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  1. MSDTC discovery isn't targeted correctly

    Seems that the MSDTC discoveries in the 2012 and 2016 OS Management packs target all windows servers. This causes multiple instances to be discovered and duplicate alerts generated on a failure.

    MPs should be updated to target the OS that they cover instead of all Windows Servers.

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  2. Fix the script used to monitor the cluster disks

    When monitoring the Windows 2016 Failover Cluster disks, the script (Microsoft.Windows.Server.MonitorClusterDisks.vbs) times out and also causes the clussvc.exe to use excessive amount of CPU usage (on average 25% with peaks to 100%) if the cluster has a higher amount of physical disks (100). The systems are physical servers, with Xeon CPUs (8 physical cores + HT). The script does eventually finish if ran manually, but it needs 25 minutes...

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  3. Windows Server 2019 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Monitoring Pack

    Upgrade Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Monitoring Pack to Windows Server 2019 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Monitoring Pack to support Windows server 2019, SCOM 2019.

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  4. mount point

    The Windows Server OS MP v6.0.7323.0 is discovering the System Reserved \\?\Volume as a mounted disk when you create an override to enable the Mount Point Discovery Rule. This appears to be the case only for Server 2008 and 2012 but not for Server 2016. This behavior was addressed in an older version of the OS MP v6.0.7297.0. Did Microsoft forgot to include the fix in the current version? We need to monitor the mount points on our servers but there isn't a way to exclude just the \\?\Volume from the mount point discovery. Please advise on a fix. Thanks!

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  5. Bug in "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack

    There is a Bug in the "Microsoft Windows Server SMB 2012 R2" Management Pack in the Script "CheckFirewallPort.vbs" of the Monitoring Rule "Server Service: Firewall Status": it only checks directly for the String "File and Printer Sharing" in the Firewall Rules - which does not work in localized Windows Versions, as on my German 2008R2 Installations this would need to be "Datei- und Druckerfreigabe" - please assist

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  6. Fix the Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

    MP Version: 6.0.7296.0
    Discovery : Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

    This discovery is targeted on Microsoft.Windows.Computer and therefore runs on non Win 2008 computers as well.

    It contains ConditionDetections to determine wheter or not the computer has the correct OS and then executes a script discovery.

    However, on computers not having Win 2008 it will get stuck and it seems that no *empty discovery data* is returned because the condition detection evaluated to false.

    This results in hanging discovery processes and repeated 10000 Events.

    A scheduled discovery task was not started because the previous task for that discovery was still executing.

    Discovery name: Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery …

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  7. Connect the HealthService watcher connectivity status to WindowsComputer

    The HealthService watcher is what one would look at to see when a particular server becomes non-responsive.
    For lots of admins this is crucial, but the most apparent way to bring them info on their server(s) is to add the WindowsComputer to a view/subscription.

    To make the scenario complete the WindowsComputer should have a monitor that is connected to the HealthService that informs that it is unavailable as well as a rule that informs when it has been restarted or experienced a DirtyShutdown.

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  8. Add file share monitoring

    It would be nice if Microsoft provided a file share MP that is able to test, alert and report on up/down share status, growth, service status and read/write ability.

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  9. Add new property for operating System : Minor Build Version Or UBR

    With the new channel update setup from MS, It's will be interesting to have the value of this registry key available as an Operating system property.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UBR

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  10. Add LogicalDisk VolumeName Property Discovery

    Please add logic to the Server OS Logical Disk discoveries to return the VolumeName property.

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  11. operating system

    Listed version is 6.0.7303.0, but after installation and attempting to import, it contains 6.0.7297.0.

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  12. Add Processor Core Count to Microsoft.Windows.Computer class

    In addition to Logical Processors and Physical Processors, please at Number of Cores as a property to the Windows Computer class. This is essential for calculating many licensing scenarios these days. (Get-WmiObject -class win32_processor -Property $property | %{$CPUCoreCount += $_.NumberOfCores}
    #$CPUCoreCount
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  13. Fix Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule (fails on Spanned Volumes)

    Management Pack Name: Windows Server 2012 Operating System (Discovery)
    Management Pack Version: 6.0.7297.0
    Discovery Rule Name: Disk Partition to Logical Disk Discovery Rule
    Discovery Rule Target: Windows Server 2012 Disk Partition
    Discovered Relationships: Disk Partition Contains Logical Disk
    Description: This rule discovers the relationships between disk partitions and logical disks

    Bug found in script DiskPartitionContainsLogicalDisk.ps1

    Bug found on line 332:
    $oInstanceLogicalDisk.AddProperty("$MPElement[Name='Windows!Microsoft.Windows.LogicalDevice']/DeviceID$", $WMISet.DeviceID)

    Problem Cause:
    The $WMISet could be of type System.Array if WMI query returns multiple objects. This can happen if the partition is part of a Dynamic Volume with Spanned Layout (mulitple disks for one volume).

    Possible workarround could…

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  14. Create a persistence parameter in Monitors

    Add a persistence, either an set interval, or number of intervals before an alert condition generates an alert in the console.
    This will keep transient issues (service restarts, reboots) from generating database insertions that are extraneous.

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