I recently had a friend ask of how to use the IP for Operations Manager without installing the OpsMgr Console on all runbook servers.
Actually, the reason for having the console installed is that the actvities need some SDK Assemblies from OpsMgr.
I think they are not delivered with the IP because of license restrictions.
This makes it possible to use the IP , as long as you register the right DLLs.
Get the OpsMgr SDK assemblies, either from the SCOM server or a computer with the console installed
\\scom.cloud.local\C$\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Console\SDK Assemblies\
Place them on a location either local or network, that the runbook server has access to
To register/install the DLLs in the Global Assembly Cache, you can use this PowerShell Script:
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::Load("System.EnterpriseServices, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")
$publish = New-Object System.EnterpriseServices.Internal.Publish