You may have recently noticed that Operations Manager 2012 R2 UR2 has been released. These recently appeared in my lab environment which drew my attention.

Microsoft has provided documentation on what is new in System Center 2012 R2 UR2 which is available at: Specific information for Operations Manager updates in this UR is available at The momteam blog has provided details on new widgets which are available in two different articles:

Please note that there are some specific requirement for installation of this UR for Operations Manager. The supported installation order is shown below:


Supported installation order

We recommend that you install this update rollup package in the following order:

  • Install the update rollup package on the following server infrastructure:
    • Management server or servers
    • Gateway servers
    • Web console server role computers
    • Operations console role computers
  • Apply SQL scripts (see installation information).
  • Manually import the management packs.


What I don’t see anywhere is an easy way to tell what the original widgets were versus the new ones. So here’s the difference:

Operations Manager 2012 R2 RTM:










Operations Manager 2012 R2 UR2:

There are a significant number of new widgets including:

  • Contextual Alert Widget
  • Contextual Health Widget
  • Image Widget
  • Object Detail Tiles Widget
  • Object Health Widget
  • Powershell Grid Widget
  • Powershell Web Browser Widget
  • SLA Tiles Widget
  • State Tiles Widget
  • Topology widget
  • Web Browser Widget

For those folks out there like me who have been working with Operations Manager since these dashboards were added – this is a huge group of new widgets. Way to go Microsoft!