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How to Export a Management Pack

Updated: December 15, 2010

Applies To: System Center Service Manager 2010 SP1

After you create a management pack, you can export it to a file to back up any customizations in the management pack. After you export a management pack, you can later import it to restore the objects that the management pack contains. You can only export unsealed management packs using the Service Manager console. You must use Windows PowerShell commands to export sealed management packs. For more information about Windows PowerShell commands in Service Manager, see Using the Service Manager Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell.

You can use the following procedure to export a management pack.

To export a management pack

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Management Packs.

  3. In the Management Packs pane, select the management pack that you want to export.

  4. In the Tasks pane, under the name of the management pack that you want to export, click Export.

  5. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, select a location for the file, and then click OK.

    You cannot change the default name of the management pack file.

Windows PowerShellYou can use a Windows PowerShell command to complete this task. For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to export a management pack, see Export-SCSMManagementPack (

To validate the export of a management pack

  • In Windows Explorer, ensure that you can locate the management pack file.

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