Windows OS and Hardware Information using Powershell

Getting information about Windows OS and it’s hardware is crucial for System Administrator’s today. But main question is how to collect it. Lot of companies have software like SCCM, SCOM and other tools to obtain this information. When it comes to grabbing information from various servers and analyzing it at same time, nothing beats PowerShell.… Read More Windows OS and Hardware Information using Powershell

Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 8

Part 8 – Importing Management packs and Conclusion There are numerous management packs available for System Center 2016 – Operations Manager. You have several options for importing management packs: Import directly from the catalog on theMicrosoft Pinpoint Site by using the Operations console. Import from disk (local storage or a network file share) by using the Operations console. Use… Read More Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 8

Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 2

Part 2 – SQL 2016 Installation So far we know what the requirements are and have downloaded all installation media. There are two ways you can install the SQL Server, one using command line with configuration file or manually using GUI. Keep in mind that SQL Server Management Tools are installed separate and are not… Read More Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 2

Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 7

Part 7 – Installing Agents An Operations Manager agent is a service that is installed on a computer. The agent collects data, compares sampled data to predefined values, creates alerts, and runs responses. A management server receives and distributes configurations to agents on monitored computers. There are several methods you can use to install an Operations Manager… Read More Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 7

Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 6

Part 6 – Reporting Services Installation Install Reporting Services via Command line setup.exe /silent /install /components:OMReporting /ManagementServer:%FirstManagementServerName% /SRSInstance:%DWSqlServerInstance% /DataReaderUser:%DataReaderUser% /DataReaderPassword:%DataReaderPassword% /EnableErrorReporting:Never /SendODRReports:0 /SendCEIPReports:0 /UseMicrosoftUpdate:0 /AcceptEndUserLicenseAgreement:1 Install Reporting Services via GUI On the Operations Manager installation media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install On the Getting Started, Select features to install page, select the Reporting server feature. To read more about each feature… Read More Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 6

Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 5

Part 5 – Gateway Installation Gateway servers are used to enable agent-management of computers that are outside the Kerberos trust boundary of management groups, such as in a domain that is not trusted. The gateway server acts as a concentration point for agent-to-management server communication. Agents in domains that are not trusted communicate with the… Read More Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 5

Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 4

Part 4 – Installing Second Management Server After you have successfully installed the First Management Server for SCOM, you can deploy additional Management servers to join the existing management group. When installing second Management server, make sure it meets the SCOM Requirements. Note: If you install a stand-alone web console on a server, you will… Read More Installing System Center 2016 Operations Manager Step by Step – Part 4