Access the SCOM management pack web service behind a proxy

In order for SCOM to be able to access the management pack web service, the console must have either direct access to the web or, if a web proxy is in use, the following may be configured.

The Windows proxy settings must be correctly defined. These are not the same settings as in IE, but can be copied from IE:

  1. Configure a proxy setting in IE. This must be explicitly defined, i.e. automatic configuration scripts cannot be used.
  2. Start a command prompt with administrative rights.
  3. Copy your IE proxy settings to the local machine proxy settings.
    For XP/Server 2003:
    proxycfg -u

    For Vista/Server 2008 and above:

    netsh winhttp import proxy ie
  4. Start the SCOM console and access the web service.

NB: the configuration changes must take place on the computer running the console; no modifications to management servers are necessary.

For information, the URL of the web service is https://microsoft.com/mpdownload/ManagementPackCatalogWebService.asmx.

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