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Can I Install SCOM 2019 without a Domain Controller?

Hi, I am trying to Install SCOM 2019. On my Windows 11 Insider Preview. I notice it has "Server Manager." Like Windows Server 2019, 2022 etc... I haven't added any Servers to it. (I have Folder and Printer Sharing.) On my Home Network. With (3) Desktops. One Laptop. I don't want to use a Domain. Just Workgroup. So, my question is, Do I have to Install Active Directory to Install SCOM 2019? On my Host Windows 11? Do I have to Promote it to a Domain Controller? I would rather not. I'll have Logs once I start Installing SCOM. Maybe in a new Question... Please reply. Thanks!

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You need an Active Directory Domain Services environement to install and use SCOM.
You need a server OS to install it.
cf: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/system-requirements?view=sc-om-2019#software-requirements-for-operations-manager-components

If you are looking for a monitoring solution which does not rely on AD but still integrates pretty well with the Microsoft ecosystem, you can have a look at Azure Log Analytics (in Azure Monitor): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/logs/log-analytics-overview you can install the agent on a Windows machine to monitor whatever you wanted to monitor with SCOM (perf data, event logs...).

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Nethunter-6316 answered

Sounds good. Thanks. I might try on a Windows Server VMware.

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AlexZhu-MSFT answered

Hi,

Thanks for Pierre Audonnet's prompt response. If his reply is help, we can accept it as the answer so that it may help others who are facing the same situation.

Alex
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