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Removing unwanted product connectors in SCOM 2012 R2 and later



There are certain management packs that will use product connectors to insert discovery data into SCOM, or to manage alerts.  Sometimes, you might find that the vendor did not provide a way to remove these product connectors, when you decide to stop using the MP or solution which created them.

Below is a PowerShell script that will allow you to remove them.  It supports inputting the product connector by name, or by a wildcard match using “*”.  The script will output all the matching connectors and allow you to choose to continue if you want them deleted.

***NEVER remove any product connector unless you are absolutely SURE of its origin and that it is one you want to delete.  It is a good idea to back up your databases before deleting connectors.


#================================================================================= # Delete a SCOM product connector in SCOM 2012 R2 and later # # Author: Kevin Holman # v1.1 #================================================================================= param([string]$ManagementServerName,[string]$ConnectorName) # Constants section - hard code settings here is wanted #================================================================================= # $ManagementServerName = "localhost" # $ConnectorName = "Test Conn*" #This can be a full name or a partial name match using * as a wildcard - so take great care here that you only pull back the connectors you wish to delete. #================================================================================= # BEGIN Function section #================================================================================= # Begin Delete-Subscription function #=========================================== # Delete a connector Subscription function Delete-Subscription($ConnectorsToDeleteArr,$SubscriptionsArr) { FOREACH($Connector in $ConnectorsToDeleteArr) { FOREACH($Subscription in $SubscriptionsArr) { IF($Subscription.MonitoringConnectorId -eq $ { Write-Host "Deleting subscription: (" $Subscription.DisplayName ") from Connector: (" $Connector.Name ")." $admin.DeleteConnectorSubscription($Subscription) } } } } #=========================================== # End Delete-Subscription function # Begin Remove-Connector function #=========================================== function Remove-Connector($ConnectorsToDeleteArr) { FOREACH($Connector in $ConnectorsToDeleteArr) { IF ($Connector.Initialized) { Write-Host "Found connector: (" $Connector.Name ") is initialized, disconnecting all alerts subscribed to the connector" FOREACH ($Alert in $Connector.GetMonitoringAlerts()) { $alert.ConnectorId = $null; $alert.Update("Delete Connector"); } Write-Host "Setting connector: (" $Connector.Name ") to UnInitialized state" $Connector.Uninitialize() } Write-Host "Deleting connector: (" $Connector.Name ")." $DeleteConnector = $admin.Cleanup($Connector) } } #=========================================== # End Remove-Connector function #================================================================================= # END Function section # Begin MAIN script section #================================================================================= IF(!($ManagementServerName)) { #Assume localhost and running script locally on the management server $ManagementServerName = "localhost" } IF(!($ConnectorName)) { #We MUST have a ConnectorName to continue. Exit if we do not Write-Host "ConnectorName MUST be supplied. Terminating" } ELSE { #Connect to SCOM Management Group #Import the OperationsManager module and connect to the management group $SCOMPowerShellKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\System Center Operations Manager\12\Setup\Powershell\V2" $SCOMModulePath = Join-Path (Get-ItemProperty $SCOMPowerShellKey).InstallDirectory "OperationsManager" Import-module $SCOMModulePath New-DefaultManagementGroupConnection -managementServerName $ManagementServerName #Connect to SDK and get connector framework and connectors $mg = Get-SCOMManagementGroup -ComputerName $ManagementServerName $admin = $mg.GetConnectorFrameworkAdministration() $ConnectorNamesToDelete = @() $ConnectorsToDelete = $admin.GetMonitoringConnectors() | where {$_.Name -like "$ConnectorName"} IF (!($ConnectorsToDelete)) { Write-Host "`nNo connectors were found searching for: ($ConnectorName). `nTerminating." PAUSE EXIT } #Get all the subscriptions $Subscriptions = $admin.GetConnectorSubscriptions() #Build array of connector names to verify before deleting FOREACH ($ConnectorToDelete in $ConnectorsToDelete) { [array]$ConnectorNamesToDelete += "`n" + $ConnectorToDelete.Name } Write-Host "`nAbout to delete the following connectors: `n" $ConnectorNamesToDelete Write-Host "`nPress Y to continue, or any other key to stop" $response = Read-Host IF ($response -ne "Y") { Write-Host "Terminating." PAUSE EXIT } IF (!($Subscriptions)) { Write-Host "There are no subscriptions configured on ANY product connectors. `nSkipping the deletion of Product Connector Subscriptions." } ELSE { Write-Host "`nStarting Delete-Subscription function...`n" Delete-Subscription $ConnectorsToDelete $Subscriptions } Write-Host "`nStarting Remove-Connector function...`n" Remove-Connector $ConnectorsToDelete Write-Host "`nCompleted script`n" } #END




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