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  1. Windows Server 2016 Core OS MP TimeOffSet script fails depending on regional settings

    Windows Server 2016 Core OS MP's Microsoft.Windows.Server.TimeOffset.Monitortype.ps1 gives an error message from all our servers with Finnish time format.

    The error message is:
    "System.Management.Automation.MethodInvocationException: Exception calling "ToDecimal" with "1" argument(s): "Input string was not in a correct format."At line:747 char:1
    + [Decimal]$toffset = [convert]::ToDecimal($Time_Offset)
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.PipelineBase.Invoke(IEnumerable input)
    at Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.PowerShell.RunspaceController.RunScriptT"

    Finnish is using the following date/time formats:

    Short date: d.M.yyyy
    Short time: H.mm
    Long time: H.mm.ss

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    3 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Remove Dependency on SQL Server Agent for SCOM 2016 Maint Mode

    Currently, the Maintenance Mode scheduler makes use of SQL Server Agent jobs to schedule the maintenance windows. This creates issues in highly available environments and an unnecessary dependency. Scheduled maintenance should be handled by a rule like other tasks.

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    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Pull the latest release of the Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System 2016 and 1709 Plus

    The recent release of this management pack has over-sensitive monitors which have turned an entire test environment critical. See my post on Technet here for further details.
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/e7265916-7da2-4412-97c1-27c150a573ec/caution-new-windows-server-management-packs-and-alert-storms?forum=operationsmanagergeneral#e7265916-7da2-4412-97c1-27c150a573ec

    Also the download link for the Management pack guide is broken, so we have no way to ascertain the changes in this reease!

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    3 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. WebConsole missing form authentication Integrated with AD

    ) In SCOM2012 R2, it was possible to login to the SCOM web console with a different user via a form based authenticated through AD.
    If a user would try to connect with a non permitted user to the console, a form would load up within the webconsole and would ask for Username/Password. It would then be possible to use another account with the rights permissions to access the console.
    This feature is now gone in SCOM2016 and doesn't seem to be any work around in the current context.
    In a company where users have 2 different account (1 for…

    36 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017

    Update VSAE to be fully supported in Visual Studio 2017, which is current.

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    27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With SCOM 1801 we have updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017.

    More information on System Center 1801 release is available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/

    Blog on VSAE support for Visual Studio 2017: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2017/12/01/system-center-visual-studio-authoring-extensionvsae-support-for-visual-studio-2017/

  6. we are running out of votes because ideas are not getting closed...

    @MSFT, could you please provide active feedback and close those ideas which are solved and/or will not be solved so we get back our votes?

    YOU are asking for our feedback and so we expect that you provide feedback to us as well. We spend our time, so please do you.

    Thank you

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Linux OpenSSL out of Supported range

    I am trying to install SCOM agent 1.5.1-256.universal.1.x64.deb for an Ubuntu Server and when the wizard is completing the installation I received the message below .

    Unsupported OpenSSL version - must be either 0.9.8 or 1.0..

    I am using the version OpenSSL 1.1.0 out of supported range.

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    completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow SCOM to use TLS1.2

    This request is to update SCOM to be able to use TLS1.2 as a secure channel method. Currently SCOM 2012R2 and SCOM 2016 do not support TLS1.1, nor 1.2.

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    23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    SCOM 2012 R2, SCOM 2016 and SCOM 1801 support TLS 1.2

    TLS 1.2 Protocol Support Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 R2: https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4055768/tls-1-2-protocol-support-deployment-guide-for-system-center-2012-r2

    TLS 1.2 Protocol Support Deployment Guide for System Center 2016: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4051111/tls-1-2-protocol-support-deployment-guide-for-system-center-2016

  9. SCOM 2016 support SQL Server 2016SP1

    Currently SCOM 2016 does NOT support SP1. SP1 touts consistent programmability across SQL Server editions. This should also benefit the development team to streamline customizations.

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    1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. DNS Management Pack 10.0.6.0 bug in DS for monitor "Microsoft Windows Server DNS Zone NSLookup"

    A script bug has been introduced with MP version 10.0.6.0, causing the monitor "Microsoft Windows Server DNS Zone NSLookup" to fail.

    DataSource: Microsoft.Windows.Server.DNS.NSLookup.DS
    Error: The system cannot find the file specified
    Cause: Line 103 - chcp 437 && nslookup.exe...

