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  1. Storage Commandlets Broken Under WinPE - First Reported 05/31/2013

    Bug Age: >5 Years
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/3a0e7e9c-f1ea-4324-8a17-f4c447efcbb0/some-storage-cmdlets-do-not-work-under-winpe?forum=winserverpowershell

    Also mentioned as a known problem in the talk OS Deployments using WinPE + PowerShell and WindowsImageTools panel by David Jones at the 2018 Global DevOps and PowerShell Summit

    Reported by me on the PowerShell GitHub in 08/01/2019 at which subsequent to which I was directed to report this here.
    https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/7429

    Steps to reproduce
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    Follow this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/winpe-adding-powershell-support-to-windows-pe

    Attempt to use:

    Clear-Disk

    or

    Format-Volume

    Expected behavior
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    Clears and or formats the disk in question

    Actual behavior
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    Unspecified Error 0x80004005

    16 votes
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  2. Option to change disks from clustered storage subsystem to local storage subsystem.

    Have configured standalone SQL servers with AlwaysOn Availability groups configured for HA. Now when adding two local disks to each server the disks are linked to the clustered storage subsystem not the local one which means I am unable to create a storage pool in Server manager as it states that a minimum if 3 are required to create a cluster storage pool. However I only want to create a local one - not a clustered pool.

    Can you please provide a way to either disable the clustered storage subsystem (not need in this config as only a standalone SQL…

    13 votes
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  3. Storage Replica for Dynamic disks

    Storage Replica is not currently available for Dynamic disks, that makes it non usable with spanned disk

    8 votes
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  4. 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.

    12 votes
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  5. Windows Admin Center Storage Migration should be able to use domain accounts

    The cutover portion of the storage migration appears to use local accounts. We follow the CIS baselines and network access/remote login with local accounts is disabled. It would be nice to be able to use a domain account that has local admin rights to do the cutover.

    2 votes
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  6. 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?

    15 votes
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  7. 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

    2 votes
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  8. Windows Storage Migration Service Errors with Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints.

    Windows Storage Migration Service Errors with Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints.

    Has anyone run into this and what was the fix?

    1 vote
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  9. Get-SRGroup function not working remotely from 2016 to inspect 2019

    Running the Get-SRGroup command from a 2016 server returns null results when to remotely get the ReplicationStatus from a 2019 server which hosts the SRgroup/SRpartnetship on it. Other commands such as Get-SRPartnership command from the same StorageReplica module do work from 2016 -> 2019 to get other details.

    Seems like a bug that the function Get-SRGroup results are always empty. This was reproduced a few times in different deployments.

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    5 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Fix bug in Windows Server 2016 Server Backup (status -> all backups -> view details)

    When you open table with details of all backups and sort it on date there is bug that sort date field as string instead as date (1.1. 11.3. 12.1 instead 1.1. 12.1 11.3) (Even Windows Server 2008 R2 had it correct).

    1 vote
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  13. Remove failed drives from backup catalog

    There is no possibility to remove failed drives log entries in Window Server Backup GUI. Removing drive (volume backup) from backup schedule should remove this drivers log entries in backup catalog.

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  14. Enable support to remove work folder content from powershell

    There are no Life cycle management for work folders, would be nice if there were a powershell cmdlet that would remove both metadata and documents for certain users.

    1 vote
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  15. 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.

    4 votes
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  16. 100% fragmentation on 99% empty drive

    In my SQL server I got 6 drives:
    c: local drive
    D: Data
    L: Log
    S: system databases
    T:Temp database
    B: backups
    and recently I started to get a warning from scom about 100% logical fragmentation on disk L and disk T but they are both 10 GB space but only 100MB in use...

    1 vote
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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. 188 votes
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  19. 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.

    33 votes
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  20. Official support for ReFS on SAN volumes (iSCSI and FC)

    Official support for running ReFS on iSCSI san volumes on enterprise san.
    There are so many reasons for running ReFS over NTFS, it's a shame it's not officially supported on SAN storage volumes.

    4 votes
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