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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
6
comment SCOM Maintenance Mode
+1 for the excellent article. In the link, there is a link to known issues, one of which is getting heart beat alerts which says its still applicable to 2007 R2, but my testing did not bear that out. I'll wait and see if I get any more reports from the wild so I can better narrow down the scenario.
Oct
6
accepted SCOM Maintenance Mode
Oct
6
comment SCOM Maintenance Mode
facepalm this works as advertised with 2007 R2. Testing bore this out. We will be further investigating the reports of this not working to see if we can narrow down to a repeatable scenario.
Oct
3
comment SCOM Maintenance Mode
I'll try your suggestion though as if we use the console, we are using views specifically created for admin teams.
Oct
3
comment SCOM Maintenance Mode
For the most part, this seems to work for rules/monitors targeting WindowsComputer or some derivative. This doesn't work as we expected if the machine down is for any significant length of time: reboot, hardware maintenance, etc. We get Health Service Watcher Alerts because RMS can't talk to the agent (or something similar) because HealthService is not part of the WindowsComputer inheritance chain and at least Dell MP and BizTalk MP also have several objects not inheriting from WindowsComputer. Just to throw in a wrench, we often use the API (from admin/deploy scripts) :)
Oct
3
awarded  Student
Oct
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asked SCOM Maintenance Mode
May
2
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
8
answered How do I create a Dynamic SCOM group that includes HP servers with a certain name
Mar
8
answered In SCOM, can I allow overriding of the recurring schedule for missing event detection?
Sep
24
answered Two-state script monitor not auto-resolving in SCOM
Feb
2
awarded  Teacher
Dec
31
revised Are Windows Domain Service Accounts Really Necessary?
added side by side comparison link
Dec
31
comment Are Windows Domain Service Accounts Really Necessary?
+1 for giving me enough context to apply some google-fu! I should probably mark this as an answer, and post my answer as another question (as there are more questions than answers!) :) How does that normally work?
Dec
31
answered Are Windows Domain Service Accounts Really Necessary?
Dec
31
awarded  Commentator
Dec
31
comment Are Windows Domain Service Accounts Really Necessary?
@JamesRyan I am trying to change the policy because I absolutely do not want to violate them, or circumvent them. I didn't mean to give that impression! I'm concerned that I'm too ignorant of why that policy of domain level service account exists and to date have gotten a 'because thats how its always been done answer'. If we can eliminate the password management, then I was thinking that was a win for everyone. The reading I've done seems that it would be possible to eliminate them, but nothing indicates what dangers there would be if we did.
Dec
31
awarded  Editor
Dec
31
comment Are Windows Domain Service Accounts Really Necessary?
updated post to describe one way we managed passwords, maybe that is the more direct question is how to better manage them? Though, I'd like to eliminate the need altogether if at all possible?