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Reidar Johansen
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PowerShell: Parse netstat for Remote Connections and more...
I needed a way to find out who was connected to my Operations Manager Management Servers. Of course you can use the GetConnectedUserNames method of the Management Group object in PowerShell like this: Import-Module OperationsManager
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OpsMgr: Properties with brackets in PowerShell
Have you tried to select or filter on properties using brackets in PowerShell? Did you figure out how to do it? If not, read on... For example, I execute this command in Operations Manager Shell: Get-SCOMClass -DisplayName 'Windows Computer'|Get-SCOMClassIn...
Have you tried to select or filter on properties using brackets in PowerShell? Did you figure out how to do it? If not, read on... For example, I execute this command in Operations Manager Shell: Get-SCOMClass -DisplayName 'W...
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Outlook Reply / Forward prefixes
Email clients can’t cope as well with a mix of prefixes from across the globe. It’s best to stick with RE and FW as a courtesy to other people. Outlook lets non-English language users do that with two setting buried in the options. Use English for message f...
Email clients can’t cope as well with a mix of prefixes from across the globe. It’s best to stick with RE and FW as a courtesy to other people. Outlook lets non-English language users do that with two setting buried in the op...
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DPM: Backup network
Let's say I have a production network, contoso.com with subnet 192.168.0.0/24. I already have two domain controllers (dc1 and dc2), a backup server (dpm1) and other member servers. The domain controllers and DPM servers are running Windows Server 2012 R2. I...
Let's say I have a production network, contoso.com with subnet 192.168.0.0/24. I already have two domain controllers (dc1 and dc2), a backup server (dpm1) and other member servers. The domain controllers and DPM servers are r...
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OpsMgr 2012: Report Models
Reports in Operations Manager is based on SQL Server Reporting Services . When building reports with Reporting Services you need to know the underlaying database, the data relationships and what queries to use. For this purpose we can use Report Models , al...
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OpsMgr 2012: Event 26001 is logged regularly on Windows Server 2012 R2 host computers
Microsoft published a KB about this issue recently. You can find it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2924512/en After disabling the two rules I noticed that this event still happend on the Windows Server 2012 R2 host computer. So I did some research. F...
Microsoft published a KB about this issue recently. You can find it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2924512/en After disabling the two rules I noticed that this event still happend on the Windows Server 2012 R2 host com...
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OpsMgr: Visual Studio Authoring Extensions
Do you think you need Visual Studio Professional or Ultimate for  VSAE ? Jonathan Almquist say you do not, read more in his article . He links to the Visual Studio 2012 versions. This is the Visual Studio 2013 versions: Visual Studio Shell (Isolated) - Down...
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SQL Server: Unable to modify a Maintenance Plan
Are you unable to modify an existing Maintenance Plan in SQL Server Management Studio? If you have installed the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio tools in a Basic edition, try to install the Complete  tools. You can use " Installed SQL Server features...
Are you unable to modify an existing Maintenance Plan in SQL Server Management Studio? If you have installed the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio tools in a Basic edition, try to install the Complete tools. You can use ...
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Windows: Time Synchronization
Hyper-V Integration Services synchronizes the time of virtual machines with the physical host because virtual machines tend to experience time drift over time. Never disable Hyper-V Time Synchronization, it's important when the virtual machine boots and res...
Hyper-V Integration Services synchronizes the time of virtual machines with the physical host because virtual machines tend to experience time drift over time. Never disable Hyper-V Time Synchronization, it's important when t...
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DPM: Troubleshooting
When debugging problems with DPM you should look at the logs. For the agent you will find the logs in: %windir%\temp\MSDPM*.log C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Temp For the server you will find the logs where you installed DPM, for ex...
When debugging problems with DPM you should look at the logs. For the agent you will find the logs in: %windir%\temp\MSDPM*.log C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Temp For the server you will find the logs...
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Windows: How to extend evaluation period or convert to retail
When you download and install an evalution version of Windows, you are given 10 days before you have to activate Windows (Product key not required). After that you are given 180-days to evaluate it. You can extend the evaluation period three times. This giv...
When you download and install an evalution version of Windows, you are given 10 days before you have to activate Windows (Product key not required). After that you are given 180-days to evaluate it. You can extend the evaluat...
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OpsMgr 2012: NiCE Log File Management Pack
I had the chance to take a look at a new management pack from NiCE . It will be available for FREE next week and it is a most welcome addition to the existing functionality that Opertations Manager already provide for monitoring log files. Another great blo...
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I work as a senior consultant. My primary focus is System Center Operations Manager from Microsoft.
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I have extensive experience in infrastructure working as consultant for many years. My focus has primarily been with Microsoft working with Servers, Windows Clients, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory and Virtualization with Hyper-V and VMware. I also have experience as a developer, working with accounting, invoice management and CRM systems. Today I focus on the Microsoft System Center product family, with emphasis on Cloud and Datacenter components like Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Hyper-V and Data Protection Manager.
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  • Lumagate AS
    Senior Consultant, 2013 - present
    As a Senior Consultant I help customers to implement and use Microsoft System Center for Cloud Computing and Datacenter Management. I focus on Virtualization Management, Service Provisioning, Monitoring, Automation and Data Protection.
  • EVRY Consulting
    Senior Consultant, 2011 - 2013
    Working as Senior Consultant primarily with System Center Operations Manager, Service Manager and Orchestrator.
  • Advokatfirmaet Harris DA
    IT Leader, 2003 - 2011
    Worked with management of the server environment (Microsoft and some Linux), MS Exchange, MS SQL Server, Sharepoint, System Center Vitrual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Forefront TMG and more. Migrating from old to new versions of various products. Migrating from physical servers to Hyper-V platform. User Support. Various administrative responsibilities, including telephony, lock system, payroll and accounting.
  • Johansen IT Consult
    Senior Consultant, 2005 - 2011
    Independent consultant with commitment to customers in Bergen, Norway. Installations, migrations, troubleshooting, support and advice to corporate clients with a primary focus on Microsoft products.
  • Dannor AS
    Senior Developer and Consultant, 2000 - 2007
    Worked as a developer with focus on accounting, billing management and customer relationship management and consultant to various customers in Oslo and Bergen. Much focus on the Progress 4GL, Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Server Windows and Office products. Operational Tasks and scripting on IBM AIX.
  • Noroff
    Instructor and Consultant, 1997 - 2000
    Worked as an instructor and consultant to various clients in Bergen. Also served as IT manager for the department. Much focus on Microsoft Server Windows and Office products.
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