SCSM & SCO – Management Pack Transfer Tool Beta 2 – Freeware!


New version out! a few bug have been fixed, and error messages now appear properly (see changelog below)

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Have you ever tried to transfer some Request Offerings that contains runbooks from one environment to the other?
You will notice that is it not possible by default.

Problem is that the links to the runbooks do not work anymore since all the runbooks has been re-imported and have been assigned new IDs.

by using this easy 4 step procedure you can accomplish a successful transfer!



How to (also in ReadMe):

Step 1 – Export Runbooks and Management Pack (Source Environment)

  1. Export Runbooks from SCO
  2. Export Management Pack from SCSM.

Step 2 – Create Runbook Info Pack (Source environment)

  1. Open tool on source (old) environment
  2. Edit Orchestrator Service URL
  3. Click Export Runbook Info (Source)

Step 3 – Import Runbooks (Target Environment)

  1. Open Runbook Designer
  2. Import Runbooks 

Step 4 – Update Management Pack (Target Environment)

  1. Open tool on target (new) environment
  2. Edit Orchestrator Service URL
  3. Click Update Management Pack (Target)
  4. Select location of Runbook Info Pack
  5. Select Management Pack
  6. Import Management Pack to new environment
  7. You are done!

Change Log

Beta 1 -> Beta 2:
Error message was not shows properly, fixed.
Utility would fail if any runbooks from Management pack , was not found in SCO. Change behavior to skip these runbooks instead of stopping.

By | 2013-07-19T12:12:16+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Automation, Service Manager (SCSM), Tools|9 Comments

About the Author:

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Twitter: @JakobGSvendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen is a Microsoft Cloud and Data Center Management MVP (, Working as Global Lead Developer, Senior Consultant and Trainer at CTGlobal, where he is one of the driving forces in keeping CTGlobal a System Center Gold Partner and member of the System Center Alliance.

Since he started at Coretech in 2007, he has focused on Scripting and Development, primarily developing tools, extensions and scripts for the System Center Suite. His main area is Automation (including OMS/Azure Automation, Service Management Automation, PowerShell and Orchestrator). Another area is Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack, where he does implementation, development, workshops and presentations. He is a world-wide renowned voice in the Automation field.

He is passionately devoted to the community, to which he contributes by being a moderator at TechNet and sharing his knowledge at

  • Co-founder: PowerShell User Group Denmark
  • Speaker at MMS 2016, Minneapolis (
  • SCU Europe 2014, 2015, 2016 (
  • Microsoft TechEd North America 2014, Houston
  • NIC 2012,2013,2014,2015, Oslo (
  • Microsoft CampusDays 2011, 2013, Copenhagen
  • Microsoft TechDays 2015, Sweden (
  • Microsoft Partner Event: New in SC2012 SP1
  • User group meetings (PSUG.DK , SCUG.DK/BE/NO, AZMUG + more)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer.
  • Microsoft Scripting Guys Forum Moderator

Main working areas:

  • Automation (Azure Automation, SMA, SCO)
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack
  • System CenterVisual Studio Team Services / Team Foundation Server
  • Development:C#.Net, VB.NET, VBScript, PowerShell, Service Manager, OpsMgr, ConfigMgr
  • Orchestrator
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack


  • Azure Automation
  • Service Management Automation
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • PowerShell, VBScript, C#.Net, VB.Net
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack Development Workshops


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  2. Gracjan Zawadzki December 10, 2013 at 17:12 - Reply

    Hi Jakob,

    tried the tool today and it works smoothly – thanks for the offering!

    One thing for the next version, though:
    Right now the runbook GUIDs are replaced as they should be. But after Import in the target System the runbook Parameter mappings are cleared and have to be set in all runbook and Service Request templates.
    If this behaviour is not expected let us know.

    • Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen
      Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen December 11, 2013 at 16:26 - Reply

      hello Gracjan!

      Thnx for feedback!

      I have seen this happen when exporting from RTM and importing to SP1, otherwise it usually works.

      Which version are you running on target and dest? then i can do some more testing 🙂

  3. Gracjan Zawadzki January 6, 2014 at 13:34 - Reply

    Hi there!

    I’m using SCSM 2012 SP1 in combination with SCO 2012 SP1 – for both Environments.

    Used SCO Versions: 7.1.3022.0
    Used SCSM Versions: 7.5.2905.0

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