In my previous post (Deleted SCOM Default Management Pack), I have discussed that how to restore your complete SCOM Console view, if the Default Management Pack is deleted somehow. Here I am discussing how to avoid this deletion and how to remove those Management Packs which have dependencies on Default Management Pack. When you create an override and don’t save it to a custom Management Pack it will by default save to the Microsoft.SystemCenter.OperationsManager.DefaultUser.xml management pack.
Here is how you can remove the dependencies on a Management Pack. But first of all please take backup you Management Packs.
- Download and install Microsoft’s XML notepad
- Export the Default management pack to any folder you like. This will export it into an XML file. Back this file up before making changes to it.
- Open the XML file in XML Notepad
- Expand the management pack in the left window to Management Pack->Manifest->References.
- Look in each sub-folder named Reference for the Management pack that you are trying to remove. Once you find it Delete the Reference folder.
- Import the Default XML file back into the console.
- Now you can delete the required Management Pack.
Deleted SCOM Default Management Pack (http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2011/08/21/deleted-scom-default-management-pack.aspx)