How to View a Runbook


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

After you import runbooks from System Center 2012 - Orchestrator into System Center 2012 – Service Manager, you can open the runbook in the Service Manager console to ensure that it contains the parameters you want to use in an automation activity template in Service Manager.


This procedure requires Windows Internet Explorer with Microsoft Silverlight installed.

When you view the runbook, you can perform basic actions with the runbook, such as viewing the summary, jobs, instances, and definition of the runbook. You can also start and stop the runbook.

To view a runbook

  1. In the Service Manager console, select Library.

  2. In the Library pane, select Runbooks.

  3. In the Runbooks view, select a runbook.

  4. In the Tasks pane under <RunbookName>, click View Runbooks to open the runbook in Internet Explorer.

See Also

Using Runbooks in System Center 2012 - Service Manager