SMA Blog Posts by the PG

If you don’t follow the Orchestrator team blog you definitely should – http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/ Lately they have published a number of blog posts about the inner workings of SMA that should help anyone trying to design workflows for the system a

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Fun with Exchange

A question came up today in the Orchestrator forums about processing emails with attachments. Has anyone develop a run book that searches for emails with a specific criteria (Email is from USER@DOMAIN.COM and HasAttachment = True). Read the XML attachment

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Returning Data from a Remote PowerShell execution in Orchestrator

A question came up this week internally about how to return data from a remotely executed script (a PowerShell script inside of a Run .NET Script object in Orchestrator 2012). I am trying to remotely execute a script using the

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Cloud Computing Format War

I recently published a whitepaper up to TechNet gallery comparing the cloud computing strategies of Microsoft and VMWare. The paper is available at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/The-Cloud-Computing-Format-47238f53 Here is a quick excerpt: A growing number of enterprises have begun to consider how “cloud

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Windows Azure Pack

With the forthcoming R2 release of Server 2012 Microsoft will be releasing functionality it has created in its Public Windows Azure offering. This is huge for companies trying to develop private cloud strategies. At the moment there is a good

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Start or Stop all Monitor Runbooks in Folders

I have just put together a 4th script for manipulating monitor runbooks through the Orchestrator web service. As always, the Module and associated example scripts are available up at https://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/107858. Instead of just dropping the script on my blog and

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PowerShell script to check monitor Status

In our environment we have a Runbook folder structure that says if you have a monitor Runbook and you want it to be running in our Production environment it must be placed in a root folder under the \Production folder.

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