How to Export an Operations Manager Management Pack


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

Exporting a management pack allows customizations to a sealed management pack to be saved to a file. Because sealed management packs cannot be changed, the customizations made to a management pack are saved to a separate, unsealed management pack file. The unsealed management pack can then be imported to a different management group. This unsealed management pack is dependent on the original sealed management pack and can be imported only to management groups that have the original sealed management pack.


Using the Operations Console, you can only export unsealed management packs. To export a sealed management pack, you must use the Export-SCOMManagementPack cmdlet. See Operations Manager Cmdlet Reference [OM2012] for more information.

To export management pack customizations

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  3. In Administration, click Management Packs to display the list of imported management packs.

  4. In the Management Packs pane, right-click the management pack you want to export, and then click Export Management Pack.

  5. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, expand the path for the location to save the file, and then click OK.

    The management pack is saved as an Operations Manager XML management pack file and is ready for importing into another management group.