Opsmgr 2007 / Powershell: Change command line parameters in the Notification Channel

I have found a PowerShell commands to change the command line parameters in the notification channel. This one works only for SCOM 2007.  This is the only way to change or update the subscription.

NOTE: this one works only on channel type: Command.

#Get the channel by name
$channel = Get-NotificationAction | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -imatch “%NAME OF THE CHANNEL%”}

#The change for the command line parameters.
$channel.CommandLine = “-command C:\TEST\test.ps1 ‘$Data/Context/DataItem/ManagedEntityPath$\$Data/Context/DataItem/ManagedEntityDisplayName$’ -a ‘$Data/Context/DataItem/AlertName$’”

#Update the channel in SCOM


Good luck! 🙂


Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Today Microsoft has released a new update rollup for System Center 2012 R2.  In this blog I describe only the update for Operations Manager 2012 R2.

Description from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2929891/ :

Issues that are fixed in this update rollup

Operations Manager

Issue 1

This update rollup makes the stored procedure performance aggregate more robust against out-of-range values.

Issue 2

Adding multiple regular expressions (RegEx) to a group definition causes an SQL exception when the group is added or run.

Issue 3

Web applications fail when they are monitored by the System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 APM agent.

Issue 4

Service Level Objectives (SLO) dashboards sometimes load in several seconds and sometimes take minutes to load. Additionally, the dashboard is empty after it loads in some cases.

Issue 5

Operations Manager Console crashes when you try to override the scope in the Authoring pane.

Issue 6

The System Center Operations Manager console is slow to load views if you are a member of a custom Operator role.

Issue 7

This update rollup includes a fix for the dashboard issue that was introduced in Update Rollup 1.

Issue 8

SQL Time Out Exceptions for State data (31552 events) occur when you create Data Warehouse workflows.

Issue 9

This update rollup includes a fix for the Event Data source.

Operations Manager – UNIX and Linux Monitoring (Management Pack Update)

Issue 1

All IBM WebSphere application servers that run on Linux or AIX computers are not automatically discovered by the Management Pack for Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) if multiple application servers are defined in a single WebSphere profile.


You could download and install it manually or, you could use Windows Update. Link: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2929891

Windows Intune update, Q2/Q3 2014

How you doing, how you been? It’s a long time that I wrote a blog on my blogsite. I have been very busy at work and also at home. With 2 little children it’s a little bit messy at home, haha. But, this will change today. My blogsite has got a higher priority for the few coming months. I have (must) to blog more about Windows Intune en System Center, especially the integration Windows Intune with SCCM 2012 R2 (MDM/UDM feature). Beneath that I’m working on a corporate image for a company where I work with. A blog about this experience, with DaRt and MDT 2013 integrated, will coming soon.

This blog is not really that great, but I have to start with something 😉

Windows Intune update, Q2/Q3 2014 

Microsoft has introduce the new update policy for Windows Intune. The old one what Microsoft  managed was releasing a big update of Windows Intune once or twice a year, mostly in Q1 or Q4. The new one is splitting up the update into months, to speed up the release of the features.

The new features what’s coming in Q2/Q3 2014 are:

Flexible Deployment: 

  • Full MDM parity in Windows Intune standalone
  • Email/Wi-Fi Profiles, VPN and Certificates
  • Bulk IT enrollment of devices and devices targeting
  • Cloud-only scalability

Device Configuration Management: 

  • Windows Phone Enterprise Feature Pack support
  • Application Whitelist/Blacklist
  • Customizable IT  Terms of Use
  • Start Screen in Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Azure AD Premium integration in Company Portal

Email Configuration and Protection: 

  • Access to email only if device is managed


  • Family Safety in Windows 8.1
  • URL Filtering

 Device Data Protection:

  • Application restriction policies for iOS
  • Enterprise Wipe of Email (iOS) and access controls via certs
  • TPM cert enrollment
  • MFA support Intune enrollment.

I got this information from Henk’s blog. Thanks to Henk Hoogendoorn: http://henkhoogendoorn.blogspot.nl/2014/03/windows-intune-roadmap-partner-session.html