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Monitoring Logon Scripts via SCOM

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In a large environment you need to know when something goes wrong. This is not necessarily because you want to know every issue that can occur, but because a single small issue can quickly grow into many small issues; which results in one large issue. Say for instance that you have a logon script that […]

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Changing the PrintProcessor on a Windows 2000 Print Server

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One of our customers has a W2k print server with several hundred (nearly 600) printers. Half are used for a program named CreateForm and therefore have a printprocessor named CfPrint, but the rest have a mixture of WinPrint and some other HP processors. They recently began having printer problems that we couldn’t diagnose, but the […]

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Using SCOM to monitor SQL Error Logs

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Our SQL DBA reported that occasionally he will see errors in the SQL Error Logs similar to: SQL Server has encountered 45 occurrence(s) of IO requests taking longer than 15 seconds to complete on file [T:MSSQLDatatempdev6_Data.NDF] in database [tempdb] (2). The OS file handle is 0x000005B4. The offset of the latest long IO is: 0x0000000c7b2000 […]