System Center Orchestrator 2012: License expired

August 17, 2012

The info is already available on forums, but because I already encountered this in several environments I am posting this on my blog.

There is a known bug in System Center Orchestrator 2012. When the Orchestrator server loses its connectivity with the SQL server, you get the following message: “License expired”, even though the product is licensed.

The solution is restarting the runbook service on that server. If the issues persist, it is possible to open a call with microsoft to receive a hotfix. The fix should be included in SP1 which has nog official release date yet but is expected to come Q4 2012 or Q1 2013.

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Screencast – Automated Event Remediation using system center 2012 RC

March 30, 2012


Today we explore the other possibilities for sharing knowledge with the community. So I proudly present : our first screencast!

Subject : Automated Event Remediation using System Center 2012 RC Solution.

A compliancy breach is captured by SCOM , the alert creates an incident in the Service manager CMDB and this triggers an automated remediation workflow executed by Orchestrator.

Enjoy the weekend.

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