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  1. DNS: Application high availability

    Hello,

    On your site "What's new in DNS Server in Windows Server 2016" is written that there will be a new feature called "DNS Policies", which can be used for "Application high availability". But i can't find this feature, which allows me to redirect clients to the healthiest endpoint like a failover-cluster. I'm not looking for a loadbalancer.

    Other People are looking too for this Feature and some documentation, when will it be available?

    This feature would be great for applications like ADFS and so on.

    "What's New" https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/networking/dns/what-s-new-in-dns-server
    Other person: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/84d3b0de-e427-4987-b498-6b053851e2dc/dns-policies-application-high-availability?forum=WinServerPreview

    7 votes
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  2. Enable-NetLldpAgent not useful

    The Enable-NetLldpAgent , in order to be useful in proper management of a network, should allow setting TLV subtypes.
    Or...........Some options I would prefer:
    set TLV 1 to ID subtype 5 (network address) instead of subtype 4 (MAC address)
    set TLV 2 to ID subtype 5 (interface name) instead of 3 (MAC address)

    include the optional TLV 5 system name

    MAC address is easily obtained by other networking tools. Using this as the information for mandatory TLVs is redundant and useless.

    7 votes
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  3. Provide useful parameters for Enable-NetLldpAgent

    Enable-NetLldpAgent not useful

    The Enable-NetLldpAgent , in order to be useful in proper management of a network, should allow setting TLV subtypes.
    Or...........Some options I would prefer:
    set TLV 1 to ID subtype 5 (network address) instead of subtype 4 (MAC address)
    set TLV 2 to ID subtype 5 (interface name) instead of 3 (MAC address)

    include the optional TLV 5 system name

    MAC address is easily obtained by other networking tools. Using this as the information for mandatory TLVs is redundant and useless.

    And include lldp driver and PS modules in every version of Windows. You can't build a…

    4 votes
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  4. Expose whether DNS Client Server Address assigned by DHCP or Static

    The Get-DNSClientServerAddress cmdlet does not provide information on whether or not the Server Addresses were assigned via DHCP or have been statically assigned.

    This is presumably because the information is not provided to WMI/CIM.

    This information is available by using NETSH, so it is available in the OS.

    This would allow some problems in the xDNSServerAddress resource in the xNetworking DSC resource module (in the Resource Kit) to be solved.

    For more information about the problem and why it is causing problems, please see this issue in the xNetworking resource module: https://github.com/PowerShell/xNetworking/issues/164

    9 votes
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  5. Make Direct Access to work also User based

    "Direct Access" which unfortunately only works for domain joined clients (I dont get it why u made this fantastic technology computer based and not also user based which would also work for non domain joined computers)

    Giving customers access to our fileshares via https would be easy then.
    Currently almost all products from Microsoft are ready to deploy to external users via https the only thing left is classic filesharing.

    I know u want customers to use ur cloud services, but there are also a lot of companys which could not use them for compliance reasons, so please dont forget…

    1 vote
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  6. Roll back network changes if not confirmed

    If you change network settings, you should be prompted to confirm once the change has finished in the same way as display settings. If not the change is rolled back.

    5 votes
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  7. DirectAccess documentation

    Comparing the documentation of DirectAccess for 2012 with other products, even DirectAccess 2008, I see that it lacks some in-depth insights that an Admin needs to be able to deploy and manage the component effectively.
    for example, I could not find a TechNet article describing in details, what happens from start to finish when a resource is being accessed through direct access:
    1. how is the NAT64 working? how does NAT64 translates address and which IPv4 address translates to which IPv6 and vice-versa? how does the component come up with those connection security rules in GPOs based on admin input…

    8 votes
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  8. DNS Manager should sort IP addresses numerically

    In DNS Manager the Data column treats everything as a string so it sorts alphabetically. Instead, it should be smarter and recognize different types of data and sort those numerically. Specifically, it should recognize IPv4 addresses and sort them numerically.

    We could go from:

    To:

    10.0.0.1
    10.0.0.2
    10.0.0.100
    10.0.0.101
    10.0.0.200
    10.0.0.201

    18 votes
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  9. Additional DHCP Server Failover Links

    In Server 2012, Windows Server had DHCP failover added to eliminate the requirement of clustering for HA. DHCP failover is limited to either a Load Balanced pair or an Active-HotStandby member.

