Install Agent Using the MOMAgent.msi Setup Wizard


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

Use the following procedure to deploy the System Center 2012 – Operations Manager agent on computers running Windows by using the MOMAgent.msi setup wizard. For a list of the supported operating system versions, see Supported Configurations.

Before you use the Setup Wizard, ensure the following conditions are met:

  • Each agent that is installed with the Setup Wizard must be approved by a management group. For more information, see Process Manual Agent Installations.

  • If an agent is manually deployed to a domain controller and an Active Directory management pack is later deployed, errors might occur during deployment of the management pack. To prevent errors from occurring before deploying the Active Directory management pack, or to recover from errors that might have already occurred, you need to deploy the Active Directory management pack helper object by running the file OomADs.msi on the affected domain controller. The file OomADs.msi is on the computer that is hosting the agent at C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager\Agent\HelperObjects. After an agent has been manually deployed to a domain controller, locate OomADs.msi and double-click the file to install the Active Directory Management Pack helper object. The Active Directory Management Pack helper object is automatically installed when the agent is deployed using the Discovery Wizard.


For information about port requirements for agents, see Agent and Agentless Monitoring in the Deployment Guide.

To deploy the Operations Manager agent with the Agent Setup Wizard

  1. Use local administrator privileges to log on to the computer where you want to install the agent.

  2. On the Operations Manager installation media, double-click Setup.exe.

  3. In Optional Installations, click Local agent.

  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  5. On the Destination Folder page, leave the installation folder set to the default, or click Change and type a path, and then click Next.

  6. On the Management Group Configuration page, do one of the following:

    - Leave the **Specify Management Group information** check box selected, and then click **Next**.
    - Clear the **Specify Management Group information** check box if management group information has been published to Active Directory Domain Services, and then click **Next**.
      <div class="alert">
      > [!NOTE]
      > <P>Step 7 is bypassed by the Agent Setup Wizard if the <STRONG>Specify Management Group information</STRONG> check box is cleared.</P>
  7. On the Management Group Configuration page, do the following:

    1. Type the name of the management group in the Management Group Name field and the (which server?) server name in the Management Server field.


      To use a gateway server, enter the gateway server name in the Management Server text box.

    2. Type a value for Management Server Port, or leave the default of 5723.

    3. Click Next.

  8. On the Agent Action Account page, leave it set to the default of Local System, or select Domain or Local Computer Account; type the User Account, Password, and Domain or local computer; and then click Next.

  9. On the Microsoft Update page, select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended) or I don’t want to use Microsoft Update, and then click Next.

  10. On the Ready to Install page, review the settings and then click Install to display the Installing System Center Operations Manager Agent page.

  11. When the Completing the Operations Manager Agent Setup Wizard page appears, click Finish.