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Create a Custom View for NPS in Event Viewer in Windows Server

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We use radius –  Network Policy Server (NPS) to authenticate wireless clients and wanted to create a custom view for NPS in Event Viewer in Windows Server.
Sucessful and failed events are logged into the Windows Security Log, howevere there are other events logged in here which can make it time consuming to search through for just NPS events.
Searching the internet gave a few interesting pointers but the problem seemed to be filtering by task category was not as straightforward as you would think.

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Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012

I have had a huge amount of fun installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 (he says sarcastically!).

I will just say one thing – SQL Server Collation!

I actually carried out the complete install only to find Reporting failed to install.

I went back and re-installed the SQL server with the correct collation;


The details can be found on the following page;

Supported Configurations for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager


Another pre-requisite you will need for both the full install and later when you come to install the Operations Console is;

Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package


Another interesting page is the deployment guide here;

Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager


This also has a walkthru install (but without the pretty picture).

Any other pre-requisites which fail upon install are pretty self-explanatory and can be easily fixed and then re-check the pre-requisites.

And so on to the install……. Continue Reading