Exporting a Management Pack allows customizations to a sealed Management Pack to be saved to a file. Because sealed Management Packs cannot be changed, In System Center Essentials, 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.

You can export only unsealed Management Packs.

To export Management Pack customizations

  1. In the Essentials 2007 console, click the Administration button.

  2. In the Administration pane, click Management Packs to display the list of imported Management Packs.

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

  4. 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 Essentials 2007 XML Management Pack file and is ready for importing into another Management Group.

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