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  1. Make SCOM all functionalities working in a full Kerberos environment

    Make SCOM all functionnalities working in a full Kerberos environment

    We have implemented NTML restriction in our AD envionment because of a prioritized recommendation in the Azure AD Security assessment : Place privileged users in the Protected Users Group. The protected users groups provides additional security, because users can only authenticate using Kerberos (everything else is blocked) and hardenning is applied to the Kerberos authentication used by enforcing AES encryption.
    BUT placing privileged users in Protected Users Group or implementing authentication policy to restrict usage of NTLM on admin accounts make SCOM loosing some functionalities.

    Approving installation on agent in…

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  2. Microsoft Learn - Learning Paths / Modules for SCOM

    SCOM as a product can be somewhat difficult to learn, mostly because of insufficient learning material or courses for existing/new users/customers. I have personally received many comments and questions about SCOM being a difficult and complex product.

    Although there are a lot of great community blogs and materials out there, it may still be spread out abit everywhere and difficult to come by.
    So I thought of a Microsoft Learn, which is a free, interactive, hands-on training platform that helps people develop in-demand technical skills related to widely used Microsoft products.

    I think Microsoft Learn modules for SCOM could be…

    80 votes
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  3. Agent task initiation fails if ANY object is grey (when multiple objects selected)

    Steps to reproduce:
    Multi-select a group of objects/targets. Example: Agent (from Agents by Version state view)
    Launch Task: "Flush Health Service State and Cache"
    Symptom: Task initiation will fail for ALL targets if any one object is grey.

    This is incredibly annoying when selecting large groups of objects as it is incredibly tedious to scroll through the sluggish Console to UNselect any grey items.

    34 votes
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  4. Option to allow SCOM Admins to grant Advance Operators the ability to view other AO's Maintenance Schedules

    Provide the option for SCOM Administrators to allow roles such as Advanced Operators to view but not edit existing maintenance schedules. This functionality would be beneficial to some customers as it would allow users to prevent creating duplicate schedules or to verify the existence of an expected schedule before beginning work.

    46 votes
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  5. SCOM 2019 Web Console, App Advisor & App Diagnostic URL does not support Edge or Chrome Browser.

    We have customers who would like to use the SCOM 2019 Web Console, specifically the App Advisor & App Diagnostic URL on other web browsers such as "Chrome" and "Edge". Currently with SCOM 2019 the App Advisor & App Diagnostic URL only works with Internet Explorer. It would be good to see the SCOM product group add support to other web browsers as well in future update rollup's.

    40 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. [PG Feedback] SCOM Management Pack needing Version update and Feature updates

    All - This poll is from SCOM Product Group. As a SCOM user, you would be using a lot of MPs and some of them could be outdated in terms version, monitors, rules and features. We are looking to revive Management Pack as a whole and we want to hear your feedback on the below topics.


    1. What are top 5 MPs (in terms of usage) used at your SCOM infra?

    2. Which top 5 MPs critically need version update (agnostic)?

    3. What are the top 3 issues that arise on MPs (in general)?

    4. What are top 3 workloads for which MPs are…
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  7. It would be great to see the built-in Service Monitor template expose overridable parameters to include frequency and samples.

    It would be great to see the built-in Service Monitor template expose overridable parameters to include frequency and samples.
    Currently the built-in service monitors are hard coded to (2) Samples and (30) Seconds, so after only (1) minute of the service being down an alert will trigger. If we could expose the parameters to override and customize the samples and frequency it would be helpful.

    18 votes
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  8. Red Hat 8 needs to be supported in SCOM 2016 ASAP!

    Red Hat 8 needs to be supported in SCOM 2016 ASAP. It is not acceptable to not provide an MP that covered RHAT 8.
    If we moved to SCOM 2019 we'd loose the ability to monitor our existing RHAT 5 and 6 servers so would be in an even worse situation that we are now with 2016.

    228 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Implement a way for immediate SCOM agent data purge

    The current way for immediate agent removal is not supported via SCOM SDK, but involves some SQL tweaking, in order to cleanup the database in advance from remnants of the object. The reason is that all discovery workflows should pass (on their respective schedule) before all references to the objects are removed. More details here: https://kevinholman.com/2018/05/03/deleting-and-purging-data-from-the-scom-database/

    34 votes
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  10. Use the Perl RegEx engine everywhere in SCOM

    Modify the RegEx engine leveraged by the expression filters (& possibly elsewhere in SCOM) from the .NET Framework RegEx engine, to the Perl engine that is leveraged by the group calculator module. Doing so would bring the following benefits:

    1 - Consistency in the interpretation of regular expressions throughout SCOM;
    2 - A more flexible experience using regular expressions in the context of expression filters, as the Perl engine offers support for RegEx functionality that is not available with the .NET Framework engine, such as the support for certain "Character Classes" (ex.: \d for digit) & "Assertions" (i.e. [Negative] Look(ahead|behind)).

