How to Configure Clients for Client Monitoring


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

This topic provides the procedure to configure clients for the Client Monitoring feature of System Center 2012 – Operations Manager.


You must first configure a management server for the server component of Client Monitoring by running the Client Monitoring Configuration Wizard. For more information, see How to Configure a Management Server for Client Monitoring.

To configure clients for Client Monitoring in Operations Manager

  1. Run the Group Policy Object Editor (gpedit.msc) for the domain or local computer.


    For information about Group Policy, see

  2. If needed, disable the Turn off Windows Error Reporting policy. This policy can be found in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings.

  3. Add the Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) Group Policy administrative template (ServerName.ADM) to the domain or local computer policy. The ADM file is created when the Client Monitoring Configuration Wizard is run.


    Use the same procedure to Disable the Group Policy settings, thereby disabling Client Monitoring on the clients.