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SCSM 2012 R2 PowerShell Tasks Created with the Authoring Tool Do Not Work Properly

Since we are getting ready for System Center R2 release we start testing different upgrade scenarios for System Center. One of the problems we faced that some custom workflows that has PowerShell scripts is not running on SCSM R2. This a well known issue with System Center 2012 R2 and you have to edit MonitoringHost.exe.config to get over it.

Description: When you use the Authoring tool in Service Manager for System Center 2012 R2 to create a workflow, then custom scripts called by the workflow fail. This is due to a problem in the Service Manager MonitoringHost.exe.config file.

Workaround: To work around this problem, update the MonitoringHost.exe.config XML file using the following steps.

  1. Navigate to %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft System Center 2012\Service Manager\ or the location where you installed Service Manager.
  2. Edit the MonitoringHost.exe.config file and add the section in italic type from the example below in the corresponding section of your file. You must insert the section before <publisherPolicy apply="yes" />.
  3. Save your changes to the file.
  4. Restart the System Center Management service on the Service Manager management server.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <section name="uri" type="System.Configuration.UriSection, System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
    <iriParsing enabled="true" />
    <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
        <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Mom.Modules.DataTypes" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <publisherPolicy apply="no" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="6.0.4900.0" newVersion="7.0.5000.0" />
        <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.HealthService.Modules.WorkflowFoundation" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <publisherPolicy apply="no" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="6.0.4900.0" newVersion="7.0.5000.0" />
         <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Modules.PowerShell" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="6.0.4900.0" newVersion="7.0.5000.0" />
      <publisherPolicy apply="yes" />
      <probing privatePath="" />
    <gcConcurrent enabled="true" />

Categories: SCSM
  1. Steve
    January 30, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Am I blind 🙂 I don’t see anything in italic type?

  2. Morten Aulie Pettersen
    November 18, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I also cannot see it. Technet explains in exactly the same way.

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