How to Export a Management Pack


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 create a management pack in System Center 2012 – Service Manager, you can export the unsealed management pack as a file to back up any customizations in the management pack. The exported management pack is a valid XML-formatted file. After you export an unsealed management pack, you can later import it to restore the objects that the management pack contains.

When you export a sealed management pack, from the Service Manager console or by using the Windows PowerShell cmdlet Export-SCSMManagementPack, Service Manager generates an equivalent, unsealed management pack and stores it as a .XML file on the hard drive. You can then edit this management pack file to increase the version of the management pack, and re-seal it so it can be re-imported into Service Manager.

Use the following procedures to export an unsealed management pack and then validate the export.

To export a management pack

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Management Packs.

  3. In the Management Packs pane, select the management pack that you want to export.

  4. In the Tasks pane, under the name of the management pack that you want to export, click Export.

  5. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, select a location for the file, and then click OK.


    You cannot change the default name of the management pack file.

To validate the export of a management pack

  • In Windows Explorer, ensure that you can locate the management pack file.

Windows PowerShellYou can use Windows PowerShell commands to complete this task. For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to export a management pack as a valid XML-formatted file that you can later import into Service Manager or Operations Manager, see Export-SCSMManagementPack.

See Also

How to Import a Management Pack