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Duncan Lindquist

Duncan Lindquist

Service Management and Automation Solution Lead with Concurrency. MCITP in Virtualization and MCTS in SharePoint. He really enjoys working with System Center, Azure, Azure Automation, Windows Azure Pack and SMA!
Contributions by Duncan Lindquist

SMA Runbooks Stuck in a Queued Status

There are a few situations that I have run into recently that have caused SMA runbooks to stay stuck in a queued status like in the picture below. Here is a list of the Issues and fixes for th...

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Kicking off SMA Runbooks from Orchestrator

The first step when setting up an SMA runbook for orchestrator to kick off is to set our parameters. These will be the parameters that we pass from Orchestrator to SMA. To do this we define our param...

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Live from MMS 2013 with Duncan Lindquist [Podcast]

[caption id="attachment_12484" align="alignright" width="140"] Duncan Lindquist - Infrastructure Systems Engineer[/caption] Duncan reports live from MMS 2013 right before Annur Sumar, another Conc...

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Request Could not be Submitted and Parallel Activities

When you create a service request that uses parallel activities you may get the error message “Your request could not be submitted” when submitting the request from the Service Manager. I noticed ...

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Service Manager 2012 Web Portal Content Missing

I ran into an issue today with the Service Manager Web Portal not displaying the silver light web part when trying to install into an existing SharePoint 2010 farm. I started trouble shooting ...

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SCSM PowerShell Cmdlets BETA 4 Now Available

Being a huge fan of PowerShell I am excited about the new release of the SCSM PowerShell Cmdlets BETA 4. The new version is ready for SCSM 2012 RTM and contains new commands giving you better control...

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Whats new in System Center Service Manager 2012

System Center 2012 has now gone RTM! The Service Manager team has made some very exciting changes and additions with System Center Service Manger 2012 let’s take a look.     Service Catalog an...

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Publishing Data from a .Net Script Activity in Orchestrator

When you are using the .Net Script activity in orchestrator you may be pulling in data that you would like to publish so that you can use it in the next activities. To do this first open your .Net Sc...

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Creating and Using Schedules in Orchestrator

Schedules are important in Orchestrator the give you the ability to start you Runbooks at specific dates and times. The first thing you need to do to create your schedule is open up Runbook designer....

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