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System Center is a suite of Microsoft products consisting of tools for the deployment and management and automation of systems.

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OpsMgr SDK Service Event ID 26219 - SCOM 2022

Every 5 minutes, the following log generates twice in the Operations Manager logs on the Management Server. It's definitely related to the reporting services. I uninstalled the reporting services ...
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Mystery Package when adding a new SCCM Distribution Point

My SCCM hierarchy has three Distribution Points and I am adding a fourth. The new Distribution Point is added successfully, and when I check Content Status I see that all of my content items are now ...
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Slow backup of data from file servers with System Center Data Protection Manager 2019

I have a virtual file server cluster of 2 VMs, where each VM is running with Windows Server 2019 (8 GB RAM, 8 vCPUs). The file servers store their data on a VHD set, which is formatted with NTFS and ...
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How to set a start number ID for Work Items on a new System Center Service Manager 2019 installation?

We are installing a new instance of System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2019 and we have the version 2012 that we will be maintained for legacy. It is desirable that the identification number of Work ...
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Difference between commonly used Classes (Targets) like Windows XYZ Operating System & Computer

I am a beginner in SCOM management. So far i was able to do a lot of things in it - all with the help from Technet and sometimes trial-error experiements. I tried to avoid posting this, read a lot of ...
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System Center Configuration Manager using 'Run Script' feature on devices with AllSigned Execution Policy

We have System Center Configuration Manager version 1902 managing our devices. I would like to use the nice feature "Run Script", which runs PowerShell scripts on an entire collection of devices, but ...
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SCOM - report on failed logons on workstations

I have been asked to create a report that gives us the following data in a SCOM report and export to .csv: Timestamp Workstation Account Name Status and Sub Status Codes I know I'll have to work ...
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system center operation management ( SCOM ) log collection and full text searching

I want to collect all events in all windows servers (nearly 50 server) (from windows event viewer) in SCOM, and full text search on it. My question is: how can I do it?
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System Center Orchestrator Initialize Data

I have created an Initialize Data activity that returns a number of strings. There are a few links that spread from this activity, and I would like to control the behavior in such a way that it ...
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Cannot add Server 2016 Core cluster to SCVMM, Error 410

I'm trying to add a four host, Server 2016 Core Cluster to SCVMM 2016. I keep getting the following error when SCVMM tries to install the agent on all four hosts: Error (410) Agent installation ...
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System center 2016 with VMM un-recommended configuration

​I have Windows 2016 host running with the Hyper-V role running. There will only be a few VM's running and there's less than 10 actual users so activity will be minimal. I have 3 options from ...
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Disable NetBIOS using SCCM Configuration Items/Baselines

I'm trying to disable NetBIOS and need to do this over SCCM to multiple clients. I am trying to do this through compliance settings and have the following in place (and they work when run locally) ...
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SCOM does not detect Apache or MySQL instances

Problem After installing SCOM Linux Agent, the SCOM is properly monitoring Linux server, but detects no instance of Apache or MySQL, ie. no entry appears in SCOM either at following views: Apache ...
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WMI win32_product installState property

Doing a wmi query on a few systems on my network returns installState=1 for a given software. However, it doesnt appear in add remove programs or HKLM\software\microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...
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SCCM Windows Update do not apply outside of Maintenance windows after deadline is reached

I have a collection with Maintenance Window of 2 AM to 4 AM. I am pushing windows updated with deadline behavior "When the installation deadline is reached, allow the following activities to be ...
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System Center 2012 location of the updates

Hey there we are using System Center 2012 here and im kinda new to it. The Server downloaded so many patches/updates the Partition where they get downloaded is now full. I cant find the damn option ...
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Update Host VMM Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Error : The RPC server is unavailable,

I have 12 host in SCVMM. In the Host status communicate is " Needs Attention" and i go to right click mouse on a host and go to Update agent check credentials profile and system give me this error : ...
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VMM2016 and S2D doesn't allow to create HA VM

I have deployed 2 nodes Failover Cluster with Hyper-V 2016 on top of a hyperconverged setup using S2D. The cluster managed by VMM 2016. VMM 2016 has latest UR3, Win 2016 nodes have latest Windows ...
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SCOM integration with webservices

How to create a SCOM connector to send the alerts to Rest API?? I have identified one of the possible solution. Make the SCOM notification services catch your alerts (or all alerts) Create the PS ...
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Intercept VM Save/Maintenance Mode Request

I have a Hyper-V VM running in Windows Server 2016 that is being managed through System Center. The VM has a device connected via DDA; therefore, the VM cannot enter the save state. This means that ...
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SCOM 2012 not identifying virtual servers in cluster

I have imported the Windows 2008 and 2012 Cluster Management libraries, installed the agent on both cluster nodes, and checked the box to enable them as proxies. Both nodes show up as healthy, and ...
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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 Storage Status Reserved

We are in the process of setting up a storage spaces direct cluster. We have provisioned 3 cluster disks that are visible and working from each cluster node. we have added the disks to the cluster in ...
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Do we need SCVMM in order to test Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016?

I've installed in our lab three Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition. Each server has five SAS drives and we'll purchase a few SSDs for the servers. Right now we are testing our infrastructure and ...
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SCCM 2012 Full Inventory and Software Query

I need some help with a SCCM 2012 Query (Im not a SQL guy). Im Trying to create a query to include Server Name, Total of Memory, Hard Drive(s) Letter and Space, Boot Up Time and the applications ...
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DPM for File Server - awfully slow?

