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How to Create a Management Pack File

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

You can use the following procedures to create a management pack file in System Center 2012 – Service Manager. After you create the management pack file, you can use it to store objects that you create.

For more information about how to create and customize management packs, see Management Packs: Working with Management Packs.

To create a management pack file

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Management Packs.

  3. In the Tasks pane, under Management Packs, click Create Management Pack.

  4. In the Create Management Pack dialog box, enter a name, such as Sample Management Pack, and then enter a description for the new management pack. Click OK.

To validate the creation of a management pack file

  • In the Service Manager console, open the Management Packs view, and verify that the new management pack appears in the Management Packs pane.

Windows PowerShellYou can use Windows PowerShell commands to complete these tasks, as follows:

  • For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to create a new management pack, see New-SCSMManagementPack.

  • For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to seal a management pack, preventing it from being modified, see Protect-SCSMManagementPack.

  • For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to remove management packs, see Remove-SCSMManagementPack.

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