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  1. Install prerequisites automatically if missing

    Please just provide the option and bundle the prerequisites for IIS / Report Viewer / CLR stuff and whatnot you might require during setup. This can easily be bundled with Setup software and releases a lot of administrative overhead

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  2. Update SCOM to support CNG key stores

    Currently, even the latest version, 1807, does not support the use of CNG key store based certificates. This goes against Microsoft best practices of not using CSP key store based certificates. ADFS began support in version 4.0. Even SCCM now supports it as of its latest version. This makes this product unusable in environments requiring CNG certificates.

    5 votes
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  3. Bug in SCOM 1801 webconsole view (with workaround)

    Hi,

    After upgrading SCOM to 1801 you'll get a blank page when trying to access the webconsole with URL "...../operationsmanager".
    This bug only appears in IE11 - other browsers (chrome/FF/Edge) represent the webconsole without problems.

    It seems to be a problem with the document mode (the correct document mode should be "Edge" but "IE=7" is used by default. So IE11 is not able to show the webconsole correctly. To resolve this issue you have to add the following HTTP Response Header in IIS of the websites OperationsManager and MonitoringView:
    Name: X-UA-Compatible
    Value: IE=edge

    After that the webconsole will work correctly.

    6 votes
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  4. Controlled agent rollout

    When updates are applied to SCOM there is usually an update to the SCOM client agent also. Unfortunately there is no way from the SCOM console to roll the agent update out in a controlled manner. While in SCCM there is the ability to send the updated client to different deployment rings. This sort of functionality would be ideal in SCOM.

    5 votes
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  5. Install-SCOMAgent cmdlet doesn't configure failover Management Server(s)

    Hi,

    Deploying agents using the Install-SCOMAgent cmdlets seems to do the exact same process as pushing agents from the console as when you run the cmdlet you can see that the installation is in progress by looking in Pending Actions in the console.

    However it seems not to be exactly the same process as Agents deployed using the cmdlet don't seem to be aware of failover Management Servers and doing Get-SCOMAgent then looking at .GetFailoverManagementServers() confirms that as it returns nothing.

    12 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. SCOM 1801 supports Language compatibilty in operations Manager Console

    Whether SCOM 1801 supports Language compatibilty of changing operations Manager Console in GUI as we have it in SCSM console

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  8. Allow Operations Manager Reporting to use Kerberos.

    Many customers are disabling the use of NTLMv1 can the Operations Manager Reporting installation and operations (access) to reporting be forced to use Kerberos.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Have GetOpsMgrDBPercentFreeSpace.vbs capture growth potential of Database, not just current size

    The current script does not take into account the maxsize info located in the sp_helpfile. Currently the SQL MP does a better job of monitoring this? Maybe reuse their script?

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  11. Guide Management Pack Team Foundation Server 2015 deployment induces errors

    In the deployment Management Pack Team Foundation Server 2015 in System Center Operations R2 2012 - UR8 found some instructions that may induce the customer to a configuration wrong.

    • Configure run as account in the profile TFS Server as "All targeted objects", even adding in the run as account just the TFS Server. Will cause incorrect configuration alerts in the profile of the TFS Server. It is wise to create a group and add the computers or components that are part of the TFS Server, apply the setting "all targeted object", will produce dozens of alerts on the console…

    5 votes
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  12. Have the ability to secure management pack xml files on agent servers so they cannot be read locally using a text editor.

    In an ISP multi-tenant solution we have been asked by various customers if it is possible to secure the XML files downloaded from SCOM so they cannot be read as a text file. This is for requested for security purposes.

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  13. Other type of authentication without certificates in Workgroup mode agent. As Linux agent, autogenerate certificate with the agent install

    Other authentication for workgroup or non Kerberos mode without certificates.

    For example, as linux agent autogenerate the certificate in the installation.

    3 votes
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  14. Bundle MOM Cert Import with the Gateway Install!

    We shouldn't have to copy/paste momcertimport from the installation media to the GW when installing the cert. It should be in the GW installation folder since it's going to be needed in most GW scenarios.

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  15. Agent and Gateway Failover Management via the GUI

    currently Gateway/agent mapping primary and secondary are only available as SCOM CMDLETS. Make the view and change of these via the console. Also include this within the database so it can be reported upon. We manage 50+ gateways and 10+ MS with 5,000 agents. Managing failover is time consuming.

    8 votes
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  16. Allow for consolidated distributed application views across multiple SCOM instances

    Allow for an hierarchal SCOM instance structure (e.g. servers in a region report to a regional instance, regional instances report to a global instance) - not just for alerts - but for distributed application model views as well. Allow for flexibility on what is passed up the chain of SCOM instances. I'm failry new to SCOM so not sure if this support is already there (beyond alerts only, and without having multi-homed agents)

    2 votes
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  17. Enable distributed database

    It would be good if, in a distributed management server setup, we could distribute database servers as well, so there's a local database for each management server.

    4 votes
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  18. Monitoring as a Service - SCOM as PaaS?

    SCOM MS deployment available in the "Azure Gallery" or at least an MS/GW role with pre-requisites on having connectivity to vNet with traditional SCOM MG.

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  19. MMA Agent as a Windows Feature, DSC for Agent

    Make the SCOM agent as part of the windows Server OS. DSC for agent to control MG/MS an agent reports to.

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  20. License Key in SCOM setup

    There is no way to enter the license key through SCOM setup even if I had the keys with me handy. The Installer installs SCOM always as an evaluation version. I will then have to remember to enter license key through a powershell script to upgrade from an evaluation version of Operations Manager to a licensed version. This request is to add a step in the Setup wizard to accept a license key.

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