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OpsMgr ACS SecureVantage Noise Filter (Combined)

As many of you know collecting all security events on a server using the Audit Collection Service (ACS) can get very “noisy”. Thankfully SecureVantage has come up with a list of noise filters, unfortunately they are all separate queries. I took the time to combine all the queries and thought I would share to save […]

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Running SCOM Agent On Domain Controller as Local System

After deploying the OpsMgr agent to a DC you may receive some errors concerning scripts not being able to run. An example of an error you may receive is below: Forced to terminate the following process started at 1:01:51 PM because it ran past the configured timeout 120 seconds. Command executed: “C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe” //nologo “C:\Program Files\System […]

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Error Installing SQL 2008 SP1 on Windows 7

You are required to install Microsoft SQL 2008 SP1 after installing SQL 2008 on Windows 2008 and 7. After launching the SP1 setup you might receive the following error: TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. —————————— SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window […]

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SCOM 2007 R2 MOM Agent Activation context generation failed

I came across the following errors today on the server I’m trying to push the SCOM MOM Agent to a Windows 2008 server: Log Name: Application Source: SideBySide Date: 10/15/2009 9:29:04 AM Event ID: 33 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: SERVER01.domain.pvt Description: Activation context generation failed for “C:\Program Files\System Center […]

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Running OpsMgr 2007 R2 DBCreateWizard on 64-bit SQL Server

There may be an issue when running the R2 64-bit DBCreateWizard on an SQL server. You may see the following in the application log: Log Name: Application Source: Bid Date: 10/14/2009 2:09:38 PM Event ID: 1 Task Category: None Level: Warning Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: SQL01.domain.pvt Description: C:\ISO\OpsMgr 2007 R2\DBCreateWizard.exe 8880 Tweet

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How to Install Systems Center Capacity Planner on Windows 7

Had an issue installing Systems Center Capacity Planner on Windows 7 today… it would not. It kept prompting me with a blank window with the options “yes” or “no”. The Setup MSI package is looking for MDAC. MDAC already is included with Windows 7 so there is no need to install. Basically you need to […]

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Windows 7 RTM Available August 6th on MSDN and TechNet

When will Windows 7 RTM be available for download? For Business Customers: If you are a Volume License (VL) customer with an existing Software Assurance (SA) license you will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English starting August 7th via the Volume License Service Center (VLSC). The rest of the languages for Windows […]

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HP Insight Control Environment – Windows 2008 SP2 iSCSI Driver Incompatibility

I decided to ensure all my firmware, drivers and Windows updates including Windows 2008 SP2 were installed before installing HP Insight Control Environment 5.10. It turns out they have this nifty prerequisite checker before the installation to ensure all your stuff is compatible. After installing SP2 the iSCSI msiscsi.sys driver will be updated to 6.0.6002.18005. […]

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LDAP Query to find all Windows Servers in a Domain

Here a quick tutorial on how to grab all the Windows Servers out of your domain: 1 ) Open Active Directory Users and Computers MMC. 2 ) Expand AD Users and Computers. 3 ) Expand the domain you want to create the query in. 4 ) Right click on Saved Queries, Select New->Query. 5 ) […]

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Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end

An aggravating situation with a simple solution. I have a brand new out-of-the-box Windows 2008 server that will not maintain a terminal services RDP session for a lousy two minutes without a “Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end.” error. Rather annoying however I did find a solution to the problem […]

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