:         
Event ID:      31565
Task Category: Data Warehouse
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      OMMS.domain.com
Description:
Failed to deploy Data Warehouse component. The operation will be retried.
Exception 'DeploymentException': Failed to perform Data Warehouse component deployment operation: Install; Component: DataSet, Id: '0d698dff-9b7e-24d1-8a74-4657b86a59f8', Management Pack Version-dependent Id: '29a3dd22-8645-bae5-e255-9b56bf0b12a8'; Target: DataSet, Id: '23ee52b1-51fb-469b-ab18-e6b4be37ab35'. Batch ordinal: 3; Exception: Sql execution failed. Error 207, Level 16, State 1, Procedure vAlertDetail, Line 18, Message: Invalid column name 'TfsWorkItemId'.

One or more workflows were affected by this. 

Workflow name: Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.Deployment.Component
Instance name: 05910f88-cefb-4471-bd86-c6ddee871293
Instance ID: {750D388B-0CF2-358A-02B0-E528CF813478}
Management group: OMMG

The reason this is happening is that we have updated the Alert tables to add a couple of columns to better enable TFS integration, and unfortunately in some situations the upgrade code that adds these columns to the Data Warehouse tables is failing to complete successfully.

So if you are seeing the errors above when logged on one of your management servers, which, VERY SPECIFICALLY has the following in the description: Message: Invalid column name 'TfsWorkItemId', then you should run the SQL statement below to add those columns to the tables that are missing them.

First, since we are directly editing the database it is absolutely essential that we begin by taking backups of both of your Operations Manager databases. Yes, both the OperationsManager DB and the OperationsManagerDW DB. Recovery of the databases can sometime require both of them so prior to any important change always backup both of them.

Also please note that the Event ID 31565 noted above is a very generic error and you should only run the SQL below if the description identifies that it is the problem with the TFSWorkItemID column. If there is a different description for the 31565 event and you need further assistance in troubleshooting it, or also if you have encountered this problem but are uncertain on how to follow the recovery steps, then please open a case with Microsoft Support and we will be glad to assist.

The Recovery Steps

On your SQL server hosting the Operations Manager Data Warehouse DB, open up SQL Server Management Studio. Connect to the Data Warehouse DB, then paste in the following code and run it to correct the problem.

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The code is listed here:

USE OperationsManagerDW
 
DECLARE @GuidString NVARCHAR(50)
SELECT @GuidString = DatasetId FROM StandardDataset
WHERE SchemaName = 'Alert'
 
-- update all tables that were already created
DECLARE
   @StandardDatasetTableMapRowId int
  ,@Statement nvarchar(max)
  ,@SchemaName sysname
  ,@TableNameSuffix sysname
  ,@BaseTableName sysname
  ,@FullTableName sysname
 
SET @StandardDatasetTableMapRowId = 0
 
WHILE EXISTS (SELECT *
              FROM StandardDatasetTableMap tm
              WHERE (tm.StandardDatasetTableMapRowId > @StandardDatasetTableMapRowId)
                AND (tm.DatasetId = @GuidString)
             )
BEGIN
  SELECT TOP 1
     @StandardDatasetTableMapRowId = tm.StandardDatasetTableMapRowId
    ,@SchemaName = sd.SchemaName
    ,@TableNameSuffix = tm.TableNameSuffix
    ,@BaseTableName = sdas.BaseTableName
  FROM StandardDatasetTableMap tm
          JOIN StandardDataset sd ON (tm.DatasetId = sd.DatasetId)
          JOIN StandardDatasetAggregationStorage sdas ON (sdas.DatasetId = tm.DatasetId) AND (sdas.AggregationTypeId = tm.AggregationTypeId)
  WHERE (tm.StandardDatasetTableMapRowId > @StandardDatasetTableMapRowId)
    AND (tm.DatasetId = @GUIDString)
    AND (sdas.TableTag = 'detail')
    AND (sdas.DependentTableInd = 1)
  ORDER BY tm.StandardDatasetTableMapRowId
 
