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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…

    398 votes
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      45 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!

      130 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…

        66 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...)

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

            Honolulu should be able to manage DNS settings.

            160 votes
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            • [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.....

              70 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.

                68 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

                  42 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?

                    25 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.

                      5 votes
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                      • 17 votes
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                        • WAC - Dropbox Select Certificate during setup

                          During the setup of Windows Admin Center we can choose to generate a new self-certificate or using existing certificate but the second option doesn't works because there's an error about ThumbID.

                          It's better replace the textbox field with a dropbox with the list of available certificates. Another good point is use powershell to change the certificate easily.

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                          4 votes
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                          • [Bug] Windows Admin Center rdp

                            [Issue] Windows Admin Center (Version 1806, Build 1.1.1806.01002) Remote Desktop localization problem about keyboard. I use localized keyboard (Hungarian), but the RDP session change it to another even if the input method looks like good (HU). If it possible, please solve the problem. Thanks!

                            3 votes
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                            • [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.

                              17 votes
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                              • [Deployment] [Container] containerize

                                Make Honolulu available as a container image. This would be helpful for creation on semi-annual servers.

                                136 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…

                                  4 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.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • [Extensibility] Add links to "installed solutions" drop down field

                                      Posibility to add own, internal links (e.g. to other web-portals) in the installed solutions drop down field

                                      2 votes
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                                      • [Multi-Machine] Please create consolditated view on the servers in Honolulu console

                                        Actually its possible to add different servers to Honolulu console to manage them individually. It would be great to have a consolidated view over all these managed servers regarding warnings, alerts, performance and capacity data with a drill down option into the affected server object.

                                        279 votes
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                                        • [Chrome Browser] Chrome may pop-up multiple credential prompts

                                          Google Chrome keeps asking for multiple credential prompts/sign in's, especially when connecting to other servers through Windows Admins Center even when the WAC server is on a domain. This issue does not seem to happen Microsoft Edge.

                                          Has anyone else experienced this issue?

                                          5 votes
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