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  1. Make it easier to create direct shortcuts(LNK files) to dashboards and views.

    Make it easier to create direct shortcuts(LNK files) to dashboards and views from the Console.

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  2. Provide the ability to add variables to the subject line of an alert

    I created rules to alert when users were added to Domain Admins, Schema admins etc. The company wanted separate subject lines per group. A simple Subject: [USER] added to [GROUP] would have prevented me creating loads of individual rules.

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  3. Create a way to hierarchically link alerts

    Create a way to hierarchically link alerts in a service type workflow so that you only see the top level alert

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  4. Customizable admin role

    Hi,
    it would be great to get a customizable Administrator role. Often there's the request, that SCOM admins should not be able to not touch various Systems (AD, ...).

    I could imagine that an Enterprise admin like for AD could be the "top admin" that customizes the roles.

    Cheers,
    Patrick

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  5. client side javascript monitoring

    scom's current web recording not very useful since it does not work with client side js which is most sites. Include something like selenium.

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  6. More columns in console

    Would like to have more columns in different console areas (not just dashboards). For example...
    - Groups: add column to view "total members"
    - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"

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  7. Allow "create new xxx" windows to be minimised or allow access to the console behind simultaneously

    I'm frequently creating an alert and need to reference something in the background, and have to either cancel what I'm doing, or open another Operations Console.

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  8. Powershell commandlet to create rules.

    You can "get-scomrule" but not "set-scomrule". I had to create a lot of rules recently and it took ages. (This would have been mitigated by being able to add variables to the subject line of an alert)

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  9. Anything thats monitored should have an alarm action out the box (even if its disabled by default)

    e.g. DFS-R backlog count. There should be an "alert when over x number of files" alert that's not enabled by default but that you can elect to use.

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  10. Give the ability to right click in monitoring and "add-to-existing-dashboard"

    This would make using the built in monitoring objects on custom dashboards so much easier

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  11. Make Network dashboards available to non-administrators

    Hi, today I found out that for example the "Network Vicinity Dashboard" or the "Network Node Dashboard" is only available to SCOM Admins!
    Certainly these views need to be available to at least the operatiors role.
    Regards
    Peter

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  12. Fix Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule (fails on Spanned Volumes)

    Management Pack Name: Windows Server 2012 Operating System (Discovery)
    Management Pack Version: 6.0.7297.0
    Discovery Rule Name: Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule
    Discovery Rule Target: Windows Server 2012 Disk Partition
    Discovered Relationships: Disk Partition Contains Logical Disk
    Description: This rule discovers the relationships between disk partitions and logical disks

    Bug found in script DiskPartitionContainsLogicalDisk.ps1

    Bug found on line 332:
    $oInstanceLogicalDisk.AddProperty("$MPElement[Name='Windows!Microsoft.Windows.LogicalDevice']/DeviceID$", $WMISet.DeviceID)

    Problem Cause:
    The $WMISet could be of type System.Array if WMI query returns multiple objects. This can happen if the partition is part of a Dynamic Volume with Spanned Layout (mulitple disks for one volume).

    Possible workarround could…

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  13. Allow own custom named additional attributes for alerts.

    . At the moment 3rd party tools use the standard custom attributes and this stops us from integrating own needed information.

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  14. Performance monitoring should also include datawarehouse values.

    At the moment only the SCOM DB timerange is available in the performance reports. It should automatically additionally use datawarehouse for longer timeranges.

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  15. Maintenance mode available on any level of the health service tree

    At the moment you cannot set the maitenance in the health tree. You need to the diagram view and find the correct part of the tree which can be set.

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  16. Reply on connect bug/feedback posts.

    I mean, having this forum is fine but what should change if even nobody replies on posts on connect?

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  17. When importing a mpb the console keeps a lock on the file, making it read only, which

    When importing a mpb the console keeps a lock on the file, making it read only, which means I can't recompile via VSAE. The only way to currently remove the lock is to close the console.

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  18. Active Alerts Screen View

    On the active alerts screen, I suggest having a column that will show whether the alert is from a rule or from a monitor. That way, when there is an outage that generates a lot of alerts, it is easier to distinguish ones you can close and ones where you need to check the health again.

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  19. Recovery Tasks - Add option to script with powershell

    When setting up a recovery task, there are options for "Run Command" and "Run Script". The run script option only supports VBS. Please add the option to script with powershell.

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  20. New SCOM SharePoint WebPart with support for Provider Hosted Model

    The SCOM SharePoint web part does not meet the criteria of the provider hosted model that was introduced in SharePoint 2013. The web part has code which is actually deployed as a solution to each SharePoint web front end in the farm. In a provider hosted app, no custom code would run on the SharePoint 2013 web front end. Many customers want to be able to display their SCOM Dashboards in SharePoint 2013, but are unable to as the current web part violates their SharePoint team's best practice approach of only supporting the Provider Hosted Model on SP2013.

    The current…

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