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  1. Revamp the SCOM Installer

    There are a lot of posts about the SCOM installation here, but this one is a bit different, although a full revamp of the installer is really in order.

    First and foremost, I'd like to see the requirement of a user account with a user profile for installation removed. One could still use a SCOM admin account with DB rights to install, I would think, if the installer wrote the install logs to a different location. Right now, it needs a valid user profile, which makes it impossible to install using tools like SCCM.

    I'd like to see the wrapper…

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  2. Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit"

    Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit".

    This tool is an absolute gem in training new people to SCOM, which also gives them a better understanding on how everything is pieced together and useful for design work...

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  3. Update DB Virtual Log File workflow to use sys.dm_db_log_info instead of DBCC LOGINFO

    Hello,

    When the Version Agnostic management pack attempts to collect VLF counts, it uses DBCC LOGINFO("dbname") to achieve this. Would it be possible to update this workflow to use sys.dmdblog_info instead? This replaces DBCC LOGINFO as described in the below documentation:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/system-dynamic-management-views/sys-dm-db-log-info-transact-sql?view=sql-server-ver15#remarks

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  4. Regularly update the managementpack page versions and dates

    Regularly update the managementpack page versions and dates

    The site https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx were you can find all managementpacks is showing old dates and versions.
    For example currently the pack for DHCP 2016 and higher is showing version 1.0.11.0 while there is already a newever version. You now only see this when you click into that pack so it's not easy to see which new or updated packs are released recently.
    And while you work on it make also the date column sortable so i can overview the newest packs on top.

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  5. The autoSignOutInterval issue in the web console

    Please add this paramater for autoSignOutInterval to new SCOM Web console so session time-out can be customized properly.

    40 votes
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  6. Start-SCOMAgentMaintenanceMode should have -Force parameter

    Agent -initiated maintenance mode https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-maintenance-mode-overview?view=sc-om-2019#enable-from-target-system-1 is great, however as of now it still forces an answer in the console prompt - preventing the use from automated scripts that run on target systems. Adding a -Force parameter that skips the "are you sure?" check would be very welcome and trivial to implement, without us having to reverse and simulate the behaviour to reach the same effect.

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  7. Remove .NET framework v3.5 dependency in SCOM 2019 SDKs

    The latest SCOM 2019 SDKs and referenced MPs are using .NET framework v3.5 while seal and importing management packs via sdk/c#. Also it asked to install .NET framework 3.5 features. Because .NET Framework 3.5 is not included by default in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016/2019.

    Sample Code: https://systemscenter.ru/scom2012sdk.en/

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  8. Add the "Alert Closure Failure" dashboard to the Operations Console

    Most administrators are using the Operations Console to manage their SCOM environment, it would be practical if the "Alert Closure Failure" dashboard existed in the Operations Console as well and not only in the Web Console.

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  9. Password lost in runas screen of run program activity in MS Orchestrator

    In a version of MS orchestrator ugpraded from 2016 and 2019, when we entered a password in run as fields in run activity, it worked the first time.Then later when we run it later, it lost the password, the password field shows empty

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  10. Create new managementpack versions without the need of uservoice

    It seems MS likes us to vote on new managementpacks in this forum if we need or want them.
    I would like to suggest that MS creates new versions when they bring out new versions of software without us need to ask for it.
    Examples:
    Hyper-v
    Exchange
    New versions of operating systems both windows and linux
    MSMQ
    IIS,
    heck all the products MS is creating theirselfs

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  11. User

    I am using Android 8. I have hackers using Windows 7 an possibility of Mac is. They have control over my phone. I don't even have administaive permission due to their control. No matter what virus or malware I run it doesn't pick up the fact that their system has complete control.
    They are using Microsoft programs for reason nodesirable. What can I do to remove that access when at times they are usiing same wifi

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  12. Allow to include multiple criteria under "custom field" when creating an alert view

    We cannot include multiple criteria under "custom field" when creating an alert view for filtering. Reference Microsoft case:119103124002664

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  13. False "Zone Query Overload" alerts from DNS Management Pack 10.1.0.0

    The data source that the "Windows DNS Server 2016 and 1709+ Detect Zone Query Overload" monitor and "Windows DNS Server 2016 and 1709+ Number Of Queries Performance Collection Rule" has an issue. If the server is under heavy CPU load at the time the data source runs, it fails and records a value of "0". This causes false alerts, as the "Zone Query Overload" is a "Delta" type monitor, so it sees a huge increase in queries when the next attempt succeeds.

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  14. SCOM2016/2019 Web Consoles - Need Mgmt Group Name added to header bar

    Folks, we have multiple instances of SCOM running, many of which are accessed by the same teams. In the Web Console the Mgmt Group name is not visible anywhere on the screen and teams are finding it difficult to understand which console they are currently connected to. Can the Mgmt Group name be added to the header bar?

    4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Monitor named "Performance Data collection health" needs to be fine tuned in a way that it does not overload the SQL Server when enabled.

    The default SCOM monitor named "Performance Data collection health" which is disabled by default, needs to be fine tuned in a way that it does not overload the SQL Server when enabled for 1000 + Agents. The way the SQL query is built it looks like running it against 1000+ Agents will cause performance issues on the SQL server.

    The purpose to enable this monitor is to identify if Performance data is stopped collected / missing for specific Agents in last few hours.

    Request the product group to review the request to see we can ship this by default enabled…

    9 votes
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  17. Allow changing SSRS permissions and do not ignore them

    If a user is member of the SCOM Security Role "Operations Manager Report Operators" or any other "Report Operator"-Group it is not possible to browse the Reports-Website (https://reportserver.domain.local/Reports).
    It is only possible to directly call the reports. (https://reportserver.domain.local/Reports/Audit%20Reports/AccessViolation-AccountLocked)

    The error message is the genereic error: "Could not load folder contents You are not allowed to view this folder. Contact your administrator to obtain the necessary permissions."
    The SSRS-logs also do not provide any other more detailed explanation.

    I verified that the group-ID of the security role has "Browser"-Rights on the Root-SSRS folder. …

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  18. SCOM 2019 - Data Warehouse failed to deploy reports for a management pack to SQL Reporting Services Server

    Please can anyone elighten me on this since I cannot find a proper solution!

    The management pack in case is the new SQL agnostic version.

    Data Warehouse failed to deploy reports for a management pack to SQL Reporting Services Server. Failed to deploy reporting component to the SQL Server Reporting Services server. The operation will be retried.
    Exception 'DeploymentException': Failed to deploy reports for management pack with version dependent id '2d2d34e7-0361-d464-dec6-babb19c69871'. System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Uploading or saving files with .rdl extension is not allowed. Contact your administrator if you have any questions. ---> Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ResourceFileFormatNotAllowedException: Uploading or saving files with .rdl extension is…

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  19. Scom 2019 and SLES 11

    is there a way to install a Scom agent on Linux Sles 11?
    there is a problem with Openssl, max 0.9.8 under Sles 11 but the agent requests Openssl 1.0 minimum
    is there another compatible agent (older?)?
    thank you
    Stéphane

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  20. Path, MP, Class, GUIDs, etc. Columns Needed in Numerous Screens


    • Groups: Add column for MP (where group is defined/stored)

    • Groups: add column to view "total members"

    • Group Explicit Members: Only the DisplayName of classes appear. There are many, many duplicate class names and it's nearly impossible to select the correct one. Add columns for MP and class Name.

    • Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"

    • Performance View: when adding specific rules to a perf view only the DisplayName of the rules appear. Add columns for Name and MP.

    • Management Pack/Alert Tuning: Add path information

    • State Views: Add column for class Name and Monitoring Object ID

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