Tag Archives: incident

How many attachments per Incident?

One of my customers had issues with the Service Manager Exchange connector. There were situations, where updating incidents killed the whole Service Manager management server. During analysis it turned out that they had many incidents with lots of attachments – … Continue reading

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Increase the number of max. Incident Attachments to more than 10

In Service Manager you have the option to attach files to work items. The max. number of attachments can be set using the general/global Incident settings in the SCSM console. The problem here is that the input validation does not … Continue reading

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News in SCSM12 (Beta) #5 – Parent/Child Incidents

With SM12 it’s now possible to link multiple Incidents together. For that, a Parent Incident (or Master Incident) is created that then has relations to one or multiple Child Incidents. With SM10 this was only possible by linking multiple Incidents to Problem Records … Continue reading

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Change the Incident Template used by the Web Portal

The Web Portal allows end users to create Incidents. This is pretty cool because you can move to load for the Incident creation process away from the Service Desk people to the end users. If a new Incident is created, … Continue reading

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SCSM Video Series – #1 Extending the Incident class and form

This is the very first part of a new Video Services that will show basic and advanced configuration and customization of Microsoft System Center Service Manager. This is a test run, because I got feedback of customers and also community … Continue reading

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Remove the extensions tab on the Incident form

I have done this many times in the past months: extending the default Incident class with additional properties. With that you are able to save additional data with an Incident, so that you have all information in place when needed. … Continue reading

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Changing the Incident Preview Form

When dealing with Incidents, you and your Service Desk people always want the most important information at hand to work effectively. One requirement could be to display information about incidents without opening them. Out of the box this is possible and … Continue reading

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Scheduled Reports

One question that comes up frequently is how Service Manager reports can be scheduled. The good news: This can be done, hooray! The bad news: It cannot be done using the Service Manager console and it can be a bit … Continue reading

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Make Service Manager Customer-aware

Out-of-the-box, Service Manager cannot be used to manage multiple customers – e.g. there is no customer field/attribute when you create a new incident. Without this information it is very difficult to see which customer reported a specific incident. If you … Continue reading

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Adding a custom field to Incident Forms

Today I had an interesting Request. A Customer came with the idea of adding an additional field to the Incident Form. It should hold the User that would report the Incident. Often the user reporting the Incident is not the … Continue reading

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