There are situations where the only option that I have found to track something down in OpsMgr is to export the management packs to XML and search through them to find what you are looking for. Specifically I discussed this in: What MP was a group stored in?

I also use this when I’m attempting to track down what rule or monitor is looking for a specific event ID number. I recently did this when working with a colleague to track down a challenge with a DHCP monitor. Historically I would run a powershell script like this to export the management packs to XML:

Get-ManagementPack | where {$_.Sealed -eq $false} | export-managementpack -path C:\MPBackup and then

Get-ManagementPack | where {$_.Sealed -eq $true} | export-managementpack -path C:\MPBackup

[Excerpt from Kevin Holman’s blog article at http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2011/02/01/opsmgr-2007-r2-cu4-rollup-hotfix-ships-and-my-experience-installing-it.aspx]

However recently I realized that these MP’s are already exported and available on the RMS in the following path:

C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State\Management Packs

This folder has the XML files for the environment and these can be searched to locate the content that you need within the MP’s. So instead of exporting them all and searching that folder, I can just use the existing folder content available in the folder above.