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  1. Fix Remote Desktop Services Management Pack

    Currently the performance dashboards in the RDS 2016 management pack do not work, I have looked at the XML and this appears to be because they are looking for Server 2012 R2 object, not Server 2016.

    Please resolve this so we can monitor RDS 2016 performance via the built in dashboards.

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    • Performance report improvements

      Allow performance report to have multiple series via a group. e.g. a group of 30 windows OS classes to show as individual colored lines on the graph, currently you have to add each class individual, as adding the group in, just adds one line to the graph, creating a average value for the whole group

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      • Alert history is not updated correctly from within widgets

        The alert history is not updated when the resolution state of an alert is modified from within an alert widget.
        In our case we have a dashboard with two alert views. Our ops guys use the context menu to set specific resolution states on the various alerts. That kind of action is not recorded in the history information of the alerts. However, it gets recorded when doing the exactly same steps from the default alerts view. Or by opening the alert and changing the status in there directly.

        We had opened a premier ticket and were told that this is…

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          3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Linux and Office 365 Monitoring Enhancment

          we should focus towrards unix monitoring like we need enhance it for Docker and Linux certificate monitoring. And should also closly work on office 365 momitoring.

          I am working with 2 clients and Linux monitoring is not at that par good and office 365 too.

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            0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Management Pack for Exchange 2016

            Create an updated version of the MP for Exchange 2016 and do the same for 2019. Let's not be lazy. Even if the monitoring did not change much, a new MP is required so that we have proper views, groups, descriptions in alerts, etc.

            This isn't the way things should be done: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2016/06/13/monitoring-exchange-server-2016-with-system-center-operations-manager/

            Especially for a mission critical application like Exchange.

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              0 comments  ·  Exchange Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the SCOM Console Windows Stop Disappearing

              Working in the SCOM console, when closing a window the console will occasionally disappear. You have to go to the task bar to find it and re-select the window.

              To reproduce this; First make sure the SCOM Console is full screen. Then click on an alert created by a rule. In the alert details, open up the rule by clicking on it.

              Then click Configuration, and View.

              Then close both windows.

              The SCOM Console will disappear.

              19 votes
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              • Enable FluentD log file monitoring feature on UNIX platform.

                At present FluentD log file monitoring is supported on Linux Agent but not supported on Unix. Hence looking for this feature on UNIX platforms.

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                • Show more than "New" alerts in the "Alert View" when pivoting from State/Diagram views

                  When you pivot from a state or diagram view to the alert view, only alerts in a "New" state are displayed. Ideally it should show all alerts that are not in a "Closed" state. The web console already works this way, but the fat client does not.

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                  • SQL MP wrongly specifies Service Pack Level

                    SQL MP wrongly discovers Service Pack Level attribute which shows 0 but the SQL 2016 is already installed as 13.1 which is SP1 version. Please correct.

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                      4 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Overrides label console BUG - SCOM 1801

                      When you have alerts panel and click on the alerts view, you receive in the right panel an Overrides link, but it seems that IIS doesn't refresh the view but instead glues text one onto another and the link looks like this:

                      OverridesOverrides Loading...Overrides

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.RunScript[T](String scriptName, String scriptBody, Dictionary`2 parameters, Object[] constructorArgs, IScriptDebug iScriptDebug, Boolean bSerializeOutput)"

                        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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                          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to decline MP Recommendations

                          With 1801+ the "Updates and Recommendations" node also includes 3rd Party MP's

                          However, I may not want these MPs to be installed (Ie Costs, etc). So when it comes to updating MPS that are already installed, I need to do them one at a time

                          Can we have the ability to decline MPS that we don't want to update or install?

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                            0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multi Select Alerts in Web Console

                            Can we please have the ability to select more than one alert in the Web Console?

                            At present (v1801), you can only select one update at a time

                            This makes changing the likes of the Resolution State time consuming if there are a few of them..

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                              0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • use the linux best practises for package deployment

                              Currently the linux agent is distributed using a management pack that implements a huge script that installs the agent.
                              This script violates almost every (if not all) best practise for linux distributions to packaging and installing software on linux.
                              This makes maintaining the package a huge task that is very prone to errors.
                              Using the distributions best practises to package and install software will make this a lot easier for you.
                              - less errors
                              - it will save you time.
                              - support will be easier
                              - less complex
                              - most off your work has already been done for you
                              -…

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                                1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • System Center OM 1801

                                https://docs.microsoft.com/ru-ru/system-center/opbuildpdf/scom/scom/toc.pdf?view=sc-om-1801&branch=live

                                Problems in encoding this file PDF to russian language. Please remove this problem.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • BUG in the installation process of SCOM 1801 Web Console (WORKAROUND)

                                  Hi together,
                                  again there is a bug in the Web Console, this time in SCOM 1801.

                                  I installed SCOM 1801 Web Console using "Enable SSL" option. But if I browse on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, etc. https://<WEB CONSOLE>/OperationsManager gives the following error:
                                  "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not found".

                                  I could broswe the following pages without any problem:
                                  https://<WEB CONSOLE>/Dashboard
                                  https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppAdvisor
                                  https://<WEB CONSOLE>/AppDiagnostics

                                  I figured out the issue
                                  --------------------------
                                  If I install SCOM Web Console without "Enable SSL", then the access to Web Console works.

                                  SCOM Web COnsole installation process with "Enable SSL"…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Delay config updates on Agents (management pack changes)

                                      Please find a way yo delay config updates on the agents so not every agent gets the update at the same time. Spread the updates over a period of time or random intervals within a time period.

                                      example:all agents gets the update within a period of 15 minutes and not all agents at the same time as it is today. This would be a nice feature to have.

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                                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Script Rule & Monitor wizard should offer Syntax highlighting, better also intelli-sense and code-completion for VBS and PS1

                                        That would make script rules and monitor creation so much easier and less error prone.

                                        Thank you :-)

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                                        • 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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