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Enable Agent Proxy for SCOM Agents

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in PowerShell, SCOM 2012

Enable Agent Proxy for SCOM Agents

Few months back one of my good friends managing Active Directory asked me why it’s required to enable Agent Proxy option for the managed servers in SCOM? This is actually a very good question. Agent Proxy for the managed servers is disabled by default in SCOM however there are huge number of Management Packs depend on an agent setting to enable proxy mode. If it’s not enabled, you will get Agent...

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SCOM 2012 R2 – SQL Server installation Step by Step

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in SCOM 2012, SQL

SCOM 2012 R2 – SQL Server installation Step by Step

If you are planning to install SCOM application, the first thing which needs to be done before running the SCOM setup will be the SQL Server installation. Make sure you have installed the .NET Framework 3.5 before starting the SQL Server installation otherwise you will get the installation error. You can install .NET Framework 3.5 from Add Roles and Features under Server Manager Dashboard. Also,...

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CSR creation for SSL Certificate – SCOM 2012 R2

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in General, SCOM 2012

CSR creation for SSL Certificate – SCOM 2012 R2

Its certificate renewal time for most of our SCOM Management Servers, the team has asked me how to create the CSR file so they can ask their certificate team to generate the certificate based upon that CSR. A CSR or Certificate Signing request is a block of encoded text that is given to a Certificate Authority when applying for an SSL Certificate. It is usually generated on the server where the...

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Introducing Windows Server 2016: Free eBook

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in General

Introducing Windows Server 2016: Free eBook

Just with the launch of Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has announced the availability of their newest free eBook, Introducing Windows Server 2016 (ISBN 9780735697744), by John McCabe and the Windows Server team. This eBook introduces you to Windows Server 2016, which is the next version of Windows Server. No matter what your area of expertise, this book will introduce you to the latest...

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Assign Private Key to New Certificate

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in General

Assign Private Key to New Certificate

Recently our application team got alerts for Certificate expiration for their servers. So they planned to renew the certificates. They asked their Certificate team to generate new Certificates for their servers and they did the Certificate import in Certificate Store. However when they checked the new Certificate, they found that the new Certificate is not having the Private Key. Without Private...

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