How to upgrade a Web console

Before you begin the upgrade process, make sure that your server meets the minimum supported configurations for System Center Operations Manager. This process is not applicable for version 1801. For more information, see System Requirements for System Center Operations Manager.

Note

When you upgrade the web console, any customizations that were made to the web.config file after the web console was installed will be reset. Make a backup copy before proceeding.

If you made changes after you set up your web console to either enable or disable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the SSL settings will be reset during upgrade. To resolve the issue, you must make changes to the registry key before you upgrade the web console, as follows:

To set the registry to enable or disable SSL on the Web console server

  1. Logon on to the web console with an account that has local administrator rights, and on the 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. Navigate to the HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\System Center Operations Manager\12\Setup\WebConsole\ key.

  4. To enable SSL, set the following:

    HTTP_GET_ENABLED=0

    BINDING_CONFIGURATION=DefaultHttpsBinding

  5. To disable SSL, set the following:

    HTTP_GET_ENABLED=1

    BINDING_CONFIGURATION=DefaultHttpBinding

To upgrade the Web console server

  1. Log on to the computer that hosts the web console server with an Operations Manager Administrators role account for 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 all later releases (1801, 1807 and 2019), 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 the Prerequisites checker returns, 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. When the Ready to Upgrade page appears, review the upgrade summary, and then click Upgrade.

To upgrade the Web console server from the Command Prompt

  1. Log on to the computer that hosts the web console server with an Operations Manager Administrators role account for your Operations Manager management group.

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

  3. Change the path to where the Operations Manager Setup.exe file is located, and run the following command.

    Important

    Use the /WebConsoleUseSSL parameter only if your website has Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) activated. For a default web installation, specify Default Web Site for the /WebSiteName parameter.

    setup.exe /silent /AcceptEndUserLicenseAgreement:1 /upgrade
    /WebsiteName: "<WebSiteName>" [/WebConsoleUseSSL]
    /WebConsoleAuthorizationMode: [Mixed|Network]
    

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