Monitoring Folders Files with SCOM OpsMgr

As an SCCM admin, I would love to monitor the Inbox folders of SCCM servers. SCCM CB inbox folders are not very critical as SCCM 2007. But those folders are significant in identifying issues. Monitoring Folders and Files are essential for another application as well.

I have seen IT Pros looking for solutions to monitor their Oracle, SQL, or SharePoint application cache folders and files. There are loads of scripts available in the community to monitor the files and folders. But this can cause an impact on the performance of your applications.

Can Monitoring Folders and Files cause performance issue?

Yes, there are possibilities of significant performance impact to your applications if you didn’t configure the monitoring folders and files systematically. As I mentioned above, many scripts are available in the community to monitor folders and files via SCOM. But all are optimized? I don’t think so.

The Discovery of folders and files should be optimized 

My recommendation is to configure the discovery of files and folders carefully. This will help us to avoid any performance issues because of discovery and monitoring folders. Run the discovery only on the specific folders. And use optimized SCOM Management Packs (MP) to monitor folders and files.

SCOM Management Pack for Monitoring Folders and Files

Savision Management Pack for SCOM helps to simplify Windows files and folder monitoring. It adds a simple but powerful wizard that allows users to create rules for monitoring specific Windows files and folders.

This SCOM Management Pack for Monitoring folders and files will easily target the file(s) you want to monitor. You have two options to configure either manually or using a wildcard. Check out a few options that are available to the monitor:-

Whether the files count is too high or too low
Whether the total file size (in kilobytes) is too high or too low
Whether the file’s recent date modified is too old

  Download the SCOM MP for Monitoring Folders


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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, Intune. He writes about technologies like ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.…

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