Replicate Spiceworks Hashtags in Service Manager with Orchestrator

I’m not sure if its laziness, a product of being “too busy,” or brilliance but people seem to love Spiceworks hashtag system. For those of you not aware, Spiceworks allows your helpdesk analysts to email the ticketing system with a # and a word or words behind it to automatically have it close and assign …

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Monitoring – Add Untrusted Servers to SCOM 2012 R2 Part 2 – Adding Untrusted Servers

This post will cover the process of adding untrusted servers into your SCOM 2012 R2 environment. This guide is not for adding servers via a Gateway Server, this guide will show you how to add servers on the same network as the SCOM Management Servers but not necessarily trusted by the domain. First, you need …

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Monitoring – Add Untrusted Servers to SCOM 2012 R2 Part 1 – Setup of Management Servers

I was recently at a client who wanted to monitor a bunch of untrusted servers. These servers were not in their new Active Directory domain, many of them, were in fact not in any domain. And they were not in any DMZ, so the Management Servers could see them just fine. Thus no gateway(s) were …

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Nanoserver and What it means to Me and You

Last week Microsoft announced and revealed Nanoserver. Which is an even more stripped down version of Server Core, whereby there literally is no interface, no way to login to the server at all. All management is done remotely. Since that announcement people have more or less been losing their minds. From the supporters that think …

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Self Service: Remove frozen or hung Citrix Sessions with Orchestrator

There is quite possibly nothing more annoying than having your Citrix session freeze. You’re working doing well, and then out of nowhere you can’t do anything or you leave for a break and come back and cant do anything. You then have to put in a helpdesk request which could take who knows how long …

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