Import-SCSMManagementPack

Imports management packs.

Syntax

Import-SCSMManagementPack [-Fullname] <String[]> [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-Credential <PSCredential>]
 [-PassThru] [-SCSession <Connection[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Import-SCSMManagementPack [-ManagementPack] <ManagementPack[]> [-ComputerName <String[]>]
 [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-PassThru] [-SCSession <Connection[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Import-SCSMManagementPack cmdlet imports management packs.

Service Manager attempts to validate the XML code of the management packs before the import. If the management pack contains XML code that is not valid, the management pack is not imported and an error is returned.

Examples

Example 1: Import a management pack file

PS C:\>Import-SCSMManagementPack "c:\temp\contosomanagementpack.xml"

This command imports the management pack file c:\temp\contosomanagementpack.xml.

Parameters

-ComputerName

Specifies a computer with which to establish a connection. The computer must be running the System Center Data Access service. The default value is the computer for the current management group connection.

Valid formats include a NetBIOS name, an IP address, or a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). To specify the local computer, type the computer name, "localhost", or a dot (.).

Type:String[]
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:Localhost
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies a user account under which the management group connection will run. The account must have access to the server that is specified in the ComputerName parameter, if the server is specified. The default value is the current user.

You can enter a PSCredential object that is returned by the Get-Credential cmdlet.

Type:PSCredential
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:User account of the current context.
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Fullname

Specifies the full path and file names of the management packs to import. The list must contain files that are management packs (.xml, *.mp) or management pack bundles (.mpb). If you specify a management pack bundle, all management packs from that bundle are imported.

Type:String[]
Aliases:Path
Required:True
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ManagementPack

Specifies one or more management packs to import. You can enter a ManagementPack object that is returned by the Get-SCManagementPack cmdlet.

Type:ManagementPack[]
Required:True
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PassThru

Passes the newly imported management pack to the pipeline. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SCSession

Specifies a connection to a management server. The default value is the current management group connection.

You can enter a management group connection object that is returned by the Get-SCManagementGroupConnection cmdlet.

Type:Connection[]
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Configuration.ManagementPack

You can pipe a management pack to the *ManagementPack* parameter of the **Import-SCSMManagementPack** cmdlet.

Outputs

Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Configuration.ManagementPack

An object that represents the management pack. It is available only when you use the *PassThru* parameter.

Notes

* If you specify multiple management packs, the order in which those management packs are imported will satisfy management pack interdependencies. As a result, management packs might be imported in an order that differs from the order that is provided at the command prompt.