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PowerShell DSC – Building a Pull Server on WMF 5

I wanted to write this post back in December when WMF 5.0 got released but I decided to put it off because a week after release, Microsoft removed the packages from the Download Center because of a nasty bug that reset the PSModulePath settings to default (blog post). So after a two months wait, Microsoft re-released the WMF 5 packages that contain the PSModulePath fix which you can get from here. If you installed WMF 5 before it got pulled, you will have to uninstall KB3094174, KB3094175, and KB3094176 and then install the new ones that just got published.

SCOM 2012 R2 – Agent Health Service constantly restarts

Some time ago I received an e-mail from a client that’s using System Center Operations Manager to monitor application up-time from two locations and provide significant insights based on the data sent back from the agents, had a problem with one of the agents constantly restarting every 15-30 minutes. That constant health service restart caused a 3-5 minute gap between when collecting and aggregating the data from the agents.
The client also reported that one of the agents HealthServiceStore database was huge compared to the other one which raised some eyebrows because they were identical in terms of loaded management packs.

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