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  1. Storage Spaces Direct Stretch Cluster support

    It would be extremely advantageous for S2D to support Stretch Clusters. Maybe implement it by allowing the creation of multiple, site aware storage pools (by leveraging the new failure domain features).

    Combining this with Storage replica would enable multi-site, highly available VM's without the need for any shared storage what so ever.

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      5 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • will call an orange a banana

      And go ape ****...stooly.bob

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      • NVMe over Fabric "Target" server for Windows Server 2016

        Hi all.

        HPE (and other vendors like Tyan) are producing exciting pieces of kit like the DL385 G10 1-2 processor AMD servers that can stack 24 NVMe drives into themselves and ******** a whole lot of (5) network cards into their PCIe slots. Currently MS can use servers like this in it's S2D implementations but I'm wondering why they should limit themselves to homogenous environments like that when we can deploy them into Software Defined SANs as well?

        Enter the NVMeoF "Target" server for Windows Server 2016 where you can deploy your server onto any of these target hardware platforms…

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          0 comments  ·  Cluster Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows Server 2016 failover cluster fileserver role, configurable authentication domain.

          Hi all,
          I wanted to put this suggestion forward because it seems like a feature that Microsoft, and its customers, would be very interested in.

          MS seems to want to enter the Software Defined Storage and Software Defined SAN space with it's design decisions in WS 2016 and this puts it up against the likes of traditional vendors such as IBM, EMC and Netapp. This would place commodity hardware at the same level of these NAS / SANS with WS 2016 running over it and for the vast majority the OS can handle those demands with its new features such…

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            0 comments  ·  Cluster Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • cultofsnap

            centerfold

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              0 comments  ·  Cluster Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Label for snapshots

              Possibility of custom label for vss snapshots (Netapp and Vmware style).

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                0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Have a file extension whitelist for deduplication

                I'd like to specify only certain file types to be deduplicated, as our users tend to copy around big movie files, but I still want Windows search to work for regular files (which are also small enough to not bother with deduplicating).

                See also the folder whitelist https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/7961025-de-duplication-feature-should-be-enabled-on-direct and https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage/suggestions/17888647-make-windows-search-service-work-with-data-dedupli

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                  1 comment  ·  Deduplication  ·  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.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 67 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

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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

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  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…

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  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.

                            4 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

                              7 votes
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                              • 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 →
                                • 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…

                                  5 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.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Backup/Restore  ·  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.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  General Use File Server  ·  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

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                                        • 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.

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