  SET @FullTableName = @BaseTableName + '_' + @TableNameSuffix
 
  IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WHERE TABLE_NAME = @FullTableName AND TABLE_SCHEMA = @SchemaName
    AND COLUMN_NAME = N'TfsWorkItemId')
  BEGIN
    SET @Statement = 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(@SchemaName) + '.' + QUOTENAME(@FullTableName) + ' ADD TfsWorkItemId nvarchar(256) NULL'
    EXECUTE (@Statement)
  END
 
  IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WHERE TABLE_NAME = @FullTableName AND TABLE_SCHEMA = @SchemaName
    AND COLUMN_NAME = N'TfsWorkItemOwner')
  BEGIN
    SET @Statement = 'ALTER TABLE ' + QUOTENAME(@SchemaName) + '.' + QUOTENAME(@FullTableName) + ' ADD TfsWorkItemOwner nvarchar(256) NULL'
    EXECUTE (@Statement)
  END
END
 
-- alter cover views
EXEC StandardDatasetBuildCoverView@GUIDString, 0
GO

Hope this helps!

Brian McDermott | Escalation Engineer | Microsoft CTS Management and Security Division

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Date: Monday, 03 Feb 2014 19:09

~ Brian McDermott

ToolsIf you were using APM and/or Web Application Monitoring in System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 (OpsMgr 2012 SP1) and you then upgraded to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012 R2), you might see the following in your Management Packs view in the console:

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Here’s a closer look:

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Or, it’s possible you may see something like this:

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So apparently you have two copies of the “Web Application Availability Solutions Library Resources” Management Pack, and two copies of the “Operations Manager APM Library Resources” Management Pack, the only difference being the case used for the locale (ENU vs enu), and the version.

So is this a serious problem and if so, what can we do to fix it?

The good news is that this is not a serious problem. This is purely cosmetic and the steps to correct it are pretty straightforward. All you need to do is simply delete the old versions of the MP, that is the ones versioned 7.0.9358.0.

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Date: Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 19:08

download43243System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 5 (UR5) is now available. This update includes the following:

Operations Manager

Issue 1: An error occurs when you run the p_DataPurging stored procedure. This error occurs when the query processor runs out of internal resources and cannot produce a query plan.

Issue 2: By default, data warehouse bulk-insert commands use an unchangeable 30-second time-out value that may cause query time-outs.

Issue 3: Many 26319 errors are generated when you use the Operator role. This issue causes performance problems.

Issue 4: Diagram component does not publish location information in the component state.

Issue 5: Renaming a group works correctly on the console. However the group appears with the old name when you try to override a monitor or scope a view based on group.

Issue 6: SCOM synchronization is not supported in the localized versions of Team Foundation Server.

Issue 7: An SDK process deadlock causes the Exchange correlation engine to fail.

Operations Manager - UNIX and Linux Monitoring (Management Pack Update)

Issue 1: In rare cases, the agent on a Solaris Zone that is configured to use dynamic CPU allocation with Dynamic Resource Pools may hang during routine monitoring.
Note This issue can occur on any monitored Solaris Zone that is configured to use Dynamic Resource Pools and a "dedicated-cpu" configuration that involves a range of CPUs.

Issue 2: If the agent fails to retrieve process arguments from the getargs subroutine on an AIX-based computer, the monitored daemons may be incorrectly reported as offline. An error message that resembles the following is logged in the agent log:

Calling getargs() returned an error

Issue 3: The agent on AIX-based computers considers all file cache to be available memory and does not treat minperm cache as used memory. After this update rollup is installed, available memory on AIX-based computer is calculated as: free memory + (cache – minperm).

