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  1. 181 votes
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  2. Add advanced scheduling to support patch Tuesday

    We typically apply patches the weekend after Patch Tuesday but it's not always the second weekend of the month so we can't schedule it with the options available.

    57 votes
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    under review  ·  15 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 3rd Party Patching

    3rd Party Patching (Adobe, Java, etc)

    54 votes
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  4. Create an IP to report on DSC drifts / compliance

    PowerShell DSC is currently poor in reporting on configuration drifts and compliance levels. Collect this data in Ops Insight to answer questions like:
    - which systems are experiencing a configuration drifts and for which DSC policies?
    - which is the compliance level for this specific DSC policy / setting?

    51 votes
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  5. New Management Pack releases and change tracking

    When the OpInsights team releases new IPs/MPs they're automatically downloaded and executed on agents. While I'm sure you're performing all the tests needed, there can be disruptions on the agent side, just like it happens with OpsMgr. The main difference is that with OpsMgr the admin is in full control, with OpsInsights it is not. You should give the user a way to track MP changes, a few ideas:
    - use the change tracking IP and add MP tracking
    - use a newsfeed / tile on the portal with the latest release for every IP and core management packs. It…

    38 votes
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  6. Change Tracking: Support Windows Firewall changes

    Ability to track Windows Firewall Rules

    33 votes
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  7. Create computer patch groups like in SCCM

    SCCM has the ability to create patch groups, which you can choose the order in which computers are patched

    31 votes
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  8. 31 votes
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  9. Integrate to Sys Upd IP with WSUS / ConfigMgr

    The current IP is great but, afaik, it just does check for published updates, a true compliance report should be based on authorized updates. I know this isn't going to be easy and probably not possible today without some change on the patching tools, but as a future evolution I think the IP should leverage the customer chosen tool for patching and reporting against authorized updates in addition to published updates.

    30 votes
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  10. Change Tracking: Active Directory

    Track any changes made to Active Directory:

    - Delete, Change and creation of users + groups
    - Change of security permissions

    27 votes
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  11. Change Tracking : Need IIS changes also to be tracked under change tracking like app pool settings or any IIS site related changes

    Tracking IIS changes will help to know what has change while troubleshooting any IIS related issues like App pool account was changed or any site settings were changed.

    25 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the idea.

    We’d need to see how complex it is to model this in search since IIS config can be quite deeply nested, to do it as ‘first class’ citizen.

    Also consider the ‘simpler’ version of this by tracking changes to (XML) files such as machine.config, app.config. web.config, applicationhost and so forth… http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519279-change-tracking-files-and-folders
    with that, we were thinking we could have some UI ‘diff’ capabilities for the ‘before’ and ‘after’ file…

  12. Build Complete Dashboards with Integrated Performance Data, System Updates and SCCM Data

    Improve the System Update intelligence Pack: The dashboard should show you which systems are missing updates, tell you whether you have attempted to deploy the update to the servers and reasons for the install failure. For example, there was no space on the C:\ drive and the install fail. The dashboard should be a fully operational solution for pointing out the problems and offering the exact resolution. While it is helpful to know that updates are missing. It is even more helpful to know which servers were attempted and why the updates didn't install. Talk to someone who has attempted…

    23 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This sounds similar to this other idea http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6662499-integrate-to-sys-upd-ip-with-wsus-configmgr at least as a starting point… plus you are suggesting to add performance data in the mix and do some sort of root cause analysis…

    Very interesting vision, but definitely not a small bite chunk we can execute upon as a single item. Let’s see where it lands and/or discuss further requirements offline.

  13. 23 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Change Tracking for SCOM Configuration

    Since there is an intelligence pack to bring SCOM Alert data to Insights, it would help if the changes made to SCOM configuration is also tracked. For Instance, It would help corelate management pack updates to alerts raised in the SCOM environment. or corelating alerts to some administrative change

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Let’s see how many votes this gets.

    In general, you might also consider the ‘generic’ approach, i.e. script your own ‘dump’ of configuration settings and MP versions to a file, then the idea about tracking file changes http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519279-change-tracking-files-and-folders might have a broader applicability and therefore be preferred from a product direction standpoint.
    Also, using Log Management to collect the ‘Operations Manager’ event log would tell you some other things happening in the environment from an OpsMgr perspective.

  15. Ability to reinstall

    Installed and configured with a workspace which is now gone, the extension is orphaned with no option to reinstall or redeploy. Error shows:

    The solution cannot be enabled on this VM because the VM already has the management agent but the workspace associated with the agent cannot be found within the subscription: {guid}

    Ability to reinstall or reconfigure to another workspace would help

    16 votes
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  16. Collect KB Revision Levels

    I want to identify the revision level of a Patch.

    i.e. Create a query what shows which machines have which patch and at what revision level that patch is

    My clients example is KB3001652. They want to know if they have 201 or 202 (which had issues for them) or 204 (which doesn't have issues, but, is not auto approved)

    Thanks.

    15 votes
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  17. Change Tracking: Hyper-V VM settings changes

    Ability to tell if John Smith shutdown the VM at this time or Jane Doe added a network connection to a VM at another time. VM X was created with these settings.

    15 votes
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  18. Disable change tracking for "known" windows services

    There are alot of windows services that ship with Windows that flip/flop constantly during the day. This creates noise in the Change Tracking reports. It would be great if we could disable change tracking by choosing from a list of "known" Microsoft-shipped windows services.

    Some examples would be "Smart Card", "BITS" and "Windows Update"

    12 votes
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  19. Intune

    Please support the integration of Intune, at least from a reporting capacity, to allow a single-pane view for total network security posture.

    11 votes
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  20. Update assessment show

    On some servers, update assessment shows expired / rejected / unavailable updates, e.g. on a 2008R2 server it shows

    KB2949927 - this has been rejected according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2949927
    KB2917500 - description on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2917500 - KB2813430 is already installed and 2917500 is not available in update catalog.

    11 votes
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