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Service Manager Management Pack for Incident Support Groups

When using two or more SCSM environments you sometimes want to move the Management Pack that holds the Incident support groups between environments. This could for example be when having a development and a production environment.

The Management Pack to move for Incident support groups is “Service Manager Incident Management Configuration Library”.

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Send SCSM E-Mail with different sender (from) addresses

If there is a need to send E-Mail with different sender (from) addresses using Send E-Mail (http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Service-Manager-SendEmail-8171ba70) this could be the solution for you.

In the example Send E-Mail will be used as normal with the difference that it will not send the E-Mail with the workflow. Instead the workflow will load an Incident template and use Orchestrator for sending the E-Mail.

This is how the solution works

First start by importing the Management Pack Bundle for Send E-Mail. Then create some Message Types by edit the list Message Type that was created by the Send E-Mail Management Pack (MP).

When the Send E-Mail functionality is imported go on by extending the Incident class by adding a Boolean property called “SendEmailSent”. This property will hold the information if the E-Mail has been sent or not. Below is a figure that shows how it looks like at the Incident form.

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After the Incident class is extended an Incident template has to be created and the property, just created, “SendEmailSent” has to be put to False. Below is a figure that shows how it looks like at the Incident template.

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Then next step is to continue with the configuration of Send E-Mail by creating the workflows. When creating the Incident Event Workflow, as described in the Send E-Mail documentation, do not check the box for “Enable Notification” under “Select People to Notify”. Instead check the “Apply the following template” under “Select Incident Template” and point out the Incident template created earlier. This will load the property “SendEmailSent” to False when an E-Mail is sent by Send E-Mail.

 Below is figures that shows how it looks like at the Incident Event Workflow.

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When the steps above are done continued to follow the Send E-Mail documentation and changed the XML parts in the MP and import it again.

Now all the parts in Service Manager are done and it is time to create a Runbook in Orchestrator.

The Runbook will look as this when done.

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This is how all the activities are configured.

Monitor Send Email Sent

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Get Message Type and Message Properties

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If Mail to address mail1@lab.se

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Get Affected User mail1 – For Inspiration on how to create this Runbook check the post: Get Affected User from Incident

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Mail to address mail1@lab.se

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Set Send Email Sent to True

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Locale and date formate prerequisites for using Orchestrator Integration Pack for Service Manager 2012

As a swede I often work with Swedish customers. And quite often I see that the locale and date format is configured for Sweden when using the Orchestrator Integration Pack for Service Manager 2012. This is just a reminder post that the supported configuration is to use ENU Locale and U.S. English date format.

For more information please read http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh832008.aspx

Information copied from link above.
The Service Manager IP is supported for use only on computers set to use:
The ENU Locale
– The U.S. English date format (month/day/year)

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Prerequisites problems when installing Service Manager Authoring Tool R2

If you are having difficulties installing all Visual Studio Shell 2008 prerequisites for the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2 try to run the prerequisite check for SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool SP1 and install the prerequisites for that installation. When all these prerequisites are met, try installing the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2. Hopefully now it should work without problems!

Prerequisites missing for SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2

 This is how it can look like when missing Visual Studio Shell 2008.
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Run and install the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool SP1 prerequisites

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 Click “Install Microsoft Visual Studio Shell 2008” to run the installer. Follow the installation instructions to install the prerequisites. Then Cancel the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool SP1 installer window.

Run the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2 installation again

Run the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2 once again and install the Authoring Tool.
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