Posts Tagged ‘Opalis’

Opalis 6.3 released

November 22nd, 2010 No comments

The release was planned for the 27th but there early. This update includes 5 new IP’s.
TechNet Library is live [here] and also the download section. Upgrade from 6.2.2 is only 20mb.

Many were waiting on the “System Center Configuration Manager” and “Virtual Machine Manager” IP!
Robert Hearn discusses the SCCM Pack to explain the features.

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Opalis: move database

November 12th, 2010 No comments

Microsoft explaines in KB2023122 how to move your Opalis DB. The wizard informs you that the database contains tables and that they will be overwritten. Don’t panic and accept the warning, no data gets lost 🙂

Read more…

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*Opalis Issue* Create AD user with random password fails

September 23rd, 2010 2 comments

I have already submitted this to CONNECT but I’m posting it anyway in case more people have the same issue and looking for answers. (Bug ID 600119)

Cannot set “UserPassword” value from a random generated string object. Hard coding a password works, tried all combinations and even up to 20 characters

Error message
– The server is unwilling to process the request. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072035) Command Executed [$pwd=ConvertTo-SecureString -string “*******” -asPlainText -force
– $connection=Connect-QADService -Service “POC-dc1” -ConnectionAccount “xxdomainxxAdmin” -ConnectionPassword $pwd
– Set-QADUser -Identity “CN=J324387,CN=Users,DC=DOMAIN1,DC=net” -UserPassword “*****” -Connection $connection] Command Executed [$pwd=ConvertTo-SecureString -string “*******” -asPlainText -force
– $connection=Connect-QADService -Service “POC-dc1” -ConnectionAccount “xxdomainxxAdmin” -ConnectionPassword $pwd
– Set-QADUser -Identity “CN=J324387,CN=Users,DC=nextclient,DC=net” -UserPassword “*****” -Connection $connection] Please make sure you have Powershell and Quest Active Directory command installed on the Opalis Action Server

What feature is this bug related to? Integration Pack

How often does this happen? Always Happens (consistent)

Have you seen this before in the product? I don’t know if this issue existed previously

Reproduction Steps – please list in detail the steps required to reproduce this issue.

Create new policy –> add create user object –> add create random string object -> specify 10 characters (capital, small, numbers, …) -> add reset user password and select password from the random generated string object

Opalis Integration Pack for Microsoft Active Directory v6.1

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Opalis Community Evaluation Program available

September 23rd, 2010 No comments

The Opalis Evaluation Program is now underway!  If you are in the program you will have received this information in an email today.  If you are not in the program and you want to join, you still can!  We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis … you might just have to catch up and read the Forums!

Log on to and go the Opalis application. You will need to fill in a form and your registration will be reviewed before it is accepted.

You can download a VHD-file with v6.3 that includes the upcoming Integration Packs. Read more at Source…

Souce: Technet

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“How Opalis and System Center can make your life so much easier” by (9 Sept in Brussels)

August 23rd, 2010 No comments

The SCUG group organizes an event in Brussels that I will attend 🙂 It’s free but you need to register!

The System Center User Group Belgium invites you to their next free event, where they’ll show you how we can use Opalis and the System Center suite together to make your life easier! With real life examples, like maintenance mode due to server patching, using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) as the manager of managers, automating VM creation, Alert enrichment,  etc they will demonstrate how to use the full strength of Opalis as an orchestration tool together with Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager (SCDPM), Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Service Manager (SCSM) and Configuration Manager (SCCM). If you want to be much more efficient in your day to day work, you will not want to miss this session!

Practical info

  • Date: 9 September 2010
  • Location: Microsoft Belgium, Da Vincilaan 3, 1935 Zaventem
  • Speaker: Alexandre Verkinderen
  • Registration is free but required

Read more at SCUG

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Opalis: Integration Pack for Data Manipulation

August 18th, 2010 2 comments

There has been quite a bit of discussion in various places around manipulating data that is captured and processed through Opalis Integration Server. While Opalis Integration Server comes with many objects out of the box that make data management a breeze, there are opportunities for better data manipulation capabilities for the information on the data bus.

This is where the Integration Pack for Data Manipulation comes in. A series of objects that can be added into your Opalis Integration Server environment to provide extended data management capabilities. Read further at Source…

Integration Pack for Data Manipulation

I have installed the IP and these are the objects that are added

Source: Technet

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Opalis: Quick Integration Kit (QIK) videos

August 13th, 2010 No comments

Charles Joy has uploaded about 15 videos (YouTube) that describe how-to use the QIK tool to create your own Integration Pack. You can download the zip-file with the C# source-files on Technet Blog

Click here to see the videos

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