Using MP Viewer to unseal or export MP to XLS or HTML
Use MPViewer and open the management pack files (MP and MPB)
Updated 14 Dec 2018
Thanks to Daniele Muscetta for converting this so many years ago!
MPViewer tool originally at this blog https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dmuscett/2012/02/19/boriss-opsmgr-tools-updated/
MPViewer v2.3.3 added to TechNet Gallery for download here
Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further
MPViewer "2012 Reloaded (release 1)" https://scug.be/jan/2016/06/06/mp-viewer-2012reloaded/
Load Management pack
Click on File, Load Management Pack
The 2012 Reloaded MPViewer allows you to open multiple management packs, or from a Management group
Go to your directory where you saved the UNIX SCOM 2016 UR2 management packs
If necessary, change the dropdown to mpb
Command line options
Example syntax above
Remember to encapsulate your paths with quotes to be successful!
Opens MP and saves as HTML
.\MPViewer.exe "MP Path and file name" "Outputfilename.html"
Opens MP and saves as XLS
.\MPViewer.exe "MP Path and file name" "Outputfilename.xls"
Best practice is to keep same naming convention - makes it easier to track down the original MP
Example export MP to XLS
.\MPViewer.exe "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v22.214.171.124\2008-2012\Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.mp" "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v126.96.36.199\2008-2012\Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.xls"
PS C:\Users\scomadmin\desktop> .\MPViewer.exe "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v188.8.131.52\2008-2012\Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.mp" "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v184.108.40.206\2008-2012\Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.xls"
PS C:\Users\scomadmin\desktop> gci "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v220.127.116.11\2008-2012\*.xls"
Directory: S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v18.104.22.168\2008-2012
Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
---- ------------- ------ ----
-a---- 12/13/2018 8:40 AM 527618 Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.xls
To unseal MP to view in Notepad++
Once MP is loaded
Click Unseal MP (my path defaults to desktop)
Open file in Notepad++ or XML Editor, or your favorite XML viewer of choice
To export a management pack to XLS
Once MP is loaded
Click Save to Excel (my path defaults to desktop)
My personal preference is to append filename with XLS for visibility
Copy file to a machine with Excel installed
Open the XML file in Excel, and hide all tabs but the Monitor tabs, and rules tab
Turn on auto-filter, etc.