How to Configure Management Group Properties

Updated: January 31, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager

You can use the Operations Manager class libraries to query and change many of the default management group settings.


The following example demonstrates how to display the default heartbeat interval for all agent-managed computers in the management group. The example then changes the default interval to a new value.

/// <summary>
/// Displays the current default agent heartbeat interval,
/// and then changes the interval to 50 seconds.
/// </summary>
using System;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Administration;

namespace SDKSamples
	class Program
		static void Main(string[] args)
			ManagementGroup mg = new ManagementGroup("localhost");

			Console.WriteLine("Configuring Management Group properties...");

			Console.WriteLine("The heartbeat interval is currently: "
			+ mg.Administration.Settings.GetDefaultValue(Settings.Agent.Heartbeats.Interval));

			Console.WriteLine("Agent heartbeat interval has now been set to: " +

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