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How to Deploy the Operations Manager 2007 Agent Using the Agent Setup Wizard

A Management Group must be configured to accept agents installed with MOMAgent.msi. Otherwise, the agents are automatically rejected and do not display in the Operations Console. For more information, see How to Configure Security for Manual Agent Installs Setting for an Operations Manager 2007 Management Group. If a Management Group is configured to accept manually installed agents after the agents are manually installed, the agents will display in the console approximately one hour after they are installed.

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Each agent installed with MOMAgent.msi must be approved for a Management Group. For more information, see How to Approve an Operations Manager 2007 Agent Installed for a Management Group Using MOMAgent.msi.

Use the following procedure to deploy the Operations Manager 2007 agent with the MOMAgent.msi Setup Wizard.

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The Operations Manager 2007 agent requires the Microsoft XML 6.0 Parser. You can download the MSXML 6.0 Parser, also referred to as Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0, from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=76343. The MSXML 6.0 Parser is installed automatically with the agent if the agent is deployed from the Operations Manager 2007 Operations Console. For more information see about deploying the agent form the console, see How to Deploy the Operations Manager 2007 Agent to Windows-Based Computers from the Operations Console.

If an agent is manually deployed to a domain controller, and an Active Directory Management Pack is later deployed, errors might occur during deployment of the Management Pack. To prevent errors from occurring before deploying the Active Directory Management Pack, or to recover from errors that might have already occurred, you will need to deploy the Active Directory Management Pack helper object by deploying the file oomads.msi on the affected domain controller. The file oomads.msi can be found on the computer hosting the agent at C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\HelperObjects. For more information, see the section "Agent-Managed Domain Controllers" in the topic Configuring Objects to Be Managed by Operations Manager 2007

To deploy the Operations Manager 2007 agent with the Agent Setup Wizard

  1. Use local administrator privileges to log on to the computer.

  2. On the Operations Manager 2007 installation media, double-click the SetupOM.exe file.

  3. On the Start page, select Install Operations Manager 2007 Agent.

  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  5. On the Destination Folder page, leave the installation folder set to the default, or click Change and type a path, and then click Next.

  6. On the Management Group Configuration page, do one of the following:

    • Leave the Specify Management Group information check box selected, and then click Next.
    • Clear the Specify Management Group information check box if Management Group information has been published to Active Directory Domain Services, and then click Next.
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      Step 7 is bypassed by the Agent Setup Wizard if the Specify Management Group information check box is cleared.

  7. On the Management Group Configuration page, do the following:

    1. Type the Management Group Name and Management Server name.
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      To use a gateway server, enter the gateway server name in the Management Server text box. For more information about gateway servers, see Gateway Server.

    2. Type the Management Server Port, or leave the default 5273.
    3. Click Next.
  8. When the Agent Action Account page displays, leave it set to the default of Local System, or select Domain or Local Computer Account, type the User Account, Password, and Domain or local computer, and then click Next.

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    For information about Operations Manager 2007 accounts, see Security Considerations in Operations Manager 2007.

  9. On the Ready to Install page, review the settings and then click Install to display the Installing Systems Center Operations Manager Agent page.

  10. When the Completing the Systems Center Operations Manager Agent Setup Wizard page displays, click Finish.

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