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  1. 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...

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  2. 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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  3. 45 votes
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  4. Ship RAM Disk with Windows Server

    I would like Windows Server 2016 to ship with an option to install a RAM Drive that can be configured to load as a device driver upon operating system boot.

    This could be used for a variety of reasons, but my primary case is for optimizing SQL Server workloads. (I might that I use a RAM disk with my Windows 8.1 computer for the TEMP and IE TEMP directories, which is a great way of clearing out cookies, malware, etc as I just reboot the computer)

    Use / Business case:
    In earlier versions of SQL Server you were able to…

    17 votes
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  5. Async/Callback APIs for drive/directory/file querying

    Currently there are only blocking apis for querying the file system (enumerate list of files in a directory, get names etc)

    This is problematic when disks are asleep, remote, slow etc

    7 votes
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  6. Adapt Storage migration to support live conversion from VHD to VHDX on running VM.

    Adapt Storage migration to support live conversion from VHD to VHDX on running VM and from dynamic to fixes and vice versa.

    2 votes
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  7. 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?

    2 votes
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  8. BUG - Renaming a Folder Causes NTFS Permisions to reset

    I just renamed a top level directory on 5 of our file servers. There is 40TB of data across all these servers. Renaming each folder took an abnormally long time, but eventually finished. Come to find out, Windows reset the NTFS permissions on the folder. I did this same operation on two 2008r2 servers and it worked just fine. Windows should not being changing permissions on a simple folder rename

    More Details can be found on this Technet post.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4147d167-86d8-4e77-b470-86b5af34f6a4/2012r2-renaming-a-folder-causes-ntfs-permisions-to-reset?forum=winserverfiles

    13 votes
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  9. Chkdsk /Scan Has a Bug

    The traditional read only chkdsk is finding errors and then recommends running the new chkdsk /scan function. When I run the new /scan function it says there is no problems. Which is it? Details can be found on this Technet post.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/4f41c221-960f-4f6b-9568-28b22c1740ba/chkdsk-scan-has-a-bug?forum=winserverfiles&prof=required

    3 votes
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  10. Get volume type to differentiate which is local disk, clustered disk, or network share,etc.

    From Windows Explorer, besides every volume letters, we have the volume (network location) Type: Local Disk / CD Drive / Clustered Disk / Network Drive. Would like to have a simple powershell command get it.

    5 votes
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  11. Simple change the size of the system partition

    Forever you Need third Party Tools too easy enlarge or reduze the size of the System Partition. I think it`s time too integrate this in a easy way into the Basic Server Disk Management. (Also if there is no space next to the System Partition)

    8 votes
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  12. Allow Persistent NFS Mounts in NFS Client

    Allow for Persistent Mounts at the OS level for the NFS Client instead of making the mount like a mapped drive that is done in user context.

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