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  1. auto-balance agents over all selected management servers

    When using multiple management servers, it would be usefull if there was an option to auto-balance the agents over all selected management servers equally.

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    • SCOM Infrastructure performance troubleshooting

      Please provide ETW providers that would make it easier for admins to understand why a monitoring service on a management server consumes more resources than others. It would be very helpful if there was a way to see which workflows are being executed, linking workflow details (like Object ID, Rule ID, etc.) with the Process ID and Thread ID that run that on a particular server. This information would be very helpful in chasing resource hungry workflows.

      14 votes
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      • Private key instead of Certificates for Gateway Authentication

        Some customers don't want to go through the complexity of setting up certificate based authentication for gateways and can simply do with a private key for authentication. Similar to how stand alone MMA agents authenticate with OMS services. Would you stop using certificates and use a private key based authentication if this feature was made available to you?

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          • Datawarehouse Groom Setttings

            I can change the SCOM operational database grooming settings from within the SCOM console. If I wanted to change SCOM Datawarehouse grooming settings, I have to download the dwdatarp utility from a blog post, get access to the DB and then set the groom settings. This is a request to add Datawarehouse groom settings to the Administration pane.

            36 votes
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            • Abilty to use HTML Templates with default SMTP Notification Channel

              Currently forced to use external command channels for creating HTML templates for notifications, which can lead to issues with the crossing the asynchronous process limit in the case of an event storm.

              16 votes
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              • A powershell command for removing network devices so i can run it from Orchestrator

                I have a work around to add network devices into SCOM using Orchestrator with a SharePoint list as the source and a SharePoint form as the interface.
                I have no way of deleting the same devices from SCOM using Orchestrator.
                I notice that for the network classes when i query them from powershell many of the values are read only and cannot be changed. i.e. i was hoping to change a network device to deleted so that a SCOM cleanup process would remove the device.
                I have seen code used for service manager blogged somewhere and it illustrates how to…

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                • Maintenance Mode with levels

                  Add diffrent Level of MaintenanceMode, Some time you wan't to set a server or application, into maintenance "Hard", Today, when you have setup a Mantenance for exampel over the weekend, and if something/one other person is activate a new maintenance for a group that the servers belong, the last set or maintenance time is set.
                  And the servers/app that should be in maintenancemode for the weekend, is in maintenance for less time.
                  So if possible add Maintenance level like SOFT | HARD . where SOFT is possible to override, but not HARD state.

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                  • Add the ability to update an alert's "Owner" field to a security group in AD, and not just an AD user

                    Currently, you can only update an alert "Owner" field to a user in AD, and not security groups. It would be great if we could leverage AD to assign tickets to such groups, rather than being forced to use the ResolutionState field to achieve the same functionality.

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                    • Update MP references when last override to referenced MP is deleted

                      When an override MP is used, the references do not get updated after the last override to a certain reference has been deleted. This prevents the referenced MP from being deleted. To be able to remove the referenced MP you'll have to manually export/edit the override MP XML, import it back in, and then delete the referenced MP.

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                        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Export Complete configuration of a Management pack

                        Complete configuration of a standard or customized management pack components should be available in the file while exporting a management. For most of the rules/monitors time the complete configuration is missing in the exported management pack file i.e. monitoring frequency, number of samples, threshold value, applied to etc. are missing in the file. While it required when migrating the environment and have to enable the same monitoring in the new environment.

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                        • Moving views from My WorkSpace to the Monitoring Tree

                          Creating test views in My workspace is much fast to PoC and see how it behaves, and it doesn’t slow down the server. When done, you could right click and move it to the main View Tree for final deployment.

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                          • Agent Remotely Manageable Flag

                            There are actions I want to take on an agent such as "Change Primary Management Server","Repair","Uninstall" which are grayed out and not available in the console. They are greyed out because of a flag in the database that gets set when a agent is manually installed and not installed through the Console. These actions are disabled for such agents because when an agent is manually installed, SCOM assumes that it is for a reason and doesn't want to break it.

                            However, there are situations when an agent is manually installed but there is no need to disable these actions. In…

                            22 votes
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                            • Improved "Change Scope" functionality

                              leave the "Clear All" button accessible at all times in the "Scope Management Pack Objects" dialog box.

                              I (and my clients) constantly find myself checking a bogus class in the "Scope Management Pack Objects" dialog box, just to be able to access the "Clear All" button, and proceed with my new class filtering selections.

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                              • 6 votes
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                                • Maintenance Mode history

                                  A simple view, just to see the last 10 times a machine was put in maintenance mode, for how long (start- and endtime, or starttime and duration), and by who.

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                                  • Web Application Transaction Monitoring record actions not working on IE 10

                                    As I understand this the Record action only works with an early version of IE. If you are running Server 2012, and IE 10, the Record dialog box won't appear.

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                                    • Management Pack differential reporting.

                                      Many companies have change management policies that require that new monitoring rules or changes in updated MP's are documented and vetted. There should be a native way within SCOM to do a differential report to show all of the rules and monitors that have changed between versions of an MP.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Subscription & alert integration + better formatted email support.

                                        1. Method to view a history of triggered subscriptions, email, command channel or otherwise.

                                        2. Include some data about a triggered subscription into the alert that triggered it.

                                        3. more options to create better formatted email based subscriptions, and include monitor product knowledge etc.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Automatic agent remediation when servers grey out

                                          Automatic agent remediation when servers grey out. This one's a no-brainer. If the server's accessible by remote share then the agent is probably reparable.

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