Issue 4: The Universal Linux agent fails to install on Linux computers with OpenSSL versions greater than 1.0.0 if the library file libssl.so.1.0.0 does not exist. An error message that resembles the following is logged:

/opt/microsoft/scx/bin/tools/.scxsslconfig: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Issue 5: Spurious errors that are related to the InstanceID property of the SCX_Endpoint are logged in the System log every four hours.

=====

For all the details and download instructions, please see the following:

KB2904680 - System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1 Update Rollup 5 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904680)

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Date: Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 22:26

download4Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager is now available and resolves the following issues:

Operations Manager

Issue 1: An error occurs when you run the p_DataPurging stored procedure. This error occurs when the query processor runs out of internal resources and cannot produce a query plan.

Issue 2: Data warehouse BULK INSERT commands use an unchangeable, default 30-second time-out value that may cause query time-outs.

Issue 3: Many 26319 errors are generated when you use the Operator role. This issue causes performance problems.

Issue 4: The diagram component does not publish location information in the component state.

Issue 5: Renaming a group works correctly on the console. However, the old name of the group appears when you try to override a monitor or scope a view based on group.

Issue 6: SCOM synchronization is not supported in the localized versions of Team Foundation Server.

Issue 7: An SDK process deadlock causes the Exchange correlation engine to fail.

Issue 8: The "Microsoft System Center Advisor monitoring server" reserved group is visible in a computer or group search.

Issue 9: Multiple Advisor Connector are discovered for the same physical computer when the computer hosts a cluster.

Issue 10: A Dashboard exception occurs if the criteria that are used for a query include an invalid character or keyword.

Operations Manager - UNIX and Linux Monitoring (Management Pack Update)

Issue 1: On a Solaris-based computer, an error message that resembles the following is logged in the Operations Manager log. This issue occurs if a Solaris-based computer that has many monitored resources runs out of file descriptors and does not monitor the resources. Monitored resources may include file systems, physical disks, and network adapters.
Note The Operations Manager log is located at /var/opt/microsoft/scx/log/scx.log.

errno = 24 (Too many open files)

This issue occurs because the default user limit on Solaris is too low to allocate a sufficient number of file descriptors. After the rollup update is installed, the updated agent overrides the default user limit by using a user limit for the agent process of 1,024.

Issue 2: If Linux Container (cgroup) entries in the /etc/mtab path on a monitored Linux-based computer begin with the "cgroup" string, a warning that resembles the following is logged in the agent log.

Note When this issue occurs, some physical disks may not be discovered as expected.

Warning [scx.core.common.pal.system.disk.diskdepend:418:29352:139684846989056] Did not find key 'cgroup' in proc_disk_stats map, device name was 'cgroup'.

Issue 3: Physical disk configurations that cannot be monitored, or failures in physical disk monitoring, cause failures in system monitoring on UNIX and Linux computers. When this issue occurs, logical disk instances are not discovered by Operations Manager for a monitored UNIX-based or Linux-based computer.

Issue 4: A monitored Solaris zone that is configured to use dynamic CPU allocation with dynamic resource pools may log errors in the agent logs as CPUs are removed from the zone and do not identify the CPUs currently in the system. In rare cases, the agent on a Solaris zone with dynamic CPU allocation may hang during routine monitoring. 
Note This issue applies to any monitored Solaris zones that are configured to use dynamic resource pools and a "dedicated-cpu" configuration that involves a range of CPUs.

Issue 5: An error that resembles the following is generated on Solaris 9-based computers when the /opt/microsoft/scx/bin/tools/setup.sh script does not set the library pathcorrectly. When this issue occurs, the omicli tool cannot run.

ld.so.1: omicli: fatal: libssl.so.0.9.7: open failed: No such file or directory

Issue 6: If the agent does not retrieve process arguments from the getargs subroutine on an AIX-based computer, the monitored daemons may be reported incorrectly as offline. An error message that resembles the following is logged in the agent log:

Calling getargs() returned an error

Issue 7: The agent on AIX-based computers considers all file cache to be available memory and does not treat minperm cache as used memory. After this update rollup is installed, available memory on AIX-based computer is calculated as: free memory + (cache – minperm).

