Increase Operations Console refresh rate

You can set the refresh rate for the Operations Console by setting the following registry key:

HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftMicrosoft Operations Manager3.0consoleCacheParametersPollingInterval
Values 0 – 10. 0 turns off automatic refresh and requires manual refresh via F5. The value 1 through 10 increments the refresh interval every 15 seconds. The maximum value of 10 is a refresh interval of 2 min 30 seconds. As you can see the root hive is the HKCU so this is a per user setting.

Reference: http://www.bictt.com/blogs/bictt.php/2011/06/01/scom-trick-20-increase-console

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Unseal Management Packs

MP2XMLPRO is a GUI-tool by Tim McFadden that makes it easy to export/unseal any Management Pack:
http://www.scom2k7.com/mp2xmlpro-management-pack-conversion-tool/

A guy named Steve Bernard has also made a GUI-tool for unsealing Management Packs and his tool can also extract bundled binaries:
http://stevesbog.loungent.com/2014/03/04/a-gui-tool-for-unsealing-management-packs-and-bundles-in-scom/#.Uze7eY2KDIU