Since I am approached by multiple customers asking the same question about the SCOM 2016 RTM ISO, containing a self extracting EXE file, I’ve decided to post this article about it.
The downloadable ISO file for SCOM 2016 doesn’t contain the content we normally expect, the installer files required in order to install SCOM 2016 RTM. Instead it contains a single EXE file SC2016_SCOM_EN.EXE:
Meaning this ISO file isn’t usable right away. Since this file is a self-extracting file, it needs additional attention before it’s usable.
So SCOM 2016 RTM was already ‘finished’ on the 27th of July (or some time before)?
From there on it’s easy to proceed. Next posting (or so) will be about my upgrade experiences from SCOM 2012 R2 UR#11 to SCOM 2016 RTM.