Disable event logging with DELL OMCI


Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation, known as DELL OMCI, enables remote management application programs to access information about the client system, monitor status of clients and even change BIOS settings, latest version available is 7.6.

When installed at all kind of alerts, like chassis intrussion, low hard disk space and more start bugging the client computers and the Windows Event Log gets flooded with alerts.

DELL supplies a few vbs scripts to disable some of the alerts, like chassis intrussion, but there is no script to complete disable the alerts and events.

Steve Lancaster helped with a script that sets the alert value to 7 (Fatal_Nonrecoverable), it means the PC will not start so it is impossible for this alert ever to be generated as the PC is total crashed.

After running the vbs script on the target computer no more alerts nor events are generated, so you can have a clean event log and no alerts bugging the users without loosing the capacity of change settings or monitor client status from a centralized server. Of course, all the installation and running the script process can be automated in a single deploy through SCCM 2007, but it will be covered in another post.