System Center Configuration Manager – “Error Deploying Windows 10 In Place Upgrades with McAfee DLP Endpoint”

The Issue Trying to do an In Place Windows 10 Upgrade with McAfee DLP Endpoint fails. As soon as the Operating System is applied the machine restarts and simply starts up to the "Repair" screen. The Investigation In this case the In Place Upgrade was being performed by System Center Configuration Manager using an In … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager – “Error Deploying Windows 10 In Place Upgrades with McAfee DLP Endpoint”

Using SCCM DCM Feature to monitor GPO application in the environment

The Issue A Common issue that keeps being experienced across customer sites, is the application of Group Policies on machines By default when a GPO is created and linked, it should apply to all the machines that the policy was linked to, and in most cases this works pretty perfectly, however, how do you know … Continue reading Using SCCM DCM Feature to monitor GPO application in the environment

Installing SCOM 2019 fails with “Error: :PopulateUserRoles: failed”

Background I recently came across a scenario where installing SCOM 2019 fails shortly after the Operational database configuration step, specifically during the Populating User Roles sequence. The installation account used is a member of the sysadmin SQL role and SQL server is configured to run with native security, so this behavior was not expected. Investigating … Continue reading Installing SCOM 2019 fails with “Error: :PopulateUserRoles: failed”

SCOM Effective Monitoring Configuration – Decoded

Since the advent of SCOM, one question that lingers among the admins and the end consumers is What is the effective monitoring configuration for a server or an object or an alert? Microsoft answered with Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration PS Cmdlet which you can use to get effective config for an Instance (Object). This will export the data … Continue reading SCOM Effective Monitoring Configuration – Decoded

SCOM DB Fragmentation Issue

Sometimes SCOM environments slowness is occurring because of SQL fragmented indexes. Fragmentation happens when the logical order of pages in an index does not match the physical order in the data file. Because fragmentation can affect the performance of some queries, you need to monitor the fragmentation level of your indexes and, if required, perform … Continue reading SCOM DB Fragmentation Issue

Disable SCOM management pack on a group of agents

One of the advantages of the SCOM system is the accompanying Management Packs, these packages give us the ability to easily monitor all the system components automatically, but the monitoring by default is on all agents, what to do when you want to disable monitoring on some of the server group / Agents, for example, … Continue reading Disable SCOM management pack on a group of agents

Monitoring database query result using SCOM

For monitoring a result from DB, you must use either a script or a PS or VB type, when the script makes a query to the database analyze the information and alert according to the condition detection. It is common that to monitor multiple servers with different queries, additional monitoring is required when each monitoring … Continue reading Monitoring database query result using SCOM