    15 votes
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  11. Enabled healthservice sid by default which is good to provide sql permission to healthservice sid instead of service account

    Enable healthservice sid by default which is good to provide sql permission to healthservice sid instead of service account

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  12. Make scheduled maintenance mode follow DST

    Scheduled maintenance modes are off by one hour every time we go to/come from Daylight Saving Time, requiring manual editing of all the schedules.
    Kevin Holman created a very useful script to workaround that issue, but it still need to be ran every time we change time.
    The scheduled maintenace mode should be able to adjust automatically to DST!

    97 votes
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  13. dhcp failover relationship errors for mulitple domains.

    I'm getting a similar issue with this link below.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/5ac86044-3aae-49a0-a15f-d20a8a53377a/scom-2012-r2-ems-event-26004-unable-to-open-the-dhcpadminevents-event-log-on-computer-in-other?forum=operationsmanagergeneral

    It looks like Microsoft never looked into or have a way to work around DHCP servers outside of the domain that SCOM is in.
    There are various reasons why SCOM is unable to access a dhcp servers, firewall (because of security design), or different domains ( because of various requirements).

    We should be able to move this monitor for the Windows Server 2016 DHCP Failover Relationships off of the main management servers (rms emulators) and onto another server like the gateway servers.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Azure Management should Include Availability based Alert on Azure PAAS services in the Azure MP

    We see in the Azure SCOM MP, For PAAS services I.e Postgres, MySQL and Web Site resources and other PAAS services, do not have an Alert which represents the Availability of the service as overall is it up or down. Even though we have an option to select "Generate Alert" in the Authoring wizard during the discovery, they are threshold based and not Availability based. It would be good to see this enhancement in future on the Azure SCOM Management pack for PAAS services to have an Alert which represents Availability for the PAAS components.

    5 votes
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  15. SCOM 2019 UR1: AppAdvisor and AppDiagnostics with Edge

    AppAdvisor and AppDiagnostics fail to load with Edge as the browser.

    It fails with the following errors:

    Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher is required for Application Advisor.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher is required for Application Diagnostics.

    This functionality should be fully supported in Chromium-based browsers. With Internet Explorer being phased out, I'm a little surprised to see this.

    22 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Ability to install/uninstall/delete SCOM agents without being a full SCOM Admin

    We would like to see a role/permissions setting to install\uninstall\delete SCOM agents without being a full SCOM Admin. Other IT engineers can add/remove SCOM agents without having to engage a SCOM Admin to do this for them.

    4 votes
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  17. Use Fragments direct in the SCOM Console to create MP's

    Make Fragments part of the SCOM Console so we can use them when we create MP

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  18. Support for SCOM Reporting feature as Highly Available / Scale out deployment

    We seem to be using a Legacy design for SCOM Reporting as SCOM reporting from 2012 - 2019 does not have the option for Scale out deployment / Highly Available setup.

    From the documents provided by Microsoft, SCOM does not support hosting Reporting SQL database on Always ON or SQL Clustered database engine instance.

    Above was from a SQL prospective, However SCOM reporting component its self is not a Highly Available setup.

    Can the product group keep this in consideration for SCOM 2016 / 2019 future updates ?

    41 votes
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  19. Ubuntu 20 is not yet supported in SCOM 2019.

    Ubuntu 20 was first released in April 2020 but is not yet supported in SCOM 2019. The number of servers migrating to Ubuntu 20 has increased a lot in the last months and we don't have it monitored by SCOM. You should provide it urgently

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  20. Notify on duplicate snmp engine id

    Monitoring ~500 network devices and have sometimes an issue with a device being greyed out while SNMP seems to be working fine. Underlying cause is mostly a duplicate snmp engine id which causes the SNMPv3 communication to break with an usmStatsNotInTime report from the device.

    The fix is mostly easy but finding the cause is hard as the SNMP module does not give any clues on what's wrong and everyting we test seems to work (SNMP GET from console, probing outside of SCOM, etc.).

    It would be very helpfull if the SNMP module would give something like a warning event…

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