FREE Microsoft eBooks

Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager – Eric Ligman posted a list of almost 300 FREE Microsoft eBooks. You can download them all from hos blog at the following address:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2014/07/07/largest-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-ever-including-windows-8-1-windows-8-windows-7-office-2013-office-365-office-2010-sharepoint-2013-dynamics-crm-powershell-exchange-server-lync-2013-system-center-azure-cloud-sql.aspx

Publishing of older posts

I have decided to publish some of my older posts that I held private as they was mostly ment as a collection of good links for my own use. Most of them are related to System Center 2012 but other areas are included as well.

SPN settings in SCOM 2012
SCOM 2012 Agent Discovery Fails
System Center 2012 Operations Manager Survival Guide
Operations Manager 2012 Sizing Helper Tool
How to become an expert
Monitoring Text and CSV log files in System Center Operations Manager
Visio and SharePoint extensions for System Center 2012
WS-Management/SMASH in SCOM 2012
Script to backup MPs
Regular expressions in SCOM
Remote Server Administration Toolkit for Windows 8
How to Create Your Own Windows Azure Publish Settings File
SCOM Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler 2.0
Understanding Operations Manager Maintenance Mode
How to make Operations Manager 2012 (SCOM 2012) Fault Tolerant

Use PowerShell to Find Service Accounts

I was looking for a way to find service accounts using PowerShell and found the following post on the “Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog”:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/02/15/the-scripting-wife-uses-powershell-to-find-service-accounts.aspx

To summarize, you can use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet to retrieve information about service accounts as in the following example:

Get-WmiObject win32_service | format-table Name, StartName

Windows 8 Enterprise available

Windows 8 Enterprise is now available for download from Microsoft at the following sites:
MSDN Subscription:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/securedownloads/hh442898
Microsoft Partner Network:
https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/Solutions/windows-8.aspx
TechNet Professional Subscription:
https://technet.microsoft.com/subscriptions/securedownloads/hh442904
Microsoft Volume Licensing/Software Assurance:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9675329

You can also download an evaluation version at the following site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/jj554510.aspx