imageHere’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one tells you how to update or add the product key in System Center 2012 Operations Manager:



After you installing System Center 2012 Operations Manager, you may look at Help -> About and see (Eval) after the Version info.This article describes how to add a Product Key to the Eval edition of System Center Operations Manager 2012.


To set the product key, use the Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet in PowerShell. To use the Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet you need to use elevated permissions. (Run as Administrator).

1. Open PowerShell as and Administrator
2. Load the OperationsManager Module (import-module operationsmanager)
3. Connect to your ManagementGroup (New-SCOMManagementGroupConnection)
4. Use Set-SCOMLicense “yourlicensekey“
5. To check if changes were executed run Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a

For more information on the Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet see


For the most current version of this article please see the following:

2699998 : How to add a product key to an eval version of System Center 2012 Operations Manager

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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