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  1. 4K Resolution support for SCOM console

    SCOM console seems to not fully support 4K resolution. If you open overrides window the enable checkboxes are hidden and many other views are not aligned properly.

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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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        • 19 votes
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          • Move Scheduled Maintenance Mode to the Monitoring Pane

            The Scheduled Maintenance Mode feature is only available to SCOM Administrators currently because it is added to the SCOM Administration Pane. What is needed is to have this available to the Service Desk (as stated by Vinayak) and Operators and Advanced Operators levels. Meaning it would have to be made available somehow in the Monitoring Pane in order to be used by a very large part of the maintenance mode setting target audience.
            Of course the PowerShell cmdlets are the other way of getting to the Scheduled Maintenance mode entries and to adjust them, but this is basically for use…

            45 votes
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            • Fix the rendering on more than one screen

              On multiple screens in TP5 SCOM the buttons don't show up. Some creative Tab + Enter seems to work with the invisible buttons.
              ie
              1) Add computers/groups to OMS - no search button.
              2) Computer and device management discovery - greyed out search buttons.
              3) Computer and device management - Administrative account - missing text
              4) Repair agents - missing button.

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              • Add scrolling or resizing to all Dashboard and Widget UI's

                When creating Widgets, some of interfaces do not have any scroll bars or ability to resize the UI and so it's very difficult to select an object in a list. For example, when creating a 'Objects by Performance' widget, when selecting the performance counter, some instance names are very long and so there is no way to choose because the names are truncated, hence I am unable to use the widget.

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                • Increase the Number of SDK/Console Connections to Operations Manger

                  Currently 50 SDK connections is the Max you can have to a Management Group. This limits certain larger customers to have to have multiple MGs in order to satisfy the number of console connections via Web Console, Thick Console or SharePoint Webparts. For instance, I have a customer that needs to have 3 Management Groups to allow all the SysAdmins console connection capabilities (Roughly 120 Console Connections). It becomes a SCOM admin nightmare to try and manage 3 MGs.

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                  • SCOM-OMS prerequisites checker tool

                    Tool which can be used to do prerequisite check for connection between Agent/MS and OMS.
                    Based on firewall requirements:
                    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484101.aspx
                    including option for Proxy server and Proxy user account.
                    It would be a great help for deployment and troubleshooting scenarios

                    7 votes
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                    • Fix the sort by date in the SCOM Console

                      Today, the SCOM console fails to properly sort columns throughout the UI. For instance, if sorting by created date for something like Web Application Monitors, it sorts by on integer value, not based on date time.

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                      • Maintenance Mode Exit Health status not a New state change

                        When SCOM enters maintenance mode and then exits it will re-examine the health of objects and re-discover issues that have already been raised previously - causing more alerts. It should check previous state before maintenance and not re-alert for something that has not changed. Alternatively if the state of alert is changed to something like "Acknowledged" then it should not keep alerting or appearing as a "New" state change.

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                        • Gateway Server should ping Agents

                          Agents managed by a Gateway Server should be pinged by that instead of a Management Server.

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                          • Monitor State View/Widget

                            It would be great to have state views/widgets which show the state of a particular monitor instead of the health of a class.

                            17 votes
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                            • Create Configurable Discovery Groups Under Agent Managed

                              I had a customer suggest that it would be nice to have groups that are configurable with Queries. The queries can target OUs, use PowerShell, target AD Queries, Use SCCM Collections, etc. The basic methods are nice but more automation around deploying agents is needed.

                              For Large Management Groups it becomes difficult to sort through the huge list of servers in Agent Managed, being able to break it up would be mush easier to manage agents.

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                              • visio

                                Visio 2016 SCOM Addin support for creating dashboard, or integrate something like this into SCOM without needing Visio. I supported a number of customers that want this but are unaware of the feature until I present it to them as part of their requested solution.

                                26 votes
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                                • Automatic Maintenance Mode when WSUS Restarts ( Event 22 ) on agents are required

                                  ... and also all related Objects like JEE Tomcat or DHCP Relationships ect on the particular machines

                                  12 votes
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                                  • SCVMM control Maintenance Mode

                                    Currentley SCVMM puts the SCOM agents in Maintenance Mode for 1Year and 1 Day, i would like the ability to controll it, as this is causing an issue for monitoring, our default windows are 5hrs.

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                                    • Health Explorer: Grey out "Recalculate Health" unless a monitor has OnDemandDetection

                                      Most unit monitors in MPs do not have OnDemandDetection implemented. Hence clicking on "Recalculate Health" in Health Explorer will not provide the results an operator might expect.
                                      Please consider greying that button out should a monitor only feature RegularDetection.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Add a "State Change" connector framework

                                        Just like the Alert Framework connector, it would be helpful to have a stream with state changes for external processing. Some monitors do not generate alerts but it would be helpful to get a feed of the state changes to process external responses.

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                                        • Workflow Analyzer tool for Operations Manager 2012

                                          For Troubleshooting Operations Manager Workflows Support team require Workflow Analyzer (available for 2007 r2) or some thing similar so such workflows that have initialize or not getting updated issue can be debugged and troubleshoot.

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