If you change the configuration of an agent computer or install
a new computer onto the network, you can prompt the Agent Manager
to scan only that computer instead of all managed computers.
Scanning only the affected computer takes less time than scanning
all managed computers, and allows the Agent Manager to update the
affected computer immediately, instead of waiting until the
To scan a single managed computer, create two custom tasks to
run a Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 (MOM) script. The
first custom task defines the syntax for scanning an agent computer
in the Managed Computers list. The second task defines the syntax
for scanning and installing an agent on a new computer. When you
run the second task, a window prompts you for the name of the new
You can run the tasks from the Consolidator and associated Agent
Manager computer or from a remote MOM Administrator Console
computer. If you run the tasks from a remote MOM Administrator
Console computer, download and install version 5.1 of the command
shell-based Windows Script Host (CSCRIPT.EXE) from the Microsoft
Web site at www.microsoft.com.
You do not need version 5.1 if you run the tasks from the Agent
To create a task for scanning a single agent
computer in the Managed Computers list:
If the computer from which you are running the script is not
the Consolidator and associated Agent Manager computer, ensure that
the computer has version 5.1 of Windows Script Host (CSCRIPT.EXE)
Start the MOM Administrator Console from the Microsoft
Operations Manager program folder.
Expand Microsoft Operations Manager (default) in the
Click Monitor in the left pane.
Click Action on the menu bar.
Click New on the Action menu.
Click Custom Task.
Select the appropriate user name from the Task Available
Select computer items from the Task Available for
In the Name box, type Agent Manager scan this
In the Description box, type Causes the Agent
Manager to scan an agent computer.