Enabling SSL for SCOM 2012 Web Console

If you installed the Web Console for System Center Operations Manager 2012 without selecting “Enable SSL” during the install you have to reinstall the Web Console to “Enable SSL” as described in this blog post:
http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/bwilson/archive/2012/02/09/using-ssl-for-a-remote-opsmgr-2012-rc-web-console.aspx

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Event 1500, The SNMP Service encountered an error

We are seeing the following errormessage in the systemlog on servers that has the SNMP features activated:

Log Name:      System
Source:        SNMP
Date:          2012-08-16 03:05:19
Event ID:      1500
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      server.domain.tld
Description: The SNMP Service encountered an error while accessing the registry key SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesSNMPParametersTrapConfiguration.

The solution (acatually a workaround) is to create the registry key mentioned above as it is missing. More information can be found in Microsoft KB Article 2002303, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2002303

Where to find Management Packs for SCOM?

The startingpoint for finding Management Packs is the System Center Market Place provided by Microsoft Pinpoint:
http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/search/operations-manager-d11?sort=released&q=

But, what if you are looking for a Management Pack from a third party?
There is an “Unofficial System Center Catalog” available where you can find many third party Management Packs:
http://unofficialsystemcentercatalog.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/opsmgrcatalog/