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How to Check Management Pack Dependencies

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

Management packs in Operations Manager 2007 are designed to work in a hierarchical system that enables management pack authors to refer to objects from existing management packs. Checking the dependencies of a management pack allows you to view which management packs the current management pack references and also which management packs depend upon the current management pack.

To check management pack dependencies

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Operators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Administration button.

    When you run the Operations console on a computer that is not a management server, the Connect To Server dialog box displays. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Operations Manager 2007 management server that you want the Operations console to connect to.

  3. In the Administration pane, click Management Packs.

  4. In the Management Packs pane, right-click the management pack whose dependencies you want to check, and then click Properties.

  5. Click the Dependencies tab to view the list of management packs that depend on the current management pack. This tab also lists the management packs on which the current management pack depends.