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  1. After Management Server removal, some orphaned objects remain

    After the deletion of a management server according the description in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh456439(v=sc.12).aspx some objects will remain
    Those objects can just get deleted through manual operations in the database. ==> Custom SP dbo.sp_RemoveObjectByTypedManagedEntityId
    The Health Service Watcher Object always remains after deletion.
    This behaviour is reproducible with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

    Expected Behavior
    The customer expects that if he strictly follows the step-by-step instructions to remove a management server from the management group, nothing should remain somewhere, neither in the database nore in the filesystem, registry or somewhere else

    Analysis
    I reproduced the problematic behavior in two different environments…

    74 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      37 votes
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        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow wildcards to exclude some Databases/instance and not all

        To exclude an instance or database from discovery, you have to either specify the full name or use * to exclude everything. It would be much more use to be able to exclude '*_clone' or '*test*'.

        107 votes
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          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • BUG in Microsoft SCOM 2016 Web Console: "500 - Internal Server Error" !!!! SOLVED !!!!

          Dear Microsoft IIS/SCOM Developer Team,

          we have a absolutely new SCOM 2016 infrastructure and had had until today issue with the SCOM 2016 Web Console.

          I created related to "500 - Internal server error" some forum questions. Also I read the similar 500 error on other discusiions in Technet forums.

          Finally I found the BUG in SCOM 2016 Web Console!

          I will list the bug in IIS/SCOM and my solution, and also want that MICROSOFT should make a statement to this issue!

          ISSUE:

          If any user try to access to SCOM 2016 Web Console, "500 - Internal server error" will…

          39 votes
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            under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Linux Agent initiated Maintenance Mode feature

            This feature is intended for triggering maintenanace mode from Linux agent system with superuser previliges.

            36 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keep NOAPM=1 as default setting for all MMA versions

              The APM component (regardless of APM being enabled) frequently breaks .NET applications. Re-installing agent with NOAPM=1 means we cannot leverage the SCOM console to deploy agents. Request

              145 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Powershell script in Agent task

                Currently only vbs is supported, when creating Agent based task. For now, PS is mostly installed on all recent OS please implement support for adding Powershell scripts here.
                You can mark it somehow- to distinguish VBS/PS based tasks, so users are not running ( or know and accepts) it on systems which do not support PS.

                27 votes
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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  93 votes
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                    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add PowerShell cmdlets to create views, rules and monitors in SCOM

                    Today, there is a measley three PowerShell cmdlets for making new items in SCOM. The only thing we can do with PowerShell is make a New ScomLocation (pretty useful, I will admit), and make a new Management Group connection, or a new resource pool.

                    That's it. There is very little useful scripting support for SCOM. If you take a look at ConfigMgr, there are more than 100 cmdlets for making new items! This needs to change.

                    My vote is to first create cmdlets to support making new rules, then new monitors, and finally new views.

                    The syntax should be something…

                    53 votes
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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Discover multiple forests without trusts and properly show them in a diagram

                      The AD MP still doesn't seem to understand that many organisations have multiple forests, without trusts. If only for DTAP best practices. I would like a topology view, and health rollups, for each forest along with the trusts between them.

                      21 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

                        Thanks for your feedback. We are now reviewing your feedback and ranking it against the backlog of other requests we have for the ADDS MP. We will update the status of this feedback when we make a decision.

                        -Suraj

                      • 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.

                        572 votes
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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?

                        • A GUI based approach to create PowerShell rules and monitors

                          Within the GUI there is no easy way to create PowerShell script monitors and rules. Please add a GUI driven wizard to create those.

                          283 votes
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                            under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  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.

                            232 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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                                17 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?

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