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Key Concepts for Authors

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

This section of the Author’s Guide to Operations Manager provides general concepts that an author should understand. The subsequent sections of the guide assume familiarity with these core concepts.

Key Concepts Topics

  • What is an Author?

    Describes the concept of authoring and the tools and permissions required for the author.

  • Authoring Tools

    Provides an overview of the different tools that are available to the author with an explanation of who should use which tools under different conditions.

  • Structure of a Management Pack

    Describes the basic structure of a management pack and the different kinds of management packs that are available.

  • Sealed Management Pack Files

    Describes the implications of sealing a management pack and the procedure for sealing one.

  • Understanding Classes and Objects

    Provides an overview of the concepts of classes and objects.

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

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