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  1. Replace the "http://techsupport.osisoft.com/" link in the "About" window of PI System Tray

    The "About" window of PI System Tray contains the link "http://techsupport.osisoft.com/". However, this link does not use HTTPS and will redirect to "https://my.osisoft.com/". Please replace the link with an appropriate one that uses HTTPS and does not redirect.

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  2. By default, do not install the PI Module Database Builder when the PI System Management Tools install kit is run

    Similar to how the PI DataLink install kit includes PI DataLink (Legacy) but requires manual modification to setup.ini in order to install it, the PI Module Database Builder should continue to be included in the PI System Management Tools install kit but should not be installed by default. This will make it clearer to users that the PI Module Database is deprecated and it will declutter the list of installed programs for users that never used the PI Module Database Builder.

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    This appears to be a bug rather than a new idea. In researching our backlog, some work was done in this area with the BufSS 4.3 or 4.4 version that should’ve corrected this problem.

    Please contact tech support so we can further identify the issue.

  4. Rearrange the Classic tab in the Point Builder to reflect the relationship between settings

    If the Compressing attribute of a PI Point is set to Off, then the compression settings are greyed out, which makes sense because they are irrelevant if Compressing is Off.

    However, if a PI Point has its Archiving attribute set to Off, nothing is greyed out, even though the exception and compression settings and the Compressing attribute are all irrelevant.

    I propose changing the layout of the Classic tab to reflect the relationship between these settings. If Archiving is Off, do not show the user the exception settings, compression settings, or the Compressing attribute. If Archiving is On, show the…

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    When you select Archiving = off, no data is sent to the archives. However, the Compression settings still apply because these settings affect what is in the Snapshot. When a client application request the “current” value, the Snapshot is returned therefore it’s important to ensure the system knows and applies the Compression settings.

    Exception settings on the other hand affect how interfaces collect data, regardless of whether we archive the data or not on the server side. Exception settings are important to ensure that we are only collect data (on the interface side) that are significant. When an interface starts up, it connects to the Data Archive to get the points list and also the Exception configurations.

    With all that in mind, please provide additional details on your use case for this idea.

  5. Expose "Tuning Parameters" in AFSDK

    It would be very intesting to access tuning parameters (that are present in PI SMT) via AFSDK.
    This is interesting when you have to manage dozens of PI DA servers and you want to ensure they are all correctly configured (and no change are performed locally for example).
    Thanks a lot!

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  6. Make the tuning parameter Base_AllowSIDLookupFailureForMapping visible by default

    When this tuning parameter is enabled, it prevents a PI Collective from being flagged as out-of-sync when some of the PI Collective members can resolve the SID of a PI Mapping and others cannot. However, by default, this tuning parameter is hidden and disabled.

    This tuning parameter is important when you are trying to replace all PI Trusts with PI Mappings to accounts that are dedicated to each instance of each PI service and you do not have the power to create domain accounts and/or the creation of dedicated domain accounts is not a priority for the organization as a…

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  7. Make the tuning parameter PointDb_RemoveEmptySource visible by default

    This tuning parameter toggles the automatic deletion of unused point sources. By default, it is hidden and the automatic deletion is disabled.

    Point sources are used mainly for PI Interfaces, which are slowly being replaced with PI Connectors and PI Adapters, where point sources are less important. Therefore, it is also less important to keep this rather useful tuning parameter hidden. In the worst case, a user enables the automatic deletion of unused point sources and loses unused point sources that they still wanted, even though point sources are not that important anymore.

    Please make PointDb_RemoveEmptySource visible by default so…

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  8. Expose connection history information to PI SMT

    As PI System administrator, I would like to know the number of clients connection given a time frame. (e.g. * -1 month) Currently, this is only exposed to the pidiag command line utility. It would help me as a pi system admin to see it within a user interface such as in PI System Management Tool.

    Also please expose this command to PowerShell Tools for PI System as well for better manageability.

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  9. PI SMT - Archive Editor Improvements

    Why is the second server of all selected servers the default selected server for the archive editor? (C# index 1 instead of 0?)

    If I leave the Tagname empty and press the search button the tag search dialog opens fine.
    But if I enter some text at Tagname and then immediately remove the text again and now press the search button an error message "Error -2147220305: Empty strings not allowed. (Check Tagname)" appears even twice in a row.

