Change your expired password in a RDP connection

I’m working as consultant for automation often from remote in the environments of customers. I am connecting with Citrix Receiver. Some customers have a policy that a password must be changed every month. Sometimes I do not manage to change the password in required frequency. To some systems I can only connect with Remote Desktop […]

Automating Service Manager with SMlets

Most of you work with the Integration Pack for System Center Service Manager to automate Service Manage in Orchestrator. Orchestrator and Service Manager are a “dream team”: With the integrated Connector for Orchestrator you can Trigger Runbooks directly for Service Requests. With the Activities from Integration Pack for Service Manager you can easily automate common […]

Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2016 has been released – Orchestrator not included

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2016. UR9 provides updates for System Center Service Manager (SCSM), System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM): For Ochestrator there are no updates in Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2016. Today the latest Update Rollup […]

Evaluate System Center now!

If you want to get your own experiences with System Center you can download a 180-day- trial from the Microsoft Evaluation Center: After registration you can download: SCVMM_2019.exe: System Center Virtual Machine Manager SCOM_2019.exe: System Center Operations Manager SCDPM_2019.exe: System Center Data Protection Manager SCSM_Auth_2019.exe: System Center Service Manager Authoring Tool SCSM_2019.exe: System Center […]

SCSM Workflows stuck and Connectors do not sync

In a customer environment we had the problem that Workflows in System Center Service Manager suddenly stopped running. Service Request stuck in status “new” and the Connectors stopped working. There are several posts in the internet with a common method to fix this: Stop System Center Services, clear the cache folder and start the services […]

Working with PDFs with PowerShell in “Run .Net Script” Activites

This month I helped our own Administration Team automating their tasks with PDF documents. The tasks are splitting PDF documents based on content and rename the new PDF docs based on content. With the Orchestrator “Run .Net Script” Activity you can execute Windows Powershell Script and use the Published Data from the Activities completed before […]

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2016 Orchestrator has been released

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2016 Orchestrator. According to Microsoft this issues are fixed with UR8 for SCO 2016: Runbook performing SQL query activity returns NULL value for the Time and XML column. Exporting and Importing runbooks into upgraded SCO environment returns empty catalogue value in the properties for query database […]

Microsoft has updated his System Center Roadmap

Microssoft has stopped the Semi-Annual Channel for System Center, see here for details. The roadmap for “Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)” can be downloaded here ( Update Rollups for the System Center 2016 and System Center 2019 will be released at a regular cadence of 6 months. Update Rollups for System Center 2019 will include features […]

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