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  1. 38 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Deduplication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Work Folders - Make Builtin One Drive Client compatible with Work Folders

      it should be great to replace Work Folders client by builtin one drive client application in windows 10 and make Work folder Server able to respond to OneDrive Clients. As the result :
      - One feature to develop and maintain (one drive client)
      - future features of one drive compatible with Work Folders Server (for example : OneDrive On-Demand)
      - Less resources used on computers

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Work Folders for Windows Phone 10

        please make a app for Win10 Phone

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Get-Volume displays exFAT file system type incorrectly as 'Unknown'

          Bug:

          When a removable drive is formatted with exFAT, the Get-Volume cmdlet incorrectly displays the FileSystemType property as 'Unknown.' The FileSystem property correctly shows 'exFAT', it is the FileSystemType property (two different properties) which incorrectly says 'Unknown.'

          To Reproduce:

          Format a USB flash drive with exFAT, then run:

          Get-Volume

          Get-Volume | Select *

          Observed On:

          Windows 10 Pro version 1703 with PoSh version 5.1.15063.413.

          1 vote
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            0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Don't work Remove-PhysicalDisk in Windows Server 2016 for Storage Spaces

            Remove-PhysicalDisk doesn't work as needed in Windows Server 2016 (like in 2012 R2).

            We have Scale-Out File Server on Windows Server 2016. One storage pool with tiering and two way mirroring Virtual Disk. We have free space in pool specially for rebuild (size for more then 4 disk failure). We put one disk as Retire and took out from enclosure. Disk was Lost communication and Virtual Disk auto rebuild.
            VirtualDisk shows as Healthy and OK and Repair runs without issues.
            We add new HDD to enclosure and add it to pool. All looks good, healthy and OK.
            But Remove-PhysicalDisk for…

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Workfolders edit file directly from app (iOS)

              The current workfolders app 2.0.1 allow us to copy files to and from Workfolders but it's far from all major apps for file storage that allow edit directly from the app.
              It will greatly benefit the users if this option is added.

              3 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Give some sort of gui representation of defrag

                With the other defrag programs there is a gui to give you an idea of how much defragging was remaining and how much progress is made. It would help you to know if defrag is stuck.

                2 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Initialize-Disk does not respect -WhatIf

                  When using the -WhatIf parameter, no operation should take place, instead a description of what would have happened should be printed out. Instead, the disk gets initialized anyway.

                  Tried two ways.

                  Get-VirtualDisk | Initialize-Disk -PartitionStyle GPT -PassThru -WhatIf

                  Initialize-Disk -VirtualDisk (Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName VirtDisk) -WhatIf

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • new-smbmapping: finally fix the bug so that Windows Explorer recognizes the new drives without kill & restart

                    Good evening

                    Since years(!), it's well known that if we map SMB Shares using the New-SmbMapping command,
                    then the Windows Explorer does not recognize the new Drives: we have to kill and restart explorer.exe.
                    Well, we can be happy that we do not have to reboot...

                    We can not believe that this bug was never fixed and that we have to raise our user voice to solicitation so that such annoying bugs get finally fixed.

                    Of course, we could use the New-PSDrive command.
                    Unfortunately, this command is even worse: it does not validate if the credentials are valid nor if…

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  SMB  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Transfer rate on Windows native backup

                      Windows Backup would be better if I could actually see the transfer rate so it is easier to calculate if the backup is running faster or slower as you tweak things.

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  Backup/Restore  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Get-AzureStorSimpleAccessControlRecord PowerShell cmdlet sends a whole collection through the pipeline instead of individual items

                        This behavior is not in line with how PowerShell cmdlets are expected to behave, and causes problems with filtering operations based on `Where-Object`, because the filter is unexpectedly applied to the *whole collection* as opposed to individual items. For details, see http://stackoverflow.com/a/42510370/45375

                        1 vote
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                          1 comment  ·  StorSimple  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implementing Key Based Folder Shares

                          Folder Shares requires always a user and password. Implementig a key based share can increase the security of some very important data.

                          Authenticating from an other windows mashine or a linux mashine to mount shared Folders.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General Use File Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve performance

                            Configuring Storage Replication causes severe write performance issues. On a server to server Storage Replica setup using 10 Gbps Ethernet connection between servers I got 230 MB/sec with 8.4 ms latency for a sequential write test using flash drives.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bug: $ErrorActionPreference ignored by New-SmbShare

                              Setting $ErrorActionPreference to Stop is ignored by New-SmbShare (and possibly other CIM wrapped functions) in specific use cases:

                              - Run within Windows ISE: No problem
                              - Invoked using powershell.exe -File argument: No problem
                              - Called with explicit -ErrorAction Stop: No problem
                              - Run within PowerShell Prompt (dot-sourced): $ErrorActionPreference is ignored
                              - Invoked using powershell.exe -Command argument: $ErrorActionPreference is ignored

                              This can be tested with the following script (test.ps1):

                              $ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"
                              New-SmbShare -Name "Test" -Path "C:\NonExistingPath"
                              Write-Host "Should not be reached"

                              The following call shows the error "The system cannot find the file specified", but also shows "Should never be…

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  SMB  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Get-Disk cmdlet in server 2016 reporting incorrectly

                                As of the December update rollup, the version of powershell and winrm 5 on windows server 2016 (all skus) still reports the healthstatus and operationalstatus columns when running "get-disk" incorrectly.
                                running a get-disk on a healthy server produces warnings but running the command remotely and piping the output to a 2012R2 server (with either winrm 4 or 5 installed) shows correctly as healthy. The same occurs in the reverse (healthy 2012r2 results parsed as warnings if output to 2016 console. Likely a simple fix. please address

                                3 votes
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                                • Storage Spaces allow option for volatile cache (aka consumer SSDs)

                                  Currently SS requires an SSD with PLP (power-loss-protection) as per this article: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/11/18/dont-do-it-consumer-ssd/

                                  Please give us an option when creating an SSD caching tier for SS to use the SSD cache (meaning NOT write-through/disable the cache).
                                  So that cheap consumer SSDs (without PLP) can be actually used, while keeping the SSD performance.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • BUG: Storage Module : Get-Volume cmdlet with the -FileSystemLabel

                                    The FileSystemLabel switch won't find volumes if they have [ ]'s in the name
                                    e.g.
                                    Get-Volume -FileSystemLabel '[PAGEFILE]'

                                    Can't seem to find away to escape them for it to find it.

                                    Have got round it with a Where-Object
                                    Get-Volume | Where-Object { $_.FileSystemLabel -eq '[PAGEFILE]' }

                                    But I thought I would flag it

                                    1 vote
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • DFS Search Server

                                      At the Moment the Windows Search Server can not be used together with DFS-Shares (very very slow or no results) An Integration between DFS and the Search Server would be very helpful. This would be a big improvement to the Client-Search user experience. Please vote for this idea.

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  DFSN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 12 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give us the multi resiliency tiering option in standard storage spaces.

                                          Currently, multi resiliency only works with S2D. It would be incredibly beneficial for those of us with a single node, hyperconverged setups

                                          8 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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