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  1. A way to reset monitors automatically when alert is closed

    A lot of customers close alerts generated by monitors. Although they got very good instructions, they don't reset the monitors. PowerShell and Greenmaschine, don't do a very good job in resetting monitors. there should be a way to automatically reset monitors when an alert is closed and/or an option to reset all monitors to a green state.

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      39 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

      Thank you for your feedback.

      Would it help if we added a global setting in Administration → Settings → Alerts that would automatically reset a monitor whenever an alert generated by it is closed?

    • make SCOM Faster!!!

      SCOM can be extremely slow and is a constant issue for our users, like embarrassingly slow...Not sure what it will take to improve the console speed but here are some suggestions:
      Configure the views to be efficient out of the box.
      Disable by default whatever is taking so long to load.
      Re-design the database. More indexes.
      Cache the views on the SCOM Console servers.
      Make a better search function, so even if it is slow, users can quickly find what they are looking for.
      Load pieces of the views at a time, like server name, then health state, then MM.…

      520 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Auditing changes in SCOM

        I have no way to know who made what changes in the SCOM environment. There are multiple admins and they change settings such as Install MPs/ Remove MPs/ Change Overrides/ Author new rules/ Change Admin settings/ Create new users/etc. There is never a way to know who did what.

        This is a feature request to Audit all major changes to the SCOM environment.

        316 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better / flexible Notifications, Subscriptions

          The subscriptions are very limited in setting criterias. A more granular targeting and options would help deliver more accurate notifications. E.g. there is no way to exclude.

          236 votes
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            under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dynamic Application Discovery for creating Distributed Applications (Services)

            Implementation of dynamic application discovery like former BlueStripe software and building the corresponding distributed application with all it's dependencies.

            212 votes
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              18 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

              Thanks for your suggestion and up-votes. This request is under review and we will keep this thread updated on developments about the integration.

              Meanwhile, I have a question for everyone that requested this feature. Hypothetically speaking, “If” this feature will be available in SCOM console ONLY if you have the OMS addon, would you be willing to/able to use this feature? Do any of you have a limitation of not being able to use OMS along with your SCOM environment?

            • Alert object should always contain source server FQDN

              The alert object does not always contain the source FQDN of the generating server. This property should be able to get by PowerShell. This would help building connectors using PowerShell / SMA etc.

              199 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to use gMSA accounts in SCOM

                Do any of you have a requirement to use gMSA accounts in your SCOM environment? If you do, please upvote this suggestion and kindly add the scenario you hope to use it for and how it would help you.

                184 votes
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                  12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multi Tenancy

                  Better Multi Tenancy support. As an hoster with both datacenter and on-premise customers we need better support for customers integration and general setup in the console.

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                    1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable activedirectory group usage in scom

                    The group functonality is not good. You should be able to use active directory groups to target MP:s/views and so on.

                    79 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Prevent Management Servers to be put into Maintenance Mode

                      Make a bool setting on each Management Server object to check mark, that this MS cannot be accidentally put into Maintenenance Mode. This would avoid a lot of Problems for customers who put servers into Maintenance Mode.

                      76 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Path, MP, Class, GUIDs, etc. Columns Needed in Numerous Screens

                        - Groups: Add column for MP (where group is defined/stored)
                        - Groups: add column to view "total members"
                        - Group Explicit Members: Only the DisplayName of classes appear. There are many, many duplicate class names and it's nearly impossible to select the correct one. Add columns for MP and class Name.
                        - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"
                        - Performance View: when adding specific rules to a perf view only the DisplayName of the rules appear. Add columns for Name and MP.
                        - Management Pack/Alert Tuning: Add path information
                        - State Views: Add column for class Name and Monitoring…

                        62 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Audit SCOM User Role Actions

                          There should be an option to turn on/off auditing on each of the user role types. We have a need to delegate override privileges to our users and would like to have some insight as to what they are changing and ensure the correct management packs are used for the storage of the overrides.

                          58 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Explosing the Monitoring Class name and Monitoring Object ID on the console

                            On the current SCOM console, only the display name of the monitoring class is visible. Would be nice if the actual monitoring class name, and the monitoring object ID can be displayed in the console (i.e. in the state views). This would help MP developers and SCOM users looking up objects when writing MPs, dashboards and scripts.

                            52 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Group Population using PowerShell.

                              PowerShell Cmdlet to populate "Explicit Membership" groups. Should accept pipeline input or as string. Option to specify class. Here is an Example: Get-SCOMGroup _Displayname *Windows|Get-SCOMClassInstance | Add-SCOMGroup -GroupName 'Custom Windows Computers'

                              Another Example $list = Get-Content 'C:\servers.txt'
                              $list |Add-scomgroup -ClassDisplayName 'Windows Computer'

                              45 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Display MP where SCOM Group is stored

                                There is no easy way to figure out where the SCOM Group is located. A column in the GUI Authoring/Groups with the MP Name where the SCOM Group is stored.

                                44 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Datawarehouse Groom Setttings

                                  I can change the SCOM operational database grooming settings from within the SCOM console. If I wanted to change SCOM Datawarehouse grooming settings, I have to download the dwdatarp utility from a blog post, get access to the DB and then set the groom settings. This is a request to add Datawarehouse groom settings to the Administration pane.

                                  36 votes
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                                  • Fix maintenance Schedule replication on HA SQL for SCOM

                                    With SCOM Always On sql architecture. Whenever a maintenance schedule is created it is not replicated to secondary DB. This requires manual effort with DB permissions to replicate the SQL agent job. The schedule is not effective until its replicated which eliminates the self service feature for end users. Not every one has DB permissions.

                                    28 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide capability to apply update rollups from console

                                      Would like to have the ability to apply a rollup to the environment without visiting each server and without creating custom scripts. Simply pull down the rollup and apply to selected servers from the console.

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Update the Visio and SharePoint Extensions for System Center 2012 to work with current products.

                                        The ability to produce dashboards using native MS products rather than having to buy a £rd Party solution to get them.

                                        24 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Solve Maintenance mode Conflict by use the furthest end time.

                                          Best way to explain is an exemple.

                                          I put a logical drive in Maintenance Mode for 60 Min.

                                          If my collegue put the windows Computer in maintenance WITH Child Iems for 15 min during my maintenance, My logical disk will be out of maintenance a the end on the Computer Maintenance.

                                          Normaly i expect the maintenance on my Logical disk should be end at his scheduled end time MINIMUM never Before.

                                          Thanks

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