Authenticate SCOM console on a proxy

When going to client environments I often face this issue: internet access is only possible when authenticating against a proxy. Now, this is especially a problem when you want to be able to download management packs using the SCOM console, or at least check whether you are up-to-date.

Following a hint of my collegue Thomas Vuylsteke (see his excellent blog at, I quickly found the “proxy configuration” page on MSDN, stating that it is possible to configure proxy utilization in the .exe.config file:

This is actually a quick fix:

On SCOM 2012, open C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Console\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Monitoring.Console.exe.config

Add the following code:

<defaultProxy enabled="true" useDefaultCredentials="true">
<proxy usesystemdefault="True" />

The bottom of your config-file should look like this:

En now it is possible to use the online catalog!

A quick fix for a nasty issue! I didn’t test it yet for the SCOM 2007 R2 console, but I’m pretty sure it will also work for that version.

UPDATE: apparently, the quotes didn’t pass very well in this blog post. I updated it so now you should be able to copy-paste the code.

UPDATE2: I confirmed that this works with non-MS proxy servers.


5 Responses to Authenticate SCOM console on a proxy

  1. Nikolaj Denmark says:

    Worked for me on SCOM 2012 SP1.

    MS and their crap proxy solutions.
    Now let’s talk about the WSUS proxy authentication I’ve had. Bah.

  2. hossein says:

    thanks alot . my problem solved ….

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