SCOM Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler 2.0

SCOM Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler is a GUI based tool that lets administrators easily schedule maintenance mode for a server or group of servers inside System Center Operations Manager 2012

Download for 2012:

Instructions:  SCOMRemoteMaintenanceModeScheduler2.0.pdf

New Features in version 2.0 include

  • Ability to schedule a daily maintenance mode.
  • New Show Scheduled Tasks Dialog.
  • Added feature to see all details for scheduled jobs.
  • Added feature to delete scheduled jobs
  • Fixed Minor bugs

Here is what the new Show Scheduled Tasks Dialog looks like


133 Responses to SCOM Remote Maintenance Mode Scheduler 2.0

  1. Tim McFadden October 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Yes in the next version this will be available.

  2. Peter Geraghty November 8, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    A great utility that works perfectly!

  3. Sandro November 26, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    a really great tool!
    but unfortunately we cannot use the tool because our servers are working with 24h time-format (european time-zone).
    will this “issue” be fixed?

  4. Vineeth February 5, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    After running this step:

    $computer = get-monitoringobject -monitoringclass:$computerClass -criteria:$computerCriteria

    I found $computer is null/empty. Though, $computerCriteria and $computerClass show correct values. $computerCriteria is PrincipalName=’=’TESTSERVER’
    .. and $computerClass has Name : Microsoft.Windows.Computer and Description : All Windows Computers

    I dont get any errors either. What value should we see in $computer ?

    All other steps seem to work OK. Please help. Any pointers?

  5. dor March 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Is it working on SCOM 2012?
    If yes, which file should i download?


  6. Angel April 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    This appears to work with SCOM 2012. I’m having some trouble with dynamic inclusion, though. It appears that if I put machines into the Explicit Members part of the group, it works just fine. I recently switched to dynamic inclusion though and now the tool won’t put the group in MM. The tool seems to execute just fine and the group is populating correctly. Am I missing something?

  7. Angel April 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    I figured it out. I didn’t put a comment in before creating the task, so the script did not fully execute.
    So yes, it does work on SCOM 2012. The only thing is that it tends to put the RMS server into MM if it happens to be in the group, despite there being code to check for that.
    Aside from that, it works great. Thanks so much!

  8. Angel April 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Having some issues with clusters here too. I’ll follow up if/when I find a solution.

  9. Rinku August 21, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Hi All,

    I am planning to deploy this tool in my environment. My requirement is

    1. Heartbeat for the specific server or Group of servers should not stop while the server in maintenance mode. I want alerts if any server goes down ( shutdown) in a group while in maintenance mode window. Can I do it ?

    What are the changes I have to do ? Please help me.

    Thanks in Advance

  10. Storm December 24, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for wrtinig!

  11. Ken Z April 22, 2015 at 11:06 am #


    just followed the instructions on importing the MPs and I’m getting a Status Error when trying to import the SCOM2012 Maintenance Mode Scheduler Dashboard MP (the other one imported fine). It says that the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Visualizaton.Compoment.Library and Microsoft.SystemCenter.Visualization.Library MPs are missing. They’re not, and all other MPs/Dashboards are working fine on my SCOM 2012 R2 (fully patched) system.

    Have you seen this before?


    Ken Z

  12. Tim McFadden April 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    You need the MPs from the latest Update Rollup. See Kevin’s post here See the section Manually import the management packs.

  13. Ken Z May 1, 2015 at 5:26 am #

    Thanks Tim

    that solved my problem.




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