Inside System Center 3: Best Free System Center Solutions – Show Notes

In this episode, Dan and Pete talk about some of the more robust free solutions for System Center 2012 R2, including a couple of gems you have not seen before! Links to all the resources discussed (and some we didn’t get to) below!

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Audio editionavailable shortly!

Video edition – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfoJ-hBv0Y

OpsMgr 2012 R2

While there are thousands of great articles and scripts and related solutions for OpsMgr, here are a few of the more function-rich freebies. A couple of lesson known solutions in here! 

NiCE Log File Monitoring MP

https://www.nice.de/log-file-monitoring-scom-nice-logfile-mp

https://www.nice.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NiCE_LogFileMP_SolutionBrief_2015Q1.pdf

MP Author (Silect Software)

http://www.silect.com/mp-author
OpsMgr Self Maintenance Management Pack (by Tao Yang)

http://blog.tyang.org/2013/03/03/opsmgr-self-maintenance-management-pack/

PKI Certificate Verification MP (by Raphael Burri)

https://rburri.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/pki-certificate-verification-mp-update-1-3-0-0/

Effective Configuration Viewer (Stefan Roth)

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Get-effective-configuration-753e13bd

Adding GUI Authoring Support for PowerShell Monitors in OpsMgr (Wei H Lim)

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Management-Pack-17b76379

ConFigMgr 2012 R2

While most everyone is familiar with the right click tools, we discussed a couple of other (and in some cases newer)  free solutions.

RegkeyToMof

http://myitforum.com/cs2/files/folders/proddocs/entry152945.aspx

RemoteManage

http://cireson.com/apps/remote-manage/

PowerShell Inventory Script (David O’Brien)

http://www.david-obrien.net/2014/01/update-inventory-script-makes-configmgr-life-easier/

Kent Agerland’s List of Community Tools

http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/community-tools-from-system-center-universe-2014/

Service Manager 2012 R2

Here are a few of our favorites for SCSM.

SCSM Dashboards (by Signature Consultancy)

http://www.signatureconsultancy.com/scsm-dashboard.html

SCSM Entity Explorer

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCSM-Entity-Explorer-68b86bd2

Free Community Stream (from Cireson Software)

DPM

SCOM DPM Dashboard

http://www.buchatech.com/2014/04/new-scom-dpm-dashboard-download

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-DPM-Dashboard-8eef9b58

SCO / SMA / AA

Automating Software License Reclamation with System Center 2012 SCCM + Orchestrator

Part 1 – Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 1: Use It Or Lose It – The Basics

This installment has a quick overview of the software metering feature in case you’re not familiar.

Part 2 – Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 2: Use It Or Lose It – The Collections

This installment includes the collections of those systems using an application, and another collection with systems where the application is not being used.

Part 3 – Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 3: Use It Or Lose It – The Orchestrator Runbook Automation

Sample Runbooks – Automation Use Cases

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sample-Runbooks-Automation-fafd8f13

http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/08/12/automation-orchestrator-back-to-basics-use-cases-spotlight-1-of-5.aspx

Orchestrator Sample Runbooks: Core Examples, PowerShell Examples, and Scenario E

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Orchestrator-Sample-1bbb04a5

 

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