Category Archives: SCORCH

Fully Automate deployments of GoToMeeting Updates – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog post we covered the main control runbooks. In this post I am going to cover the main PowerShell script that will check if there is an update available on the Citrix website and download … Continue reading

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Fully Automate deployments of GoToMeeting Updates – Part 1

In this multi-part blog post I am going to show you have I have fully automated the deployment of the GoToMeeting Client each time there is an update. In Part 1 we are going to go build three Orchestrator runbooks … Continue reading

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System Center 2012 R2 Available for downlaod

  Microsoft has added System Center 2012 R2 to the volume licensing site.

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SCORCH Send Email Using Variables to ease future changes

In this blog post I am going to show you how to use variables with the send email activity.  This will allow you to centralize your settings and allow for easier migration to a new mail server in the future … Continue reading

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Powershell Import-Modules for Orchestrator

This is just a quick post to use as a reference for when writing powershell scripts for orchestrator. I will update this post in the future with other useful Import-Module powershell snippets as I write them or run across them … Continue reading

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SCORCH Integration Packs Dependent on Dot Net v2

I recently had to rebuild my machine, after getting Windows 8 reinstalled I started installing my System Center Consoles since I was in a hurry to work on a powershell script for a runbook in Orchestrator that connected to ConfigMgr … Continue reading

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How to Update the Category Field for a Custom Change Request Template

In my change request solution we have created a few new templates for Change Request. Unless I miss something it doesn’t seem that this a GUI interface that allows you to update the Category filed in the template or once … Continue reading

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Cloud Services Process Pack Requirements

When installing the Cloud Services Process Pack SP1 version, I ran into a few issues that are worth noting. On the Orchestrator Server If you don’t have an OrchestratorUsersGroup on the local machine because you selected a domain account during … Continue reading

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Configuration Baseline for Veeam MP OpsMgr agent Config

In preparing for the upgrade to SP1 for SCOM I decided to finally put in some alerting and simi-auto resolution to the settings for Veeam KB1036 that needs the SCOM agent reconfigured after every patch to the SCOM agent. Issue: … Continue reading

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Stopping/Starting SCSM Data warehouse Jobs with Orchestrator

I’m preparing to upgrade my SCSM environment to SP1 one of the Prerequisites is to stop the SCSM DW jobs. I decided that since this is a requirement to do every six months or so and I don’t want to … Continue reading

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