System Center Operations Manager by Jonathan Hambrook

June 26, 2007

‘Design a report’ in SCOM Reporting fails to open successfully

Filed under: Issues, Microsoft, SCOM 2007 — opsmgr @ 2:49 pm


 When in the Reporting pane of System Center Operations Manager, you click on ‘Design a report’ and IE opens and then closes straight away with no error.


This is caused by the requirements of Microsoft’s ClickOnce technology not having the required IE setting configured. The minimum requirements can be found at

In summary of the article you need to enable to following configuration in IE’s Internet Option enabled:

.NET Framework-Reliant components
         – Run components not signed with Authenticode


  1. Open IE 7
  2. Click on Tools / Internet Options
  3. Select the Security Tab
  4. Select the zone ie: Local Intranet
  5. Click Custom Level…
  6. Find .NET Framework-relient components and enable the Run components not signed with Authenticode
  7. Apply and close IE

If your like me and have a Group Policy setting these settings, you will need to create a new Group Policy and import the IE Group Policy Template. This is located normaly in Windows\inf folder called inetres.adm.

Import this into an overwriting policy for the machines that require this setting.


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