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MVP Award!

I got word Monday that I have been awarded an MVP award from Microsoft. Thank you everyone who has helped me along the way!

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Orchestrator Security Considerations: Section 2: Account Management

One of the practical problems that we come up against in Orchestrator is how effectively manage accounts. It seems easy to just run everything under one ‘super user’ account that has access to everything, i.e. provision an Orchestrator AD account,

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Orchestrator Security Considerations Section 1: Global Configurations

Inside of Orchestrator there are two types of roles, for simplicity sake we will call them developer and analyst. The developer role is controlled by adding people or groups to the OrchestratorsUserGroup group on your environments management server, access to

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Orchestrator Security Considerations Introduction

We just completed an internal review about how to handle security in Orchestrator and a lot of good conversation was had around the topic that I think will be applicable to the larger Orchestrator community. There are quite a few

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Useful Orchestrator SQL Queries

Just thought I’d post up some useful SQL queries that I use regularly in our environments! Web Service Authorization Cache –Refresh Authorization Cache Use Orchestrator   Truncate table [Microsoft.SystemCenter.Orchestrator.Internal].AuthorizationCache   DECLARE @secToken INT DECLARE tokenCursor CURSOR FOR   SELECT Id

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Automating the Export and TFS Check-In of Workflows

For disaster recovery reasons in Orchestrator it is beneficial to have backups of individual Workflows.  In order to facilitate this and not increase the amount of manual work that has to be done we have come up with a workflow

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Enterprise Orchestrator Infrastructure Design

  Active / Passive Production Environment Purpose Running of production workflows Environment Description Mirrored Multi Server Environment Scale Out Points Web Tier – Add additional Servers to this role (and to F5 VIP) if Web Service load becomes Heavy Action

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