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  1. Support for 2012 Agents for SCOM 2019

    We need support in SCOM 2019 for agents that are running Server 2012. And, really, for 2008R2 agents. I understand that 2008 is EOL in January, but it is now March (we also have plenty of 2008 in production) At this point we cannot upgrade to SCOM 2019 without at least 2012 support, and preferably 2008R2.

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  2. Create a Technical Community Blog for SCOM

    There are a whole ton of great SCOM blogs out there. There are also a whole great number of blogs for other products like config manager on techblogs but nothing for SCOM. Could we start a blog? https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/Blogs

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  3. 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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  4. WebConsole missing form authentication Integrated with AD

    ) In SCOM2012 R2, it was possible to login to the SCOM web console with a different user via a form based authenticated through AD.
    If a user would try to connect with a non permitted user to the console, a form would load up within the webconsole and would ask for Username/Password. It would then be possible to use another account with the rights permissions to access the console.
    This feature is now gone in SCOM2016 and doesn't seem to be any work around in the current context.
    In a company where users have 2 different account (1 for…

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  5. Move Scheduled Maintenance Mode to the Monitoring Pane

    The Scheduled Maintenance Mode feature is only available to SCOM Administrators currently because it is added to the SCOM Administration Pane. What is needed is to have this available to the Service Desk (as stated by Vinayak) and Operators and Advanced Operators levels. Meaning it would have to be made available somehow in the Monitoring Pane in order to be used by a very large part of the maintenance mode setting target audience.
    Of course the PowerShell cmdlets are the other way of getting to the Scheduled Maintenance mode entries and to adjust them, but this is basically for use…

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  6. Automatic refresh

    To many times have I gone to a page only to find out what I'm looking at isn't what is actually displayed. Why should I have to refresh every display? This should be incorporated into the display change.

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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With SCOM 1801 we have shipped HTML5 dashboards removing Silverlight dependency and allowing access of Web Console from multiple browsers. With this release Web Console is completely HTML based.

    Each widget in the dashboard have their own refresh interval rate which will be automatically refreshed according to the configured frequency.

    More information on System Center 1801 release is available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/
    Documentation for HTML5 is available here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-overview-html5-webconsole?view=sc-om-1801
    Blog series on HTML5 dashboards:
    Overview: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post1/
    The all new Dashboards: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post2-the-all-new-dashboards/
    The new HTML5 Widgets: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post3-the-new-html5-widgets/
    The all new Drilldown experience: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post4-the-all-new-drilldown-experience/
    Sample Custom Dashboard walkthrough: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post5-sample-custom-dashboard-walkthrough/

  7. HTML5 Portal

    This is a request for a web console that is based on HTML5 and not on silver light. I also need full admin functionality in the portal so I don't have to switch between windows and web console.

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  8. Dashboards Templates and flexibility

    Provide more flexible/easy way to create fast dashboards. More Dashboard templates like the new one from SQL that provide new templates, new views and new shiny updated dashboards.

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With SCOM 1801 we have shipped HTML5 dashboards removing Silverlight dependency and allowing access of Web Console from multiple browsers. With this release Web Console is completely HTML based. Authoring experience has been simplified with an open layout dashboard.

    More information on System Center 1801 release is available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/

    Documentation for HTML5 is available here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-overview-html5-webconsole?view=sc-om-1801

    Blog series on HTML5 dashboards:
    Overview: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post1/
    The all new Dashboards: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post2-the-all-new-dashboards/
    The new HTML5 Widgets: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post3-the-new-html5-widgets/
    The all new Drilldown experience: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post4-the-all-new-drilldown-experience/
    Sample Custom Dashboard walkthrough: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/momteam/2018/02/12/new-scom-web-console-blog-series-post5-sample-custom-dashboard-walkthrough/

  9. Make company knowledge editable using a modern version of Office / Windows.

    Make company knowledge useful again. Either editable via modern version of Word / Windows or even better using a built in html editor so Office is not a requirement.

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    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With SCOM 1801, company knowledge can now be edited in alert drill down page from the browser itself.

    More information on System Center 1801 release is available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/

    Also refer to the release notes of SCOM 1801 for more information on the new edit company knowledge capability through HTML5 dashboards: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/release-notes-1801?view=sc-om-1801

  10. Include schedule Maintenance mode in SCOM console directly

    Service desk receives many requests for scheduled maintenance activities. Since its a very common thing in IT IM it will be great to include this scheduled maintenance feature directly in the SCOM console.

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