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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    44 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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?

    8 votes
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  16. 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.

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  17. 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…

    17 votes
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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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