Keep your Service Manager CMDB in accurate shape!

One of the big advantages of using Service Manager as your Configuration Manager Database (CMDB) is the connector framework. By using the connector framework you are able to establish out-of-the box connections to your infrastructure – Active Directory – and System Center components like Configuration Manager-, Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. Hereby you can easily gather and centrally store all relevant information into a single place which forms the basis for your IT Service Management (ITSM) processes.

One of the major challenges of a CMDB is to keep the – information contains – up to date and accurate. Also herein the connector framework have an important role to (automatically) update Configuration Items (CI) from different sources (connector framework).

A while ago Travis Wright (who else…) wrote a blog post regarding the behavior of what happens with CI’s in the CMDB when deleted from Active Directory and what permissions are required by the run-as account that is used for the AD connector.

In this post I’ll walkthrough how to configure and set proper rights for the run-as account used by the AD connector. Continue reading “Keep your Service Manager CMDB in accurate shape!”

Advantage through innovation! Join the System Center CEP Program #sysctr

Share the Community Evaluation Program for the upcoming System Center wave to your community peers, partners and customers. Join the program and become familiar with the newest technology. Advantage through innovation!

The Community Evaluation Program from the Management and Security team at Microsoft provides IT professionals a structured approach to evaluating System Center and Forefront products before their final release. Members of this program are able to evaluate early versions of products with guidance from the product team and by sharing of experiences and best practices among a community of peers.

This site is a starting point to get involved with the Community Evaluation Program. Once you have applied and been accepted to a program, you will be invited to a product specific site on Connect. Please check this page often for updates on current and upcoming programs.

You can contact the team at mscep@microsoft.com with any questions about the Community Evaluation Program. Thank you for your interest!
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