OMS Assessment : “No Data Found” Or Server Not Showing

Problem Description and Symptoms:How many of us activated an OMS solution and is getting “No Data Found” as an assessment result. How many added a server to an already assessed solution ( e.g. Active directory Assessment , Active Directory Replication or SQL Assessment) without being able to to see the newly added server in the … Continue reading OMS Assessment : “No Data Found” Or Server Not Showing

SCOM Advanced Authoring: TCP Port Monitoring

It's been long time since I blogged about SCOM Authoring. Following the Blog Post on PowerShell Discovery from CSV File I got numerous feedbacks from fellow techies to complete the TCP Port Monitoring MP with monitors and rules. One of our friend even has created an MP which he has blogged out here. Anyways, I … Continue reading SCOM Advanced Authoring: TCP Port Monitoring

Field Notes: The case of Active Directory Diagnostics – Data Collector Set Fails to Start

Performance Monitor is a great tool for collecting and analyzing performance data in Windows and Windows Server.  There are many counters available that one can look at to help understand how the system is performing.  Unfortunately analysis of performance data may not always be straightforward for some system administrators.  Luckily, there is the built-in Data … Continue reading Field Notes: The case of Active Directory Diagnostics – Data Collector Set Fails to Start

Windows Admin Center–Part 1 of Optimization Series

  This is going to be the first in a series of posts on how to optimize your environment, with the tools provided by Microsoft at no cost to you.   Windows Admin Center which can be downloaded here is the Natural evolution and ultimate replacement for Server Manager.   It is a Free, single … Continue reading Windows Admin Center–Part 1 of Optimization Series

Going Serverless with Azure Functions & Powershell: SendGrid

  In this post, we will discuss the process of creating that solution using Azure Function Apps and SendGrid to send emails based on your Powershell Functions which runs in your local machine. We will see that how can we build a serverless email solution that reports your disk usage with Azure Functions, SendGrid and … Continue reading Going Serverless with Azure Functions & Powershell: SendGrid

Field Notes: The case of buried Active Directory Account Management Security Audit Policy events

Security auditing is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to maintain the integrity of your system.  As part of your overall security strategy, you should determine the level of auditing that is appropriate for your environment.  Auditing should identify attacks (successful or not) that pose a threat to your network, and … Continue reading Field Notes: The case of buried Active Directory Account Management Security Audit Policy events