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  1. Allow admins to adjust the 'minimum copies' of data allowed before write access is removed

    With a 3 Way mirror storage spaces will continue to allow writes as long as 1 copy of the data is available. In some instances this can cause the data to become corrupt and unrecoverable because of unexpected hardware behavior. It would be great to allow for an admin to choose 'more data safety' over 'more up time' by changing this to a minimum of 2 copies of data to allow read/write and dropping to read-only when only 1 copy is available.

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  2. An option to use dotted domains with NPS

    The only thing keeping that clunky old 2008 server in my shiny new 2016 environment is I have a dot in my NetBIOS domain name and I use NPS for wireless machine authentication in RADIUS. Before you make fun of me, I inherited this domain and we have looked at all the various domain rename options and they are terrible. It would be great if there was some way to tell a new version of NPS to not use the dot as a separator.

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  3. Storage Spaces Direct - Why the tiny capacity?

    I don't understand why the new 2019 Storage Spaces Direct won't even support a single 90 bay JBOD loaded with 8TB drives.

    I am currently testing the addition of that unit into our infrastructure using regular storage spaces. It runs fine. Dual Parity writes of 75 MB/sec are sad, but Mirror writes at 1,600 MB/sec are really nice. Everything seems to work fine.

    I've looked at the Windows 2019 limits, and the storage spaces direct raw capacity per physical server is 400 TB. What drives this? I'm trying to sell the idea of turning a customer's 1.5 PB storage space…

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  4. I have a few backup from over the years

    I wonder if they would be any help to u all

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  5. 2 votes
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  6. storage spaces is bugged Error 0x32 when creating a pool

    Storage Spaces is bugged and will return error code 0x32 with GUI or Powershell

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12438/windows-10-storage-spaces

    The issue is persistent and reproducible in following releases:
    Windows 10 pro:

    1607, 1703,1709,1803

    It does work in 1511!

    1 vote
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  7. Allow Both Sides to Be Active Simultaneously

    I'd love to get rid of DFSR, (even though the improvements are making it better to use - thanks Ned!) However we can't implement Storage Replica because so many of our scenarios require the data to be manipulated from both sides.

    4 votes
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  8. Fix Specify size of Virtual Disk bug

    On the Specify the size of the virtual disk screen often if you select Maximum size it will fail due to a math / rounding error. The reported error is The storage pool does not have sufficient eligible resources for the creation of the specified virtual disk. However if you just shrink size by 1-2 GB it completes properly.

    2 votes
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  9. Bring back LastSuccessfulSync

    LastSuccessfulSync was removed from Windows 2016 version of Work Folders. This is used in reports to find clients that have fallen out of sync. Or provide an alternative way to monitor when clients quit syncing.

    2 votes
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  10. 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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. will call an orange a banana

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

    1 vote
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  17. 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…

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  18. cultofsnap

    centerfold

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  19. Label for snapshots

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

    3 votes
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  20. 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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