Making sure your Audit Collection Server is collecting

A few days ago I wanted to make sure that my ACS (Audit Collection Server) is collecting events from all of my DCs.
For those unfamiliar with ACS, it's an additional component to SCOM (System Center Configuration Manager) that allows you to collect events from the security log of ...

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Monitoring SharePoint 2010 on SCOM - Minimal Permissions

I've recently started monitoring my new SharePoint 2010 farms on SCOM, and found the management pack's documentation to be rather lacking in setup instructions, and the required permissions for SCOM's account on the farm were rather shocking:

  • Local admin on all SharePoint servers
  • Local admin on all ...
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