    If I enter a tagname that does not exist an the error message appears that is ok, but it also appears twice…

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  10. Allow PIWorld and piusers to be deleted

    Nobody should be using the "PIWorld" PI Identity or the "piusers" PI Group. The most that we can do at the moment is disable them. It would be much better if we can just delete them and never look back.

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  11. Add ability to honor archive list file locations when adding new server to PI HA Collective

    When adding a new server to a PI HA Collective, all archive files selected to be included in the initialization are copied and registered with the new server in one defined location in collective manager.  This can create more manual work for organizations who wish to have all servers have similar file structures.  If the primary server has archive files registered across multiple locations, these locations should be honored and attempt to move files to these locations first, then if a drive is not available fall back to the default location.

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  12. Easy selection of PI Archives to Backup

    Currently, if we want to do a backup of an archive in SMT, we have to tick it. But the customer may has like 500 archives and wants to copy 100 of them. There is currently no friendly-user way to select multiple archives (without unregister them) using strg or shift key (like selecting multiple file on windows)

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  13. Enhance Event Frame Security

    Provide a way to separate the permissions for editing event frame values from the ability to delete event frames. See case 00992047. Currently if a user has the ability to delete an event frame, that person can also change values in the event frame. In my situation it is almost never OK to change a value, but it is sometimes OK to delete.

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  14. Support Microsoft Company Portal

    We have rolled out Microsoft Company Portal via InTune for many programs internally, it really reduces the load on our IT Service Desk. OSIsoft client applications like PI AF Client, PI Datalink should be easy to integrate with Microsoft Company Portal so that end users can easily install these

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  15. Allow any PI Identity to be assigned write permission to PIDBSEC

    By my understanding, only the PI User piadmin and the PI Group piadmins can ever have write access to the Database Security table PIDBSEC, and any write permissions to it assigned to any other PI User, PI Group, or PI Identity is ignored. However, PI Users and PI Groups are deprecated, and the use of piadmin is discouraged.

    Please allow any PI User, PI Group, or PI Identity to be assigned write permission to PIDBSEC, just like the other Database Security tables, so then we can finally stop using PI Users and PI Groups and use only PI Identities.

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  16. Be able to change "State number" in SMT Digital States.

    SMT Digital States you can't change the number. This matters when trying to insert a new state. You have to rename everything to move it down. In PSE with enumeration sets you an change the number easily.

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  17. Replace "timeout parameters" with "tuning parameters" in the description of the PITUNING Database Security table

    In PI System Management Tools, under the Database Security plugin, the description of the PITUNING table is:
    "Controls access to Timeout parameters and the Firewall"

    "Timeout parameters" is the old name for "tuning parameters", I'm guessing from the days when the tuning parameters stored mostly connection timeout times. New PI administrators will not know what a timeout parameter is. Please change the description of PITUNING to:
    "Controls access to tuning parameters and the Firewall"

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  18. option to manually disable secondary collective member synchronization

    I have experienced several synchronization errors with data archives running on virtual machines in separate errors, generally after MS updates. Please provide a way to stop synchronization of configurations between collective members, so I can perform MS updates and reboots without fear of having to re-synchronize my secondary archives afterwards.

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  19. Increase Box Length for Tagname Field in Archive Editor

    The Tagname field visible length should be increased within Archive Editor in System Management Tools. The full tag name is limited and cannot tell what is listed because the name is cut off. (See screenshot and steps listed below.)

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Navigate to PI System Management Tools -> Data -> Archive Editor
    2. Search for long tag name
    3. Select Multiple tags in the tag search box
    4. Click "OK" to confirm selection
    5. Select the dropdown icon within the tagname field to list all selected tag names.

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  20. Archive Editor: Preserve the selection of multiple rows when right-clicking on a cell within the selection

    Currently, if you select multiple rows in the Archive Editor and then right-click on a cell that is not the ► cell or the Value cell beside it, your selection will collapse to the row whose cell you right-clicked.

    That is, no matter how many rows you select, only 2 cells out of that selection will preserve your selection after you right-click on them.

    This is frustrating when you select multiple bad events to delete and then right-click within your selection but not on 1 of those 2 special cells, and you must select your rows all over again.

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