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System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Updated: April 3, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator Release Candidate, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is an add-in for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator and for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). It enables you to automate actions within Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, such as software and update deployment. In addition, it allows you create and modify collections.

With this integration pack, you can also create workflows that interact with and transfer information to the integration packs for System Center Service Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, System Center Operations Manager, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

System Requirements

The System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager requires the following software to be installed and configured before you deploy the integration. For more information abouthow to install and configure Orchestrator and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, see the respective product documentation.

  • System Center 2012 integration packs require System Center 2012 - Orchestrator and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) integration packs require Orchestrator in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.

  • System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator integration packs require System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Downloading the Integration Pack

For information about how to download this integration pack, see System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=228710). For the System Center R2 integration pack, see System Center 2012 R2 - Orchestrator Component Add-ons and Extensions.

Registering and Deploying the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to runbook servers. For more information about how to install integration packs, see How To Install an Integration Pack.

To register and deploy the integration pack

  1. Copy the SC2012_Configuration_Manager_Integration_Pack.OIP integration pack file to the Orchestrator computer.

  2. Confirm that the file is not set to Read Only as this can prevent unregistering the integration pack at a later date.

  3. Click Start, point to Al Programs, point to Microsoft System Center 2012, and then click Orchestrator. Right-click Deployment Manager, and then click Run as Administrator.

  4. In the left pane of the Deployment Manager, expand Orchestrator Management Server, right-click Integration Packs, and then click Register IP with the Management Server. The Integration Pack Registration Wizard opens. Click Next.

  5. In the Select Integration Pack or Hotfix dialog box, click Add. Locate and select the SC2012_Configuration_Manager_Integration_Pack.OIP file that you copied in step 1. Click Open.

  6. In the Completing the Integration Pack Wizard dialog box, click Finish. The License Agreement window appears. Click Next to continue. The Log Entries pane displays a confirmation message when the integration pack is successfully registered.

  7. In the left pane of Deployment Manager, right-click Integration Packs, and then click Deploy IP to Runbook Server or Runbook Designer. Click Next. Select the box next to System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and then click Next.

  8. Enter the name of the Runbook Server Runbook Designer computer on which you want to deploy the integration pack, click Add, and then click Next.

  9. In the Installation Options dialog box, select the options that apply to this deployment.

  10. To choose a time to deploy the integration pack, select Schedule installation check box, and then select the time and date from the Perform installation list box.

  11. Select one of the following:

    1. Stop all running runbooks before installing the integration pack

    2. Install the Integration Packs without stopping the running Runbooks

  12. Click Next.

  13. In the Completing Integration Pack Deployment Wizard dialog box, click Finish.

  14. When the integration pack is deployed, the Log Entries dialog displays a confirmation message. You can now close Deployment Manager. You can now close Deployment Manager.

WarningWarning
If you did not configure a deployment schedule, the integration pack deploys immediately to the computers that you specified. If you configured a deployment schedule, verify that the deployment occurred by verifying the event logs after the scheduled time has passed.

Configuring the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Connection Settings

Connections provide a way for you to define the way that the Configuration Manager Activities will connect to the Configuration Manager server(s) in your infrastructure. You must define at least one connection in order to use the Configuration Manager activities, but you can define as many as you need in order to connect to different Configuration Manager servers or utilize different connection settings or credentials.

To set up a System Center Configuration Manager connection

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click the Options menu, and then select SC2012 Configuration Manager. The SC2012 Configuration Manager dialog box appears.

  2. On the Connection tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Connection Entry dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This could be the name of the Configuration Manager Site Server, or a descriptive name to distinguish the type of connection.

  4. In the Server box, type the name or IP address of the Configuration Manager computer. If you are using the computer name, you can type the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). If you have installed Orchestrator on the Configuration Manager server, you can type “Localhost” or the NetBIOS name of the server.

  5. In the Username and Password boxes, type the credentials that Orchestrator will use to connect to the Configuration Manager Site Server. Note that the Username includes the domain name, for example: “contoso\admin”.

  6. Click Test Connection. When the message "Successfully connected" appears, click OK.

  7. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box, and then click Finish.

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