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  1. Solve Maintenance mode Conflict by use the furthest end time.

    Best way to explain is an exemple.

    I put a logical drive in Maintenance Mode for 60 Min.

    If my collegue put the windows Computer in maintenance WITH Child Iems for 15 min during my maintenance, My logical disk will be out of maintenance a the end on the Computer Maintenance.

    Normaly i expect the maintenance on my Logical disk should be end at his scheduled end time MINIMUM never Before.

    Thanks

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    • Update the Visio and SharePoint Extensions for System Center 2012 to work with current products.

      The ability to produce dashboards using native MS products rather than having to buy a £rd Party solution to get them.

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      • Audit SCOM User Role Actions

        There should be an option to turn on/off auditing on each of the user role types. We have a need to delegate override privileges to our users and would like to have some insight as to what they are changing and ensure the correct management packs are used for the storage of the overrides.

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        • Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration cmdlet should ignore commas in description

          The PowerShell cmdlet Export-ScomEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration will output a mis-configured CSV file and of the fields in the monitor contain a comma - such as Description (the most likely one). The cmdlet should ignore commas if finds in any fields, so the exported CSV is properly formatted.

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          • Release Agent UR as a management pack

            Releasing Agent URs bundled in a .mpb management pack along with a scripted Installation agent task would give the option to deploy it easily to "non manageable" servers, instead of having to do it using a deployment system like SCCM (which is not always available nor easy to use when not a SCCM admin) or even manually (which is often a long and boring process).

            I actually already do it myself, it's not very difficult using VSAE, but it can't be publicly released because of licensing/terms of use.

            So why not having it directly from microsoft?

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            • authoring template sort by "Created" column

              in the authoring space, looking at the monitors created by Management Pack Templates, if I try to sort by the date in the "Created" column, it only sorts on the first digit. that is to say 1/15/2017 comes before 9/15/2012. also in typical Microsoft fashion, 11 comes before 3, so a monitor created in November of this year is 'older' than a monitor I created in March of this year.

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              • DataCenter Dashboard - Default Performance Tiles applied to all commonly monitored classes in views

                When you add a monitored object/class to a dashboard view it would be very helpful if the more commonly monitored classes had their typical performance tiles applied out of the box. This would save an awful lot of repetitive work if you're invested heavily in rolling out datacenter dashboard views using a standard group model for the tiles.

                Perhaps a selection in the drop-down to "Add Standard Performance Tiles"? And then you can just remove the ones you don't need.

                So, for example, the class "Windows Server 2012 Logical Disk" would
                have the typical three or four most related performance…

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                • Use Group Managed Service Account for Windows Run As accounts

                  Allow Group Managed Service Accounts as Run As Accounts.

                  Managing Passwords of RunAs Accounts can be a pain, why not using Group Managed Service Accounts for Windows account type.

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                  • SNMP_MPGENERATOR

                    Team, Console Is Becoming Dead Slow After Importing Any Mp Created Through This Tool, Request You To Investigate

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                    • SNMP_MPGENERATOR

                      Appreciate your Effort Making This Handy...

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                      • Operations Manager 2016 Webconsole missing logoff feature

                        Operations Manager 2016 Webconsole missing logoff Feature. In Operations Manager 2012 R2 there was a logoff Option in the webconsole. Please reintroduce the logoff feature.

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                        • Add a "non-silverlight" web page that can be customized

                          a customizable web page where individuals can modify overrides for servers they are scoped for. Overriding rules/monitors is an administrative feature that requires administrator privileges to make changes.

                          I don't believe giving the keys to the kingdom should be required for users who want to change the threshold for CPU on their serverA or serverB. This puts the burden on the admin to have to make simple changes that should be self-service for application support technician.

                          When I say "customizable", I mean select a user role, the rules/monitors that can have overrides modified. This would eliminate the being tied to…

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                          • The ability to commit configuration changes in bulk instead of 1 per 1

                            When you have to create overrides to workflows, it always freezes the console when applying overrides or changes to SCOM in general. The SCOM Console than says 'busy' and there is not much you can do.
                            My idea would be that you can place certain overrides in a 'queue' and then apply them all at once.
                            Think of a firewall config where you can make the changes first, and apply them later.
                            This would allow us to make a lot more changes to SCOM without affecting the users of the SCOM console too much as you can apply many overrides…

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                            • A survey on usability of manual reset of monitors

                              In SCOM currently there are 3 options to reset monitors when the corresponding alerts are resolved. They are Event reset, timer reset and manual reset. The usual expectation is once the alert is resolved, the corresponding monitor that triggered the alert is moved back to healthy state. But this is not the case if the monitor has manual reset. The administrator has to go change the health state of the monitor manually else the monitor will remain in critical state and generate false alerts.
                              We are trying to understand the usability of manual reset option. Your response to this survey…

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                              • TSelf-signed certificates on each managed computer should be removed as it hinders environments where a STIG disallows self signed certs

                                The requirement for Self-signed certificates (used for data encryption) on each managed computer should be addressed as it complicates management of environments where a STIG disallows self signed certs. Also a public (external) official MS whitepaper should be made available which states that these certs should not be altered or replaced with reasons why or a method provided to replace if this is supported.

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                                • Event Storm suspension

                                  Just wanted to point out that there is no event collection storm suspension, i had 28million events collected from a server in a short period of time, which flooded the OPSDB, so it would be a good idea to have the ability to suspend the event collection if there is a storm

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                                  • Update SCOM like SCCM

                                    use a tab like SCCM to select and self install and update scom by itself .

                                    the tab should list each UR or version new features

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Buffer and send all active email alerts at a later schedule.

                                      Add the possibility to send email notifications at the start of the time range in the subscriber settings.

                                      For example, a subscriber is set to recieve alerts on week days between 07:00 a.m - 04:30 p.m.
                                      Notifications generated outside the time and date range are not beeing sent, as it should.
                                      But it would be great if there would be a choice to send all still active alerts generated between 04:30 p.m to 07:00 a.m to the subscriber at the start of their timerange. Like a headup of what is comming for them.

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                                      • All Management Servers Resource Pool alert is useless

                                        So when we get All Management Servers Resource Pool alert it often useless for us. There are no alert context so it is very hard to find the problem scom server.

                                        It would be nice to have a problem server in alert description in all cases.

                                        Such behavior is on 2012r2 u8

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                                        • A way to reset monitors automatically when alert is closed

                                          A lot of customers close alerts generated by monitors. Although they got very good instructions, they don't reset the monitors. PowerShell and Greenmaschine, don't do a very good job in resetting monitors. there should be a way to automatically reset monitors when an alert is closed and/or an option to reset all monitors to a green state.

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                                            36 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

                                            Thank you for your feedback.

                                            Would it help if we added a global setting in Administration → Settings → Alerts that would automatically reset a monitor whenever an alert generated by it is closed?

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