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  • Guys, 

    Sorry for one ofmy morning pointless questions...

    as i have mentioned in some of my previous posts, i am trying am having to deploy scom build across serveral domains and insome cases more than once. The question is...can i create a kind of gold build server which has management software on it, in my case the databases are sitting on a different server. I realise this could be a very long answer or a very short one.

    Cheers guys.


    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:44 AM

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  • Hi Nate,

    I'm not sure if this will work with having a SCOM management group on a "gold image", I've never seen or heard of it being done, I would however suggest you to instead try and script everything as much as possible.

    The whole installation of a SCOM management group can be scripted with PowerShell though and therefore it should be easy to achieve installing identical environments. With scripting you can easily test this out, and in the end you should be able to achieve this with one big script, it will require time to deploy whole SCOM management group, this is unavoidable.

    Best regards,

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    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:56 AM
  • i thought as much, thanks for the info.


    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:31 AM
  • Hi Nate,

    Unfortunately I have to disapoint you with a short answer "No, it is not possible". 

    Like Leon suggested, the best way is to script the installation. This awesome post from Roman will get you started:

    Automate SCOM 2016 installation with PowerShell

    it comntains almost the whole code you need to get this working. You need to adjust a couple fo things like names of servers, accounts etc. 

    And this should apply (with very small exceptions also for SCOM 2019). 

    You can always turn to the SCOM 2019 cmdlet refernce for more details:



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    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:30 PM