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  1. 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…

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  2. [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 As a SCOM user, you would be using a lot of MPs and some of them could be outdated in terms version, monitors, rules and features.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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  3. Allow the use of diacritic characters in property values of instances

    Portuguese makes use of five diacritics: the cedilla (ç), acute accent (á, é, í, ó, ú), circumflex accent (â, ê, ô), tilde (ã, õ), and grave accent (à, and rarely è, ì, ò, and ù). The cedilla indicates that ç is pronounced /s/ (from a historic palatalization).

    When instances that are discovered that contain these characters they are displayed as a black diamond with a question mark.

    8 votes
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  4. Bug in System.ExpressionFilter module

    System.ExpressionFilter module incorrectly process data with Duration type. The module considers that negative duration is greater than positive. As example, this construction returns true but logically it should return false:
    <ConditionDetection ID="CD" TypeID="System!System.ExpressionFilter">
    <Expression>
    <SimpleExpression>
    <ValueExpression>
    <Value Type="Duration">PT1S</Value>
    </ValueExpression>
    <Operator>Less</Operator>
    <ValueExpression>
    <Value Type="Duration">-PT1S</Value>
    </ValueExpression>
    </SimpleExpression>
    </Expression>
    </ConditionDetection>

    9 votes
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  5. Web Application (URL) Monitoring also need Resource Pool Concept to ensure 100% availability of monitoring during disaster

    It’s obvious that alerts generated for all monitored URLs when assigned watcher nodes (SCOM servers in most cases) unavailable for quite sometime during reboot (as part of patching) or disaster recovery. It really causes confusions to customers when their application or URL is available. I feel having resource pool concept will really help to improve these situations.

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  6. Alert "Severity" and "Priority" does not show the exact value in Email notifications in SCOM 2016 & 2019

    When an Email Alert is generated from SCOM, The Alert subject line & Email body display the Alert "Severity" and "Priority" in the form of numbers. I.e # Severity 0,1,2 instead of mentioning the actual severity

    Severity : Critical , Warning or Information

    Priority : High, Medium or Low

    It is a bit difficult for end user to remember which number represents what. It would great to see a fix for this on a future UR.

    4 votes
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  7. A Maintenance schedules schedule created by an operator should adhere to scoping rules

    When an operator creates a maintenance schedules schedule this is only visible to that person. As a result this can also only be changed by that person.
    Only when an administrator creates a schedule this is visible to other administrators.

    It would be good that when an operator creates a schedule this is visible by members of his user role or even better it adheres the scoping structure. This would allow colleagues of the same team to modify schedules.

    29 votes
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  8. Ability to turn off alerts not able to be closed in SCOM 2019

    We need to be able to disable the feature preventing alerts from being closed if the monitor is in an unhealthy state.

    As it currently stands integration with a Service desk such as Netcool is problematic as if the alert is closed in the service desk when the writeback happens to SCOM the chain breaks as the alert cannot always be closed in SCOM.

    Feature below:

    If you close an alert generated by a monitor (from the Operations Console “Active alerts” view) which is in a unhealthy state then the following message will be displayed and the alert will not…

    306 votes
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  9. Need a method for perpetual maintenance mode in SCOM 2016

    I want to apply a maintenance mode schedule that will keep a group of servers in mmode 'permanently'. I've tried this with a daily schedule for a duration of 1445 minutes so there's over lap when the next run happens, but it will stop running after a couple days.

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  10. SCOM 2019 Web console: Maintenance Schedule/User Roles enables Active Alerts dasboards

    My need is enable only Maintenance Schedules view for users/groups and use self made Alert views in Web Console, but every time enabling Maintenance Schedule @ User Role Properties in Dashboard and Views enables Active Alerts Dashboard and Alert Closure Failure views. Could this be fixed so that only Maintenance Schedule view is possible?

    I would like also that at in Maintenance Schedule / Create I could disable Available Objects viewing automatically available servers/objects (meaning that user must know object / server name and type it to available objects field to get it for view)

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  11. IDENTITY Arithmetic overflow in ManagedEntityTypeImageRebuild

    After running SCOM environment for a long time I got this error in Event Log:

    Exception 'SqlException': Sql execution failed. Error 8115, Level 16, State 1, Procedure ManagedEntityTypeImageRebuild, Line 56, Message: Arithmetic overflow error converting IDENTITY to data type int.

    Problem lies in the SP where a DELETE statement is executed instead of a TRUNCATE TABLE statement.

    9 votes
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  12. Option to repeat email notifications until resolved

    Option to resend notifications on a schedule. For example, send the notification once every three hours until the alert is closed.

    3 votes
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  13. Make company knowledge in SCOM editable without Office

    A small but important issue have haunted SCOM since its very beginning: You cannot edit Company knowledge without installing Office on the machine you are using to connect to the managementserver, which for larger companies most likely is a TerminalServer.

    I have used SCOM for a decade now and it puzzles me that Microsoft still does not manage to either incorporate a rich text editor or at least let us edit the textfield directly without formatting in the operations console.

    As a result, we sadly are not using this feature.

    15 votes
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  15. When an SCOM Agent's Operations System undergoes In-place upgrade, Post upgrade duplicate objects are seen in SCOM related to the Agent

    When an SCOM Agent's Operations System undergoes In-place upgrade, Post upgrade duplicate objects are seen in SCOM related to the Agent

    In this example Duplicate Disks, Network adapters can been seen. Kevin Holman has blogged about this topic as well - https://kevinholman.com/2019/07/01/do-you-have-duplicate-logical-disks-in-scom/#:~:text=It%20isn't%20terribly%20harmful,in%20SCOM%20as%20a%20whole.

    It would be great to have a design change to handle this internally within SCOM rather than Administrators deleting and re-approving the same in the SCOM console.

    Lot of manual validation needs to be done as follows:


    1. Once the Agent is deleted, We have to wait to a day for the Agent to be groomed automatically to…

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  16. New MP for PKI CErts

    Please introduce an MP for PKI Certificates by Microsoft. What we have is a third party MP.

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  17. "Web Console"

    The HTML Web Console should have the same display features as the full client, for all monitoring views:
    -The views should display all the columns that are defined
    -All columns should be sortable
    -The views should allow for personalization
    -The user should be able to resize the columns

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  18. Hi , pls enable option to customize webconsole. Now is impossible publish dashboard ,alerts to managers. i cannot hide nav panel etc.

    Hi , pls enable option to customize webconsole. Now is impossible publish dashboard ,alerts to managers. i cannot hide nav panel etc.

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  19. catalog

    Someone needs to properly start managing the SCOM catalog behind 'import management packs'.
    Currently it's quite a mess/chaos:
    - It contains MPs for obsolete products,
    - The descriptions of many management packs make not completely clear which MP you should actually choose, sometimes there are several versions, etc
    - Many Microsoft products are missing
    - Some management packs are available on the internet but not in via the catalog
    - There are sample entries in the catalog (in a production catalog environment?!)
    - Some server roles seem to have multiple management packs or legacy dependencies because MPs are stacked and…

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  20. Possibility to resize "TILES" on dashboards in the SCOM 2019 webconsole

    Possibility to resize "TILES" on dashboards in the SCOM 2019 webconsole. You can almost on any other object change size, but not for tiles...

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