Exporting a management pack allows customizations to a sealed management pack to be saved to a file. Because sealed management packs cannot be changed, the customizations made to a management pack are saved to a separate management pack file, by default the Default Management Pack. This file can then be imported to a different management group. This management pack is dependent on the original sealed management pack and can be imported only to management groups that have the original sealed management pack.

By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Default Management Pack.

You can export only unsealed management packs. For more information, see Management Pack Formats. For more information about management pack customizations, see About Management Packs in Operations Manager 2007.

To export management pack customizations

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Administration button.

  3. In the Administration pane, click Management Packs to display the list of imported management packs.

  4. In the Management Packs pane, right-click the management pack you want to export, and then click Export Management Pack.

  5. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, expand the path for the location to save the file, and then click OK.

    The management pack is saved as an Operations Manager 2007 XML management pack file and is ready for importing into another management group.

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