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LAZY ADMIN 101:
WINDOWS, SQL & SYSTEM CENTER
Brad Watts, Timothy McAliley, Dmitri Brown, Phillip Bracher & Chris Maiden
WINDOWS
ADMINISTRATION
Brad Watts
TechGate 2013 – Reston, VA
September 21, 2013
DEMO
Server 2012 Server Manager
Tips, Tricks & Items to know
PowerShell
Tips, Tricks & Items to know
USEFUL LINKS
• 94 Windows 7 tips, tricks and secrets
• 60 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets
• 57 Tips Every Admin Should Know
• Tips and tricks for remotely administering workstations
• PowerShell Tips and Tricks
• PowerShell Book (Windows PowerShell in Action)
USEFUL LINKS
• E-Books
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Windows Server 2012 and its hardware requirements
Microsoft's evolving app strategy
Windows Server 2012 boosts IT capabilities
View All E-Books
• E-Zines
• Modern Infrastructure
• View All E-Zines
• E-Handbooks
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Windows Server 2012 migration station
Identity management in the era of cloud and mobility
Evaluating hardware for Windows Server 2008 R2
View All E-Handbooks
SQL ADMINISTRATION
Timothy McAliley
TechGate 2013 – Reston, VA
September 21, 2013
KEY DBA TASKS
• Maintain Your SQL SERVER
• Know What is Running On Your Server
• How is Your Server Performing
• Backup Strategy
GREAT RESOURCES TO MAKE A
DBA’S LIFE EASIER
• Ola Hallagren
• http://ola.hallengren.com
• Brent Ozar
• www.brentozar.com
• Both Are Great Sites for Awesome scripts
• Twitter HashTag #sqlhelp
• Pose a question/ask help on Twitter with #sqlhelp and get feedback in minutes
OLA HALLAGREN
• Maintenance.sql
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Free Download (or download by job type)
Community vetted
Configures Jobs
Backups
Updates Statistics
Index Maintenance
• DEMO
• Review Ola Hallagren’s Site
• Download, Review and Execute the Maintenance.sql script
BRENT OZAR
• Both Free, Community vetted downlodn
• Sp_Blitz.sql
• Windows App or SQL script
• Does a through server instance configuration, performance, and health check
• Sp_BlitzIndex.sql
• Does a through check of your database indexes
• DEMO
• Review Brent Ozar’s script site
• Download, Review and Execute the sp_blitz.sql and sp_blitzindex.sql scripts
TWITTER HASHTAG #SQLHELP
• Pose a question/ask help on Twitter with #sqlhelp and get feedback in
minutes
• Community monitored
• DEMO
• The #sqlhelp twitter feed
SYSTEM CENTER CONFIGURATION MANAGER
ADMINISTRATION
Dmitri Brown
TechGate 2013 – Reston, VA
September 21, 2013
DAILY, WEEKLY & MONTHLY TASKS
Administrator's Guide for Reliability Workbooks
Word document and spreadsheet which assists with the “how to” implement the
tasks within your environment. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189220
SCCM daily weekly monthly Maintenance Task.xlsx
Compiled from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632564.aspx
ADD ON TOOLS TO ASSIST WITH CLIENTS
SCCM Client Actions Tool PowerShell Edition aka
PoshCAT (CM2007 & CM2012)
http://blog.coretech.dk/kaj/sccm-client-actions-toolpowershell-edition-aka-poshcat/
Client Actions Tool is a practical and simple HTA application
for performing most common day-to-day administrative tasks
on System Center Configuration Manager clients. The tool
allows running actions remotely on one or more computers. A
list of computers can be provided either from a file (XLS, XLSX,
CSV, TXT), loaded from SCCM collection or simply entered as
a text into a text area. The main goal for creating this tool
was to have something simple that doesn’t have any
prerequisites and doesn’t require installation.
Client Center by Roger Zander
http://sourceforge.net/projects/smsclictr/
COMMON CLIENT INSTALLATION METHODS
• Client Push Installation
• Software update Point Based
• Group Policy Installation
• Logon Script Installation
• Manual Installation
DEMO
• Download, Review and Execute the SCCM client installation (Rmtclient.cmd)
CLIENT INSTALLATION
CHALLENGES
Why clients fail to install
• The client is behind a firewall
• MP not working as a result of which the policies are not getting downloaded
• Clients going to NO after it had reported
• Unable to get the site code
• Incorrect discovery scan settings
WHY CLIENTS FAIL TO INSTALL
• The client is behind a firewall
• MP not working as a result of which the policies are not getting downloaded
• Clients going to NO after it had reported
• Unable to get the site code
• Incorrect discovery scan settings
FAILED VS SUCCESS CLIENT INSTALLS
EXCELLENT SOURCE OF
RESOURCES
• http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632742.aspx
• http://www.bing.com/search?q=sccm+tips+and+tricks+for+administration&
qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=sccm+tips+and+tricks+for+administration&sc=038&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=b1347f8e30194f31afdc73a31d4a9bc6
SYSTEM CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER
ADMINISTRATION
Phil Bracher
Chris Maiden
TechGate 2013 – Reston, VA
September 21, 2013
KEY TASKS
• Maintain System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Database Backups
• Maintain SCOM Management Pack Backups
• Ensure that all Management Servers are in a Healthy State
• How are your Management Servers Performing?
• Check SCOM Agent Health State
• Checks
• Daily
• Weekly
DAILY CHECKS
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Review all Active Alerts in the Console.
Verify that there are no agents stuck in Pending Management.
Verify that there are no agents in a grey state in Health Explorer.
Verify Management Servers are agent Load Balanced.
Review the Health Explorer for Agents listed as Critical/Not Monitored.
Review the Alerts for the Management Group.
• Investigate any alerts related to the SCOM Infrastructure.
For Example:
• Management Servers
• SCOM SQL Servers
• SCOM Reporting server
DAILY CHECKS (cont.)
• Ensure that all SCOM related custom SQL jobs ran successfully.
• Ensure that Reporting is working.
• Check the State of the SCOM Backups.
• Verify healthy status of Web Console.
WEEKLY CHECKS
• Review the Most Common Alerts Report and Most Common Events Report.
• Team Meeting Weekly
• Review SCOM Operational Database (DB) and Datawarehouse (DW)
Backup Schedule. Verify successful backup of DB and DW.
• Review backup of Management Packs and Override Management Packs.
• Review database free space report for DB and DW in SQL. Ensure free space
is >40% for both databases.
• Review Management Pack Life Cycle.
REFERENCES
• Getting Started with Operations Manager 2012
• http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh509025.aspx
• System Center Team Blog
• http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/
• Kevin Holman’s System Center Blog
• http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/
• System Center Central
• http://www.systemcentercentral.com/
An email will be sent to all attendees on Monday, September 21
announcing location of slides received from presenters.

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