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How to Add a Management Server to an Operations Manager Management Group That Has Been Integrated with VMM

Updated: September 11, 2009

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Use the following procedure to update your System Center Operations Manager 2007 integration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 or VMM 2008 R2 after you add a new management server to the Operations Manager management group that is monitoring VMM.

All management servers that you use with a VMM server must be in the same Operations Manager management group.

To integrate an additional Operations Manager management server with VMM

  1. Log on to the management server under a domain account that has local Administrator rights and is a member of the Administrator role in VMM.

  2. Use your VMM 2008 R2 installation media to install a VMM Administrator Console on the management server. For instructions, see Installing the VMM Administrator Console (

  3. Add the default action account for the management server to the Administrator role in VMM:

    1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, click Microsoft System Center, click Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, and then click Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console.

    2. To display Administration view, click the Administration button that is beneath the navigation pane.

    3. In the navigation pane, click User Roles.

    4. In the results pane, right-click Administrator, and then click Properties.

    5. On the Members tab of the User Role Properties for Administrator dialog box, add the default action account for the management server, and then click OK.

  4. Enable remote running of scripts in the Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager command shell. This is required by Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) to run scripts remotely on the server for Hyper-V and Virtual Server hosts that are managed by the management server.

    1. To open a Windows PowerShell – VMM session, on the Program menu, click System Center, click Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and then click Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager.

    2. At the prompt, select [A]lways to always trust remote signed scripts from this Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager. If you do not see a prompt, the policy already allows PRO to run scripts.

    For more information about setting the script execution policy, in Windows PowerShell cmdlet Help, see Set-ExecutionPolicy (

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