    10 votes
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    completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Include the "Universal Linux Monitoring" Management Pack with System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux

    Currently the System Center 2016 Management Packs for UNIX and Linux do not include the actual universal monitoring MP (Microsoft.Linux.Universal.Monitoring) for Unix/Linux, and it must be obtained from the older 2012 MPs.

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    completed  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow import of already created dashboards into one dashboard view and share to others

    Created dashboards can only be viewed on one screen at a time. It would be good to be able to consolidate various created dashboards into one screen as a new dashboard and share to other users as well.

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With SCOM 1801 we have shipped HTML5 dashboards removing Silverlight dependency and allowing access of Web Console from multiple browsers. With this release Web Console is completely HTML based.

    HTML5 dashboards allows users to save dashboards into a new MP or an existing unsealed MP which can be exported through Operations Console to share with others.

    More information on System Center 1801 release is available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/
    Documentation for HTML5 is available here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-overview-html5-webconsole?view=sc-om-1801
    Blog series on HTML5 dashboards:
    Overview: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post1/
    The all new Dashboards: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post2-the-all-new-dashboards/
    The new HTML5 Widgets: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post3-the-new-html5-widgets/
    The all new Drilldown experience: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post4-the-all-new-drilldown-experience/
    Sample Custom Dashboard walkthrough: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post5-sample-custom-dashboard-walkthrough/

  13. "View DLC Page" link on SQL Server 2016 MP links to SQL 2014 DLC Page

    Under Administration/Management Packs/Updates and Recommendations, when selecting SQL Server 2016. Clicking the "View DLC Page" link will take you to the SQL Server 2014 download page instead.

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    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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  15. 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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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With SCOM 1801 we have shipped HTML5 dashboards removing Silverlight dependency and allowing access of Web Console from multiple browsers. With this release Web Console is completely HTML based.

    HTML5 dashboards allows users to save dashboards into a new MP or an existing unsealed MP which can be exported through Operations Console to share with others.

    More information on System Center 1801 release is available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/
    Documentation for HTML5 is available here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-overview-html5-webconsole?view=sc-om-1801
    Blog series on HTML5 dashboards:
    Overview: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post1/
    The all new Dashboards: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post2-the-all-new-dashboards/
    The new HTML5 Widgets: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post3-the-new-html5-widgets/
    The all new Drilldown experience: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post4-the-all-new-drilldown-experience/
    Sample Custom Dashboard walkthrough: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post5-sample-custom-dashboard-walkthrough/

  16. SCOM - MongoDB Monitoring Survey

    The System Center Operations Manager product team wants to hear about your requirements on MongoDB monitoring.

    Your response to this survey will help us better understand your requirements and issues, so that we can improve the monitoring experience.

    To provide your feedback, please follow this link to the survey – https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0JTRZrjCWlv0lmd

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  17. 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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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Exchange 2016 MP

    Exchange 2016 MP still not released (and the product is there for more than 90 days. MS promised to deliver MPs within that time. Where is it? This is absolutely not acceptable in enterprise environments (and of course other customers as well).
    Microsoft, when do you deliver?

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    2 comments  ·  Exchange Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  SCOM PMs responded

    Hi Patrick,
    The Exchange 2013 MP discovers both Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016 servers and can monitor both versions of exchange server.

    -Suraj

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  SCOM PMs responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have fixed it in the Wiki page. The Wiki page is community powered so please feel free to fix it if you feel any information is incorrect.

    Thanks,
    Suraj Guptha

  20. Automatic refresh

    To many times have I gone to a page only to find out what I'm looking at isn't what is actually displayed. Why should I have to refresh every display? This should be incorporated into the display change.

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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With SCOM 1801 we have shipped HTML5 dashboards removing Silverlight dependency and allowing access of Web Console from multiple browsers. With this release Web Console is completely HTML based.

    Each widget in the dashboard have their own refresh interval rate which will be automatically refreshed according to the configured frequency.

    More information on System Center 1801 release is available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/
    Documentation for HTML5 is available here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-overview-html5-webconsole?view=sc-om-1801
    Blog series on HTML5 dashboards:
    Overview: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post1/
    The all new Dashboards: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post2-the-all-new-dashboards/
    The new HTML5 Widgets: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post3-the-new-html5-widgets/
    The all new Drilldown experience: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post4-the-all-new-drilldown-experience/
    Sample Custom Dashboard walkthrough: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post5-sample-custom-dashboard-walkthrough/

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