Scheduled Task and PS Scheduled Job Management Pack – 1.2.0.500

And now for the task scheduler: Today’s update has been on my to-do list for a very long time. Same story as with the certificate MP: I have completely re-written the scheduled task MP based on PowerShell, aiming to fully support SCOM 2012 and Windows 2012.

MP change history
  • SCOM 2012 and 2012 R2 only.
  • Windows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 support (limited Windows 2003 compatibility via legacy MP).
  • PowerShell Scheduled Job support added (PoSh 3.0 and later).
  • Timing is mostly event-driven: significantly reduce the number of script calls required on the average agent system.
  • Verbose filters to adjust task discovery.
  • Disabled root discovery out-of-the-box (quick start MP included).
  • Disabled advanced monitors and rules out-of-the-box.
Configuration

Please read the included MP guide and the release notes carefully. Especially if you are upgrading from the previous (SCOM 2007) MP version.

Please make sure that PowerShell >=2.0 is installed on all agents that require task scheduler monitoring.

Previous versions of this MP had the root discoveries enabled. As this was changed to disabled, you will need to configure re-enable overrides to the required discoveries plus advanced monitors if you were relying on them.

 

Download (from OneDrive)

Download: Scheduled Task MP 1.2.0.500 (SCOM 2012)

  • SHA-1: 181f245b04b31eeb4afa8594eac5dec84d8e2730

Download: Scheduled Task MP 1.1.1.1 (legacy SCOM 2007). Note that this version is no longer being developed.

  • SHA-1: dcba000dff5115fe89508c7b21b90bf39c0fe9bf

Task Scheduler

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PKI Certificate Verification MP – Update 1.2.1.3

The 1st update to the rewritten certificate management pack is ready. The update to 1.2.1.3 is mostly about more powerful filtering options for the certificate discoveries. It is now possible to use regular expressions to:

  • Include / Exclude based on “Subject”
  • Include / Exclude based on “Issuer”
  • Exclude based on “Enhanced Key Usage” OIDs

Note that the filters will have to be based on the exact string output of the certificate objects as presented in PowerShell. Hence check those before attempting to write RegEx filters using:

 ls cert:\LocalMachine\My | fl Subject, Issuer

All characters (including blanks) are being taken into account. The discovery filters are using .NET RegEx expression syntax. Please test your expressions using a suitabe tool before using them for your overrides (I am often using Regex Hero but there are plenty of other options out there).

Once store discovery is enabled, the default filter settings of the MP will discover any certificates with the exception of self-signed and MS NAP ones. Refer to the MP guide and the release notes if you plan to make use of the advanced filter options. And remember to override the store discovery, not the certificate one.

Download

Find the Management Pack at its home on System Center Central:

PKI Certificate Verification MP at SystemCenterCentral.com MP Catalog