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  1. Dynamic Groups for components within Distributed Application

    Just that, because currently you have to export out the group criteria syntax for the dynamic group and then cut and paste to the Distributed Application XML. Fine if you know what you're doing, but not for most SCOM admins where SCOM is not the main part of their job. It also then means that the DA cannot be edited within the GUI after modification via XML.

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    • Server / Windows Computer Groups dynamic via Server Role

      Be able to create, within the console, computer groups such as the IIS computer group based on Computer Role (such as IIS, SharePoint, Exchange etc.). In the console currently limited to instance group creation.

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      • Show instance name within performance view on mouse over event

        If several workflows are enabled on a performance view it is hard to find the instance looking at a specific line. If the mouse is placed on a specific line the timestamp and sample are displayed, please include also the object and instance.

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        • Operator permissions to view configuration and thresholds

          Operators are often asking for the effective threshold and configuration of a workflow at the moment a state change is happening or an alert is generated.

          Giving the operators the permissions and an easy way to view the effective threshold and configuration would ease life and make there work a lot easier.

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          • Ability to script overrides in bulk

            If you have strict controls around what is enabled in an MP it's very time consuming enabling rules/monitors that target multiple groups.

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            • Incremental search in dialog boxes

              There are many "drop down" boxes used in the scom console. When clicking on the box such as a "class" dropdown, if I know I want to select "Windows Computer" I can only type "W" to get to that section of the list, then have to scroll and find the item. It would be nice to be able to continually type either the beginning or substring of an item and have it go to that specific section. eg. "Windows com" would either take me directly to that item or very close. Right now as soon as I would hit "Wi"…

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              • Compare (all or part of) an Windows event description text of multiple events

                Compare the event description text of multiple eventlog entries, within a certain period of time, in a bad-good scenario. Preferably with the use of wildcards, so that it is possible to compare parts of the event description text which is unknown in advance.

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                • Prevent duplicate unsealed MP Names

                  When creating an unsealed MP in the console for or customizations/overrides for sealed MP’s there’s no check for duplicate display names. If I have “Windows.Server.Overrides” I can continue adding “Windows.Server.Overrides” MP’s. When adding overrides on the fly it’s easy to miss the proper destination mp and create a new one. When (if) this is noticed in the future we have to export out one, see what it’s doing and import those settings into the first (and should be only) unsealed mp for that sealed mp.

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                  • TCP port checks show end point and port

                    You can't search for the TCP end point from within Authoring or Monitoring. So unless you put the end point in the description, you can't find it again without digging through the management pack xml.

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                    • Browser support for web console

                      This needs improved to support more browers like Chrome and Firefox.

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                      • Resolution state - allow for more than one that is considered closed

                        When you create a new Resolution state, for example, I have one that is "Closed by Incident". I use this to show the ones that have been closed by the technician from the incident, and leave the Closed ones to show ones closed by the Health State returning to healthy.
                        Problem with this is that the Closed by Incident alerts are not groomed as SCOM doesn't recognise them as Closed.

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                        • Website monitoring to handle user journeys better

                          Website monitoring can't handle password pages where the authentication is selected random characters. For example when a page wants characters 2, 5, and 9 from your password.

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                          • Linux discovery for list of servers

                            When you discover Windows servers you can paste a list of servers into the dialog box. This doesn't exist for Linux. Only option is to add devices one by one, or to do a network discovery.

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                            • Have a GUI to create Powershell Dashboards that show near realtime information

                              Have a simple GUI that allows non-Progammers to create useful dashboards that can be created for Plasma Walls and for Technical Staff who can quickly identify potential problems.

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                              • Make sure that the default alert priority of all rules and monitors is set to 1 ("normal" resp.)

                                Then the Alert Priority which is almost useless at the moment can really be used as a criteria for subscriptions and connectors.

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                                • selective monitor to choose management pack per server

                                  I would like to have an option to have a monitor nothing to monitoring what I need vs every management pack approach. For example, do my hyper-v hosts need to check for exchange monitors all the time? No so I would like to say these monitors only without doing some big to do for it.

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                                  • Easier way to manage non trust systems.

                                    Make it easier to manage non-domain/other domain systems. I understand the need to encrypt communication. But id acceptable I'd like the option to allow non encrypted or bypass security certs and provide encryption. This is more small business friendly. Which I think SCOM should try and be.

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                                    • Dynamic graphing

                                      I think it would be cool if scom graphs could highlight point in time areas to zoom in on for more detailed graphs. Its cumbersome to change the date and time to an estimated area.

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                                      • Override custom fields

                                        Custom fields if often used to enrich alerts for incident management. When you create an override it should be possible to also override the custom fields, so you are able to determine if/what override caused the alert.

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                                        • Native DS Module for SQL Analysis services

                                          For Collection rules, please allow Write Action to SQL Analysis cubes; or at least a tool that will allow migrating DW ---> SQL Analysis

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