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  1. Add Credential parameter to PowerShell DFSN cmdlets

    It would be useful to have a Credential parameter on the DFSN cmdlets so a PSCredential object can be passed to run commands under a different user than the one that launched the PowerShell session.

    Ideally, it should also properly handle [System.Management.Automation.PSCredential]::Empty

    1 vote
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  2. DFS Replication and Deduplication Integration

    The deduplication feature makes Windows Server an attractive OS to use for a backup repository. There is just one issue...replication. One could use DFS Replication to replicate the backup files off-site. But, DFS-R rehydrates the files, and then uses it's own compression, to transmit them. This requires allocating space to DFS-R for staging. Plus, the DFS-R compression is likely not as efficient as deduplication.

    It would be great if DFS-R could be configured to replicate the already deduplicated blocks. This would provide the most efficient trasmission while eliminating the need for separate staging for DFS-R (in this use case).

    2 votes
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  3. 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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  4. NVMe over Fabric "Target" server for Windows Server 2016

    Hi all.

    HPE (and other vendors like Tyan) are producing exciting pieces of kit like the DL385 G10 1-2 processor AMD servers that can stack 24 NVMe drives into themselves and ******** a whole lot of (5) network cards into their PCIe slots. Currently MS can use servers like this in it's S2D implementations but I'm wondering why they should limit themselves to homogenous environments like that when we can deploy them into Software Defined SANs as well?

    Enter the NVMeoF "Target" server for Windows Server 2016 where you can deploy your server onto any of these target hardware platforms…

    4 votes
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  5. VM Balance SiteAware And StrechedCluster

    I think maybe VM Balance Should aware SiteAware and storage SiteAware
    if VM Balace can aware,the StrechedCluster can autoBalance in
    localsite
    if not can aware,can not use vm balance for StrechedCluster,because may balance will move an local vm to another site ,will make csv redirect

    2 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. will call an orange a banana

    And go ape ****...stooly.bob

    1 vote
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  8. 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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  9. cultofsnap

    centerfold

    1 vote
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  10. Label for snapshots

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

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Work Folders for Windows Phone 10

    please make a app for Win10 Phone

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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