Verify That a Management Agent Is Installed on a Computer

Applies To: Windows Essential Business Server

Use one of the following procedures to verify that a management agent is installed on a computer.

A management agent is the System Center Essentials component that is installed on a computer to allow System Center Essentials to monitor and manage the computer. The agent communicates with System Center Essentials on the Management Server, sending data from the managed computers to the Management Server and downloading data from System Center Essentials to the managed computers. The agent also runs tasks on the managed computers.

For information about deploying agents to new computers and devices in your domain, see “Discover New Computers and Devices” at the Microsoft Web site (

You must use an account that is in the Domain Admins group to perform this procedure.

To verify that an agent is installed by using the Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console on the Management Server

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Essential Business Server, and then click Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console.

  2. Click the Computers and Devices tab, and then click the name of the computer.

  3. In the details pane, in Current Alerts, verify that the value of Agent installed is Yes.

To verify that an agent is installed directly on the computer

  1. Log on to the computer by using appropriate credentials.

  2. In Control Panel, in Programs and Features, verify that System Center Operations Manager 2007 Agent is installed.

  3. In the Services console, verify that the OpsMgr Health Service has a Status of Started and a Startup Type of Automatic.