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  1. Enhance the web application transaction recorder to track mouse movements.

    Currently when you configure a web application monitor you cannot simply use the macro recorder to record a sequence of actions using your mouse. Everything has to be hard-coded via URL strings. SCOM web application monitoring should be on par with other web application monitoring tools on the market that allow you to use a recorder to track mouse movement and make things like monitoring a web site via SSO easier.

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  2. Ability to Make dashboards public and not require a login without relying on sharepoint.

    This would be best paired with the HTML 5 web console request, as to requiring a plugin to see the dashboards can make impromptu presentations a pain.

    But without having to define all users into a read only role, I want to be able to flag content as public and not require a login into the web console to view.

    Dashboards get created for projects all the time, and need to have good flexibility on who sees the data.

    4 votes
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  3. Discover Windows server as Network devices

    A way to discover windows server as Network devices for setting up snmp configuration in scom 2012 without editing .asl file. This requirement is required for windows server hardware monitoring where for some of the hardware vendor will not provide the respective hardware mp's

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  4. operations console advanced or expert view

    Operations Console Advanced or Expert view
    I would like to have an option to use the Operations Console in advanced or expert view. This view will allow the advanced operator to do things like being able to view the underlying SQL query that was used to generate the particular state view or alert view for example. Right-click view to show the SQL query. This will allow users to run custom queries against the database for building custom web views or to learn some of the techniques that were used to generate the views. I find it faster to query the…

    2 votes
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  5. SCOM Authoring Allow the admin to input the Monitor/Rules ID

    SCOM Authoring Allow the admin to input the Monitor/Rules ID instate of the random one.

    6 votes
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  6. Standardize source and path across management packs

    For drive space alerts, "source" is the drive, "path" is the computer. SCOM hearbeat alerts use "source" as the computer and "path" as the SCOM namespace path. SQL has "source" as the instance name, and "path" as the computer\instance name, and AD sets both to computer name. It would be good if these were standardized; for example, "source" could be the computer with the problem, and "path" may be the SCOM namespace path. Or perhaps a new field could be added for the computer name.

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  7. Enable distributed database

    It would be good if, in a distributed management server setup, we could distribute database servers as well, so there's a local database for each management server.

    4 votes
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  8. Subscription & alert integration + better formatted email support.

    1. Method to view a history of triggered subscriptions, email, command channel or otherwise.

    2. Include some data about a triggered subscription into the alert that triggered it.

    3. more options to create better formatted email based subscriptions, and include monitor product knowledge etc.

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  9. Automatic agent remediation when servers grey out

    Automatic agent remediation when servers grey out. This one's a no-brainer. If the server's accessible by remote share then the agent is probably reparable.

    5 votes
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  10. Include a parameter for Persistence (number of polling intervals) in all monitors, especially service and disk monitors.

    This is to stop alerting on transitory events, such as restarts or pauses of services, and files written then deleted from drives.

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  11. Allow for management servers be excluded from All Management Servers resource pool without breaking automatic membership for new servers.

    For proxies that use Management Servers as their base (Veeam Collectors), removing them from the all management servers resource pool breaks automatic membership for new management servers. It would be nice to have a way to mark management servers somehow to NOT be included in the all management servers resource pool, perhaps by an attribute, so that new servers will still be included in that resource pool.

    2 votes
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  12. Bettery history tab

    Add more context in the history tab on an alert, I want more then alert modified by, what fields where change from what to what.

    3 votes
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  13. 5 votes
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  14. Subscription: SMS channel. Text message field 160 characters limit

    "Text message" field is limited to 160 default characters. That's right if you are filling the field with the actual message. Most of us are filling this field with OpsMgr variables.
    The $Data[Default='Not Present']/Context/DataItem/ResolutionStateName$ is 67 symbols long, but in the actual SMS message in most cases this will be 3-8 symbols. This limit often prevents us from creating a good and descriptive SMS alerts...

    7 votes
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  15. Monitor Symantec Netbackup solution

    Monitoring servers as network devices in an attempt to monitor Netbackup solution.

    2 votes
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  16. Offline Catalog

    The ability to download and setup an Offline Catalog for secure environments that have no Internet Access. This would not only help when importing new management packs, but when working in Visual Studio in said environment.

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  17. Simpler Powershell interaction

    interacting OpsMgr with Powershell is a nightmare. It must be like in ConfigMgr. Objects (and their properties and actions) in PS must be the same that in GUI

    3 votes
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  18. Easier to discover SQL Cluster

    It seems there is no easy way to determine why a SQL Cluster is not being discovered. The host OS gets discovered, but if you don't have all the accounts right and sometimes it still doesn't get discovered. there doesn't seem to be anything in the logs to say why its not being discovered.

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  19. splunk vs scom 2012 r2

    i was working on domain controllers performance issue last week, i had booth spunk and scom side by side , splunk is a lot faster and can show real time data where as scom can time range from minutes,hours and days . it had been great if we can get real time performance data as splunk. SCOM webconsole is also very slow.

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  20. Allow 3rd part Devs to create Universal Apps

    Currently there are no SCOM related apps in the Windows store as the SDK service requires the password in secure string format which Universal Apps do not support. Please change this requirements so we can't get some decent SCOM live tiles and dashboards created.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh328992.aspx

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