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  1. After Management Server removal, some orphaned objects remain

    After the deletion of a management server according the description in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh456439(v=sc.12).aspx some objects will remain
    Those objects can just get deleted through manual operations in the database. ==> Custom SP dbo.sp_RemoveObjectByTypedManagedEntityId
    The Health Service Watcher Object always remains after deletion.
    This behaviour is reproducible with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

    Expected Behavior
    The customer expects that if he strictly follows the step-by-step instructions to remove a management server from the management group, nothing should remain somewhere, neither in the database nore in the filesystem, registry or somewhere else

    Analysis
    I reproduced the problematic behavior in two different environments…

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      0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Alert history is not updated correctly from within widgets

      The alert history is not updated when the resolution state of an alert is modified from within an alert widget.
      In our case we have a dashboard with two alert views. Our ops guys use the context menu to set specific resolution states on the various alerts. That kind of action is not recorded in the history information of the alerts. However, it gets recorded when doing the exactly same steps from the default alerts view. Or by opening the alert and changing the status in there directly.

      We had opened a premier ticket and were told that this is…

      34 votes
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        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the SCOM Console Windows Stop Disappearing

        Working in the SCOM console, when closing a window the console will occasionally disappear. You have to go to the task bar to find it and re-select the window.

        To reproduce this; First make sure the SCOM Console is full screen. Then click on an alert created by a rule. In the alert details, open up the rule by clicking on it.

        Then click Configuration, and View.

        Then close both windows.

        The SCOM Console will disappear.

        34 votes
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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • when the MP for 365 generates an alert it includes the incident number and the portal url, we'd like it to include a direct link to the inci

          when the MP for 365 generates an alert it includes the incident number and the portal url, we'd like it to include a direct link to the incident within the portal.

          Office 365 Incident Active Incident TM143856: Service degradation for Microsoft Teams (ServiceDegradation) https://portal.office.com/ServiceStatus/ at the moment someone has to connect to the url login and then find the details for the incident. We'd like the MP to provide a link directly to the incident details.

          16 votes
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            0 comments  ·  O365 Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Delay config updates on Agents (management pack changes)

            Please find a way yo delay config updates on the agents so not every agent gets the update at the same time. Spread the updates over a period of time or random intervals within a time period.

            example:all agents gets the update within a period of 15 minutes and not all agents at the same time as it is today. This would be a nice feature to have.

            32 votes
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              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Correct the fact that all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset when a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted.

              When a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted, all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset, resulting in the subsequent re-generation of a slew of alerts for all related x-plat agents

              106 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Error in Powershell code in Microsoft.Windows.DNSServer.2016.DNSServerZoneQueryStatistics.DS

                There is an error in the zonestatistics powerhell script. Somehow there is a > instead of -gt

                Code reference:
                $zoneQueryStatistics += $allStatistics.ZoneQueryStatistics
                if ($zoneQueryStatistics -ne $null -and $zoneQueryStatistics.Count > 0)
                {

                Forum post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/0d3c9501-61be-4421-befb-6c0fae3bcf57/possible-bug-in-dns-2016-mp-1064?forum=operationsmanagermgmtpacks

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                  1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SCOM 2012 R2 Management Pack for MSMQ on Server 2016

                  There is no management pack to monitor message queue running on server 2016

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                    1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SQL MP wrongly specifies Service Pack Level

                    SQL MP wrongly discovers Service Pack Level attribute which shows 0 but the SQL 2016 is already installed as 13.1 which is SP1 version. Please correct.

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                      4 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow wildcards to exclude some Databases/instance and not all

                      To exclude an instance or database from discovery, you have to either specify the full name or use * to exclude everything. It would be much more use to be able to exclude '*_clone' or '*test*'.

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                        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • DFS Replication Management Pack

                        Many Enterprise organisations are still reliant on File Services such as DFS-R and need to effectively monitor it. With no new release of the DFS Replication Management pack to support Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Organisations are failing to monitor key parts of their infrastructure, with failures affecting hundreds of users.

