How to Repair Operations Manager Installation (SCOM)

The steps to repair Operations Manager installation are basic. Using the Operations Manager setup wizard, you can easily repair SCOM features. If you are an SCOM admin and if you haven’t used the repair feature yet, this post should help.

If you are facing issues with any of the features of Operations Manager, you can follow the steps covered in this post. For instance, you can use this built-in repair feature if you notice problems with the operations console, such as slowness or errors.

When you install SCOM, you also install some features along with it. The Operations Manager features include:

  • Management Server
  • Operations Console
  • Web Console
  • Reporting Server

While installing SCOM, you get to select the features that you want to install on a server. Depending on your preference, you can install all the features on one server or just a few on another. In my OpsMgr lab, I have a single server running all the above features. The steps to repair the feature will work on any server installed with any of these features. You can also download the System Center Operations Manager 2022 from the Microsoft evaluation center.

In addition to that, if you would like to repair any of these features or just a single feature, you can do that. You can either use the SCOM setup media or initiate repair by going into the Control Panel on the SCOM server.

In this post, I will show you how to fix SCOM issues by running the Operations Manager Install/Uninstall option from the control panel. I am currently running Operations Manager 2016 in my lab setup.

Note: If you have the SCOM install media, you can also repair SCOM installation. Launch the setup file and click Install. On the next page, you get the option to repair the SCOM installation. Since launching repair via control panel is effortless, I prefer to use the same method.

How to Repair Operations Manager Installation

To repair Operations Manager installation:

  • Close the Operations Manager console.
  • On the SCOM server, launch the Control Panel.
  • Click Programs > Programs and Features.
  • Right-click System Center Operations Manager and click Uninstall/Change. In the next step, you should see the Operations Manager setup wizard with the repair option.
How to Repair Operations Manager Installation
How to Repair Operations Manager Installation

This brings up the Operations Manager Setup wizard. There are three options available on this screen.

  • Add a feature
  • Remove a feature
  • Repair the Operations Manager Installation.

Select “Repair the Operations Manager Installation“.

How to Repair Operations Manager Installation
How to Repair Operations Manager Installation

You need to select the SCOM features that you want to repair. You can repair the following operations manager features:

  • Management Server
  • Operations console
  • Web console
  • Reporting server

In my case, all these features are installed and running on just one server. Select the Operations Manager features that you wish to repair and click Repair.

How to Repair Operations Manager Installation
How to Repair Operations Manager Installation

The Operations Manager setup wizard repairs the following features:

  • Initial Configuration
  • Operational database configuration
  • Management Server
  • Data warehouse configuration
  • Operations console
  • Web console
  • Reporting
  • Final configuration

Most importantly, if you take a look at SCOM log files, you can see the repair operations in the log files. Remain patient until the operations manager repair is finished. It took almost five minutes to complete the repair in my lab setup.

You must restart the server after the repair is complete. Ideally, the issues should be resolved by the wizard. However, you might need to conduct additional troubleshooting if you notice any errors connected to any feature.

Close the Operations Manager setup. You must restart the server after you repair the operations manager setup.

How to Repair Operations Manager Installation
How to Repair Operations Manager Installation

1 thought on “How to Repair Operations Manager Installation (SCOM)”

  1. Hi!

    Does the repair change any of the settings? I mean if I have management packs installed, and a lot of custom settings, do they stay? Thanks

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