SCOM: Cannot locate resource ‘momr2db.xaml’

  This afternoon my colleague Alex Smits asked for pointers on a strange problem he faced when he wanted to install a SCOM 2012 reporting server on a previous SCOM 2007 reporting server for a side by side migration. As soon as he clicked the install button on the Scom 2012 install screen the following error message appeared and the install was aborted: There was no log written to the machine because in fact the install just did not kick off yet . There were also no indications in the event viewer so we were completely troubleshooting blind on this one. After some time Alex managed to get the reporting server installed on the machine after taking a backup of the old reporting dbase and then completely removing the SCOM 2007 reporting server dbase components of this server. After this the install passed the error message and installed perfectly. I hope we...
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SCOM 2012: shortcut tip

  NOTE: This blogpost is part of a series of tips and tricks. You can find more tips and tricks on the central blogpost located here; http://scug.be/dieter/2012/10/07/scom-tips-and-tricks-series/ Just a small shortcut tip this time. As part of the unified console the shortcuts to the tabs in scom have been included in the SCOM 2012 console. I find this personally particularly handy when you want to switch between the different tabs while browsing through the console. CAUTION: You’ll need access to the tabs to be able to open them. So just pressing CTRL + a number will open the tab. TIP: If you don’t know the exact number there’s always a way to get it by hovering over the specific tab. No point in using the shortcut when you hover over the tab but you might remember it the next time and save yourself that nanosecond of valuable SCOM time ...
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System Center 2012 RU3 released

  Today the RU (Rollup) package 3 for System Center 2012 was released. Improvements for the different products in the suite included minor fixes for DPM / SCOM and SCSM. All the RU packages are cumulative so if you install RU3 the previous fixes are also included. An overview per product: Source the official mom team blog (=> bookmark this valuable blog!) http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2012/10/10/system-center-2012-update-rollup-3-ur3-released.aspx You can find more details and instructions for obtaining and installing the update rollup on the associated KB article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756127   Update Rollup 3 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 (KB2751230) Issue 1 After you upgrade System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 to System Center Data Protection Manager 2012, the tape management report does not display overdue tapes. Issue 2 System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Client Protection does not scale to the limits that are expected. Issue 3 When you try to specify a client computer name in the DPMServerName attribute by using Windows PowerShell, Windows PowerShell crashes. Issue 4 When the name of a Microsoft SharePoint site collection contains a...
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SCVMM PRO integration: InvalidRelationshipSourceExceptionOM10

  During my Masterclass last monday I showcased the different integration possibilities between the different system center products. One of the integrations I showcased was the integrations between SCVMM 2012 to SCOM2012. I followed all the different steps to get things up and running but when I wanted to test the actual PRO integration service I found I had an issue. The connection details showed an error: “Operations Manager discovery failed with error: “Exception of type ‘Microsoft.VirtualManager.EnterpriseManagement.common.discoverydatainvalidrelationshipsourceexceptionOM10’ was thrown.   Talking about a strange error message. I checked my SCVMM jobs but nothing was out of order. Reboot of the machine also did not solve the issue. Well here is actually how I solved the issue by following a rather strange trick. Solution: Deselect both “Enable PRO” and “Enable Maintenance mode integration” and click refresh. Now the connection is OK to my Opsmgr environment....
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LiveMeeting 20th September: Management pack tuning wars

  Missed my session at the Experience days last June? No fear I’ll rerun my session during a live meeting the 20th of September. It will be packed with demos of the new wave of authoring tools which will make your life much easier in maintaining, creating and upgrading your management packs in the SCOM environment. The abstract of this LiveMeeting: Do you feel like installing, maintaining and developing management packs feels like a mission? Why not make it a mission! Join me in this session to efficiently tune and create your own management pack with military precision and no room for failure. Get the right tools to arm yourself for the job, get the best approach and fire away. The new secret weapon in Management pack authoring will be revealed and showcased so you can complete every management pack design mission quick and effectively. Attention! Make sure to sign up here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523394&Culture=en-us&community=0  ...
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SCOM 2012: Error 0x80131500 when installing Reporting server

  Today I received a rather strange error message when I wanted to install a reporting server in an already existing OM 2012 environment. Symptoms: The install took ages and was running on “Creating SRS source” forever however it was still running. After 2 hours it gave an error and rolled back to the original situation. After going over the prerequisites again it failed again. Rebooted the machine, checked everything again but no dice. The error message was: Exception Error Code: 0x80131500. The communication object, System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel, cannot be used for communication because it is in the Faulted state. Solution Turned out that there were proxy settings filled in in Internet Explorer. Apparently the install process is using these proxy settings to connect to the IIS in the background. However my user did not have rights on the proxy. Therefore the connection was denied and the install...
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System Center 2012 CU2 available

  Microsoft is continuously developing and improving the System Center 2012 suite. A proof is the recent release CU2. The majority of fixes are for DPM, Service manager and orchestrator but other minor fixes are also available for SCOM. For a detailed overview of all the problems this CU2 fixes take a look here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783/en-us Download for DPM: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30413 SCOM: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30421 As more blog posts about installing CU2 emerge I’ll update the list below: Kevin Greene already wrote a detailed blog post about installing the CU2 update on a SCOM installation: http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.be/2012/07/scom-2012-deploying-cumulative-update.html...
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SCOM: Install both SCOM2007R2 and SCOM2012 console

  In this blog post I’m going to show you how you install both consoles on your workstation. I visit a lot of customers lately who have either SCOM2007R2 or SCOM2012 installed. So I recently also installed the SCOM2012 management console on my laptop to have them both on my machine. By default it’s not possible to install the SCOM2012 console on a workstation which have already SCOM2007R2 installed. It will propose to upgrade the existing console but unfortunately there’s no option to install side by side. So first upgrade the SCOM2007R2 console to SCOM2012. Afterwards you need to reinstall the SCOM2007R2 console: Select only the “User interfaces” option which is in fact the SCOM console: So after you’ve installed open up the 2 consoles. CAUTION: Because you have performed an upgrade the old connection to the SCOM2007R2 management group were still...
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SCOM: Failed to deploy Data Warehouse Component

  During a recent health check at a customer site I found that the RMS in a SCOM2007 install was in critical state. During my health check this is basically the first thing I check because in SCOM2007 this is still the heart of your environment. Check of  the health explorer revealed the following rather odd message: The Data Warehouse Database Component Deployment Recovery State – (Data Warehouse Synchronization Server) is in critical error. First step of my troubleshoot is to check the event log of the RMS server for errors indicating this issue. The following message was reported which caused this monitor to go to critical state: Full message: Event ID:       31565 Description: Failed to deploy Data Warehouse component. The operation will be retried.Exception 'DeploymentException': Failed to perform Data Warehouse component deployment operation: Install; Component: Script, Id: '3a49a530-26a2-c525-35fe-69df5898f150', Management Pack Version-dependent Id: 'c9942f8c-3e77-e09d-1864-16db528bc3d2'; Target: Database, Server name: “Dbaseserver”, Database name: 'OperationsManagerDW'. Batch ordinal: 1; Exception: Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'with'. If this statement is a common table...
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