System Center 2012 - Operations Manager SDK Requirements

Updated: January 31, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager

You can develop solutions using the System Center 2012 – Operations Manager software development kit (SDK) in any language and tool that can produce binaries that are compatible with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 and .NET Framework 4. All the examples and samples in this documentation were created by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, targeting both .NET Framework 3.5.1 and .NET Framework 4.

SDK Binary Requirements

The Operations Manager SDK binaries are located on all management servers in the %ProgramFiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\SDK Binaries\ folder. The Operations Manager product installation is usually located on every management server in the %ProgramFiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\ folder.

When you are creating a compiled program that interacts with Operations Manager, there are no requirements apart from referencing the SDK binaries from your solution’s project. If you use a .NET-capable scripting language, such as Windows PowerShell, you must configure it correctly so that it has access to the same SDK binaries as a compiled program.

Visual Studio Solution

When you are using Visual Studio to create a solution that uses the Operations Manager SDK, note the following requirements:

  1. You must target .NET Framework 3.5.1 and .NET Framework 4

  2. You must be using one of the following Visual Studio versions:

    1. Visual Studio 2010

    2. Visual Studio 2008

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