Where are the Server 2016 Management Packs?




I will try to use this post as a running record to help you find all the MP’s that we have released for Windows Server 2016 OS and the unique server roles for which we create MP’s for.

As with all MP’s, you should give great scrutiny, and only import MP’s that are directly relevant to your monitoring requirements.


Last updated 8-30-2017


Windows Server 2016 OS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54303
WS 2016 Active Directory DS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54525
WS 2016 AD Certificate Services https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56671
WS 2016 ADFS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54526
WS 2016 ADRMS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55655
WS 2016 Cluster https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54701
WS 2016 DHCP https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54587
WS 2016 DNS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54524
WS 2016 Essentials https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53900
WS 2016 Guarded Fabric https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52764
WS 2016 Host Integration Server https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55030
WS 2016 Hyper-V https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54918
WS 2016 IIS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54445
WS 2016 MSDTC https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54271
WS 2016 NLB https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54653
WS 2016 Print Services https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54588
WS 2016 Remote Desktop (RDS) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54806
WS 2016 SDN https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54300
WS 2016 Storage Spaces (S2D) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54700
WS 2016 WSUS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54509

Comments (42)

  1. Tony Romo says:

    Kevin, have you, or anyone @ MSFT, run into any issues with these MP’s yet? Like cook down for logical disk free space monitoring? Just curious what early adopters have potentially run into.

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      @Tony –

      Nothing yet. If there was – I’d put it in a known issues post on my announcement of the release.

  2. Hi Kevin,
    I think you are missing the SDN MP. You should find link in the MP wiki.

  3. Aleksey says:

    Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Monitoring Pack

  4. Chad says:


    I have a quick question. We’re currently on UR7 and working on upgrading to SCOM 2016.
    I know we need to upgrade the infrastructure to UR9 or later to upgrade to 2016.

    Here is my question:
    Do we need to upgrade the agents on the servers to a UR9 or later agent, or can we go directly from a UR7 agent to SCOM 2016 Agent?

    Thanks a ton for all you do!

    – Chad

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      Agents do not need to be updated.

  5. Naff says:

    Hi Kevin.
    Do you have any information about WS Remote Desktop Services 2016 Management Pack?

  6. Thanks for this list, bookmarked!

    Would be nice if Hyper-V got a link too 😉

  7. Dan M says:

    What is the ETA on the file services MP?

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      I have not heard an ETA on that specific MP.

      1. Sandor Makai says:

        Any news on File Services MP for Windows Server 2016? One of our customers is building a DFS cluster with WS2016 and they are eager to monitor it ASAP.

        1. Patrik Hansson says:

          Still no DFS MP ?

  8. Emmanuel R says:

    Any ETA on the Server 2016 Hyper-V MP?

  9. Jesper Rune Larsen says:

    Still waiting for MSMQ (not on your list, Kevin). The team did mention that they were working on it a year ago. Maybe they decided not to pursue a solution for it after all? https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2016/01/22/technical-preview-management-packs-for-windows-server-2016-server-roles-have-been-updated/

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      Is MSMQ changed much in WS2016?

      I’d bet not, we could likely take the WS2012R2 one for MSMQ 6.3 and update it pretty easily.

  10. Mikael Nystrom says:

    The WS2016 Hyper-V MP is important to us, the SCVMM-SCOM connection does not work unless the MP for Hyper-V is installed. Any news/ETA on that MP?

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      I expected it last month.

  11. Thomas Rummerstorfer says:

    Hi Kevin,

    the MP for ADRMS 2016 is still missing.
    I think you had it on your list, but it’s no longer there?

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      I really don’t know. We had one in TP5 (technical preview) and normally they really don’t change much in these from version to version, so I cannot imagine what the holdup is.

  12. Vyacheslav says:

    Hi, Kevin!

    The MP for Remote access role is missing. Any news about it?

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      I don’t know. We had one of these for Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2 – but I have not seen nor heard anything for Server 2016. Nor was there a preview MP in Technical Preview.

      I’d recommend posting a uservoice request to get attention to any MP you feel is missing: https://systemcenterom.uservoice.com/forums/293064-general-operations-manager-feedback

  13. Kyle Anderson says:

    Hey Kevin,

    Are is there going to be a new MP for remote access ?

  14. John says:

    Do you have any information about WS Storage Spaces 2016 (Not WS 2016 Storage Spaces) Management Pack ?