Issue 8: The Universal Linux agent is not installed on Linux computers that have OpenSSL versions greater than 1.0.0 if the library file libssl.so.1.0.0 does not exist. An error message that resembles the following is logged:

/opt/microsoft/scx/bin/tools/.scxsslconfig: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

For complete details please see the following:

KB2904678 - Issues that are fixed in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Update Rollup 1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904678)

For a download link please see the following:

KB2904734 - Description of Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904734)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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Date: Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 18:29

KB73343332Every 30 minutes, an entry that resembles the following is logged in the Application log on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2:

Event ID:      26001
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A

Description: Got null results from Select Connection from Msvm_SyntheticEthernetPortSettingData
where InstanceId='Microsoft:4DB9D08C-D75B-483A-BC3E-5AA19B5FC50B\\335614F9-B1BA-45EE-A2DD-2168B7F86CDC'

This problem occurs because of a known issue that affects the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2012) Management Pack. This issue involves the rules that collect the virtual port "sent" and "received" data that appear in the virtual network dashboard. These rules use WMI v1 classes. However, these classes are not available in Windows Server 2012 R2. Therefore, the rules fail on Windows Server 2012 R2 host computers.

For instructions on how to work around this issue, please see the following:

KB2924512 - Event 26001 is logged regularly on Windows Server 2012 R2 host computers (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2924512)

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Date: Friday, 17 Jan 2014 01:04

This blog has been updated to reflect the current state of OpsMgr support and Interop.

Supported Configurations:

The supported configurations for Operations Manager are detailed as per the below and these should be referred to as the official guidance:

OM 2012: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205990.aspx

OM 2012 SP1 : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj656654.aspx

OM 2012 R2 : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249696.aspx

Detailed below are some tables that help summarize the official documentation and hopefully help answer some key questions:

System Center Operations Manager 2012 - Supported Platforms

Role

Supported Platform

DB/DW/Server/GW/Web Console

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

UI

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7

Web Console Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 9

Agent

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2

Windows XP Professional SP3

Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7

POSReady

Windows XP Embedded Standard

Windows XP Embedded Enterprise

Windows XP Embedded POSReady

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems

Windows 7 Ultimate for Embedded Systems.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 - Supported Platforms

Role

Supported Platform

DB/DW/Server/GW/Web Console

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

UI

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Web Console Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 11(Requires UR5)

Agent

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2

Windows XP Professional SP3

Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

POSReady

Windows XP Embedded Standard

Windows XP Embedded Enterprise

Windows XP Embedded POSReady

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems

Windows 7 Ultimate for Embedded Systems.

Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry

 System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Supported Platforms

Role

Supported Platform

DB/DW/Server/GW/Web Console

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

UI

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Web Console Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 11

Agent

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2

Windows XP Professional SP3

Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

POSReady

Windows XP Embedded Standard

Windows XP Embedded Enterprise

Windows XP Embedded POSReady

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems

Windows 7 Ultimate for Embedded Systems.

Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry

Agent to Management Server Supported Interop

Server

Agent

SCOM 2007 R2

SCOM 2012

SCOM 2007 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2007 R2

SCOM 2012 R2 (Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013)

SCOM 2012

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2012

SCOM 2012 R2 (Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013)

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2012

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2012 R2 (Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013)

SCOM 2012 R2

SCOM 2012

SCOM 2012 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1

*Latest CU or UR applies in all cases

** This Interop is supported in the context of a rolling upgrade to the newer version

System Center Operations Manager Application Performance Monitoring – Feature Support Matrix

Feature

Target OS

Agent Version

Management Server Version

MP Versions (IIS, APM IIS, Base OS, Dependencies)

Notes

APM

Win 2012 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1 / MMA 2013 RTM

SCOM 2012 R2

2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP

Fully Supported

CSM (IE9, IE10, IE11)

Win 2012 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1 / MMA 2013 RTM

SCOM 2012 R2

2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP

IE11 Not Supported for SCOM 2012 SP1 Agent only.

