Deploy System Center Orchestrator Integration Packs

Applies To: Orchestrator 2012 Beta

System Center 2012 - Orchestrator includes over 73 built-in workflow actions, called “standard activities,” that perform a wide variety of functions. You can expand Orchestrator’s functionality and ability to integrate with other Microsoft and third-party platforms and products by installing integration packs. Integration packs contain additional activities that provide their own unique functions. Microsoft provides integration packs for all of the System Center products, as well as a number of other Microsoft products and technologies and other third party products.

You can download integration packs during the Beta release from Each integration pack also has a guide that details installation information and known issues (if any) and provides reference information for the activities in that integration pack. You can review the integration pack guides in the System Center Orchestrator 2012 Integration Pack library (

The following procedure contains general instructions that apply to most integration packs. See the integration pack guide for system requirements and any special installation instructions for that integration pack.

To register and deploy the integration pack

  1. Copy the integration pack file to a location of your choice on the Orchestrator management server.

  2. Start the Deployment Manager. (Click Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft System Center -> Orchestrator 2012 -> Deployment Manager.)

  3. In the left pane, expand Orchestrator Management Server. Right-click Integration Packs, and then click Register IP with the Orchestrator Management Server.

  4. Click Next on the Welcome page in the Integration Pack Registration Wizard starts. Click Next.

  5. In the Integration Pack or Hotfix Selection dialog box, click Add. Locate and click the integration pack file that you copied in step 1, and then click Next.

  6. Click Finish. The Log Entries pane will display a confirmation message when the integration pack is successfully registered.

  7. In the left pane, right-click Integration Packs, and then click Deploy IP to Runbook Server or Runbook Designer.

  8. Click Next on the Welcome page of the Integration Pack Deployment Wizard.

  9. Select the integration pack you just registered, and then click Next.

  10. Select the runbook server or Runbook Designer Computer to which you want to deploy the integration pack, click Add, and then click Next.

  11. Select the Installation Configuration options that apply to this deployment, and then click Next.

  12. Click Finish. The Log Entries pane will display a confirmation message when the integration pack is successfully deployed.

  13. Close all affected Runbook Designers, and then open them again.

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

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