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  1. Change Exchange 2013/16 MP PowerShell Discovery Rule

    Just Change it do be done by anything else,
    Rather then using a Powershell script that run every 4 Hours on every Server in the Organization

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Exchange Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Don't abandon Web Application Transaction Monitoring

      We are heavily committed to Web Application Transaction Monitoring, and Web Application Monitoring. These are also known as robotic testing, or end user experience monitoring. The template allows you record typical user actions against a site, capture responses, and re-use data to simulate an actual user. It is then played back at regular intervals. It is the best first notice of something being wrong when one of our test fail.Over the years there has been little improvement to the mechanism and the web recorder has not been updated within SCOM whereas the same web recorder in visual studio is well…

      27 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        41 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Keep NOAPM=1 as default setting for all MMA versions

          The APM component (regardless of APM being enabled) frequently breaks .NET applications. Re-installing agent with NOAPM=1 means we cannot leverage the SCOM console to deploy agents. Request

          88 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enhance Azure MP to support monitoring for services such as Service Bus, Event Hub, Redis Cache etc

            Azure MP supports monitoring of a defined set of Azure services.
            Comment below mentioning the services that you want to be monitored through Azure MP.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change the default value of an alias in VSAE

              It would be great to be able to configure the default value of a reference Alias in VSAE. The function within the Authoring Extensions always chooses the first letter of each node in the XML Name.I'd like to change it to use my default..
              For example, If I add Unix.Authoring.Library, the default value of the alias will be UAL, in each new project....

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Optimize OperationsManager DB tables for SQL 2016 in-memory OLTP

                I would like to see OperationsManagerDB tables optimized SQL 2016 in-memory OLTP.

                28 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve SPN detection on SQL MP

                  Today the SQL MP will not check the IP adresse the SQL Instance is listen. The SQL MP looks for the port. It then assumes that the IP Adresse is the adresse of the FQDN of the server. But this is not always the case. Please improve the system and look for the IP adresse. Then you can derive the right FQDN.
                  In my opinion at the moment this is just not correct implemented.

                  Thank's

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      17 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ServiceNow ITSM Integration

                        A native SCOM to ServiceNow ITSM integration to enable creation of tickets to the correct support team with alert/incident being resolved from either end i.e. if an operator closes an alert in SCOM, the corresponding ServiceNow incident should also be closed, and likewise, if the Incident is resolved in the ServiceNow incident, the corresponding SCOM alert should also be closed.

                        ServiceNow has become a popular ITSM solution and the ability to close-the-gap between alert generation in SCOM and incident/ticket raising in ServiceNow without having to invest in a third-party tool is vital.

                        12 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Operations Manager Reporting to use Kerberos.

                          Many customers are disabling the use of NTLMv1 can the Operations Manager Reporting installation and operations (access) to reporting be forced to use Kerberos.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add load-balancing support for the new SCOM 1801 Web Console

                            Add load-balancing support for the new SCOM 1801 Web Console. This isn´t supported in SCOM 2012 or 2016, but works perfectlyfine to set up and get running with a network load-balancer.

                            This is ia must-have at least in the new web console.

                            4 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Dynamically create Knowledge

                              I have had multiple customers ask if we can dynamically compile product knowledge.

                              By this I mean an alert is raised within Operations Manager, the knowledge associated with the alert could be tailored for a specific Rule or Monitor AND Discovered Instance.

                              This would then allow such knowledge as internal escalation procedures to be concise and contextual.

                              A suggested example of this could be applying some sort of condition detection using the Full Path Name as a string and if it matches, display certain text for that specific instance.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017

                                Update VSAE to be fully supported in Visual Studio 2017, which is current.

                                699 votes
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                                  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • we are running out of votes because ideas are not getting closed...

                                  @MSFT, could you please provide active feedback and close those ideas which are solved and/or will not be solved so we get back our votes?

                                  YOU are asking for our feedback and so we expect that you provide feedback to us as well. We spend our time, so please do you.

                                  Thank you

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Open Source your Management Packs

                                    It’s a well-known problem that MPs are way too noisy and that customers spend most of their time tuning the damn things. All that noise also means that the first thing ordinary SCOM users get is bombarded with emails / noise, which causes those users to disengage from using SCOM right from the very outset.

                                    In terms of best practices, it is customers who operate and run these MPs at scale and who therefore have the real-world knowledge of what's needed from the MPs when running them in Production, much more so than disconnected development teams.

                                    Right now, there's no…

                                    7 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Opposite state override

                                      Any state type rule or monitor should have an opposite override parameter. The two best examples are service and web site/app pools state. By default, alerts are created for those based on their state being down/disabled but you should be able to reverse that logic with a simple override (as in you want an alert if the state is up/enabled). So the override parameter could be a simple down/disabled by default but with a up/enabled option for services or web site/app pools that you want to alert on if they ever are up/enabled.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dynamic Graphic Charts In Dashboards based on SQL queries

                                        Currently we don't have option to create Dashboards based on SQL queries. Charts(Pie, Bar, Column etc) option is not available in dashboards which will help to query data from DB/DW and present them dynamically for other teams for Service monitoring improvements.

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better automation possibility to Azure MP

                                          Hi,

                                          The Azure MP needs better automation compability for the subscription and discovery process.
                                          We have high change frequency to Azure tenants and subscription that require us to add and remove subscriptions often. The current MP version only support manual configuration.

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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