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How to Import a Management Pack

Updated: January 19, 2011

Applies To: System Center Service Manager 2010 SP1

Before you can use a management pack in System Center Service Manager 2010, you must import the management pack by using one of the following methods:

  • Use the Service Manager console, as described in this topic.

  • Use the Import-SCSMManagementPack cmdlet from the Service Manager module for Windows PowerShell. For more information about this cmdlet, see Import-SCSMManagementPack ( on TechNet.

When you import a management pack that was previously imported, the objects in the management pack overwrite the existing objects. Before you import a management pack that has dependent management packs, you must import the dependent management packs. Alternatively, you can import the management pack and its dependent management packs at the same time, but the dependent management packs must be in the correct order.

Use the following procedure to import a single management pack, or a bundled management pack (.mpb file name extension) by using the Service Manager console.

To import a management pack by using the Service Manager console

  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.

  4. In the Select Management Packs to Import dialog box, select the management pack file, and then click Open.

  5. In the Import Management Packs dialog box, click Add.

  6. After you have added all the management packs that you want to import, click Import, and then click OK.

Windows PowerShellYou can use a Windows PowerShell command to complete this task. For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to import a management pack by using the Service Manager console, see Import-SCSMManagementPack (

To validate the import of a management pack

  • In the Service Manager console, select the Management Packs view, and ensure that the intended management packs appear in the Management Packs list.

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