Version 3.0 of Damian’s and My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell

So my good friend Damian Flynn and fellow MVP has decided to bring this script to another level by making more like PowerShell module than only script. The result is cleaner code and some parts can be reused. You can find the new version here. Some of the changes include:

  • Refactored the script to a powershell module, and split the code into functions to ease support and prepare for some automation 😉
  • added Write-CMTraceLog – to enabled it execute   Get-SCOMManagementPacks –CMTrace
  • removed two download links that are incorrectly gathered at the beginning

I hope you will like these improvements. Leave any feedback on the TechNet Gallery page. This is why community rocks. Expect more from Damian on this topic.

Version 2.5 of My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell

A lot of time has passed since I haven’t updated my script and Microsoft once again forced me to update it. Again they’ve decided to change something on their download pages. Thank you Microsoft for changing your websites so I can advance my PowerShell skills. The script is now version 2.5 and here are the changes: Continue reading “Version 2.5 of My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell”

Version 2.3 of My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell

Script is update with some small changes all contributed by Anthony Bailey:

  • Improvements on getting the confirmation link for each MP.
  • The script now also grabs the date the MP was added to Microsoft’s catalog and adds this to the logs/screen output 
  • Any duplicate download links are removed before downloading as some download pages have duplicate files in the html 
  • Improvements on check if MP is already downloaded 

Version 2.2 of My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell

Microsoft has made some changes to the code of the download pages on the MPs so the script was not able to get MP version. Here is full change log:

  • Microsoft has made some changes to the code of the download pages again so the script was not able to get the version of the MP. Made changes to work with the new code.
  • The script now checks if MP web pages is invoked successfully 
  • If MP Page is not invoked successfully error appears. Error is also written in a Error Log.
  • Improvements on check if MP is already downloaded
  • MP download links are displayed on separate lines
  • Changes section was made more readable format

You can download the new version from the following locations:

Version 2.1 of My Script to Download All SCOM Management Packs with PowerShell

Little improvements were made to this script. All of them were contributed by Anthony Bailey:

  • The script now checks if the folder for the version already exists and if only there is not such folder than downloads the MP;
  • When MP is downloaded successfully it is written in a log file;

With these improvements you can run the script with schedule task and configure SCOM to monitor the log that way you can get alerted when new MP is available. All thanks to Anthony Bailey.

Latest version you can find on TechNet Gallery or systemcentercentral.com.