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 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

How to create a new SCOM class and subclass

SCOM Admin needs to know the basic structure of Management packs and knowledge about classes and objects, what are the differences between the classes, and what is the projection of choosing a class. Management packs provided by the products companies like Microsoft for Active Directory Exchange, and so forth, do the work for us, by … Continue reading How to create a new SCOM class and subclass

Time zone issues when copying SCOM alerts

Background When trying to copy-paste (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) alerts from the SCOM console to an Excel worksheet or just a text file, we noticed that the Created field values where different from the ones displayed in the console. There was a two-hour difference. As it turns out, the server was configured in a GMT+2 time zone, … Continue reading Time zone issues when copying SCOM alerts