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How to Deploy a Workflow to Service Manager

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

Use these procedures to move workflows from the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool to the Service Manager console. First, you must physically move the workflow assembly file and the management pack file that contains the workflow information. Then, you must import the management pack into Service Manager.

To move the management pack and workflow files

  1. On the computer that is running the Authoring Tool, browse to the folder where you saved the management pack, and then copy the management pack and workflow files. The workflow file is automatically created in the same folder as the management pack. For example, copy AddComputerToADGroupMP.xml and AddComputerToADGroupWF.dll.

  2. On the computer that is running the Service Manager console, browse to the Service Manager installation folder, for example, C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center\Service Manager 2012.

  3. Paste the copied management pack and workflow files into this folder. For example, paste AddComputerToADGroupMP.xml and AddComputerToADGroupWF.dll.

    noteNote
    You can move the management pack file to a different folder before you import it into the Service Manager console. However, you must place the workflow assembly file in the Service Manager installation folder.

To import the management pack into Service Manager

  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 Import Management Pack.

  4. In the Select Management Packs to Import dialog box, select the management pack file that is associated with the workflow, and then click Open. For example, select AddComputerToADGroupMP.xml.

  5. In the Import Management Packs dialog box, click Add to add the management pack that you want to import.

  6. Click Import, and then click OK.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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