A few weeks ago I fell for my old hobby and felt like assembling a remote-controlled car. As a fan and owner of a real Mercedes-Benz vehicle, I chose the G320 Convertible SUV kit from Tamiya. As is usual with the rather simple Tamiya kits, they have no lighting, and I didn’t want to buy a ready-made RC lighting kit. So I decided to build my own lighting based on an Arduino Nano-compatible controller instead. In this blog post I present my solution, in case you want to rebuild it.
The Service Manager Cookbook authors teamed up again to write a second edition of the popular System Center Service Manager Cookbook. Continue reading
BERN/ZÜRICH. Two of the most important companies in the field of Microsoft Workplace, Cloud and Management Solutions, Syliance IT Services GmbH and itnetx gmbh, will merge as of 1st July 2015 to form the new company, itnetX AG.
This solution allows you to create Change Request views indicating the Stage of the current Activity which is In Progress. It includes an extension for the Change Request class and a workflow which updates the Change Request whenever an Activity changes to In Progress.
SCSM Entity Explorer is a tool for System Center Service Manager (SCSM) administrators to help them browse and get information about the classes, enumerations and objects stored in the SCSM database.
I have just finished reading Edvaldo’s book on VMM 2012 which was recently released by PacktPub. I recommend this book very much for anybody looking for a quick and efficient guide to managed virtualization!
We have had many customers demanding that disabled Active Directory user accounts are not imported into the SCSM CMDB through the Active Directory Connector. This can be achieved pretty easily with the introduction of LDAP filters in SCSM 2012. This post demonstrates how you can establish such a connector.
Creating user roles in SCSM can be quite cumbersome, especially when you have to scroll through the long lists of tasks, views and templates over and over again. Wouldn’t it be helpful to be able to start from a user role template with the most common selections already made? Read more to find out about my solution to easily clone any custom user role created in SCSM.
After great efforts of writing and coordinating with my friends and the publisher, we finally made it: I am glad to announce the publication of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook!
SCSM 2012 brought a lot of great new features, but there are some minor changes which I find annoying. One of these changes is the “Change Incident Status” task group which includes the “Resolve” task. I (and most of my customers) prefer this task to be in the root task list, as it used to be in SCSM 2010. Read this blog post to bring this task back to where it belongs.