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SCOM Authoring console and the mysterious Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library.mp version 6.1.7221.61

Updated – 13/08/2011

Microsoft released a new KB Article that allows us to download the latest version of the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack. now we can reference it in the Authoring Console.

NOTE: Do not import the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack into your management group. You do not have to do this. In fact, in a very limited set of circumstances, importing this management pack can result in the need to restore the Operations Manager database from backup.


After upgrading my SCOM server to CU4 I can not open any management pack using SCOM authoring console, the following message appear “ Referenced management pack not found…”


OK, lets try to locate the file…the file is not part of the installation files of CU4 and is not part of any MP that is available to us on System Center Marketplace (the new pinpoint site). the only file with a same name is located under “c:\program files\system center operations manager 2007” and the date point to an old file (unfortunately MP files are missing the version property).

What is really happening here?
It is possible that SCOM team update the MP without replacing the file?

The answer we looking for is in CU4_Database.sql script. the management pack is updated directly via SQL!!!


that mean that every time we export an unsealed MP, the version of Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library.mp will be 6.1.7221.61.


1. Do not use the authoring console “Import MP from..”

2. Export the MP from the SCOM console.

3. Open the XML file using text editor and change the version of the referenced MP from:

<Reference Alias="SystemCenter">


<Reference Alias="SystemCenter">

4. Save the file and open it using the authoring console.

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  1. Ernie
    23/06/2011 at 8:28 AM

    Hi Kobi
    I have the same type of problemyou describe above but with a different MP and using CU3 (I am awaiting CU5, due to issues reported in CU4). I notice the creation date for the MP in the Administration Space does not mate the date of the file on the file system. I have created a document to describe my issue, I can send it to you if you send me an email. I the mean time I will check out your sugegstion


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