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  1. [Feature request] Honolulu should be able to send Email notifications

    Please add a functionality to Honolulu that enables the Honolulu Server to send Email notifications. There should be two options:
    1. a global value to be notified via Email if there are Warnings/Alerts - the should be a option to chose: notify for warnings and alerts and notify only for alerts
    2. it would be great to have an button nearby important configurable values "create alert" and then there should be an option to configure a value and chose if the notification should be send when the running value gets greater or smaller than the configured value

    The SMTP Server…

    425 votes
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      46 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • [RBAC] [JEA] [Security] Implement a possibility to configure individual JEA roles in Windows Admin Center

      We need custom role support for adding custom defined JEA roles in Windows Admin Center!

      149 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • [Deployment] Allow Windows Admin Center to be configured one time for all your admins

        Allow Windows Admin Center to be configured one time for all your admins. I find it hard to believe that every admin at a business will need to config this product separately. Why not have a admin group that can see all and have one person doing all the config work.....

        123 votes
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        • [New tool] CLI equivalent to device manager

          There's a lot of stuff that the device manager can do that doesn't have a CLI equivalent such as:

          * Force installing a driver (selecting a specific .inf in the "have disk" device manager menu)
          * Automatically finding and installing the best driver in a folder with multiple drivers.
          * Rolling back to a previous driver version
          * Selecting to use a different driver in the driver store for a device (for example changing to the basic display driver without uninstalling the normal display drivers)

          This is especially important when managing a Windows server core deployment because the device manager…

          70 votes
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          • [New tool] [DHCP] DHCP Server should be manageable via Honolulu

            Honolulu should be able to manage the DHCP server role (create IP address pools, configure DHCP options...)

            194 votes
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            • [New tool] [DNS] DNS Server should be manageable via Honolulu

              Honolulu should be able to manage DNS settings.

              186 votes
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              • [Bug]Too many authentication pop-ups

                Too many authentication pop-ups. Literally making this tool unusable.

                Chrome / Firefox - no luck, still prompted. Unable to test it on Edge because the servers do not have Edge. Edge on user's workstation is again not helpful because any corporate environment is expected to have proxy and bound to websocket issue that is mentioned in known issues.

                So at the end, a tool which is mentioned as "production ready" doesn't seems to be so. At first, very exited about the concept but result is not encouraging.

                23 votes
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                • [Update] Update Honolulu inside of Honolulu web interface

                  Right now we have to go out and download the latest version of Honolulu and install. It would be cool to see an option, maybe inside of settings, to click search for and install updates for Honolulu.

                  82 votes
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                  • [WinRM] [Configuration] Use WinRM over SSL, port 5986 to connect to remote servers

                    Use WinRM over SSL, port 5986 to connect to remote servers.
                    I have deployed certificates and configured WinRM over SSL on all my servers and was planning to use WAC but it seems it can only connect using HTTP/5985 which is really disappointing.

                    16 votes
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                    • [Feature Request] Honolulu should be able to manage userprofiles (view, delete, "disable/enable")

                      Sometimes it is the easiest way to analyze/fix userprofile related issues by deleting the userprofile of the affected user...

                      It would be awesome if Honolulu could list all userprofiles, and allow to delete or "disable" them if the userprofile is currently not in use.

                      What do I mean with "disable/enable" a userprofile?
                      Currently we use a script to rename existing userprofiles (like "UserId_disabled"), so a new profile will be loaded when the user logs on to the computer next time.

                      If the problem is not fixed with the newly created userprofile, the user logs off again, the admin "restore" the…

                      13 votes
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                      • [Credentials] Cannot run Windows Admin Center logged on as a general user even when prompted for admin password

                        Want ability to run WAC under general user and be prompted for admin password.

                        5 votes
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                        • Unable to install on W10 Pro

                          When trying to install Windows Admin Center 1809, the install process fails with the following error message. Windows 10 is up to date and running 'Import-Module Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts' does not help.

                          Unhandled Exception:

                          System.Management.Automation.CommandNotFoundException The Module 'Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts' could not be loaded. For more information, run 'Import-Module Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts'.

                          2 votes
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                          • [DFS] DFS should be manageable via Honolulu

                            DFS namespaces and folders with targets should be visible and manageable via Honolulu

                            58 votes
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                            • Please add support for federation e.g. through AD FS.

                              Since Windows Admin Center uses a web interface why not use an authentication method made for web interfaces such as federation and achieve SSO and (third party) MFA.

                              3 votes
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                              • [Bug] typing an 'a' (lowercase) in any textbox will result in focus changeging to the "add" button

                                Typing an 'a' will result in the "add" button to get the input focus. This bug happens only with the lower case 'a'. Upper case 'A' works without any Problem. Repro: Install Windows Admin Center 1808, click on the search text box, typing an 'a' will result in search box loosing Focus and "add" button getting Focus ("hinzufügen" button in german). Repro was on two Servers with using german language Settings for OS and german language selected in Admin Center. other languages not tested

                                3 votes
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                                  investigating  ·  1 comment  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • [Virtual Machines] Add the Hyper-V VM console to WAC, in addition to RDP

                                  Please add the VM console, Virtual Machine Connection console, as seen when using the Hyper-V console. Currently, when you "connect" to a VM in WAC, an RDP connection is created. RDP is ok, but the virtual machine connection console should be an option. Please avoid adding the Virtual machine viewer as seen in VMM 2012/2016 as it has limited features compared to the full blown VMC from the Hyper-V console.

                                  32 votes
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                                  • [Bug] [French Translation Error] in Scheduled Tasks "Trigger" is translated as "Gâchette"

                                    The correct translation is "Déclencheur"

                                    I already reported a similar issue here and you fixed the title, but the text in the table is still wrong

                                    https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295071-management-tools/suggestions/34861288--bug-french-translation-error-in-scheduled-task

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                                    • [Connection list] Possibility to have predefined connections

                                      It would be great if the administrator can add predefined connections (maybe with predefined credentials), so that all users accessing the Honolulu console will see all connections.

                                      Use case: We have 300+ servers to manage, it would be great if we can have them predefined in Honolulu for the whole operations team.

                                      41 votes
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                                      • [Deployment] Add Windows Admin Center MSI to Chocolatey

                                        A number of Microsoft tools are available on Chocolatey.org. Rather than just having the MSI downloadable from the Microsoft website, would be great if it was available for installation & update via chocolatey. WAC is an excellent tool & deserves the largest possible audience, and if we can get stuff like VS Code and SQL Server Management Studio via Chocolatey, why not WAC?

                                        26 votes
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                                        • WAC should

                                          WAC should be able to manage Server Roles and features. Like DNS, DHCP etc.

                                          2 votes
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