“Unable to find required management pack in search paths.” – Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Console

This happened to me a while ago and figured I would share with the community. I was happily creating management packs when all of a sudden I kept getting prompted with the following window.


The management pack name wasn’t always System.Library

No matter what I did I was unable to open the console, the only option was to quit.  I logged on as another user and it worked fine. I knew this had to something to do with the Search Paths for references as the error occurred right after I added a reference.  By leveraging PROCMON on my other user account I found that as I added a search path the References string key was added.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager\3.0\Authoring\Settings


To resolve this error just delete the References key and relaunch the authoring console.  In my situation it was the path c:\temp\managementpacks that caused the issue, by changing the names in the registry key to other strings it worked just fine.


Hope this helps someone else out there.

Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Excellent! thanks

  2. Yes, it helped – thanks!

  3. Worked like a charm.

    Thank you!

  4. Jean-Pierre says:

    Very usefull for me !
    Thanks a lot

  5. OdgeUK says:

    Thanks! Worked for me. Shouldn’t have been anything wrong with the paths in the key, but deleting them did the trick.

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