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  1. 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…

    1 vote
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  2. cultofsnap

    centerfold

    1 vote
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  3. Label for snapshots

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

    3 votes
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  4. 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

    7 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Work Folders for Windows Phone 10

    please make a app for Win10 Phone

    4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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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  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. 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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  12. Bug: $ErrorActionPreference ignored by New-SmbShare

    Setting $ErrorActionPreference to Stop is ignored by New-SmbShare (and possibly other CIM wrapped functions) in specific use cases:


    • Run within Windows ISE: No problem

    • Invoked using powershell.exe -File argument: No problem

    • Called with explicit -ErrorAction Stop: No problem

    • Run within PowerShell Prompt (dot-sourced): $ErrorActionPreference is ignored

    • Invoked using powershell.exe -Command argument: $ErrorActionPreference is ignored

    This can be tested with the following script (test.ps1):

    $ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"
    New-SmbShare -Name "Test" -Path "C:\NonExistingPath"
    Write-Host "Should not be reached"

    The following call shows the error "The system cannot find the file specified", but also shows "Should never be reached", which is incorrect:
    powershell.exe…

    1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 5 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. The storage pool does not have sufficient eligible resources for the creation of the specified virtual disk

    I have a 3 node cluster setup and validated for Storage Spaces Direct. Each node has two 1TB SSDs and two 4TB HDDs (total 6 of each) all of which are cleaned of partitions and data (running on Dell HBA330s). All nodes have the required networking in places, are joined in a cluster and are running Server 2016 TP5 with the latest updates. Running cluster validation for Storage Spaces direct comes back with only the warning about 3 node cluster vs 4 (I only want mirrors, so 3 should work).

    The problem is no matter what I do I cannot…

    3 votes
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  20. 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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