How to Configure the Operations Console to Use SSL When Connecting to a Reporting Server


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Before you can configure the Operations Manager Operations console to use SSL when connecting to a Reporting Server, you must first install an SSL certificate on IIS. You then configure the Operations console to use SSL.

On the Reporting Server, start Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager to request and install an SSL certificate. For more information about how to implement SSL in IIS, see the Knowledge Base article How to implement SSL in IIS.

Use the following procedure to configure the Operations console to use SSL.

To configure the Operations Console to use SSL

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Administration button.


    When you run the Operations console on a computer that is not a management server, the Connect To Server dialog box displays. In the Server name text box, type the name of the Operations Manager management server that you want the Operations console to connect to.

  3. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, expand Device Management, and then click Settings.

  4. In the Settings pane, right-click Reporting, and then click Properties.

  5. In the General tab, under Reporting Server Settings, click the Reporting server URL drop-down list and select https://.

  6. Edit the URL by replacing :80 with :443, and then click OK.