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My SCOM 2012 SP1 server is running on Windows 2008 R2. The database is SQL Standard 2008. I was planning on rebuilding the server since I have more storage. However, when I rebuilt it before I ran into the issue of all clients still attempting to communicate with the previous MP. Which led me to having to go to each PC and Server and manually removing the old MP. What would be the best way to avoid this issue?

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Hello Kevin8714,


Just to clarify, by "MP" I assume you mean "MS" or Management Server, right?


That being said, can you also clarify which server(s) you are planning on re-building? If it's the SQL Server you are re-building, then you can following the database move procedure to accomplish this (found here: Operational DB: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh278848.aspx, and Data Warehouse DB: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh268492.aspx).


If you are planning on re-building the SCOM server itself, more details are required. For example, does your setup only have 1 Management Server, or more than one? If you are working in a DEV or Lab environment and only have 1 Management Server, then my first suggestion is to go into the console, under Administration > Device Management > Agent Managed and select all of your Agent-managed systems and choose Uninstall.


You can also accomplish this using PowerShell. Here is a great article detailing how to do this, especially because it covers the scenario you mentioned; that of orphaned Agents that were not removed properly before the Management Server was decommissioned.

- http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2012/02/21/removing-orphaned-operations-management-agents-using-powershell.aspx


Here are some additional links about using PowerShell against Agents:

- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2626752/en-us

- http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh545186.aspx


Hope that answers your question.

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