Using My Workspace in Operations Manager


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

My Workspace provides you with a private area in the Operations console that you can customize for your specific needs. Using My Workspace, you can create folders to organize the workspace, add shortcuts to favorite views, save useful searches, and create views that are only visible to you. Your configuration of My Workspace will be available to you in any Operations console that you log in to using the same Windows credentials.

This topic contains the following procedures:

  • Create Folders in My Workspace

  • Add Shortcuts to Views

  • Save Searches

  • Create Views

Create Folders in My Workspace

My Workspace contains two default folders: Favorite Views and Saved Searches. You can create additional folders to better organize your workspace. All new folders that you create will be created under Favorite Views.

To create a new folder in My Workspace

  1. Right-click in the navigation pane.


    To create a nested folder, right-click the folder in which you want to create a child folder, and then continue to step 2.

  2. Point to New and click Folder.

  3. Type a folder name, and then click OK.

Add Shortcuts to Views

In My Workspace, you can add shortcuts to any existing views in the Monitoring workspace.

To add a view to My Workspace

  1. In the Monitoring workspace, select a view, right-click, and then click Add to My Workspace.

  2. Specify the folder in My Workspace where you want the view to appear.

  3. Click OK.

When you go to My Workspace, you will see the view that you added listed in the navigation pane.

Save Searches

You can save useful searches in My Workspace to run at any time.

To save a search in My Workspace

  1. Click Saved Searches.

  2. In the Tasks pane, click Create New Search.

  3. In the Advanced Search window, select the object type for your search. Your options are:

    - Alerts
    - Events
    - Managed Objects
    - Monitors
    - Object Discoveries
    - Rules
    - Tasks
    - Views

    Each object type will display a unique set of criteria for your search. For more information on advanced search criteria, see Using Advanced Search.

  4. In the displayed criteria for the object type, select the condition that you want to search against.

  5. Each condition that you select is added to the Criteria description. Click the underlined value in each condition to edit the value. After you edit a value, click OK and then edit the next value. Continue until all conditions have values specified.

  6. Click Save parameters to My Favorites.

  7. Enter a name for the saved search and click OK.

 You can run saved searches right-clicking a search in the list and then clicking Search Now.

Create Views

Views that you create in My Workspace are unique views, not shortcuts to existing views. As an operator, you can create views in the My Workspace pane. You must have the rights of the Author role to create a view in the Monitoring workspace.


The general instructions in the following procedure do not apply to Diagram, Web Page, or Dashboard views. For more information on creating a view, see the specific view type in Creating Views in Operations Manager.

To create a view in My Workspace

  1. Right-click in the folder where you want to store the view and point to New. You can select any view type. For more information on the view types available, see View Types in Operations Manager.

  2. In the view properties, enter a name and description for the view. The view properties dialog box contains two tabs: Criteria and Display.

    On the Criteria tab, in the Show data related to field, specify the item to target. The item you select will display related conditions in the Select conditions section. For more information, see Guidance for Scoping and Targeting Views.

    After you select a condition, you can edit the value for that condition in the Criteria description section.

  3. In the Show data contained in a specific group field, you can select a group to limit the search results to members of that group.

  4. On the Display tab, select the columns that you want displayed in the view. You can also specify how to sort the columns and group the items.

  5. After you have specified the conditions and values for the view, click OK. The new view will appear in the navigation pane.