Archive | October, 2011

Installing the SCOM 2012 Web Console prerequisites “the easy way”


*Note prerequisites may change when SCOM 2012 RTMs

I need the Web Server (IIS) role with the follow server role services:  According to

  • Static Content
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors
  • HTTP Logging
  • Request Monitor
  • Request Filtering
  • Static Content Compression
  • Web Server (IIS) Support
  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
  • Windows Authentication

I could go to Server Manager and add the individual roles and features, but I am running Server 2008 R2 so lets make it super simple with PowerShell.

1. Launch the PowerShell command prompt

2. Run this command

Import-Module ServerManager

3. Press Enter

4. Run this command

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Filtering,Web-Stat-Compression,AS-Web-Support,Web-Metabase,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Windows-Auth –restart

5. Press Enter



I then see


6. If you already installed .net 4.0 then you will need to run this command from PowerShell to register IIS with .net 4.0

c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -r



7.  Now I need to enable IIS to work with .net 4.0


c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config /section:isapiCgiRestriction /[path='C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_isapi.dll‘].allowed:True




A quick check of IIS and its it looks like it’s ready to go.



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MP2XMLPRO Management Pack Conversion Tool


MP2XMLPRO is a GUI based tool I created to export MP files to XML.

Currently you can do this with Boris’s PowerShell script or the MPDumper tool.  I only need to convert management packs once in a while and I often find myself wasting time trying to remember the correct syntax for these tools.  This new GUI based tool makes it simple.


Download: Link


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