System Center Integration Pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The System Center Integration Pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is an add-in for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator. It enables you to automate actions within Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, such as software and update delivery. In addition, it allows you create and modify collections.

With this integration pack, you can also create workflows that interact with and transfer information to the integration packs for System Center Service Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, System Center Operations Manager, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

System Requirements

The Configuration Manager 2007 Integration Pack requires the following software to be installed and configured before you deploy the integration. For more information abouthow to install and configure Orchestrator and System Center Configuration Manager, see the respective product documentation.

  • System Center 2012 - Orchestrator

  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM (or a later version)

Downloading the Integration Pack

For information about how to download this integration pack, see System Center 2012 – Orchestrator 2012 Component Add-ons and Extensions (

Registering and Deploying the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to runbook servers. For more information about how to install integration packs, see How To Install an Integration Pack.

To register and deploy the integration pack

  1. Copy the Configuration_Manager_2007_Integration_Pack.OIP integration pack file to a location of your choice on the runbook server that the Orchestrator is running.

  2. Confirm that the file is not set to Read Only as this can prevent unregistering the integration pack at a later date.

  3. Click Start, point to Al Programs, point to Microsoft System Center 2012, and then click Orchestrator. Right-click Deployment Manager, and then click Run as Administrator.

  4. In the left pane of the Deployment Manager, expand Orchestrator Management Server, right-click Integration Packs, and then click Register IP with the Management Server. The Integration Pack Registration Wizard opens. Click Next.

  5. In the Select Integration Pack or Hotfix dialog box, click Add. Locate and select the Configuration_Manager_2007_Integration_Pack.OIP file that you copied in step 1. Click Open.

  6. In the Completing the Integration Pack Wizard dialog box, click Finish. The End User Agreement dialog box appears. Click Accept.

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

  7. In the left pane of Deployment Manager, right-click Integration Packs, and then click Deploy IP to Action Server or Client. Select Configuration Manager 207 Integration Pack, and then click Next.

  8. Enter the name of a runbook server or a computer with Runbook Designer installed, on which you want to deploy the integration pack, click Add, and then click Next.

  9. In the Installation Options dialog box, select the options that apply to this deployment, and then click Next.

  10. To choose a time to deploy the integration pack, select Schedule installation check box, and then select the time and date from the Perform installation list box.

  11. Select one of the following:

    1. Stop all running runbooks before installing the integration pack to stop all running runbooks before deploying the integration pack.

    2. Install the Integration Packs without stopping the running Runbooks to install the integration pack without stopping any running runbooks.

  12. Click Next.

  13. In the Completing Integration Pack Deployment Wizard dialog box, click Finish.

  14. When the integration pack is deployed, the Log Entries dialog displays a confirmation message.


If you did not configure a deployment schedule, the integration pack deploys immediately to the computers that you specified. If you configured a deployment schedule, verify that the deployment occurred by verifying the event logs after the scheduled time has passed.

Configuring the System Center Configuration Manager Connections

A connection establishes a reusable link between Orchestratorand a Configuration Manager Site Server. You can create as many connections as you need to specify links to multiple servers. You can also create multiple connections to the same Site Server to allow for differences in security permissions for different user accounts.

To set up a System Center Configuration Manager connection

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click the Options menu, and then select System Center Configuration Manager. The System Center Configuration Manager dialog box appears.

  2. On the Connections tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Connection Entry dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This could be the name of the Configuration Manager Site Server, or a descriptive name to distinguish the type of connection.

  4. In the Server box, type the name or IP address of the Configuration Manager computer. If you are using the computer name, you can type the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

  5. In the Username and Password boxes, type the credentials that Orchestrator will use to connect to the Configuration Manager Site Server.

  6. Click Test Connection. When the message "Successfully connected" appears, click OK.

  7. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box, and then click Finish.

See Also


System Center Configuration Manager Activities