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How to remove old product connectors from System Center Operations Manager 2007

SYMPTOMS
Removing an old product connector from System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr 2007) may be necessary if the product connector is no longer used in the environment. There is no Delete option in admin console UI for product connectors so the script below can be used to achieve the desired results.
CAUSE
RESOLUTION
Use the following PowerShell script to remove the product connector:

Note Internal Connectors should not be removed, also be sure to backup both the Operational DB and the Data Warehouse before running this. Also save the below as DeleteConnector.ps1

param(
    [String] $connectorName,
    [String] $mgName="localhost"
)

add-pssnapin Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.Client
$installDirPS = (get-itemproperty -path 'hklm:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager\3.0\Setup' -name InstallDirectory).InstallDirectory
set-location $installDirPS
Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.ClientShell.Startup.ps1
 
$mg = new-object Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ManagementGroup $mgName
$admin = $mg.GetConnectorFrameworkAdministration()

##########################################################################################
# Configures a connector with the specified name.
##########################################################################################
function New-Connector([String] $name)
{
    $connectorForTest = $null;
    foreach($connector in $admin.GetMonitoringConnectors())
    {
     if($connector.Name -eq ${name})
     {
      $connectorForTest = Get-Connector -id $connector.id
     }
    }
   
    if ($connectorForTest -eq $null)
    {
        $testConnector = New-Object Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ConnectorFramework.ConnectorInfo
        $testConnector.Name = $name
        $testConnector.Description = "${name} Description"
        $testConnector.DiscoveryDataIsManaged = $false
        $connectorForTest = $admin.Setup($testConnector)
        $connectorForTest.Initialize();
    }
    return $connectorForTest
}


##########################################################################################
# Removes a connector with the specified name.
##########################################################################################
function Remove-Connector([String] $name)
{
    $testConnector = $null
    foreach($connector in $admin.GetMonitoringConnectors())
    {
     if($connector.Name -eq ${name})
     {
      $testConnector = Get-Connector -id $connector.id
     }
    }
    if ($testConnector -ne $null)
    {
    if($testConnector.Initialized)
    {
    foreach($alert in $testConnector.GetMonitoringAlerts())
    {
     $alert.ConnectorId = $null;
     $alert.Update("Delete Connector");
    }
    $testConnector.Uninitialize()
    }
    $connectorIdForTest = $admin.Cleanup($testConnector)
    }
}

##########################################################################################
# Delete a connector's Subscription
##########################################################################################
function Delete-Subscription([String] $name)
{
 foreach($testconnector in $admin.GetMonitoringConnectors())
 {
   if($testconnector.Name -eq $name)
   {
     $connector = Get-Connector -id $testconnector.id
   }
 }
 $subs = $admin.GetConnectorSubscriptions()
 foreach($sub in $subs)
 {
  if($sub.MonitoringConnectorId -eq $connector.id)
  {
   $admin.DeleteConnectorSubscription($admin.GetConnectorSubscription($sub.Id))
  }
 }
}

#New-Connector $connectorName
write-host "Delete-Subscription"
Delete-Subscription $connectorName
write-host "Remove-Connector"
Remove-Connector $connectorName

MORE INFORMATION
Usage: DeleteConnector.ps1 para1 para2

para1: Connector Name

para2: MS name, Optional, default value: localhost


Note If you attempt to delete the Operations Manager Internal Connector from the database it will generate the following error:

Exception content:

Exception calling "Setup" with "1" argument(s): "Discovery data generated by invalid connector:7431E155-3D9E-4724-895E-C03BA951A352."
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Article ID: 2626670 - Last Review: 10/13/2011 17:30:00 - Revision: 3.0

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