Menu Close

SCOM Tools


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 โ€“ 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

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


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 2007R2 Authoring Console Resource Kit

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

SCOM Management MP

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. 

Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE)

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


  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.

  3. Pingback:Coffee Break: Deep dive into a SCOM Administrator's toolbox - SCOMathon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *