Adding new Incident Category in SCSM – In Depth

Well !! In this Post we will talk about adding new Incident Category in SCSM  . It May be noted that Incident Management / Category is a default Category in SCSM and Cannot be Deleted . In this exercise we will see step by step as to how to create a new Incident category in SCSM .

Log into the server as Administrator :

Go to Service Manager > Library > Lists > Incident Classification :

System Center Service Manager Incident Category 1

Double Click the Incident Classification Link .

System Center Service Manager Incident Category 2


After that , Click on add Item and add a new Item As Operating System Issue . After that Add new Child Item under this as Blue Screen etc . Click ok  You will now see that all the items and sub items have been updated in the Incident Classification .

System Center Service Manager Incident Category 3


Now we are done on the server part . In order to confirm that these items have been visible to users as well . Let us log into a user system and see the user console as below :

System Center Service Manager Incident Category 4


Click on create request and you will see a window like this :

System Center Service Manager Incident Category 4


Click next and you will see that the new items have been added in the Incident box :

System Center Service Manager Incident Category 5


That’s it !!


Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

2 thoughts on “Adding new Incident Category in SCSM – In Depth

  1. Dear Abheek,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I would like to thank you for “Adding new Incident Category in SCSM – In Depth”.

    Could you please advise the detailed steps on how to install the Self-Service Web Portal?

    I need the users to add incidents/service requests through the portal.

    I am using Service Manager 2012 SP1 and waiting to upgrade to 2012 R2 next week.

    Your support is highly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance,

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