Have a lot of SCOM subscriptions?

You logged into SCOM because someone said they didn’t get a notification

Looked at subscriptions and it’s blank


Do you know if you backed up your subscriptions?


Hopefully, you read this and back up your management packs

Hope you read this blog, and it saved your life!


For those who love the Console UI

You can manually back up the MP

From the SCOM console

Click on the Administration Tab

Click on Management Packs (2012), or Installed Management Packs (2016)

Type ‘notification’ in the ‘Look for:’ bar

Hit Enter

Highlight the ‘Notifications Internal Library’ pack

Click on Export Management Pack

Name your path

Hit OK


For simple PowerShell


# Backup Management packs to C drive

# Set up your path, this example is monadmin\backup

$date = Get-Date -UFormat “%Y-%m-%d”


cd monadmin\backup

new-item -itemtype directory -path c:\monadmin\backup\$date

cd $date

Get-SCOMManagementPack -Name *Notification* | Export-SCOMManagementPack -Path “C:\monadmin\backup\$date”


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