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Install the Visio 2007 Add-in

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2

The Visio Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 has the following prerequisites:

  • Operations Manager 2007 R2 Operations console.

  • Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional

    The Visio Service Pack 1 fixes a full-screen issue that existed in prior versions of Visio 2007. If you have issues going to full-screen mode and you have Auto-refresh enabled, make sure you have installed Service Pack 1.

  • The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, available from

  • Visual Studio Tools for Office system Runtime 3.0, available from

  • 2007 Microsoft Office System Update: Redistributable Primary Interop Assemblies, available from This update is already installed if you installed Visio 2007 and any version of the .NET Framework was already installed on the computer. If Visio was installed before the .NET Framework was installed on the computer, run the Visio Setup program to add the .NET Programmability component, or install this update.

When you run the Setup program for the Visio Add-in, your system is checked against these requirements. If your system does not meet the requirements, a link is provided so that you can download the missing software.

To install the Visio Add-in

  1. If you previously installed the Beta version of the Visio Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2, uninstall it.

  2. Download the installation file from Microsoft Visio Toolbox ( and save it to a temporary directory on the computer.

  3. In Windows Explorer, open the temporary directory, and then double-click OpsMgrVisioAdd-in.msi.

    If your computer does not meet the prerequisites, you receive a message that indicates the missing requirements. Install the required software, and then run the Setup program again.

  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  5. Read the license agreement, select I Agree, and then click Next.

  6. Specify the installation location, and then click Next.

  7. Click Next to start the installation.

  8. Click Close when the installation is complete.

The next time you start Visio, you are asked if you want to install the Visio Add-in. Click Install. When the installation is complete, the Operations Manager command is available on the Visio toolbar.