Display site system roles installed on boundary group references/resources
The introduction of preferred management points in SP2/R2 SP1 is GREAT! But I'd like to see the following added to the console to improve usability.
When viewing the properties of a boundary group in the console, you can add/remove site system servers on the 'References' tab. Pre SP2/R2 SP1, all you were adding here were DPs... now, those site systems can be DP's, MP's, and SMP's.
By simply looking at the list of site system servers, you cannot tell whether the server is a DP, MP, SMP, or any combination.
Please add 3 more columns or similar (one for each possible role) to display with check marks/dots indicating what roles are installed on each of the selected servers.
My customers would find this very useful, especially in environments with 100's of DP/MP/SMP's.
Fintan So commented
Absolutely. Adding the extra columns or have a way to identify server objects as MP roles would be helpful during the preferred MP selection process within the wizard of the boundary group properties.