System Centre Operations Manager Prerequisites Installation

Installing the prerequisite windows features for System Centre Operations Manager (either 2007 or 2012) is always a pain and time consuming.  Here are the list of prerequisites to be installed for Operations Manager and also some easy method to install the same.

Windows Features:

Run PowerShell as administrator (click on Start, All Programs, Administrative Tools then right click on Windows PowerShell Modules and select Run as administrator).

Type Import-Module ServerManager  (press enter)

Type or copy and paste following command to PowerShell window:

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Metabase,AS-Web-Support –restart


As an alternative, here is a PowerShell script which will run the above command for you. Note that by default the PowerShell script execution are in restricted mode, you need to set the script execution policy to unrestricted before running the script:

Set- ExecutionPolicy unrestricted –Force (the script will reset execution policy back to restricted mode).


Download the PowerShell script from here and change the file extension to .ps1

ASP.NET AJAX: ASP.NET AJAX is a set of technologies to add AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) support to ASP.NET.  This integrates client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 server-based development framework.

Download ASP.NET AJAX:


Microsoft Report Viewer: Microsoft Report Viewer control enables applications that run on the .NET Framework to display reports designed using Microsoft reporting technology. This redistributable package contains Windows and Web versions of the Report Viewer. (Required only for Operations Manager 2012)

Download Report Viewer:


If you installed .NET 4 Framework before installing the IIS part then you have to register the .NET 4 Framework in IIS and also register the CGI and ISAPI filters. You can do this by typing these commands…

WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -r


Enable ISAPI and CGI restrictions in IIS: Select the web server in IIS manager, double-click ISAPI and CGI restrictions. Select ASP.NET v4.0.30319 and then click Allow. (Required only for Operations Manager 2012)


Select ASP.NET v4.0.30319 and then click Allow.


The SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) should be installed locally if you are planning to install Operations Manager 2012 reporting services.


About Jayachandran PK
My passion is for Microsoft technologies and how if properly implemented, they can provide actual value for an organization especially in the field of infrastructure, virtualization and system monitoring. I work for the biggest Microsoft partner in Kuwait, specialized in project consultation and implementation services for enterprise clients. When I'm not at work, I try to contribute back through a charitable organization dedicated to prompting cultural values of Kerala. In my free time, I dabble in gardening and am also an avid solar power aficionado.

One Response to System Centre Operations Manager Prerequisites Installation

  1. ashconllc says:

    thanks for the script.

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