Version 2

    In my another post ( I added a search function in Solarwinds Page header , also modified the search results page to show some direct links related to the nodes, such as Edit Node, List Resources, etc., but not the unmanage/re-manage links.  Solarwinds build-in unmanage node page is a pop-up window; you cannot access the URL directly via web console.


    Did some search and I found an alternative way to achieve it.  I created a customised standalone ASP .Net page for unmanage or re-mange node using Solarwinds SDK (PowerShell SwisSnapin) and MS Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. The ASP .Net page will run Solarwinds Powershell commands on Solarwinds server to re/unmanage a node.  The page takes three parameters:


    NodeID: N:1234


    NodeStatus:  if it is 9, it means the node is unmanaged


    You can call this page from your search result page to unmanage/remange the node, the search results look like:






    On Solarwinds Master (Web) server:

    •    If not installed, Install PowerShell 2.0 or above. (

    •    If not installed, Install Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5/4.0 (

    •    If not installed, install MS IIS Web Deploy (

    •    Install Orion SDK 1.8 (

    •    Install Visual Studio - Visual Web Developer 2010 Express: (




    1.    Create an ASP.NET Web Application


    •    Run Visual Web Developer 2010 Express to create a New Project  C#  ASP.NET Application

    •    Add “AjaxControlToolkit” to the project (

    •    Add a reference to the PowerShell assembly called “System.Management.Automation” from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0"

    •    Create a folder called “images” to save you images used by the web-page.




    •    Add a new aspx page (Add – New Item – Web Form).  In my example it is called “swnodemanagement.aspx”.


    Please see the attachments for the codes (aspx & cs files).

    Some useful links to help you building the page




    2.    Build the Deployment Package

    Build the Project as a zip file (Project -- Build the Deployment Package)

    3.    Deploy the application (zip) to Solarwinds

    •    Run IIS manager, Create a new website (Do not deploy the application to current Solarwinds website), called “Solarwinds SDK”, using different port, say 8080


    •    Deploy the package (zip file) from Deploy—Import Application

    4.    Update C:\inetpub\SolarWinds\Orion\NetPerfMon\Resources\NodeSearchResults.aspx

    •    Add codes below



                        <a href="http://your-solarwinds-server-url:8080/SWNodeManagement/swnodemanagement.aspx?NodeID=N:<%#Eval("NodeID")%>&NodeCaption=<%#Eval("Name")%>&NodeStatus=<%#Eval("Status")%>"  target="_blank"><img alt="img006" src="/Orion/images/StatusIcons/Unmanaged.gif"  width="14" height="14">Re/Unmanage</a>



    5.    Test, the result should like:




    Tested on Windows Server 2008 with PowerShell 2.0 and Solarwinds environment: NPM 10.6 + Solarwinds SDK1.8. Please feel free to use/ modify the codes. I am not a web developer please correct the errors in the codes if found.