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Where do I install Squared Up?

Squared Up is an IIS web application. Simply install on any Windows Server and connect to a SCOM management server. Squared Up can be installed on any server, including:

  • SCOM management server
  • SCOM web server (Squared Up can be installed side-by-side with existing SCOM web consoles).
  • Standalone server

Step 1 - Run the Installer

1. On the server run

SquaredUpInstaller-2.x.exe, and click 'Next' to start the install.

2. Click 'Next' to access the license agreement.

3. After accepting the license agreement the installer will check whether the required dependencies are installed.

Squared Up requires Internet Information Services (IIS) and .NET Framework 4. If either of these is not already installed, the installer will automatically install it for you.

4. The installer will then install Squared Up. The web application is installed as a sub-directory of the IIS Default Web Site. This is normally located in 


5. Enter the SCOM management server name.

For Operations Manager 2007 R2, this must be the address of the Root Management Server (this is the only server that runs the Data Access Services). For Operations Manager 2012, the address of any management server can be used. The installer tries to automatically determine the address of a suitable management server, but this can be overridden if required.  If you do not enter a SCOM management server name, you will not be able to log on to Squared Up, but you can add the SCOM server name later through IIS Manager > Default Web Site > Squaredup > Application Settings

6.  Click 'Next' and the installation is complete.

Step 2 - Squared Up Setup

After installation the setup wizard prompts you to log in, then runs you through activation, the data warehouse auto-configuration, Open Access auto-configuration and getting started:

1. After installing you will automatically be taken to the setup wizard.  If you aren't, you can browse to http://<Your-SquaredUp-Web-Server>/SquaredUp, where <servername> is the name or IP address of the machine where Squared Up has just been installed.

2. Log in to Squared Up with the credentials of an SCOM Admin user who is also a SQL sysadmin. Typically for you this will be your SCOM admin account, but users with other roles - such as Read-Only Operator, Operator, Advanced Operator and Author - may also log on to Squared Up. For more information see Who can log on to Squared Up?

3. Next you are prompted to enter your activation key and click 'activate'. You should already have an activation key in the format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX which you received in an email from Squared Up, but if you do not, or have any other issues, see How to activate your licence. If you have more than one Squared Up server see Licensing Multi-server Deployments.

4. Click 'setup permissions' to automatically configure permissions to your Data Warehouse. The Squared Up application pool account will be given the _OpsMgrReader_ role.  If you choose to skip this you can run the auto configuration later by going to diagnostics from the right hand menu in Squared Up and clicking on auto-configuration. See Configure the data warehouse connection.

5.  Next click setup permissions set up Open access.  Open Access allows you to publish non-interactive dashboards to users without SCOM permissions, where users will not need to authenticate and will not require a Squared Up user licence. To configure Open Access the current Application Pool identity will be added to the read-only Squared Up Open Access Servers SCOM role.  For more information, or to configure this later, see Open Access Dashboards.

6. Click 'finish' to complete setup.

Step 3 - Getting Started with Squared Up

The welcome screen prompts you to check out Community Dashboards so you can download ready-made dashboards and get started as quickly as possible.

To get the most out of Squared Up you will want to configure your own dashboards and views, see The Dashboard Designer - The Quick Start Guide.

How do I download and import a dashboard?

See Downloading and importing a dashboard from Community Dashboards

Step 4 - Deploying into Production

See Advanced Deployment FAQs

A. Squared Up and SCOM on the same server

Forms authentication - This is the default installation.

Windows Authentication - see Enable Integrated Windows Authentication

B. Squared Up and SCOM on the different servers

Forms authentication - as default.

Set up Single-Sign-On and Kerberos - see How to set up Single Sign-On using Kerberos Constrained Delegation

C. High availability (HA) / web farm / load balancer

Forms authentication - as default.

Configure Windows Authentication and Kerberos Constrained Delegation - see How to setup Kerberos Constrained Delegation with a load balancer

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