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  1. Storage Replica standard

    Storage Replica limitation is very tight in Standard Edition - this should be increased. 2TB is very little in any single node, especially as price/tb continues to fall rapidly, having a limit tied to TB's is like putting an expiry date on its usefulness. Perhaps limiting to number of nodes will be more effictive limitation ie, 2 or 3 nodes?

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      0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Feature Request --- Option to avoid Adding a Disk Automatically to Storage Pool.

      Wanted to advise on this Auto pull of a New Disk in to Storage Pool and options to Get a Disk out of the Pool & back to the local system.

      So far, I’ve checked in MSDN (How-to-remove-disks-from-primordial-pool) but it seems like currently there’s no option to do such;
      My request is for a solution that enables to;
      1. Skip disks out of the Pool Collection when enabling S2D.
      2. Add new disks to the system with a choice of whether or not to put them in S2D or Pool.
      3. Pull an existing disk(s) out of a Primordial Pool.

      6 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow admins to adjust the priority/resources used to finish background storage spaces jobs

        It is super frustrating how much 'potential' performance storage spaces background jobs leave un-utilized. It would be great to be able to set a cluster-wide setting that would adjust how much of the system resources would be dedicated to these background jobs. As it is today one of the major limiting factors in rolling out updates across a large cluster is waiting for the repair jobs to finish after a reboot.

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        • Storage Migration Service Cutover Fails on "We can test token filter policy on the destination computer"

          During testing of doing a storage migration from a Windows Server 2008R2 to a Windows Server 2019. Everything works successfully until we reach the cutover phase. During Validation the following failure is listed.

          "We can test token filter policy on the destination computer"
          Fail: Access is denied

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          • 164 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Deduplication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 36 votes
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                1 comment  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Work Folders for Terminal Servcers (Citrix)

                Our users really love their Work Folders, but they would also like to have access when working from Citrix Desktop.

                16 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Thumbnail preview in Explorer for workfolders

                  Since Windows 10 1803 there is no image preview in Explorer. However, some people need this feature for their work. I find it particularly annoying that this will not work even if "On Demand File Access" is disabled.

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                    0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Storage Replica across domains or to non-domain joined hosts

                    It would be great if we could expand storage replica so that it works across domains or from a domain joined PC to a non domain joined PC.

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                    • Storage Migration Service: Allow upgrading from NTFS to ReFS

                      Make it possible to have different file systems between source and destination servers. So we can easily upgrade file shares to run on ReFS instead of NTFS.

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                      • Cannot open AIP protected file on WorkFolders App on iOS

                        Any MS Office file such as Word, if protected using Azure Information Protection, does not open in WorkFolders iOS App. WorkFolders simply throw error "Cannot open this file. Try opening this file in another app".

                        Seems like WorkFolders iOS App does not support Azure Information Protection and hence do not hand over the protected word file to Microsoft Word Application on iOS platform.

                        This same feature works fine on Android platform.
                        Ideally WorkFolders iOS App should invoke MS Word App and open the .docx files (regardless protected or non-protected).

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                          0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can Windows Storage Server Migration Cutover feature move a Domain Controller?

                          The New Windows Storage Server Migration Service has a Cutover feature. It will move the network name and address of the old server to the new server. Can this also move a server that is a Domain Controller?

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                          • Storage Migration Service: Merge source shares on one target volume

                            If the shares do not have the same name, why not allow merging shares on several volumes in source servers into one volume in the destination.

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                            • Dedup dedicated or reserved file space

                              Dedup should reserve the space needed to successfully run its jobs on the disk so that the disk is never 'too full' to dedup. It would be great if this functioned kind of like page files where an admin could even direct the 'reserved' space to a different dedicated volume.

                              Dedup requires a certain amount of 'free' disk space to run. When using dedup on user-facing file shares it never fails that some users will suddenly drop a huge number of files on to the share and then dedup will fail all its jobs due to a lack of free…

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                                0 comments  ·  Deduplication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow admins to adjust the 'minimum copies' of data allowed before write access is removed

                                With a 3 Way mirror storage spaces will continue to allow writes as long as 1 copy of the data is available. In some instances this can cause the data to become corrupt and unrecoverable because of unexpected hardware behavior. It would be great to allow for an admin to choose 'more data safety' over 'more up time' by changing this to a minimum of 2 copies of data to allow read/write and dropping to read-only when only 1 copy is available.

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                                • An option to use dotted domains with NPS

                                  The only thing keeping that clunky old 2008 server in my shiny new 2016 environment is I have a dot in my NetBIOS domain name and I use NPS for wireless machine authentication in RADIUS. Before you make fun of me, I inherited this domain and we have looked at all the various domain rename options and they are terrible. It would be great if there was some way to tell a new version of NPS to not use the dot as a separator.

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                                  • Storage Spaces Direct - Why the tiny capacity?

                                    I don't understand why the new 2019 Storage Spaces Direct won't even support a single 90 bay JBOD loaded with 8TB drives.

                                    I am currently testing the addition of that unit into our infrastructure using regular storage spaces. It runs fine. Dual Parity writes of 75 MB/sec are sad, but Mirror writes at 1,600 MB/sec are really nice. Everything seems to work fine.

                                    I've looked at the Windows 2019 limits, and the storage spaces direct raw capacity per physical server is 400 TB. What drives this? I'm trying to sell the idea of turning a customer's 1.5 PB storage space…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Cluster Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I have a few backup from over the years

                                      I wonder if they would be any help to u all

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                                        0 comments  ·  Backup/Restore  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Scale Out File Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • storage spaces is bugged Error 0x32 when creating a pool

                                          Storage Spaces is bugged and will return error code 0x32 with GUI or Powershell

                                          https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12438/windows-10-storage-spaces

                                          The issue is persistent and reproducible in following releases:
                                          Windows 10 pro:

                                          1607, 1703,1709,1803

                                          It does work in 1511!

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