System Center Integration Pack for Microsoft SharePoint

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

Integration packs are add-ons for Orchestrator, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012, that helps you optimize IT operations across heterogeneous environments. They enable you to design runbooks in Orchestrator that use activities performed by other System Center components, other Microsoft products, and by non-Microsoft products.

The System Center Integration Pack for Microsoft SharePoint enables the automation of common tasks in SharePoint, for example, to create list items, to upload and download documents, and to monitor a list for changes.

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System Requirements

The integration pack for SharePoint requires the following software to be installed and configured before you implement the integration. For more information about installing and configuring System Center 2012 and the Integration Pack for SharePoint, refer to the respective product documentation.

  • System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Downloading the Integration Pack

To download this integration pack, see the Microsoft Download Center.

Registering and Deploying the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to runbook servers and Runbook Designers. For the procedures about how to install integration packs, see How to install an Integration Pack.

Configuring the SharePoint Integration Pack Connections

A connection establishes a reusable link between Orchestrator and a SharePoint site. You can create as many connections as you require to specify links to multiple sites. You can also create multiple connections to the same server to allow for differences in security permissions for different user accounts.

To set up an SharePoint connection

  1. In the Orchestrator Runbook Designer, click Options, and then click Microsoft SharePoint. The Microsoft SharePoint dialog box appears.

  2. On the Configurations tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Add Configuration dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This name can be the name of the SharePoint site or a descriptive name to distinguish the type of connection.

  4. In the Type box, select SharePoint Configuration.

  5. In the SharePoint Site box, enter the URL of the SharePoint site that you want to integrate with.

  6. In the User Name and Password boxes, enter the credentials that Orchestrator will use to connect to the SharePoint site.

  7. In the Domain box, enter the name of the domain to authorize access.

  8. In the SharePoint Online box, enter False.

  9. In the Default Monitor Interval (seconds) box, enter a time-out value, in seconds, or keep the default value.

  10. In the Default Maximum Items box, enter a maximum value, or keep the default value.

  11. Click OK.

  12. Add additional connections, if applicable, and then click Finish.

See Also

Other Resources

Using Runbooks in System Center 2012 - Orchestrator