SCOM 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Server Core

Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 27, 2016
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After the first 2 articles on how to install SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 Server Core and SCVMM 2016 on Server Core too, we’ll continue with the next product, SCOM 2016.

I take a look at the article of Tao Yang to do this installation. My SQL Server is already ready, so I’ll not speak about this in this article.

We’ll start with prerequisites for the management servers and the web server. The console will be installed on another server, like the reporting server.

Download the following files:

Execute the following commands :




When it’s done, you can start the installation of SCOM, with the following command, by adapting with your values:


To see the progression of the installation, open logs OpsMgrSetupWizard.log and Setup0.log who are located in C:\Users\fappointaire\AppData\Local\SCOM\LOGS\ :

setup0 log

opsmgrsetupwizard log

You can see that the installation is done. Restart the server and, as indicated, an evaluation version has been installed. I’ll install my license, with the following command:


commandInstall the last Update Rollup available, for me, it’s 1:

I installed the SCOM console on another server, and I applied the UR1 patch? You can now connect to your SCOM server, who is installed on a Server Core 🙂

scom console window

active alerts operations manager

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Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire is Microsoft Engineer with 5 years of experience, specialized in Cloud Technologies (Public/Hybrid/Private). He is a freelance consultant in Belgium from the beginning of 2017. He is MVP Cloud and Datacentre Management. He is MCSE Private Cloud and Hyper-V certified. His favorite products are SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Azure pack/Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.