How to access to SCOM 2012 SP1 Web Console from Windows Server 2003 SP2 / Windows Xp / …

March 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm in Operations Manager by Christopher Keyaert

Hello All,

I had a customer that is running SCOM 2012 SP1 as monitoring platform, but he is using a Windows Server 2003 SP2 Citrix image as terminal server, and he wants to be able to access to the SCOM Web Console from that terminal server.

The first time that you access to the SCOM Web Console, you have to configure the Silverlight installation.

But, when you tried that to configure it on a Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 OS, it crashes with the following error:

The procedure entry point LocaleNameToLCID could not be located in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll

The problem is explained on Mihai’s blog, but the proposed fix only works for SCOM 2012 and it doesn’t work anymore for SCOM 2012 SP1.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/mihai/archive/2012/05/08/making-the-om-2012-web-console-accessible-from-a-windows-xp-client.aspx

Now, how to get this working with SCOM 2012 SP1?

  1. Download the .reg file on Mihai’s blog
  2. Double click on it and accept the registry modification

  3. Start a MMC console and Add the certificates snap-in for the Local Computer store
  4. Expand Local Computer
    Certificates Store > Trusted Publishers > Certificates
  5. Remove all the Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Code Signing PCA certificates (the .reg file installed 3 certificates which are for SCOM 2012, in fact the one for SCOM 2012 SP1 is missing).
  6. Download the attached certificate http://scug.be/christopher/files/2013/03/SCOM.zip

  7. Import it to Local Computer
    Certificates Store > Trusted Publishers > Certificates

  8. Restart internet explorer and go to the SCOM Console Website
  9. Enjoy J

Tim has a really good solution to automate that task by GPO, just use the certificate that I provided in step 6.
http://www.scom2k7.com/scom-2012-web-console-configuration-no-longer-required/

Cheers
Christopher