How to upgrade an Operations console

This procedure upgrades a stand-alone Operations console to System Center - Operations Manager. Perform this procedure locally on the computer that has a stand-alone Operations console installed. You do not have to perform this procedure to upgrade Operations consoles that are installed locally on a management server.

Before you begin the upgrade process, make sure that your server meets the minimum supported configurations. For more information, see System Requirements for System Center Operations Manager.

To upgrade a stand-alone Operations console

  1. Log on to the computer that hosts the Operations console with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role in your Operations Manager management group.

  2. On the Operations Manager source media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install.

    Note

    The Getting Started page displays information about what will be upgraded. Click Next to proceed with the upgrade.

  3. On the Getting Started, Please read the license terms page, read the Microsoft Software License Terms, click I have read, understood, and agree with the license terms, and then click Next.

  4. On the Select installation location page, accept the default value, type in a new location, or browse to one. Then click Next.

    Note

    For System Center 2016 - Operations Manager, the default path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\Operations Manager. For current branch, the default path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center\Operations Manager.

  5. On the Prerequisites page, review and address any warnings or errors that are returned by the Prerequisites checker, and then click Verify Prerequisites Again to recheck the system.

  6. If the Prerequisites checker does not return any warnings or errors, the Prerequisites, Proceed with Setup page appears. Click Next.

  7. On the Configuration, Ready To Upgrade page, click Upgrade.

  8. When the upgrade is finished, the Upgrade complete page appears. Click Close.

To upgrade a stand-alone Operations console from the Command Prompt

  1. Log on to the computer that hosts the Operations console with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for your Operations Manager management group.

  2. Open an elevated Command Prompt by using the Run as Administrator option.

  3. Change to the path to the Operations Manager source media, and run the following command.

    Setup.exe /silent / upgrade /AcceptEndUserLicenseAgreement:1
    

To verify the Operations console upgrade

  1. On the Windows desktop, click Start, and then click Run.

  2. Type regedit, and then click OK. The Registry Editor starts.

    Caution

    Incorrectly editing the registry can severely damage your system. Before you make changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data that is on the computer.

  3. Browse to the HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager\3.0\Setup key. For System Center 2016 - Operations Manager, the value of the UIVersion entry is 7.2.11719.0. For version 1801, the value of UIVersion is 8.0.13053.0.

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