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  1. 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.

    2 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  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.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  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

        2 votes
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        • 1 vote
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            0 comments  ·  Deduplication  ·  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.

            1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  General Use File Server  ·  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…

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                1 comment  ·  SMB  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

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                  0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  File Systems  ·  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.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  DFSN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • GPO to change the default path of the Work Folder

                      Today, when we configure the Work Folders by GPO we dont have a way to change the default location/path of the work folder.
                      It defaults to %USERPROFILE%\Work Folders.
                      This is totally a show stopper for me cause we redirect user files to another drive and dont want user files in the system drive. Think this is pretty standard on enterprises. We have a way to redirect almost everything in Windows. But dont have a way redirect Work Folders...

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Work Folders  ·  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

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  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

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • in a DR secnario where a site is complete down, the ability to reverse SR replication via powershell is not applicable

                              Currently with Storage Replica, you can reverse replication via powershell as described here (second form the bottom): https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/storage/storage-replica/storage-replica-known-issues

                              However, in a DR scanario where the initial source site/node is completely down, the ability to reverse SR replication via powershell is not applicable.

                              1 vote
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                                1 comment  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable Work Folders over SAN

                                Currently Work Folders is only available with Local Storage on Server 2012 R2

                                We hold all our User data on SAN storage and present with SMB

                                Can this feature be enable for SAN usage , please
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                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better logging on client and server with work folder

                                  Would be nice to able to log whats happening on client and server side.
                                  to see if and when files gets deleted or changed etc ..

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • The storage pool does not have sufficient eligible resources for the creation of the specified virtual disk

                                    I have a 3 node cluster setup and validated for Storage Spaces Direct. Each node has two 1TB SSDs and two 4TB HDDs (total 6 of each) all of which are cleaned of partitions and data (running on Dell HBA330s). All nodes have the required networking in places, are joined in a cluster and are running Server 2016 TP5 with the latest updates. Running cluster validation for Storage Spaces direct comes back with only the warning about 3 node cluster vs 4 (I only want mirrors, so 3 should work).

                                    The problem is no matter what I do I cannot…

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Publish Work Folders Client API

                                      Work Folders would probably get a lot more traction if you published the client API and allow third party developers and MDM tools to do direct integration.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • work

                                        Please enable support for ReFS Work Folders, not limiting options only to NTFS.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Grant-DFSNAccess requires GUI/cmd intervention to work

                                          As detailed in this KB article from March 2014 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2938148) the Grant-DFSNAccess cmdlet requires use of the GUI to work, or there is a workaround of using the old dfsutil command instead.

                                          Is it possible to have this fixed so that we can use native PowerShell to configure the DFS environment?

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                                            0 comments  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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