Thursday, July 23, 2015

Notification Channel body contains more than 160 characters

When configuring a notification channel for text messages from within the Operations Console you quickly realize that the parameters exceed more than 160 characters and so you're not able to save that configuration. Below are the steps to work around that:
  1. Export the unsealed Notifications Internal Library MP.
  2. Open it with your Editor (e.g. Notepad++).
  3. Search for the name of the channel you configured in the console. There should be a display string entry starting with 'SMSEndpoint for' followed by the name of the channel.
  4. Copy the ElementID from the line above (starting with 'SmsEndpoint'.
  5. Search for the ElementID in the MP.
  6. Watch out for a line starting with 'WriteAction ID="Transport" TypeID="SmsEndpoint' followed by the ElementID.
  7. Find the Body tag two lines above.
  8. Modify the line for your need.
  9. Save the XML.
  10. Import the XML into SCOM.
  11. Test it.
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