Today I needed to check if a customer had installed the latest versions of available Management Packs. And there are many tools that can help you with that, but I wanted to know if the downloaded MP files had a newer version than the ones installed in the Management Group.
I could have used Boris Yanushpolsky’s MPViewer to check which version the MP file had, but what better than use PowerShell to have a Sneak Preview of the Version of the downloaded MP file
Here is the script I created. Just save it to SneakPreviewSealedMPFile.ps1 and have fun.
<# Use this script to have a sneak preview of the sealed MP file. You need to have the OpsMgr Console installed for this script to work. Example usage: .\SneakPreviewSealedMPFile.ps1 "C:\Install\OpsMgr\MPs\SCOMCrossPlatformCU3MP\Microsoft.Unix.LogFile.Library.mp" #>
# Loads an assembly from the application directory or from the global assembly cache using a partial name $assembly = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager")| out-null
# Create a new .Net Object $mp = new-object Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Configuration.ManagementPack($sealedmp)
# Format the result $mp | format-list