Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Background I recently had to setup the Cloud Management Gateway at a customer and followed all the steps and requirements to implement but still encountered the below error message which does not really give you an exact reason as to why it is failing. In this post I would like to take you through the … Continue reading Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

The following post was contributed by Meriem Jlassi, a PFE working for Microsoft Introduction As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I get asked by a lot of customers about whether products are still supported, are they close to end of life or when do I need to plan upgrades. And before the release … Continue reading Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

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