Operations Manager Operations Manager is made up of the following components:
Data Warehouse Database
Management Server At least two management server should be deployed in any environment. This allows for high-availability and load-balancing. All servers should be a member of the "All Management Servers Resource Pool" which balances the load of management and as new servers are added monitoring tasks are automatically distributed. Operational Database and Data Warehouse Database Host the Operational Database and Data Warehouse database on a SQL Server Cluster. To allow the SQL Server instances to run in an active-active configuration, consider running the Operational Database and Data Warehouse database on separate clustered instances of SQL Server or separate clusters. The databases should be backed up regularly. That’s just an introduction, I have a detailed installation blog post coming up! In the next post we will take a look at Orchestrator.
Use the following syntax to get the local computer's UUID/GUID using Windows Powershell: get-wmiobject Win32_ComputerSystemProduct | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UUID Add -computername after the WMI class to find a remote computer's UUID, example: get-wmiobject Win32_ComputerSystemProduct -computername RANTPC | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UUID
gPLink is a property for sites, domains and organisational units that contains a prioritised list of GPOs linked to the node. gPOptions is a property that contains all Block Policy Inheritance settings for the node. To manage GPO links on a node, you must have read and write access to the gPLink and gPOptions properties.
PSLoggedOn is a tool I downloaded to allow me to find out which computers a user is currently logged on to. Getting it up and running wasn’t exactly easy. I’m running a Windows Server 2008 R2 test environment. The first error I encountered was: Error browing network: The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available. Note: I kept the spelling mistake from the error message to make it easier to find via search engines. To get past this error, you have to enable and start the “Computer Browser” service. Then I started getting the error telling me that the Administrator is not logged on. That’s simply not true because I am logged onto another server (Name: ELARA): I turned the firewall OFF OFF OFF (It is a test network after all). I enabled Network Discovery and to do that I went on a service starting frenzy: DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host, Computer Browser After all that, I ran the script against the se