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Here are links to several important SCOM tools that have become harder to find over the years:

MP Viewer

  • Awesome tool to visualize an MP, unseal, export to Excel, originally posted by Boris, Updated By Daniele Muscetta
  • Also – check out this enhanced fork which adds more features: MPViewer post  –  GitHub download

Override Explorer

  • Tool to easily view overrides, export them to excel
  • Originally posted by Boris, Updated By Daniele Muscetta

Override Creator

  • Create overrides in bulk to disable multiple workflows at once
  • Originally posted by Boris, Updated By Daniele Muscetta


Data Warehouse Grooming Settings Tool

  • This tool is BETTER than DWDataRP in that it makes it easy to change retention values
  • Gives you instant feedback on the consumed space by data type

MP Event Analyzer

SCOM Management MP

Alert Update Connector

  • This is a solution to modify alerts after they are generated
  • Can enhance alerts by adding data to custom fields change resolution states
  • Can filter by rule/monitor, and groups, and integrate with ticketing systems

Alert Update Connector Pro

  • This is a solution to modify alerts after they are generated
  • Can enhance alerts by adding data to custom fields change resolution states
  • Can filter by rule/monitor, and groups, and integrate with ticketing systems
  • Has a professional web interface and very simple configuration

SCOM 2007R2 Authoring Console Resource Kit

  • This is the old SCOM 2007R2 Authoring Console, no longer supported but still useful in designing advanced workflows

Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE)

  • Add-in for Visual Studio for advanced authoring of Management Packs, or utilizing fragments.

Transform Tool

Maintenance Mode Scheduler

  • A solution that helps enterprises schedule maintenance mode in SCOM with advanced features in access control, browser support, and on demand MM. 


  1. Thorsten Hanke

    i have issues configure alert update connector
    when i start the configuration.exe i can connect to our RMS but hen cant do anything.

    How can i setup XML file for all alerts?
    Thanks in advance


  2. Andy

    Hello Kevin,
    Have you ever come across this issue?
    That error code appears to be a permissions denied issue.

    In my 2019 SCOM environment, if I click on “Monitors” under the Authoring tab, I get an error:

    “A generic error occurred in GDI+”

    Here is the information under “Show additional information”

    Note: The following information was gathered when the operation was attempted. The information may appear cryptic but provides context for the error. The application will continue to run.

    System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException (0x80004005): A generic error occurred in GDI+.
    at System.Drawing.Image.Save(String filename, ImageCodecInfo encoder, EncoderParameters encoderParams)
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Internal.UI.Authoring.Views.MonitorDetailsView.c__DisplayClass1.b__0(Object param0, ConsoleJobEventArgs param1)
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Mom.Internal.UI.Console.ConsoleJobExceptionHandler.ExecuteJob(IComponent component, EventHandler`1 job, Object sender, ConsoleJobEventArgs args)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Robert

      Hi Andy/Kevin,
      I am receiving the same error as Andy in our environment. Did you resolve your issue? If so, what steps did you do?


      • Kevin Holman

        1. Reboot the server with the console.
        2. Ensure the server is up to date on Windows OS updates and has had a reboot since patching.
        3. Clear the console cache. Either command line using /clearcache or manually by closing console and deleting C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Monitoring.Console
        4. Make sure that the console has the same UR patch level as the rest of the environment.

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  4. Joao

    Hello Kevin,

    I’m trying to use the override explorer tool, and i am able to use it on my home environment. But when i use it in my production environment, the following error occurs:

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at OverrideExplorer.OverrideExplorer.PopulateTypeBasedOverrideTree()
    at OverrideExplorer.OverrideExplorer.m_backgroundWorker_RunWorkerCompleted(Object sender, RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e)
    at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.OnRunWorkerCompleted(RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e)

    I can’t seem to find any solution on the web, any chance you are able to help with this? It would be very helpful for us to be able to use the tool..

    Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

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