TFS Sync

Win 2012 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1 / MMA 2013 RTM

SCOM 2012 R2

Required TFS MP

 

Fully Supported

APM

Win 2012 R2

MMA 2013 RTM

SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5

2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP;MMA Compatibility MPs (APM Infrastructure)

Fully Supported

CSM (IE9, IE10, IE11)

Win 2012 R2

MMA 2013 RTM

SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5

2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP;MMA Compatibility MPs (APM Infrastructure)

Fully Supported

APM

Win 2012 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5

2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP and dependencies if any

Fully Supported

CSM (IE9, IE 10)

Win 2012 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5

2012 R2 OS MP;IIS 8 MP;APM IIS 8 MP and dependencies if any

IE11 not supported

APM

Any Supported OS with .NET 4.5.1 applications

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5

As necessary for the chosen OS on agent.

Fully Supported

CSM (IE9, IE 10)

Any Supported OS with .NET 4.5.1 applications

SCOM 2012 SP1

SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5

As necessary for the chosen OS on agent.

IE11 not supported

TFS Sync

Win 2012 R2

SCOM 2012 SP1 / MMA 2013 RTM

SCOM 2012 SP1 UR5

Required TFS MP

Fully Supported

System Center Operations Manager and Azure – Feature Support Matrix

Management Infrastructure Location

Agent Infrastructure Location

Notes

On-premises

Azure

Fully supported and recommended

Azure

Azure

Fully supported but Operations Manager sizing guidance needs to be taken into account along with associated Azure costs.

Azure

On-premises

Fully Supported but not recommended due to complexity of configuration and associated Azure costs.

*Support statements are based on the assumption that the appropriate site to site connectivity between management server and agent has been configured per System Center Operations Manager supported guidance.

Daniel Savage

Program Manager – System Center

Microsoft Management Pack Wiki : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx

 

 

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Date: Monday, 13 Jan 2014 17:14

First of all let me start by saying Happy New Year. The System Center Operations Manager team thanks you for your continued business and looks forward to working with you in 2014.

It’s been a busy time here over the past 6 months in the Management Pack space. Aligned with the 2012 R2 wave we were especially pleased to release the 36 2012 R2 MPs for Windows Server and System Center at the same time as the 2012 R2 wave. In this cycle we spent a large amount of time not only ensuring that the English MPs were released on time but that they were closely followed by the localized MPs. The MPs have been localized in 18 languages and over the next month all will have been officially released.

This blog is however about a slightly different but related topic – MP Authoring.

I wanted to share with you some exciting updates in the tools available to you for MP Authoring. Today Silect is releasing a FREE tool for MP Authoring called MP Author. This tools is targeted at IT Pros and allows them to easily design and develop new management packs or customize existing management packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. Whether the IT application or system—requiring System Center Operations Manager management and monitoring---is common or custom, MP Author allows users to develop management packs without needing XML skills. Utilizing a wizard-driven designer and a simple, intuitive browse and select interface, MP Author guides users through pre-populated and pre-configured steps to design new and/or customize existing management packs to specifically meet their unique business needs

This tool fills a much needed gap in the portfolio for providing an IT Pro orientated tool for MP Authoring.

Again this is completely FREE and can be downloaded here: www.mpauthor.com . You can also read the Silect press release at www.bridgeways.com .

This complements the investments Microsoft will continue to make in the MP Visual Studio Authoring Extensions(VSAE) which is primarily targeted to the developer rather than the IT Pro.

If you want to know more or have any questions or issues related to Management Packs please let me know.

