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  1. Create MP based on existing solution in VSAE

    It would be great to being able to create a new MP (solution based on an existing one in Visual Studio. Very often MPs are similar (Network devices, for e.g.).

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    • Ability to duplicate a subscription

      Today, there is no way to duplicate a subscription from within the SCOM console.

      This is a pain, because the wizard for creating a subscription in SCOM is very, very verbose with numerous pages. So when I have to create multiple subscriptions which only differ from each other slightly, I want to smash my face into the nearest blunt object.

      This would be one of those quick fix solutions which would reduce the pain involved in using SCOM.

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      • ADFS 2012 R2 MP SQL Configuration Database Availability Monitor

        This monitor in the current MP (7.1.10100.1) doesn't appear to support connection strings that contain a TCP port number, eg. DB1,21433. it's passing the port number as a part of the hostname, which causes the $ping.send to fail. Honestly though, a ping monitor is pretty useless. How about a TCP port probe instead?

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        • Get finally rid of Silverlight - still inside SCOM 2016 ?!!

          Get finally rid of Silverlight - it is still inside SCOM 2016 ... ridiculous...

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          • Allow hyperlinks in maintenance mode description

            URL's in the description should be hyperlinks so you can click them and the default browser loads the URL.

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            • Gateway Server Approval

              Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.gatewayApprovalTool.exe crashes or stalls

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              • Create a complete SCOM 2012 R2 Installer

                The many tweaks, scripts, work arounds, tools to get SCOM 2012 R2 installed, after running through the setup of it is crazy. Even after installing the newest updates and working with a Microsoft SCOM Engineer onsite We have spent days to get it setup. Gateway services setup is horrible to setup. You know it is bad when the Engineer onsite has to reach out to MS SCOM Support at higher level to resolve the many issues. Now we have to go up another level for support!

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                • dashboard

                  Make dashboard wizard a true wizard. Make creation easier, more intuitive. Being new to SCOM 2012R2, the amount of choices, data and selections available is utterly overwhelming. Reimaging the wizard to be more detailed with selections for ideas based on questions presented so the process will understand exactly what it is you are trying to get the system to presetnt to you!!? At this point I am dang near just completely overwhelmed. An example would be: A Process/wizard that would walk me through selecting the necessary objects to create a dashboard would show the overall heath of all of my…

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                  • Azure SQL MP should support Azure AD Authentication

                    Azure SQL MP: Azure SQL should support Azure AD Authentication in addition to SQL standard logins. That would simplify the management of multiple Azure SQL servers a lot.

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                    • Updated the 'Reserved' workflows in the 'Windows Server OS" MP with more appropriate names

                      Please update the Windows Server OS MP such that the 1 unit monitor and 5 rules entitled 'Reserved' are updated with more descriptive names.

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                      • Fix DNS Management Pack

                        DNS Magnament Pack v.10, error if using Global Zone.

                        There is a bug in the zone discovery script microsoft.Windows.Server.DNS.Zone.Discovery: GlobalNames support is checked with a registry entry. The variable regVal is not declared and Option Explicit is set, so when it is used in line 59 as the variable to store the value the script fails and short circuits the entire Zone discovery process.

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                        • Personalize GUI for rule/monitor

                          Alerts should have identificator for type - it is Monitor or Rule based. And this option should be possible to turn on in personalization view.
                          So it would be easy to distinquish between types.
                          The desired efect is minimize "to active" operators habit to manually close alerts (not always resolve root cause and let monitor close alert).

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                          • Hi was wondering if the future versions, System Center 2016? will make an easier option to "trust" a gateway in your "own" network by the us

                            Hi was wondering if the future versions, System Center 2016? will make an easier option to "trust" a gateway in your "own" network by the use a "proxy" program rather than use a confusing (some command line, some gui) certificate trusting system that i still haven't got my head around and you dont actually teach in your official training classes because it is too difficult. Why cant you just have a Gui prgram that just chooses a trusted gateway to use and exchange its own "trust"?

                            Or have the agents able to use a http/https proxy? I know plenty of…

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                            • Read-Only Administrator Role

                              There should be a Read-Only Administrator Role that allows the viewing of all the useful views and dashboards in the SCOM Admin pane, but without the ability to perform actions such as run tasks etc.

                              Our scenario is that we have regulators that say because tasks can be performed against a server (and so someone could, if they want, maliciously run code through SCOM to do something bad to a server), we have to record these sessions and have the accounts managed via tools such as CyberArk.

                              The issue here is that all of the roles from SCOM Administrator down…

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                              • Oracle

                                Please consider adding native SCOM monitoring for Oracle Databases like we currently have with the SQL Management Packs provided by Microsoft. Between Oracle Database and VMWare these are the two weakest areas for monitoring within SCOM. Yes, there are some very nice management packs that can integrate monitoring of these products but would like to have some basic monitoring without having to pay the high price that comes with these management packs.

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                                • Fix Microsoft.Windows.Server.2012.R2.Computer.Discovery

                                  Fix Microsoft.Windows.Server.2012.R2.Computer.Discovery to only run on Windows 2012R2 servers. Every time this discovery runs on a non Windows 2012R2 server we get Event 10000 warning in or event logs.

                                  Log Name: Operations Manager
                                  Source: HealthService
                                  Date: 8/24/2016 7:14:30 PM
                                  Event ID: 10000
                                  Task Category: Health Service
                                  Level: Warning
                                  Keywords: Classic
                                  User: N/A
                                  Computer: xxx.xxx.xxxx.xxxx
                                  Description:
                                  A scheduled discovery task was not started because the previous task for that discovery was still executing.

                                  Discovery name: Microsoft.Windows.Server.2012.R2.Computer.Discovery
                                  Instance name: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
                                  Management group name: XXXXX
                                  Event Xml:
                                  <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
                                  <System>
                                  <Provider Name="HealthService" />
                                  <EventID Qualifiers="32768">10000</EventID>
                                  <Level>3</Level>
                                  <Task>1</Task>
                                  <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
                                  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-08-25T00:14:30.000000000Z" /> …

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                                  • SCOM High Availability - Independant Monitor of SCOM health

                                    Occasionally SCOM will become disfunctional and stop monitoring or alerting. This may happen due to grooming not being performed or lack of database space for instance.
                                    Would be good to have SCOM like SQL or Exchange with replication and independant witness wirth automatic failover - not just concept of resource pools.
                                    Need something to ensure that the watcher is being watched.

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                                    • Windows Certificate Monitoring in SCOM.

                                      Hi Team,

                                      I believe now a days its very common to use Certificates for secure communication including SCOM.

                                      Its surprising we don't have any Mgmt Pack to monitor the same. However, we have third party mgmt. pack already but none is certified yet. I believe there should be certified Mgmt Pack.

                                      Third Party:
                                      http://www.systemcentercentral.com/pack-catalog/pki-certificate-verification-mp/

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                                      • 7 votes
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                                        • Microsoft.Windows.DHCPServer.2012.R2.ClusterServer.Discovery throws a “script failed to complete message”

                                          This is due to the Powershell version required to check windows version in this MP. We know we can update the Powershell version but is not always possible in some customer scenario's.
                                          The discovery script should not run at all on a 2008 R2 server which by default has 2.0 installed. The MP now requires Powershell 3.0 or higher.
                                          The code in the mp should be changed to reflect this.

                                          This problem still exists in the latest MP Version 6.0.7299.0

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