How to Install SCOM Console (Operations Console)

In this post I will cover the steps to install SCOM console. You can also refer it as Operations Console. After you install Operations Manager, you can install SCOM console on servers and client computers.

Basically there are two methods to install Operations Console.

  • Use SCOM setup media
  • Install the operations console via command prompt

In my previous post I covered on installing SCOM 2019 on Windows Server 2019. The latest release SCOM release is 2019 and if you haven’t upgraded your SCOM version to 2019, you can start planning for that.

Under the topic “Deploying SCOM“, I discussed two methods of deployment. Single server deployment and Distributed server deployment. With distributed server deployment, you install SCOM features on separate servers. Therefore if you want to install operations console on another server, you can do so.

Prerequisites for installing Operations Console

Most of all you must ensure that the computer that will host the Operations console meets the minimum system requirements. For now I am covering the prerequisites for SCOM 2019 console.

  • Supported Server OS – Windows Server 2016 (Standard, Datacenter, Server Core). Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter, Server Core).
  • .NET Framework 4 or .NET Framework 4.5.
  • Windows PowerShell version 3.0.
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 runtime – Download
  • Microsoft CLR Types for SQL Server 2014 – Download

First of all begin with installing Microsoft CLR Types for SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 run-time. If you need any help with installation, check the SCOM 2019 prerequisites topic.

Install SCOM Console / Operations Console

To install SCOM Console / Operations Console –

  • Log on to the computer on which you want to install SCOM console.
  • Ensure that account that has local administrative credentials.
  • From the Operations Manager installation media, run Setup.exe, and then click Install.

Install SCOM Console

Among the four features, select Operations Console. Click Next.

Select Operations Console

Leave the install location to default and click Next.

Installation path

No errors here. Click Next.

SCOM prerequisite check

Accept the license terms and hit Next.


On the Installation Summary page, click Install.

Installation summary

The setup is complete. Click Close.

Install SCOM Console

Finally let’s take a look at OMConsole.log file. This log file records the console installation process. The below line confirms that SCOM Console has been installed successfully.

Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name – System Center Operations Manager Console. Product Version: 10.19.10050.0.

Install SCOM ConsoleClose the log file viewer. Now launch the Operations console. On the first launch enter the SCOM server name and click Connect.

For a list of SCOM build numbers, refer this guide.

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