Thursday, March 15, 2012

The SCOM Console on steroids

Wow! Got this information from an unknown person who left a comment on my blog. He told me he’s working on speeding up the start of the SCOM Console. In order to achieve that he investigated the underlying .NET Framework since the SCOM Console is a .NET application.

Soon he found some interesting stuff. Translated it to the SCOM Console and BINGO! I tried it in a couple of my SCOM test environments and the SCOM Console starts very fast now! Gone are the long delays between starting the Console and actually seeing it.

Of course, it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Microsoft (yet) so be careful. But until now it hasn’t done any harm to my SCOM test environments.

What to do:
It’s easy and a one step process.

  1. Put this file (Microsoft.MOM.UI.Console.exe.config) into the same folder where the executable of the SCOM Console (Microsoft.MOM.UI.Console.exe) is located. All the file does is disabling the Authenticode check.

There is nothing more to it. Just start the SCOM Console on that computer and be amazed like me Smile.

All credits go to S-E B like this guy calls himself on the OpsMgr TechNet Forums.


gobuc said...

Will this work in SCOM 2007? And how about in SCCM 2007?

Marnix Wolf said...

Hi Gobuc.

It works with SCOM 2007. Test it with SCCM but don't forget to rename the file si it reflects the name of the SCCM console. When that console is .NET based, there is a huge change it will work.