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  1. 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.

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. 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

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  StorSimple  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. BUG: Storage Module : Get-Volume cmdlet with the -FileSystemLabel

    The FileSystemLabel switch won't find volumes if they have [ ]'s in the name
    e.g.
    Get-Volume -FileSystemLabel '[PAGEFILE]'

    Can't seem to find away to escape them for it to find it.

    Have got round it with a Where-Object
    Get-Volume | Where-Object { $_.FileSystemLabel -eq '[PAGEFILE]' }

    But I thought I would flag it

    1 vote
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. 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

    9 votes
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  7. 228 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Deduplication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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…

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  SMB  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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.

    7 votes
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  11. 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.

    13 votes
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  12. 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

    4 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    11 votes
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  16. 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

    10 votes
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  17. 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...

    8 votes
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  18. 51 votes
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    6 comments  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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
    ?

    10 votes
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  20. 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 ..

    12 votes
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