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  1. 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…

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    • better query builder

      I wish there was more of a user friendly way of creating queries for SCOM group, I been working on a group of non prod SQL server DB engine from 2005 -02017. using regular expression it is so messy. wish there was a better way to build the query.

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      • Multi-homed Gateways

        Multi-homed Gateways would allow to...
        a) reduce the number of servers if you have a small number of agents within the same DMZ reporting to 2 separate Management Groups.
        b) allow failover of agents from a production to a DR management group.
        c) accommodate agent failover for Red Forest security scenarios.

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        • AD Integration from Gateways

          Prior to SCOM 2012, AD Integration workflows could be run on a Management Server or on gateway in a remote domain. Beginning in 2012, the AD Publishing Pool owner performed any publishing, which removed the ability to publish SCOM containers in non trusted domains.

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          • Prevent running MaintenanceMode from being overwritten

            Using the Maintenance Mode Scheduler that came with SCOM 2016 is pretty cool but there is no mechanism to detect if a server is already in MM. If we put a server in maintenance mode e. g. for 48 hours and someone else doesn't know this and schedules another MM let's say for 2 hours then the ealier scheduled MM of 48 hours will be overwritten and the MM ends after the 2 hours. So there should be a logic which checks if a MM is already set and how long. If the newly scheduled time period is shorter than…

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            • SCOM 2016 should have maintenance to clear out unused space with SQL 2016

              SCOM 2016 has a issue that becomes evident over enough time where unused space on Performance and Event Tables grows and eats up the space in the SCOM SQL Database to the point that SCOM can not perform its nightly maintenance and then a Group job across the 62 partitions needs ran to clear out this unused space. The maintenance to clear out this space should already be included to accommodate the issue where SQL 2016 changed its bulk insert.

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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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                • 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.

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Remove the ability for Operators to use Maintenance Mode

                          Certain customers have a global command center that acts on alerts and health states changes. As such we would like to have a more granularity level in User Role permissions. It would be nice to restrict access to maintenance mode from operators.

                          14 votes
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                          • 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.

                            55 votes
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                            • Bug: Deploying Agents in 1801 there is no "OK" Button

                              When upgrading agents in 1801 form the console, in the administration pane, after selecting agents there is no OK button to deploy the upgrade to selected agents. Pressing enter works and the upgrade process begins.

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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.

                                23 votes
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                                • Easily connect to Git or other Version Control

                                  It would be great if we could directly record all changes to SCOM (including the management packs) to a version control system, like Git

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                                  • Release Agent UR as a management pack

                                    Releasing Agent URs bundled in a .mpb management pack along with a scripted Installation agent task would give the option to deploy it easily to "non manageable" servers, instead of having to do it using a deployment system like SCCM (which is not always available nor easy to use when not a SCCM admin) or even manually (which is often a long and boring process).

                                    I actually already do it myself, it's not very difficult using VSAE, but it can't be publicly released because of licensing/terms of use.

                                    So why not having it directly from microsoft?

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                                    • Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration cmdlet should ignore commas in description

                                      The PowerShell cmdlet Export-ScomEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration will output a mis-configured CSV file and of the fields in the monitor contain a comma - such as Description (the most likely one). The cmdlet should ignore commas if finds in any fields, so the exported CSV is properly formatted.

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Fix the Find issue on the Agent Health State View for the Agent State view

                                        Can you fix the bug in the sealed Management Pack for the Operations Manager under Monitoring,

                                        You have to click Find every time when you want to find a Agent in the Agent State View to do something like Flush the Health Service / reload config/ Enable Audit Collection Etc...

                                        (Operations Manager > Agent Details > Agent State) column this thing started from SCOM 2012 and is still SCOM 2016.

                                        2007R2/2007 had it enabled by Default.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Use Group Managed Service Account for Windows Run As accounts

                                          Allow Group Managed Service Accounts as Run As Accounts.

                                          Managing Passwords of RunAs Accounts can be a pain, why not using Group Managed Service Accounts for Windows account type.

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