Testing DPM 2016 now. I find it awfully slow for working on a file server (a million files, around 5tb of data - so something quite small). It looks like DPM is copying the files one by one to a vhdx ...
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Where is the documentation for New-CMSoftwareUpdateDeploymentPackage

I've been googling and searching MS's website for their MSDN or technet page on this cmdlet and can't find it. Google keeps wanting to point to the Get cmdlet. I used the MS link for the Get: https:...
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MS SCEP Detection Level Threshold: Medium vs. Low

I am setting up alerts for . What is the difference between Medium - Action is required and Low - Malware is active detection levels for the Malware Detection Alert in Microsoft System Center Entpoint ...
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DPM backup of VM breaks SQL backup chain/timeline

DPM 2012R2. Hyper-V failover cluster with CSV on Windows Server 2012R2. Guest is also Windows Server 2012R2 with SQL Server 2014. All latest updates, update rollups, cumulative updates and some ...
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How to get SCEP to notify the user when they just downloaded a virus?

We're using Microsoft's System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) as our antivirus solution. We have it set within SCCM to send the help desk and the sysadmins an email when a virus detection is found....
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System Center 2012 Security

I installed the entire System Center 2012 Suite and I run the Database on it's own machine. During installation I noticed you could use specific user(s) on the install and setup for each of the ...
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Running All Microsoft products vs VMWare/backup/AV for small network

Recently a company that I work for is getting IT advice to upgrade their infrastructure (for approximately 30 on prem users). We are a not-for-profit and get deep discounts on many products (...
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How do I determine the version of the SCOM agent installed on a server?

Context first: We have two version of SCOM installed. An SCOM 2007 installation and a recently installed 2012 R2. After much swearing and dirty looks from a colleague one cubicle over I'm starting to ...
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System Center Configuration Manager Installation Access is denied

How to resolve the error during installation of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 with a external MSSQL 2012 Database? Error Log 2/12/2016 7:33:26 AM: ConfigMgrSetupWizard Information: 1 : ...
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System Center 2012 R2 DPM loading tapes from library out of order

I have a System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM) configured and working properly. The server has a SAS Tape Library with 24 tapes, and the DPM shows all tapes. But when a backup to tape ...
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System center - Monitoring REST web services

As the title suggests, is anyone aware of a way to monitor RESTful web services using System Center? With System Center being a Microsoft product, it is more geared toward WCF, particularly XML-based, ...
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Discovery trough SCOM Gateway server not working

I have a management pack that discovers and monitors certain objects. Everything is working as expected in the configuration where the direct communication between the agent and the management server ...
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VM Viewer cannot open console: "A connection will not be made because credentials may not be sent to the remote computer"

since some time - after we installed the latest Windows Updates on the Hyper-V hosts - we are having serious issues opening the remote console of a VM running on the Hyper-V hosts. Scenario: Clients ...
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Certain SC Orchestrator Send E-Mail activities are sending 2 emails

Also posted this on TechNet but barking up this tree too just in case. Not really sure what's going on here, but I have certain System Center Orchestrator (2012 R2) Runbooks that are sending multiple ...
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Batch file copy to %public%/desktop with SCCM

I'm attempting to use SCCM to run a batch file to copy a file from an app deployment to machine's %public%/desktop folder but am getting an 'Access is denied' error while running. The script itself ...
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SCOM 2012R2 DFS Replication Managementpack

We have a functional implementation of SCOM 2012R2 running on Windows Server 2012R2. Recently I have begun trying to get the DFS Replication monitoring working; specifically backlog monitoring. ...
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Use System Center Configuration Manager 2012 to remove existing InstallShield App

I'm trying to use System Center Configuration Manager 2012 to upgrade an existing program installed on most of our computers. The program uses an InstallShield installer. We're new to SCCM here, and ...
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Want to get checkpoint details for particular VM through "VMM PowerShell Script" activity

i have orchestrator with service manager installed . now i want to give facility to my developers to get checkpoint information about respective VMs (particular) from SMportal so that they can revert ...
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System Center Endpoint Protection remote scan

Could I use psexec to start a remote scan of a clients System Center Endpoint Protection ? I can't find any switches. Or Could I use System Center?
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Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet not found in Orchestrator 2012 R2 Run .Net Script Activity

I'm trying to use Invoke-RestMethod in a PowerShell script within an Orchestrator 2012 R2 runbook. When I run the runbook, it tells me: The term 'Invoke-RestMethod' is not recognized as the name ...
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Can WSUS, which is integrated with SCCM, be used as an upstream server for the other replica WSUS server?

I have following situation: Production environment with SCCM and WSUS integrated so all software installs and patching is done via SCCM. Wsus server is windows 2012 and system center is 2012R2. Test ...
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Possible to determine who launches a Runbook in SC Orchestrator 2012 R2?

is it possible to determine what Windows account executes a Runbook? I'm using SC Orchestrator 2012 R2. ideally, I want to determine what account (for auditing, and sending emails) launches a run ...
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Executing a Runbook via SC Orchestrator web service

Is it possible to launch a Orchestrator Runbook via the web service only? I know you can access the web service via, http://server01.contoso.com:81/Orchestrator2012/Orchestrator.svc, but is it ...
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SCCM Report: Update Compliance per Device in a collection

I'm trying my hand at building a custom SCCM report and could use some help from those who have more experience with the database structure than I do. What I would like is to list: Device Collection ...
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Removing an update from a Software Update Group deletes the Package

I've run into this several times now. I had hoped that it would be fixed in CU4 but it does not appear to be. Here is my scenario: I have a Software Update Group named Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Accessing client's custom performance counters

I would like to access client's custom performance counters in SCCM, is there any built-in functionality that would let me do that, if not, are there other some ways?
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