System Center

Force SCCM Distribution Point to refresh failed packages

If a Distribution Point in System Center Configuration Manager has failed packages it probably has a cause and resending the packages might not be the right solution to the problem. But I had the need to resend all failed packages on a distribution point and I was in no mood to click around in the GUI so I investigated the WMI classes listed on MSDN: First of all, what I am looking for is packages on a certain distribution point.

Subscriptions in SCOM 2007 automatically disabled

This post is all about an old and well known issue but I haven’t found any automated solution to it so I’d like to share mine. But first an introduction: When editing a subscription in System Center Operations Manager 2007 the subscription is tagged with the SID of the administrators user account. This is all good until the day that that account is removed from the SCOM administrators role. And maybe, if the administrator in question leaves the company, the account is even removed from Active Directory.