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System Center 2016 Orchestrator (SCOrch) Runbook Server Instability

TL;DR Inconsistent and failing SCOrch runbook performance due to old Application deployment runbooks stuck in Run mode. Look for odd Opalis errors (see below) is the SCSM log (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft System Center 2012\Orchestrator\RunbookService.exe\Logs) Run Orchestrator Health Checker ( to find out … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Excel ActiveX Fix

  As planned, Microsoft released a security patch for an Office ActiveX vulnerability on 12/9/2015. Any dated (and I mean code as old as 10-years) Excel VBA macros with ActiveX controls no longer work post-patching. Here are some links if … Continue reading

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System Center 2012 (SCSM) Orchestrator – “Cannot resolve display name…”

  Every now and then, when working in Orchestrator, I inadvertently enter the wrong field value in an Update Object step. Search results for the error have a lot of recommendations to check the language settings for Orchestrator. What I … Continue reading

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Cireson Outlook Console Add-In for Service Manager 2012 Review

For those busy IT Managers who don’t have enough time to read the full blog article… If you use SCSM 2012, purchase the Cireson Outlook Add-In. It’s one of the best third-party add-ons I’ve found to help with the day-to-day … Continue reading

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Windows Surface Pro and Direct Access Hit a Home Run

  Our company has a very mobile Sales team who travel most of the United States and part of Mexico. Their success, as is much of our company, is tied to an agile response to Sales opportunities and customer relations. … Continue reading

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Citrix – Changing the Default Program – File Association Script

  When installing Office on our Citrix farm in support of our Great Plains deployment, it changed the XML file association rendering our Billing invoice XML presentation process useless. Our Back Office staff notified us that all of their XML-based … Continue reading

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‘Droid Auto Correct

  My Droid auto corrects “iPhone” to “opponent.”     Nice.   DS

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