                        Please provide further support for DFS-R Monitoring

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                          0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Linux Agent 1.6.3 (SCOM 1801) should not update sudoers and create users

                          If you deploy the Linux omsagent using the "Discovery Wizard", the following modification on the system are done:
                          - three (!) users are added (omi, nxautomation and omsagent)
                          - some extensive sudoers permissions are given to them via /etc/sudoers.d/omsagent

                          Many of our clients do not allow scripts to be run as root, where the executed has write permissions on the script. Exactly this is the case for most of the scripts.

                          REQUESTS:
                          1. More documentation why these modifications are required
                          2. Can the fluenD, omsagent work without them
                          3. creating users must be optional. Many centrally maintain users and sudoers…

                          34 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Controlled agent rollout

                            When updates are applied to SCOM there is usually an update to the SCOM client agent also. Unfortunately there is no way from the SCOM console to roll the agent update out in a controlled manner. While in SCCM there is the ability to send the updated client to different deployment rings. This sort of functionality would be ideal in SCOM.

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                              0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SCOM 2016 should have maintenance to clear out unused space with SQL 2016

                              SCOM 2016 has a issue that becomes evident over enough time where unused space on Performance and Event Tables grows and eats up the space in the SCOM SQL Database to the point that SCOM can not perform its nightly maintenance and then a Group job across the 62 partitions needs ran to clear out this unused space. The maintenance to clear out this space should already be included to accommodate the issue where SQL 2016 changed its bulk insert.

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                              • BUG in Microsoft SCOM 2016 Web Console: "500 - Internal Server Error" !!!! SOLVED !!!!

                                Dear Microsoft IIS/SCOM Developer Team,

                                we have a absolutely new SCOM 2016 infrastructure and had had until today issue with the SCOM 2016 Web Console.

                                I created related to "500 - Internal server error" some forum questions. Also I read the similar 500 error on other discusiions in Technet forums.

                                Finally I found the BUG in SCOM 2016 Web Console!

                                I will list the bug in IIS/SCOM and my solution, and also want that MICROSOFT should make a statement to this issue!

                                ISSUE:

                                If any user try to access to SCOM 2016 Web Console, "500 - Internal server error" will…

                                36 votes
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                                  under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SSMS != SQL Server

                                  SCOM is apparently assuming that a machine with SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) installed must also have SQL Server installed and is alerting with "MSSQL 2014: Monitoring warning" or "MSSQL 2016: Monitoring warning" for all of our RDS VMs used by our IT group. SSMS has been a separate install for quite some time now and the SQL Management Pack needs to be updated to handle that properly.

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                                    0 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add OS "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for .SAP" to default Linux management pack

                                    Add OS discovery "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for .SAP" to default Linux management pack. Currently the Attribute caption is hardcoded "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12". Discovery of SLES for .SAP is not possible, OS shown as "Unknown"

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                                      0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Prevent running MaintenanceMode from being overwritten

                                      Using the Maintenance Mode Scheduler that came with SCOM 2016 is pretty cool but there is no mechanism to detect if a server is already in MM. If we put a server in maintenance mode e. g. for 48 hours and someone else doesn't know this and schedules another MM let's say for 2 hours then the ealier scheduled MM of 48 hours will be overwritten and the MM ends after the 2 hours. So there should be a logic which checks if a MM is already set and how long. If the newly scheduled time period is shorter than…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show more than "New" alerts in the "Alert View" when pivoting from State/Diagram views

                                        When you pivot from a state or diagram view to the alert view, only alerts in a "New" state are displayed. Ideally it should show all alerts that are not in a "Closed" state. The web console already works this way, but the fat client does not.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Linux and Office 365 Monitoring Enhancment

                                          we should focus towrards unix monitoring like we need enhance it for Docker and Linux certificate monitoring. And should also closly work on office 365 momitoring.

                                          I am working with 2 clients and Linux monitoring is not at that par good and office 365 too.

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