SCOM: Install both SCOM2007R2 and SCOM2012 console

1:43 pm in operations manager, SCOM, sysctr by Dieter Wijckmans

 

In this blog post I’m going to show you how you install both consoles on your workstation. I visit a lot of customers lately who have either SCOM2007R2 or SCOM2012 installed. So I recently also installed the SCOM2012 management console on my laptop to have them both on my machine.

By default it’s not possible to install the SCOM2012 console on a workstation which have already SCOM2007R2 installed.

It will propose to upgrade the existing console but unfortunately there’s no option to install side by side.

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So first upgrade the SCOM2007R2 console to SCOM2012.

Afterwards you need to reinstall the SCOM2007R2 console:

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Select only the “User interfaces” option which is in fact the SCOM console:

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So after you’ve installed open up the 2 consoles.

CAUTION: Because you have performed an upgrade the old connection to the SCOM2007R2 management group were still saved. So connect towards your new SCOM2012 management group and you’re all set:

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So fill in your new server and hit connect:

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Success!

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