Where has the System Centre Management service gone?

Where has the System Centre Management service gone?

Have been doing some work with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 R2 this week and after some changes I had to restart the SCOM agent service to make them take effect.  Only I couldn’t find the “System Center Management” service to do this however, it appears Microsoft has rebranded the service and it’s now called the “Microsoft Monitoring Agent” service.

Along with the rebranding of the service, Microsoft have added functionality to the agent.  It now has standalone features.

To get more information about MMA and it’s new functionalities here are some useful links: