Orchestrator – An Error Occurred Saving Activity to the data store

When trying to check-in a runbook that is being edited in Orchestrator you receive the following error message An Error Occurred Saving Activity to the data store. Please check the Orchestrator Management Service trace logs. This is usually caused by missing parameters in the Send Email activity and happens frequently when importing a runbook that has been … Continue reading Orchestrator – An Error Occurred Saving Activity to the data store

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Orchestrator Raw Socket Error

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Today I was preparing a demo Runbook in my Orchestrator lab which involved the use oft he Get Computer/IP Status activity and I've noticed the runbook was failing with the Orchestrator Raw Socket Error The "... forbidden by its access permissions..." bit gave me some hints on where the issue could be and reading through the Get Computer/IP  Status page over Technet gave me confirmation … Continue reading Orchestrator Raw Socket Error

Deploy Orchestrator Integration Packs

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In the Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation article I have described the process of installing System Center Orchestrator from scratch, in this post I will go through the process of registering integration packs for the automation of different tasks. Orchestrator Integration Packs - Overview When installed Orchestrator comes with circa 40 built-in workflow standard activities which can perform a … Continue reading Deploy Orchestrator Integration Packs

System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation

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System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 provides  an automation framework that can be used to automate tasks within the datacenter which would otherwise require manual intervention or development of ad-hoc scripts. In this article I will describe the process of installing System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 in a lab environment, while Orchestrator 2012 R2 footprint is … Continue reading System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation

System Center 2012 Orchestrator Architecture

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In the Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation article I have gone through the process of installing Orchestrator on a server to automate tasks, in this post I will describe Orchestrator Architecture and function of each of the components making up an Orchestrator deployment. Orchestrator Architecture - Logical Diagram In the picture below you can see a … Continue reading System Center 2012 Orchestrator Architecture