How to Connect to the Web Console


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

In System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, the web console provides a monitoring interface for a management group that can be opened on any computer that has connectivity to the web console server. The web console is limited to My Workspace and the Monitoring workspace.


You must use Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, or Internet Explorer 9 to connect to the Operations Manager web console. In addition, the Operations Manager web console requires that JavaScript be enabled. To enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, open Internet Options, and click the Security tab. Select the zone for the web console (Internet, Local intranet, or Trusted sites), and then click Custom level. Enable Active scripting, click OK, click OK, and then connect to the web console.

The Operations Manager environment must have the web console installed on a management server for users to connect to the web console by using a web browser.

By default, the web console session is limited to 30 minutes. You can change this limit by editing the web.config file (Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2012\WebConsole\WebHost) and changing the autoSignOutInterval value from “30” to a shorter or longer interval, or disable the session limit by changing the value to “0”, as shown in the following example.

<connection autoSignIn=”true” autoSignOutInterval=”0”>

After you change the web.config file, you must open a new web console session for the changes to take effect.

To connect to a web console

  • Open a web browser on any computer and enter http://servername/OperationsManager, where servername is the name of the computer hosting the web console.

For information on installing the web console, see Deployment Guide for Operations Manager 2012.