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How to Install the Operations Console

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

After you install System Center 2012 – Operations Manager or System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Operations Manager, you can install the Operations console on other servers and computers. For example, you might want to view monitoring data from your desktop computer. Before you install an System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Operations console, you must install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 hotfix.

You must ensure that the computer that will host the Operations console meets the minimum system requirements. For more information, see System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager.

Before you follow these procedures, read the Before You Begin section of Deploying System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.

To install the Operations console

  1. Log on to the computer that will host the Operations console with an account that has local administrative credentials.

  2. On the Operations Manager installation media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install.

  3. On the Getting Started, Select features to install page, select Operations console. To read more about what each feature provides and its requirements, click Expand all, or expand the buttons next to each feature, and then click Next.

  4. On the Getting Started, Select installation location page, accept the default location of C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager, or type a new location or browse to one, and then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisites page, review and address any warnings or errors that the Prerequisites checker returns, and then click Verify Prerequisites Again.

  6. If the Prerequisite checker returns no warnings or errors, the Prerequisites, Proceed with Setup page appears. Click Next.

  7. On the Configuration, Help improve System Center - Operations Manager page, select your options, and then click Next.

  8. If Windows Update is not enabled on the computer, the Configuration, Microsoft Update page appears. Select your options, and then click Next.

  9. Review the options on the Configuration, Installation Summary page, and then click Install. Setup continues.

  10. When Setup is finished, the Setup is complete page appears. Click Close, and the Operations console opens.

  11. In the Operations console, on the Connect to Server page, type the name of the first management server that you installed in the management group in the Server name box, and then click Connect.

If you are going to edit company knowledge on this computer, you also have to install the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition Runtime.

Company knowledge cannot be edited with the x64 version of Microsoft Word 2010. You must install the x86 version of Microsoft Office 2010 or an earlier version to edit knowledge.

To install the Operations console by using the Command Prompt window

  1. Log on to the server by using an account that has local administrative credentials.

  2. Open the Command Prompt window by using the Run as Administrator option.

  3. Change the path to where the Operations Manager setup.exe file is located, and run the following command.

    setup.exe /silent /install /components:OMConsole /EnableErrorReporting:[Never|Queued|Always] /SendCEIPReports:[0|1] /UseMicrosoftUpdate: [0|1]

See Also

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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