    It would be nice to have a load balanced pair of DHCP servers, with a second failover association of a Hot-Standby at a remote location.

    4 votes
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  10. DHCP server should check network connection and start servicing IPs after Event 1041

    In the scenario where the DHCP server is started before the network switch, event 1041 is triggered and even after network is operational no IP addresses are services unless the DHCP service is manually started.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/e3f48935-33a1-4a16-87c2-8989c9cf42b4/dhcp-failover-does-not-work-if-service-is-not-servicing?forum=winserveripamdhcpdns

    4 votes
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  11. DnsServer Module cmdlets need a credential parameter

    It would be extremely useful if the cmdlets in the DnsServer module had the credential parameter. It's a lot easier to provide the credentials in a variable versus having to wrap the cmdlet in a script block every time you want to run it with different credentials.

    6 votes
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  12. Add support for SNMPv3

    Is there any thought to updating the built in SNMP agent to support v3 in Windows server 2016, and not just deprecating the existing agent? Currently it seems there is no industry supported standard that is a replacement for SNMP, and until there is it should be added to Windows Server 2016

    4 votes
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  13. Add more BGP debug info

    There's no info about:
    - routes that ingress or egress through BGP really,
    - reasons of including/excluding BGP routes in/from main route table.

    4 votes
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  14. add a comments field only visible in the DNS Manager console.

    This would help with DNS Management by having the ability to add notes to static A records and aliases

    3 votes
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  15. DirectAccess should support multiple CA

    if the customer wants to upgrade or change the CA, he needs to bring in all the remote computers and do a GPO refresh on-premises; otherwise the moment the new CA is input into the configuration of DA server, the clients which are still using the old CA are kicked out of DA.

    we need a process for such transition, in case of an expired or compromised CA, to let the clients smoothly transition into the new CA without the requirement of them comping onsite for a GPO refresh. I would say enable the addition of Multiple CA rather than…

    3 votes
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  16. Fix DNS management console sorting bug

    Come on, after 8 years you have still not fixed this bug?
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/f1b686ad-824f-4c16-a66c-f9470a2dfa6d/2008-dns-ip-address-sorting-issue
    And NO, this is neither MMC nor regional settings problem, since DHCP management console sorts the same (IP addresses) values CORRECTLY.
    And NO, exporting to Excel is NOT an option!
    Come on grow up and get serious, even in Srv 2K and 2K3 it worked like charm!

    81 votes
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  17. DirectAccess better visibility of connection interface

    it is hard to tell which IPv6 interface DirectAccess is using to connect to the infrastructure. now you have to run netsh on httpstunnel and teredo and 6 to 4 to have some "educated guess" about which one is the one chosen for DA.

    we should be able to easily identify which interface (native or tunnel) is being utilized for DA communication on the client. the server GUI shows it already.

    2 votes
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  18. reengineer the whole DHCP Server

    The MMC console based management of windows server is still unchanged since server 2003. These are the things that bother me:


    • Window size is not saved. have to maximize everytime the window is opened

    • Treemenu on the left is collapsed every time the window is opened

    • Menu window on the left is very narrow, have to extend it every time the window is opened

    • Cant edit IP address range exclutions (you have to delete and recreate every time)

    • Cant edit reservations IP address

    Following features would be great to have:


    • Right click on a client and copy MAC address (for…
    17 votes
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  19. Bring load balancing to windows server!

    Many modern HTTP applications are deployed in enterprises with 3rd party load balancers running in layer 7 mode. I have yet to find a solution which runs on windows. NLB is often difficult to deploy because of incompatibilities with switches/hypervisors (some improvement with IGMP multicast), and does not operate in layer 7.

    IIS AAR can do layer 7 but does not do high availability without combining with NLB

    35 votes
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  20. Include SNMPv2/v3 / 64bit counters to Windows Server 2016

    As we all know all Windows Servers from 2000 to 2012 R2 only support 32bit counters for SNMP. Because of this if you run diagnostics on high speed interfaces / virtual interfaces like 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE counters will go over it's 32bit value and reset, causing MRTG graphs and other SNMP monitoring utilities to report false values. So my idea is that microsoft implements 64bit counters in SNMP implementation and finally adds support for 64bit SNMP.
    My 7 year old 3com switch supports 64bit SNMP counters but the latest Windows 2012 R2 does not.

    MRTG: http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/

    16 votes
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