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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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Triggering Orchestrator Runbook from Service Manager

Challenge The default syncing mechanism for integrating Service Manager and Orchestrator is based on discovery through connectors and initiation by Runbook Guid. This is great for demos and simple implementations of Service Manager and Orchestrator, you just connect the two,

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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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Runbooks not showing up

A very common problem I see on the Orchestrator forums is people noticing that their Runbooks are not showing up properly in their web service. This usually manifests itself when they are looking either in Service Manager (Runbooks not all

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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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