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  1. Web Console - make Details pane resizable in Safari and Chrome on macOS

    I'm using a Mac and open the web console of SCOM 1807 in Chrome or Safari. Clicking on a result in Results pane, I get only a couple of lines in the Details pane. Although I can drag and drop the grey line between the Results and Details pane, it constantly reverts to it's former position.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Install prerequisites automatically if missing

      Please just provide the option and bundle the prerequisites for IIS / Report Viewer / CLR stuff and whatnot you might require during setup. This can easily be bundled with Setup software and releases a lot of administrative overhead

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        0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Incorporate Alert Correlation tehniques into SCOM

        We have multiple SCOM servers and management group and our service desk constantly ask why when there is a problem with a server or service do we get so any alerts. Can we only display a root cause or an aggregated alert with the subsequent alerts attached. E.g. A high level alert with all other alerts display underneath this generic alert?

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        • SCOM 1801: Login Session Expired on Internet Browser related to Web Console

          Hi,
          when user or admin browse alert link URL to SCOM 1801 Web Console, then the user first get the error
          „Your session with the Web console server expired“, although the user was not logged on before.

          If user choose then „Use Alternate Credentials“, he/she can log in.

          Microsoft Premium Support says that is "by design". We cannot call the BUGS "by design". This is a BUG in SCOM 1801, and must be solved asap.
          We have a very large IT infrastructure and this feature is very important for us.

          Best regards

          Birdal

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            0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Global Service Monitor - Increase Test Limit

            Increase the limit of the number of tests allowed for Global Service Monitor. 25 total tests per subscription is very low, especially when you want to monitor sites from multiple locations.

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            • Update SCOM to support CNG key stores

              Currently, even the latest version, 1807, does not support the use of CNG key store based certificates. This goes against Microsoft best practices of not using CSP key store based certificates. ADFS began support in version 4.0. Even SCCM now supports it as of its latest version. This makes this product unusable in environments requiring CNG certificates.

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              • Include 'Downtime Periods' into the 'Availability' Reports for Multiple Objects

                Scenario:
                A request to produce a downtime report for multiple objects (say multiple web app transaction monitoring) will only yield the overall downtime. Apparently, there is no way to include the downtime periods into the parent report as we have click on 'Downtime Periods' and that would subsequently produce a new report.

                Would be better to have one single immediate view that will show the overall downtime as well as specific downtime periods right below each object so that the whole report can be exported into one single PDF (instead of exporting multiple reports for different objects by clicking on…

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                  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the view.

                  Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the v iew. Currently only alerts with a source of "alert" are available. Otheralerst have different sources and should be available in this view. If you select all alerts you see them all. If you select all sources in the wizard you do not.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SCOM 2012 R2 Management Pack for MSMQ on Server 2016

                    There is no management pack to monitor message queue running on server 2016

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                      3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • AD MP - Global Catalog Data Sources query any GC in the domain

                      Issue exists in the current version 10.0.2.1 of the AD MP.

                      For the DC Global Catalog performance and availability monitors, as well as the Domain Member Global Catalog performance monitor, the DNS list of IPs returned for the entire domain is used to determine which GC to query. In a large distributed environment like ours, this can mean connecting to a DC all the way across the world, which can obviously cause performance issues. These monitors should also have options to only use local GCs for these tests.

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                        0 comments  ·  AD Domain Services Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bug in AD MP - Domain Member Global Catalog Performance Data Source

                        Issue exists in current version 10.0.2.1 of the MP.

                        In the "Microsoft.Windows.AD.DomainMemberPerspective.Performance.GlobalCatalog.DataSource" datasource, there is a simple bug that is breaking both the AD Member GC Performance Monitor, as well as the Performance collection that also uses this DS. The timer in the script calculates the time in seconds:

                        iTime = DateDiff("s", dtStart, Now)

                        Unfortunately, the value is returned to the property bag only after the value is divided by 1000:

                        Call oBag.AddValue("StatusValue", "" & iTime / 1000)

                        The thresholds in the monitor are intended to be seconds, so this is an obvious mistake. You can easily validate this by…

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                        • Add an alert view for Major Updates from Message Center

                          Add an alert view per O365 service with Major Updates only from Message Center

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                            0 comments  ·  O365 Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Alert properties should contain a custom field for the name of the impacted O365 service

                            The Alert properties should contain a custom field for the impacted service like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online,.... In this way, customized alert views can be created for a specific O365 service by using the custom field in the alert criteria.

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                            • The Alert Description of a Message Center event should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID

                              The Alert Description of a Message Center event Alert should contain the Alert Context Details instead of the Incident ID only.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 1807 Web Dashboards bugfixes & improvements

                                  When building Topology widget HTML5 dashboards with 1807 I noticed :

                                  - there are 2 sizes "state icons" to choose from, but the "small" size is not selectable. => is a bug ? --- 3 sizes would be even better

                                  - these "state icons" are not consistent types, some are .png, others are .svg = work in progress ?

                                  - the 'white' marking inside the icons is not white but transparent ! placing them on a coloured background image changes the color of the white 'x' or 'v' = bug ?

                                  - any ability to manage the background images used…

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                                  • Change Proxy Agent Search Windows

                                    When Changing Proxy agent, can you please add Search feature to the window, make the life a lot easier.

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                                    • better query builder

                                      I wish there was more of a user friendly way of creating queries for SCOM group, I been working on a group of non prod SQL server DB engine from 2005 -02017. using regular expression it is so messy. wish there was a better way to build the query.

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                                      • Correct the fact that all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset when a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted.

                                        When a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted, all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset, resulting in the subsequent re-generation of a slew of alerts for all related x-plat agents

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                                        • Delay config updates on Agents (management pack changes)

                                          Please find a way yo delay config updates on the agents so not every agent gets the update at the same time. Spread the updates over a period of time or random intervals within a time period.

                                          example:all agents gets the update within a period of 15 minutes and not all agents at the same time as it is today. This would be a nice feature to have.

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