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OpsMgr 2012 R2 Web Console SSL

November 9, 2013 Leave a comment


  1. Windows 2012 R2
  2. Operations Manager 2012 R2 (Single Server Installation)

This post describes the steps necessary to configure the System Center 2012 R2 – Operations Manager Web Console to use SSL. Prior to configuring the web console to use SSL, ensure the console connective works via the http connection.

Great! Now we are sure the web console is working. Time to proceed. The next step is to request the certificate from the server that has the Web Console role installed. Start by opening Internet Information Services (IIS). Once IIS is open, click on Server Certificates.

From the Actions pane click Create Domain Certificate.

The Create Certificate window will open. Fill in the fields. Click Next.

Click Select to specify an online certification Authority.

Select the certificate authority you want to use. Click OK.

The Specify Online Certification Authority filed now contains the Certification Authority you selected. Specify a Friendly name. Click Finish.

You should now see the certificate.

Now that the certificate has been successfully created, you will need to adjust the bindings within IIS. Select the site that contains the Web Console. Select Bindings.

The Bindings window will open. Click Add.

Under Type select https. Ensure the port is 443. Select the SSL certificate. Click OK.

Verify the Site Bindings now contains https. Click Close.

Now we will need to setup IIS to require SSL connections. From the Default Web Site select SSL Settings.

Select Require SSL. From the Actions pane, click Apply.

Almost done. Open the Operations Manager Console. Click on the Administration pane. Click on Web Address. The Global Management Group Settings – Web Addresses window will open. Select https://.

Click Test.

You Site is now secure.


If you did not get the Console above and actually got the screen below, uninstall the Web Console component and reinstall.

Categories: OpsMgr 2012

System Center 2012 SP1 BITS are available

December 21, 2012 Leave a comment

If you have a TechNet or MSDN subscription you can officially download the bits for System Center 2012 SP1.

Exclude Logical disk on a Particular Drive on All Servers

I wanted to provide my client with a way to exclude a particular drive from their servers from scanning the logical disk monitor. This drive is set for the paging file only and is a very small partition size. This was generating lots of alerts in SCOM due to the number of servers being monitored. The process below is what I came up with to disable this alert for all drives labeled “D:” while still continuing to monitor free space on all other drives.

First I created a group named Windows 2008 Logical Disk Drive D:

This group does not need explicit members. Configure the dynamic members as follows:

There are no Exclusions or subgroups needed. Finish the wizard.

Now go into monitoring and create an override for the group and this monitor:

That’s it. You now have an override for this drive on all servers. All other drives will continue to report free space issues.

Categories: OpsMgr 2012