Using MP Viewer to unseal or export MP to XLS or HTML

Use MPViewer and open the management pack files (MP and MPB)


Updated 14 Dec 2018


Thanks to Daniele Muscetta for converting this so many years ago!

MPViewer tool originally at this blog

MPViewer v2.3.3 added to TechNet Gallery for download here


Jan Van Meirvenne spent the time to update the functionality even further

MPViewer "2012 Reloaded (release 1)"




Load Management pack


In MPViewer,

Click on File, Load Management Pack

The 2012 Reloaded MPViewer allows you to open multiple management packs, or from a Management group



Go to your directory where you saved the UNIX SCOM 2016 UR2 management packs

If necessary, change the dropdown to mpb



Command line options

.\MPViewer.exe --help

Example syntax above

Remember to encapsulate your paths with quotes to be successful!

Opens MP and saves as HTML

.\MPViewer.exe "MP Path and file name" "Outputfilename.html"

Opens MP and saves as XLS

.\MPViewer.exe "MP Path and file name" "Outputfilename.xls"


Best practice is to keep same naming convention - makes it easier to track down the original MP

Example export MP to XLS

.\MPViewer.exe "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v7.0.7.0\2008-2012\" "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v7.0.7.0\2008-2012\Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.xls"


PS C:\Users\scomadmin\desktop> .\MPViewer.exe "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v7.0.7.0\2008-2012\" "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v7.0.7.0\2008-2012\Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.xls"

PS C:\Users\scomadmin\desktop> gci "S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v7.0.7.0\2008-2012\*.xls"

Directory: S:\MonAdmin\scom\Management packs\sql\v7.0.7.0\2008-2012

Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
----                -------------         ------ ----
-a----       12/13/2018   8:40 AM         527618 Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.Monitoring.xls




To unseal MP to view in Notepad++


Once MP is loaded

Click File

Click Unseal MP (my path defaults to desktop)

Open file in Notepad++ or XML Editor, or your favorite XML viewer of choice




To export a management pack to XLS

Once MP is loaded

Click File

Click Save to Excel (my path defaults to desktop)


Choose path

My personal preference is to append filename with XLS for visibility


Copy file to a machine with Excel installed


Open the XML file in Excel, and hide all tabs but the Monitor tabs, and rules tab

Turn on auto-filter, etc.