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      Hi John – I am afraid I am not aware of the difference. Can you clarify?

      1. John says:

        Sorry for mistake, now is available only WS 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) MP, but what about WS 2016 Storage Spaces (Classic)? I have found only for WS 2012 R2 and it uses VMM-SCOM integration, that not reliable and acceptable for us. Maybe You could suggest how to monitor Storage Spaces (classic) on WS 2016?
        Thank You!

  15. Ben Huepeden says:

    is there a timeframe for an updated ADCS MP for Server 2016?
    The current 2012R2 MP doesn’t discover 2016.
    Thanks Ben

    1. Per Myra says:

      Any information about release date for ADCS 2016 MP?

    2. Hare Krishna Agrawal says:

      Any update on WS 2016 AD Certificate Services MP?

      1. Kevin Holman says:

        I have been asking for it. I am told we plan to release it in January.

        1. Stefan Roth says:

          Any update on WS 2016 AD Certificate Services MP? I would need it urgently.

          1. Kevin Holman says:

            Stefan – this shipped now.

  16. Udo Hentschel says:

    Hello Kevin,
    is there any Information about a MP for Remote Access 2016?
    Build a Multi-Site based on 2016 – 2012R2 is well monitored but nothing so far for 2016.


  17. Henry Timmes says:

    We ran into that issue with the Disk Space for Window 2016 with IIS installed, worked a good 2 months with them on the issue.

    There suppose to be a release end of JAN or early FEB (seems like it’s delayed)

    Below is the email from Microsoft.

    I want to update you that, below is the update received from our Product Team about new OS MP release information:

    We should be able to make a release by end of this month or early Feb.

    Microsoft Internal Bug id: 124638

  18. Vishvajit Joshi says:

    Where can I find MP for DFS-R and DFS-N?

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      I’m afraid you can’t. These were part of the File Services MP, and that MP was not updated for Windows Server 2016.

      1. Vishvajit Joshi says:

        Thanks for your update Kevin.
        So until the time, Microsoft release these MPs, is there any other way to monitor DFS functionality for 2016?
        Also is there any MP to monitor NTP for 2K16?

  19. TBase says:

    Hi Kevin, it’s now nearly one and a half years since the release of Windows Server 2016, and still, there is no Management Pack for Active Directory Certificate Services available. Why are there no updates? Why is everything so sluggish with the new SCOM version and the “new” Operating Systems?

    1. Kevin Holman says:

      There was an issue getting the ADCS MP released, but it is now available. URL above.

      1. TBase says:

        Hi Kevin,

        apparently the Product Team forgot to test this version thoroughly, because the newer version is no longer compatible with the 2012 R2 library.
        While trying to import the new MPs i got the following errors:

        Verification failed with 5 errors:
        Error 1:
        Found error in 2|Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.Library|7.1.10100.0|Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.Library|| with message:
        Version of the management pack is not upgrade compatible with older version 7.1.10100.0. Compatibility check failed with 4 errors:
        Error 2:
        Found error in 1|Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.Library/31bf3856ad364e35||Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.CAWatcher|| with message:
        Publicly accessible ClassProperty (WatcheeName) has been removed in the newer version of this management pack.
        Error 3:
        Found error in 1|Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.Library/31bf3856ad364e35||Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.CAWatcher|| with message:
        Publicly accessible ClassProperty (IsWatcheeOnline) has been removed in the newer version of this management pack.
        Error 4:
        Found error in 1|Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.Library/31bf3856ad364e35||Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.CAWatcher|| with message:
        Publicly accessible ClassProperty (WatcheeHierarchyEntryPoint) has been removed in the newer version of this management pack.
        Error 5:
        Found error in 1|Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.Library/31bf3856ad364e35||Microsoft.Windows.CertificateServices.CAWatcher|| with message:
        New Key ClassProperty item (WatcherName) has been added in the newer version of this management pack.

        1. Peter says:


          We have the same issue regarding import fail when we have the 2012R2 MP. Have raised a support ticket to MS.

          1. Kevin Holman says:

            It is unfortunate that there was a breaking change, in that the product group apparently tried to “clean up” the library by updating some base class properties, and in the process broke upgrade compatibility. I posted a workaround that will allow them to be present together. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2018/03/16/monitoring-ad-certificate-services-on-windows-server-2012-r2-and-windows-server-2016/

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