How to Bulk Enable Application Dependency Mapping on Agents in SolarWinds Orion Using PowerShell

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) has a feature called Application Dependency Mapping. This feature analyzes the connections on servers running the Orion agent to determine which processes and servers are talking to each other. It then takes those connections and creates application dependencies for them.

Identifying and enabling application dependency mappings programmatically in SolarWinds Orion can get a little funky. Below is a PowerShell script which finds any agents that do not have application dependency mappings enabled and enabled it on them. I also have this script posted on GitHub if you'd prefer to grab it from there. Sometime copying code from a web page can morph characters.

# Verify that the OrionSDK is installed and available.
# This is a required prerequisite for this script.
# It can be downloaded from
if (!(Get-Command Get-SwisData)) {
    if (!(Get-PSSnapin | Where-Object { $_.Name -eq "SwisSnapin" })) {
        Try {
            Add-PSSnapin "SwisSnapin"
        } Catch {
            if (Test-Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion SDK\SWQL Studio\SwisPowerShell.dll") {
                C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion SDK\SWQL Studio\SwisPowerShell.dll" | Out-Null
                C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion SDK\SWQL Studio\SwisPowerShell.dll" | Out-Null
            } else {
                Write-Host "This script requires the OrionSDK to be installed." -ForegroundColor Red
                Write-Host "" -ForegroundColor Red

# Checking to see if we already have stored credentials.
# If not, we'll prompt for credentials and securely
# store them with Export-CLIXML.
$ApiCredPath = $env:Userprofile + '\ApiCreds'
if (!(Test-Path -Path $ApiCredPath)) {
    $ApiCred = Get-Credential -Message "Please enter your credentials for SolarWinds Orion"
    if ($ApiCred) {
        Export-Clixml -Path $ApiCredPath -InputObject $ApiCred
$SwCredential = Import-Clixml -Path $ApiCredPath -Verbose

# Checking to see if we have a cached an Orion server.
# If not, we'll prompt for hostname or IP address of the
# primary Orion server and cache it to the Orion environment variable.
if (!$Env:Orion) {
    $OrionServer = Read-Host "Enter the hostname or IP of your primary Orion server."
    if ($OrionServer) {
        New-Item -Path Env:\Orion -Value $OrionServer
$Swis = Connect-Swis -Hostname $env:Orion -Credential $SwCredential

# Get agent nodes that don't yet have application dependencies enabled
$NodesQuery = @"
    SELECT NodeID, ObjectSubType, IPAddress, Caption, n.CustomProperties.Environment, n.Inventory.NodeID AS [InventoryNodeID]
    FROM Orion.Nodes n
    WHERE n.ObjectSubType='Agent' AND 
        n.Inventory.NodeID IS NULL AND 

$Nodes = Get-SwisData -SwisConnection $Swis -Query $NodesQuery

# Loop through each of the nodes and enable application dependencies
foreach ($Node in $Nodes) {
    Invoke-SwisVerb -SwisConnection $Swis -EntityName Orion.ADM.NodeInventory -Verb Enable -Arguments @( ,@( $($Node.NodeID) ) )


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