System Center Operations Manager 2016 Step by Step– Part 10 – Installing agent

So lets install our first agent. In my case I will install first agent on SQL server that is hosting my SCOM databases. Go to administration pane and right click on any item in Administration pane. Click on  discovery wizard.


Discovery Wizard is used to install agent on Linux/Unix and Windows  computers for monitoring, or add network devices to SCOM network monitoring. In this example we are installing Windows computer.


On this windows you can choose to discover all computer from your domain, or use advanced search to pinpoint servers you want agents to be installed.


If you choosed advanced discovery you have two options to search for computers. One is to query AD, and second one is to browse and computer manually.

I choose browse and entered computer name.



On Administrator account page you will select SCOM Action Account or enter specific domain account  that has admin privileges to install agent on selected computer. You can use local admin account of computer, but be shure to select check box under account data.


Click Discover and after some time list will be populated with your computer or computers. Select check box next to computer you want agent to be installed. Go Next


On summary page you can choose account agent will use to run service, and installation path of agent. I use Local System like agent service account. It has some advantages and disadvantages, like everything else.


Click finish and agent installation will begin. After some time success message will appear.



If you go back to Monitoring pane, under Discovered Inventory computer will show up. It is still not monitored because discovery need time to discover all elements installed on computer.



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