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  1. 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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.

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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.

                53 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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                  • 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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                    • 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.

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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.

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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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                            • authoring template sort by "Created" column

                              in the authoring space, looking at the monitors created by Management Pack Templates, if I try to sort by the date in the "Created" column, it only sorts on the first digit. that is to say 1/15/2017 comes before 9/15/2012. also in typical Microsoft fashion, 11 comes before 3, so a monitor created in November of this year is 'older' than a monitor I created in March of this year.

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                              • DataCenter Dashboard - Default Performance Tiles applied to all commonly monitored classes in views

                                When you add a monitored object/class to a dashboard view it would be very helpful if the more commonly monitored classes had their typical performance tiles applied out of the box. This would save an awful lot of repetitive work if you're invested heavily in rolling out datacenter dashboard views using a standard group model for the tiles.

                                Perhaps a selection in the drop-down to "Add Standard Performance Tiles"? And then you can just remove the ones you don't need.

                                So, for example, the class "Windows Server 2012 Logical Disk" would
                                have the typical three or four most related performance…

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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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                                  • SNMP_MPGENERATOR

                                    Team, Console Is Becoming Dead Slow After Importing Any Mp Created Through This Tool, Request You To Investigate

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                                    • SNMP_MPGENERATOR

                                      Appreciate your Effort Making This Handy...

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                                      • Operations Manager 2016 Webconsole missing logoff feature

                                        Operations Manager 2016 Webconsole missing logoff Feature. In Operations Manager 2012 R2 there was a logoff Option in the webconsole. Please reintroduce the logoff feature.

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                                        • The ability to commit configuration changes in bulk instead of 1 per 1

                                          When you have to create overrides to workflows, it always freezes the console when applying overrides or changes to SCOM in general. The SCOM Console than says 'busy' and there is not much you can do.
                                          My idea would be that you can place certain overrides in a 'queue' and then apply them all at once.
                                          Think of a firewall config where you can make the changes first, and apply them later.
                                          This would allow us to make a lot more changes to SCOM without affecting the users of the SCOM console too much as you can apply many overrides…

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