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List of images for SCSM 2012 R2 UR9

List of images for SCSM 2012 R2 UR9 published on 3 Comments on List of images for SCSM 2012 R2 UR9

When you creating your own classes, views or folders then sometime you need to use existing images. To do that you must know ID or Name of the image. But all images located in several management pack so find them is not a easiest work. In this post you will find full list of images available in SCSM 2012 R2 UR9. This table contains image itself, size, id and name grouped by management pack. Enjoy )
WARNING! A lot of images inside!
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SMLets at PowerShell Gallery!

SMLets at PowerShell Gallery! published on 7 Comments on SMLets at PowerShell Gallery!

Hi folks! I have a very good news for you. If you never heard about PowerShell Gallery then it great moment to look at and learn about this cool feature because SMLets is now available at PowerShell Gallery.

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How to get Guid of management pack element even before import MP to SCSM

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Sometime you need to know the internal ID (Guid) of management pack or management pack element before the MP imported to SCSM. This can be done very easy using some T-SQL magic.

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Solution for “This item cannot be updated because it has been changed by another user or process”

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If you saw the “This item cannot be updated because it has been changed by another user or process. To update the item, please close the item and open it again” exception then you know all that PAIN what filling engineers who implementing SCSM. But now we have THE SOLUTION.

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The new and great book about SCSM 2012 released!

The new and great book about SCSM 2012 released! published on 2 Comments on The new and great book about SCSM 2012 released!

imageNew and great book from Kerrie Meyler, Kurt Van Hoecke, Samuel Erskine and Steve Buchanan about SCSM 2012, the “System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed” is released! Must Have book for all who interested about SCSM 2012 and want to learn more!

SCSM 2012 R2 UR3 released

SCSM 2012 R2 UR3 released published on 1 Comment on SCSM 2012 R2 UR3 released

It’s here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2962041/en-us

Please read installation instruction carefully (especially “Before Installation” and “After Installation” sections)!!!

List of fixes:

  • The Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager configuration item (CI) connector does not retrieve disk mount point information for the Service Manager database.
  • When a service request is created from a request offering in the console and when every user prompt is of the Simple List prompt type, the console shows options from all simple lists in each user prompt.
  • When you try to close a customized change request, you cannot close the change request, the task throws an error, and the close is not actioned.
  • MPSync job failures that are logged to the event log do not contain enough information to allow for a quick diagnosis of the problem.
  • All Service Manager workflows may stall when any invalid XML characters (control characters) are used in a work item property.
  • Using the “Set First Response or Comment” task in a service request creates a “Private” flag that cannot be used for evaluation in a notification action log or a user comment update. This behavior occurs because the private flag is undefined.
  • If the configuration management database (CMDB) is down (that is, if it is offline or unable to connect because of network issues) at the time that the Health service is restarted and if the CMDB continues to be offline for a long time, the Health service may enter an unrecoverable state even if the database comes online again later.
  • Configuration Manager Connector synchronization may stop after Update Rollup 2 for Service Manager 2012 SP1 or Update Rollup 6 for Service Manager 2012 R2 is applied. This issue occurs when the connector tries to synchronize malformed or incomplete software version information from the Configuration Manager database.

Please note: there are NO updates for SCSM 2012 SP1 available.

ATTENTION!! Do not install UR2 for SCSM 2012 R2 if you have active SCCM connectors

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UPDATED 18.05.2014: Official information from Microsoft and workaround

More info here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2014/04/23/update-rollup-2-for-system-center-2012-r2-service-manager-is-now-available.aspx

*** NOTE if you’re using SCCM Connector to synchronize data between SM and CM, do not install this Update Rollup (UR). We have discovered a regression in the UR payload which prevents the SCCM connector from successfully synchronizing in some cases. We expect a hotfix and / or the relevant documentation addressing this issue to be available very soon. Stay tuned for more information ***

Installation of the SCSM 2012 R2 UR2 on DW failed with _PatchMP exception

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Small note about how is helpful can be careful reading of the KB articles before do something. If you try to install SCSM 2012 R2 UR2 to unregistered SCSM DW you will get an error:

An error occurred while executing a custom action:_PatchMP

In log file you can find:

PatchMP: No Mp with MP Name ServiceManager.ServiceRequest.Library to patch, so failing in the MP patching

The reason is simple: have to read KB article. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904710/en-us :

Before you install the update, read the following instructions:

  1. Exit all Service Manager-related applications before you apply this update rollup. For example, exit the Service Manager console, the Self-Service Portal links, and the authoring tool.
  2. Make sure that the Service Manager data warehouse server is successfully synchronized with the Service Manager management server at least one time. For more information, see Registering with the Service Manager data warehouse to enable reporting (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh914224.aspx)

So, you CAN’T install UR2 on unregistered DW.

Thanks to Stanislav for pointing me to KB.

Troubleshooting SCSM update process crash

Troubleshooting SCSM update process crash published on 5 Comments on Troubleshooting SCSM update process crash

Sometimes you can’t install update rollup for SCSM because right after you press Install button on first page, the update process crashed. This issue came from very early versions of the SCSM and still sometime happened at this time, even for SCSM 2012 R2 UR2 update.

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