Configuring IIS Redirects for HTTPS with the SCOM 2007 R2 Web Console

Whilst working with the SCOM 2007 R2 Console today, I saw that on our SCOM RMS server, the Default Web Site in IIS was running still and occupying Port 80 for no good reason, while the SCOM Console was relegated to Port 51908 which isn’t very user friendly. Additionally, the site was in the clear with no SSL, so I wanted to make the site secure.

Step 1 was to disable the Default Web Site and stop it from starting automatically. Once this is done, remove the Binding for Port 80 from the site to make that port available for use. Once you have done this, you can follow the steps per my previous post Redirecting Non-HTTPS Traffic to HTTPS for SharePoint 2007. Although the post in entitled for SharePoint 2007, it applies to any server running Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 with IIS 7 or 7.5, just you need to rename the websites that you create accordingly.

Once complete, users will be able to type the server name which hosts your SCOM Web Console, without needing to append the default port number, and they will be automatically redirected to Port 443 for the HTTPS version of the site, instead of an IIS error stating that they need to use the HTTPS version.


Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. Richard Green is an IT Pro with over 15 years' of experience in all things Microsoft including System Center and Office 365. He has previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of work, he loves motorbikes and is part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. He is also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.