Bring back the On-Prem AD Replication Status Tool
Version 1.0 is expired. The download page for version 1.1 only allows us to download the expired 1.0 version. The "cloud" version in OMS doesn't satisfy all of the same needs as the original version did. This was a very handy tool and I'd like to have it back.
On site customers are not going anywhere any time soon, they still need this tool.
The team that works on this is actually collecting feedback here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-operational-insights/suggestions/12293631-bring-back-the-on-prem-ad-replication-status-tool
Connecting to OMS requires approval from various security teams in many companies. And, it is not that easy if the company does not use SCOM. Also, most customers just need a quick and easy GUI to check replication during changes. The OMS Solution Pack is overkill for many customers. The on-prem tool needs to be revived.
This on-prem tool is vital for replication troubleshooting and status.
The Azure AD Replication OMS doesn't scale and is stale as soon as it gets there.
There's no way I can get 175 domain controllers uploading replication data to Azure and have it be useful to identify a problem.
Joe McGlynn commented
So I deployed the AD Replication Status OMS Component at 14.40 and its 21.00 and I'm still waiting for data...
Its a simple Hybrid Azure deployment with 1 on premise DC and one Azure DC.
Joe McGlynn commented
So there is a new AD Replication Status tool in OMS - Takes 4 hours to start getting useful information...
The on-premise tool which was fantastic, got results in seconds, was reliable and most importantly worked in black networks with no internet connectivity.
Kind of a backwards steps folks.
Tell me you have added features in OMS, give the URL, and the necessary to use extra functionality for free.
But please give us back the on premise ability.
Robert Picard commented
Microsoft will not bring back a valuable free tool, why should they? They want you to put your info into Ops Management suite, then when they start scaling that back force you to pay for licensing.
Then they not only get a recurring revue stream from you, but they also have more of your information to use with their advertisement business. M$ has been deliberately eroding the roles played by technicians and partners for the past 7 years with the long term goal of eliminating them in place of 'cloud' services they provide.
John Senter commented
We need the on-premise option because we are not allowed to store any of our domain information in the cloud.
Lou Williams commented
Please revive this tool! Ops Management Suite is a poor substitute for troubleshooting domain controllers in my lab environment.