Publishing of older posts

I have decided to publish some of my older posts that I held private as they was mostly ment as a collection of good links for my own use. Most of them are related to System Center 2012 but other areas are included as well.

SPN settings in SCOM 2012
SCOM 2012 Agent Discovery Fails
System Center 2012 Operations Manager Survival Guide
Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool
How to become an expert
Monitoring Text and CSV log files in System Center Operations Manager
Visio and SharePoint extensions for System Center 2012
WS-Management/SMASH in SCOM 2012
Script to backup MPs
Regular expressions in SCOM
Remote Server Administration Toolkit for Windows 8
How to Create Your Own Windows Azure Publish Settings File
SCOM Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler 2.0
Understanding Operations Manager Maintenance Mode
How to make Operations Manager 2012 (SCOM 2012) Fault Tolerant

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/

Increase Operations Console refresh rate

You can set the refresh rate for the Operations Console by setting the following registry key:

HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftMicrosoft Operations Manager3.0consoleCacheParametersPollingInterval
Values 0 – 10. 0 turns off automatic refresh and requires manual refresh via F5. The value 1 through 10 increments the refresh interval every 15 seconds. The maximum value of 10 is a refresh interval of 2 min 30 seconds. As you can see the root hive is the HKCU so this is a per user setting.

Reference: http://www.bictt.com/blogs/bictt.php/2011/06/01/scom-trick-20-increase-console