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  1. Windows Server 2016 Core OS MP TimeOffSet script fails depending on regional settings

    Windows Server 2016 Core OS MP's Microsoft.Windows.Server.TimeOffset.Monitortype.ps1 gives an error message from all our servers with Finnish time format.

    The error message is:
    "System.Management.Automation.MethodInvocationException: Exception calling "ToDecimal" with "1" argument(s): "Input string was not in a correct format."At line:747 char:1
    + [Decimal]$toffset = [convert]::ToDecimal($Time_Offset)
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.PipelineBase.Invoke(IEnumerable input)
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.PowerShell.RunspaceController.RunScript[T](String scriptName, String scriptBody, Dictionary`2 parameters, Object[] constructorArgs, IScriptDebug iScriptDebug, Boolean bSerializeOutput)"

    Finnish is using the following date/time formats:

    Short date: d.M.yyyy
    Short time: H.mm
    Long time: H.mm.ss

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      3 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Pull the latest release of the Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System 2016 and 1709 Plus

      The recent release of this management pack has over-sensitive monitors which have turned an entire test environment critical. See my post on Technet here for further details.
      https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e7265916-7da2-4412-97c1-27c150a573ec/caution-new-windows-server-management-packs-and-alert-storms?forum=operationsmanagergeneral#e7265916-7da2-4412-97c1-27c150a573ec

      Also the download link for the Management pack guide is broken, so we have no way to ascertain the changes in this reease!

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        3 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add new property for operating System : Minor Build Version Or UBR

        With the new channel update setup from MS, It's will be interesting to have the value of this registry key available as an Operating system property.

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UBR

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bug in "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack

          There is a Bug in the "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack in the Script "CheckFirewallPort.vbs" of the Monitoring Rule "Server Service: Firewall Status": it only checks directly for the String "File and Printer Sharing" in the Firewall Rules - which does not work in localized Windows Versions, as on my German 2008R2 Installations this would need to be "Datei- und Druckerfreigabe" - please assist

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add LogicalDisk VolumeName Property Discovery

            Please add logic to the Server OS Logical Disk discoveries to return the VolumeName property.

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              2 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • operating system

              Listed version is 6.0.7303.0, but after installation and attempting to import, it contains 6.0.7297.0.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Processor Core Count to Microsoft.Windows.Computer class

                In addition to Logical Processors and Physical Processors, please at Number of Cores as a property to the Windows Computer class. This is essential for calculating many licensing scenarios these days. (Get-WmiObject -class win32_processor -Property $property | %{$CPUCoreCount += $_.NumberOfCores}
                #$CPUCoreCount
                )

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                  2 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix the Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

                  MP Version: 6.0.7296.0
                  Discovery : Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

                  This discovery is targeted on Microsoft.Windows.Computer and therefore runs on non Win 2008 computers as well.

                  It contains ConditionDetections to determine wheter or not the computer has the correct OS and then executes a script discovery.

                  However, on computers not having Win 2008 it will get stuck and it seems that no *empty discovery data* is returned because the condition detection evaluated to false.

                  This results in hanging discovery processes and repeated 10000 Events.

                  A scheduled discovery task was not started because the previous task for that discovery was still executing.

                  Discovery name: Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery …

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule (fails on Spanned Volumes)

                    Management Pack Name: Windows Server 2012 Operating System (Discovery)
                    Management Pack Version: 6.0.7297.0
                    Discovery Rule Name: Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule
                    Discovery Rule Target: Windows Server 2012 Disk Partition
                    Discovered Relationships: Disk Partition Contains Logical Disk
                    Description: This rule discovers the relationships between disk partitions and logical disks

                    Bug found in script DiskPartitionContainsLogicalDisk.ps1

                    Bug found on line 332:
                    $oInstanceLogicalDisk.AddProperty("$MPElement[Name='Windows!Microsoft.Windows.LogicalDevice']/DeviceID$", $WMISet.DeviceID)

                    Problem Cause:
                    The $WMISet could be of type System.Array if WMI query returns multiple objects. This can happen if the partition is part of a Dynamic Volume with Spanned Layout (mulitple disks for one volume).

                    Possible workarround could…

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Connect the HealthService watcher connectivity status to WindowsComputer

                      The HealthService watcher is what one would look at to see when a particular server becomes non-responsive.
                      For lots of admins this is crucial, but the most apparent way to bring them info on their server(s) is to add the WindowsComputer to a view/subscription.

                      To make the scenario complete the WindowsComputer should have a monitor that is connected to the HealthService that informs that it is unavailable as well as a rule that informs when it has been restarted or experienced a DirtyShutdown.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a persistence parameter in Monitors

                        Add a persistence, either an set interval, or number of intervals before an alert condition generates an alert in the console.
                        This will keep transient issues (service restarts, reboots) from generating database insertions that are extraneous.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add file share monitoring

                          It would be nice if Microsoft provided a file share MP that is able to test, alert and report on up/down share status, growth, service status and read/write ability.

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