Daniel Savage

Program Manager – System Center

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Date: Monday, 06 Jan 2014 19:19

 The article referenced below discusses tips on fixes and changes for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr 2007) Agent Health. The article also discusses hotfixes and registry keys. Be aware that these hotfixes and registry keys may not be noticed in your environment directly but might be causing issues of which you are not aware. The article is for Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Operations Manager 2007 R2. For Operations Manager 2012, Operations Manager 2012 SP1, and Operations Manager 2012 R2 see the following article:

KB2843219 - System Center 2012 Operations Manager: Recommended agent operating system fixes and updates (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2843219)

If you have an issue that affects agents that are in a gray (grey) state these tips and fixes may help, however if they do not then the following article may be helpful:

KB2288515 - Troubleshooting gray agent states in System Center Operations Manager (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2288515).

For more details please see the following:

KB2616936 - Agent Health tips and fixes for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2616936)

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App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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Date: Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 19:04

ToolsJust a quick note to let you know about a couple issues you may see with the System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012) admin console when installed on Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) with .Net 4.5 or .Net 4.5.1. Both of these are fixed in Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

What happens is that the console installs fine and appears to be working until you try to create a new dashboard or view performance data while changing the time range. The exact issues you may experience include the following:

1. Templates are missing when creating a new dashboard view from the Dashboard and Widget Wizard.  The templates may appear the first time but disappears if you cancel and then retry.

2. The console temporarily stops responding (hangs) when trying to view performance data while changing the selected time range (e.g. viewing the DC Performance data for % Processor Time of the LSASS process from the Microsoft Windows Active Directory Management Pack and changing the time range from 1 day to 5 days).  The Microsoft.ExterpriseManagement.Montioring.Console.exe process will ultimately consume 1 to 2 GB of memory before the console eventually responds with the requested data. 

As mentioned, both of these issues are fixed in UR4 for System Center 2012 SP1 which can be found here:

KB2879276 - Description of Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2879276)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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Date: Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 19:04

ToolsJust a quick note to let you know about a couple issues you may see with the System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012) admin console when installed on Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) with .Net 4.5 or .Net 4.5.1. Both of these are fixed in Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

What happens is that the console installs fine and appears to be working until you try to create a new dashboard or view performance data while changing the time range. The exact issues you may experience include the following:

1. Templates are missing when creating a new dashboard view from the Dashboard and Widget Wizard.  The templates may appear the first time but disappears if you cancel and then retry.

2. The console temporarily stops responding (hangs) when trying to view performance data while changing the selected time range (e.g. viewing the DC Performance data for % Processor Time of the LSASS process from the Microsoft Windows Active Directory Management Pack and changing the time range from 1 day to 5 days).  The Microsoft.ExterpriseManagement.Montioring.Console.exe process will ultimately consume 1 to 2 GB of memory before the console eventually responds with the requested data. 

As mentioned, both of these issues are fixed in UR4 for System Center 2012 SP1 which can be found here:

KB2879276 - Description of Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2879276)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Configuration Manager Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/
System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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Date: Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 20:48

KB73After an instance of Microsoft SQL Server that hosts the OperationsManager database goes offline, the System Center Management service of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) management server may stop responding.

For example, the System Center Management service stops responding after the instance of SQL Server disconnects, restarts, or fails. To recover from this issue after the instance of SQL Server is available again, you must restart the System Center Management service.

For more details on this issue and a work around, please see the following:

KB2913046 - The System Center Management service stops responding after an instance of SQL Server goes offline (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2913046)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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Date: Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 20:48

KB73After an instance of Microsoft SQL Server that hosts the OperationsManager database goes offline, the System Center Management service of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) management server may stop responding.

For example, the System Center Management service stops responding after the instance of SQL Server disconnects, restarts, or fails. To recover from this issue after the instance of SQL Server is available again, you must restart the System Center Management service.

For more details on this issue and a work around, please see the following:

KB2913046 - The System Center Management service stops responding after an instance of SQL Server goes offline (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2913046)

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center All Up: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/
System Center – Configuration Manager Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/
System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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