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  1. Customizable admin role

    Hi,
    it would be great to get a customizable Administrator role. Often there's the request, that SCOM admins should not be able to not touch various Systems (AD, ...).

    I could imagine that an Enterprise admin like for AD could be the "top admin" that customizes the roles.

    Cheers,
    Patrick

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      0 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.

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        18 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?

      • Notification events

        Give us some insights about what's going on in the notification channels, even if everything went fine (info events)

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        • Alert object should always contain source server FQDN

          The alert object does not always contain the source FQDN of the generating server. This property should be able to get by PowerShell. This would help building connectors using PowerShell / SMA etc.

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          • More columns in console

            Would like to have more columns in different console areas (not just dashboards). For example...
            - Groups: add column to view "total members"
            - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"

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            • Allow own custom named additional attributes for alerts.

              . At the moment 3rd party tools use the standard custom attributes and this stops us from integrating own needed information.

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              • Performance monitoring should also include datawarehouse values.

                At the moment only the SCOM DB timerange is available in the performance reports. It should automatically additionally use datawarehouse for longer timeranges.

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                • Maintenance mode available on any level of the health service tree

                  At the moment you cannot set the maitenance in the health tree. You need to the diagram view and find the correct part of the tree which can be set.

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                  • Auditing changes in SCOM

                    I have no way to know who made what changes in the SCOM environment. There are multiple admins and they change settings such as Install MPs/ Remove MPs/ Change Overrides/ Author new rules/ Change Admin settings/ Create new users/etc. There is never a way to know who did what.

                    This is a feature request to Audit all major changes to the SCOM environment.

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                      12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Prevent Management Servers to be put into Maintenance Mode

                      Make a bool setting on each Management Server object to check mark, that this MS cannot be accidentally put into Maintenenance Mode. This would avoid a lot of Problems for customers who put servers into Maintenance Mode.

                      76 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multi Tenancy

                        Better Multi Tenancy support. As an hoster with both datacenter and on-premise customers we need better support for customers integration and general setup in the console.

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                        • Enable activedirectory group usage in scom

                          The group functonality is not good. You should be able to use active directory groups to target MP:s/views and so on.

                          79 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Explosing the Monitoring Class name and Monitoring Object ID on the console

                            On the current SCOM console, only the display name of the monitoring class is visible. Would be nice if the actual monitoring class name, and the monitoring object ID can be displayed in the console (i.e. in the state views). This would help MP developers and SCOM users looking up objects when writing MPs, dashboards and scripts.

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                              3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • powershell

                              When setting up a rule, monitor or anything in the management console there should be a "View Script" of what is being done similar to the view script that System Center Virtual Machine Manager has.

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                              • cmdlet to delete managed agents

                                When are we going to get a cmdlet to delete an agent managed computer? Working in a large environment with more than 8000 agents, it can be difficult when I have to delete a group of agents using the Operations Console

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                                • Display MP where SCOM Group is stored

                                  There is no easy way to figure out where the SCOM Group is located. A column in the GUI Authoring/Groups with the MP Name where the SCOM Group is stored.

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                                  • Provide a way to view the schedule of actions running and pending per MS and Per agent

                                    today it is impossible to know
                                    when discoveries/rules/monitors/ db grooming are running
                                    for a product that is big part scheduler this is a problem
                                    very hard to debug it this way

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                                    • Group Population using PowerShell.

                                      PowerShell Cmdlet to populate "Explicit Membership" groups. Should accept pipeline input or as string. Option to specify class. Here is an Example: Get-SCOMGroup _Displayname *Windows|Get-SCOMClassInstance | Add-SCOMGroup -GroupName 'Custom Windows Computers'

                                      Another Example $list = Get-Content 'C:\servers.txt'
                                      $list |Add-scomgroup -ClassDisplayName 'Windows Computer'

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                                      • Client Monitoring Mode enable button is not available

                                        Configuration has lost if we disable client Monitoring Mode in SCOM.
                                        ie, After enabling client monitoring (AEM) and disable it for sometime and trying to re-enable it... No luck..option is not available? How I can fetch the configuration that were done earlier??

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                                        • Create a more granular approach to the SCOM Administrator role. The bulk of our standard Operators require the ability to manage agents.

                                          Create a more granular approach to the SCOM Administrator role. For example, the bulk of our standard Operators require the ability reinstall/repair/deploy agents. To do this they must be an Administrator, thereby opening them up to a plethora of options they absolutely do not need.

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