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Applying a license to an evaluation version of SCOM 2012 R2

I have just completed a fresh install of SCOM 2012 R2 and on completion the install needs to be licensed. This process is unnecessarily cumbersome.

  • Run Powershell as administrator.
  • import-module operationsmanager and hit return.

This loads the SCOM Powershell module.

  • New-SCOMManagementGroupConnection -ComputerName OPS1SVR and hit return.

This creates the connection to the SCOM server, OPS1SVR in this instance.

  • Get-SCOMManagementGroupConnection and hit return.

This is just to check the connection to the SCOM server is OK.

  • Set-SCOMLicense -ProductId “xxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx” and hit return.

This loads the product key – replace all the “xxxxx” bits as appropriate.

  • Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a and hit return.

This displays the details of the installed license.  When I did this it still showed the evaluation license details.

  • Restart the server!!
  • After the restart run Powershell as administrator again.
  • Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a and hit return.

The full license details should now be displayed.