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A management pack configures System Center Essentials 2010 to monitor a specific application, service, or device. When a management pack is imported into Essentials 2010, it immediately begins monitoring a specific application, service, or device. No additional configuration is required.

To import a management pack

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

  2. Right-click the Management Packs node, and then click Import Management Pack(s).

  3. When the Import Management Packs dialog box displays, click the Add button and choose whether to import one or more management packs from a catalog or from a disk. If necessary, change to the directory that holds your management pack file. Select the management packs to import from that directory, and then click Open.

    Essentials 2010 will not be able to access the Management Pack Catalog Web Service if your Windows Internet Explorer connection settings are not already configured for access to the Internet. You can add explicit configuration for a proxy server in your Internet Explorer connection settings.
  4. The Import Management Packs dialog box displays the management packs that you selected. Click Add or Remove to edit the list of management packs to be imported, and click Properties to view the details of a selected management pack. When the list is complete, click Install.

    If you attempt to add a management pack that has already been imported, a message will be displayed in the Status details window.
  5. After the import process is complete and the dialog box displays an icon next to each management pack indicating success or failure of the importation, click the Close button.

    The Management Packs pane of the Essentials console lists all imported management packs.

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