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  1. UI resizing in web console when using Edge browser

    When using the Edge browser to view the web console, you are unable to resize any of the sections. When you click on a border, you will get a error icon (red circle with red line).

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    • SCOM 2016 UR2 Web Console Maintenance Mode Column width

      Issue SCOM 2016 UR2 Web Console with Maintenance Mode Column in State views
      - width of column become high if you expand Browser window in Full screen.

      - higher width of parent Browser window - > higher width of Maintenance column

      This issue reduce usability of Web Console

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      • 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...

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        • "Run now" for scheduled maintenance.

          "Run now" for scheduled maintenance.

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          • Fix GetOSVersion.sh it is broken for CentOS 7 discovery

            CentOS 7 discovery is failing with the following exception:

            GetOSVersion.sh due to a bug where centOs 7 was not discovered and reporting the following exception during the discovery process:
            /etc/centos-release: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `('
            /etc/centos-release: line 1: `CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) '

            Workaround which works:
            edit the /etc/centos-release file and remove the word (core) from the end, run discovery, then add (core) back.

            affected: SCOM 2012 R2 UR12, SCOM 2016

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            • Use of Or Clause at the top level of group creation

              In SCOM if we use an OR clause it defaults to AND. Need to have a functionality to acheive this.

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              • 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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                • Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) Monitoring for Server 2016

                  Does an existing management pack cover monitoring for ADBA or Volume Activations in Server 2016?

                  There is a related blog for KMS at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/silvana/2015/03/23/monitoring-kms-2012-with-scom-2012/ but I haven't been able to find any specific to ADBA or VA in Server 2016.

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                  • DHCP 2016 Management Pack Low Privilege instructions need correcting!

                    Full access to HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCPServer\Performance key DOES NOT EXISIT. THE KEY THAT EXISIT IS PARAMETERS. Does this make a difference in discovery or rights access?

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                    • Hyper-V 2012 R2 MP: Free Disk Space calculation issue

                      Calculation of free disk space and used space in Virtual Hard Disk free disk space monitor in Microsoft Windows Hyper-V 2012 R2 Monitoring MP is not correct. Used space is being calculated as zero. The GetDiskPartitionSpaceV2.ps1 script is using $UsedSpace = $drive.UsedSpace/$MEGABYTE which does not return anything.

                      This way it works fine.

                      $FreeSpace = $drive.FreeSpace/$MEGABYTE;
                      $UsedSpace = $TotalSpace-$FreeSpace;

                      MP Version: 7.1.10107.0

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                      • Remote Access Management pack for 2016

                        Is there a management pack that will be released for Server 2016 for Routing and Remote Access?

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                        • Disappeard network devices in SCOM 2012 R2

                          Dear All,
                          I am 2.5 lvl SCOM specialist implementing SCOM monitoring solution for our customer.
                          we are missing several network devices from time to time, they disappear from inventory with no trace.
                          These are switches by cisco (Cisco-N9K), F5. Certified devices for SCOM.
                          The devices were correctly discovered by network discovery and were for some time monitored by ports 161, 162. We set port monitoring for them, some time later the whole device is gone.
                          What hurts us the most that we do not see any input in log Console (Monitoring\Task Monitor) or even in database about the deletion.
                          We…

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                          • Rollup 2 will not be shown as agent update and can not be seen in console

                            After having installed RU2 after RTM (no RU1), the agents do not go into pending modus to be upgradable. Only with MP https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCOM-Agent-Version-b0bbdfb3 the real version is viewable.
                            Only when you do a repair on the agents, the version will be updated to the newest Rollup

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                            • "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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                              • Reduce CPU impact for SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter script

                                The SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter (vbs or ps1) used by Agent processor utilization rule and monitor runs on each agent every 5 minutes (321 sec) and with a sync time set to 00:00.

                                This causes CPU spike on virtualization hosts.

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                                • 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.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017

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

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                                    • Improve performance widget for dynamic content population

                                      At the moment the performance widget only works with static GUIDs of what it should display. Please add support for dynamic scoping so one can add a class or group target by referencing the mpinstance of it.
                                      This will make it easier to transport the dashboard between SCOM installations.

                                      Adding support under ManagedEntityIds for a mpreferance targer:

                                      <Binding PropertyId="ManagedEntityIds">
                                      <ComplexValueCollection Type="mpinstance://System.Library!System.Entity[]">
                                      <ComplexValue Type="mpinstance://System.Library!System.Entity">
                                      <Binding PropertyId="Id">
                                      <SimpleValue Type="xsd://string" Value="$MPReference/ManagementPackId!MPElementID$" />
                                      </Binding>
                                      </ComplexValue>
                                      </ComplexValueCollection>
                                      </Binding>

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                                      • Give admins the ability to extend the classes and make available in the GUI. E.g. Add a customer attribute to the Windows Computer class. Al

                                        Give admins the ability to extend the classes via the Console GUI. E.g. Add a customer attribute to the Windows Computer class. Have this item(s) available to alerts, group populator's etc. This would be particularly useful for multi-tenant SCOM platforms.

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                                        • 9 votes
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