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  1. Configure Nested Resiliency for 2-Node S2D Configurations with Windows Admin Center

    2-Node S2D Configurations support Nested Resiliency. Today in Windows Admin Center you can only configure 2-Way Mirror for 2-Node Clusters - even if the Storage Tiers or nested Resiliency have been created. Please add the Feature to configure Nested Mirror and Nested Mirror accelerated Parity for 2-Node S2D Configurations in Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and later. For sure also (but not only) for Azure Stack HCI.

    20 votes

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  2. Create Cluster Wizard in Windows Admin Center for S2D on Windows Server 2019 and later

    Actually we can configure S2D via Windows Admin Center on Azure Stack HCI based solutions it should also be possible to configure S2D Clusters based on Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and later.

    17 votes

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  3. When will Single sign-on work in Windows Admin Center ?

    WAC is a browser-based tool. It requires a WEB login each time you launch it. It does not use the credentials of the currently logged-in user. And each time you switch from a machine to another, you'll have to re-enter credentials again.

    Please provide a working SSO system, so that we do not have to re-type our password several times an hour.

    As already said, WAC is an admin tool. It must be "click and go". We definitely don't have time to administer the admin tool, and to understand why SSO does not work.

    As said hundreds of times :…

    17 votes

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  4. Add Norwegian Regional Format to Windows Admin Center

    Norwegian is missing from the list in the Regional Format of Windows Admin Center.

    18 votes

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  5. [Extensions] Option to update all extensions at once

    Instead of having to select every extension and chosing Update, why is there no update all extensions button to make things easier?

    17 votes

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  6. Dashboard start page

    Allow IT admins create dashboard with select services, usage, status, etc on a page who grouped all the servers.

    It will help IT admin to have a quick glance on what´s going on the domain.

    53 votes

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  7. [Bug] Several error notifications when connecting to servers

    Any time I connect to a server, I get the following notifications:

    Couldn't query the computer inventory
    Type: Error
    Message: Try fixing any computer connection issues and refreshing the browser. We couldn't query the computer inventory data to determine the set of tools. Error: RemoteException: The property 'Product' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.

    RemoteException: The property 'Product' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.
    Type: Error
    Message: RemoteException: The property 'Product' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.

    Performance class not found:
    Type: Error
    Message: CPU…

    21 votes

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  8. FEATURE REQUEST - WAC 2012 preview - Network - IPv4 DNS

    Affected build: Windows Admin Center 2012 Preview Build 1.3.2012.11003
    Plugin name: Networks
    plugin version: 1.95.0
    severity:
    reproducible: x out of 5
    easy to fix: -

    https://.../servermanager/connections/server/.../tools/network/name/Ethernet/settings/form/ipv4

    allow configuration of (equivalent to the GUI)


    • more than 2 DNS servers / DNS order (hashtable)

    • allow to configure DNS suffixes

    • allow to configure a fixed IP without specifying DNS (or DNS via DHCP) - usecase cluster networks

    2 votes

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  9. Server 2022 - sconfig - Networks - Ability to configure LMhost / Netbios over TCP/IP

    it would be great if one could manage LMhost (enable / disable) and disable / enable Netbios over TCP/IP (possible via Powershell)
    in sconfig for Server 2022 / 2019

    1 vote

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  10. Remote Desktop Only Targets

    We have multiple domains that are not trusted. It would be helpful to add RDP only machines so that we can still keep them in our lists and access them easily.

    6 votes

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  11. Stop changing login credentials

    Sane admins aren't running with a user account with high privileges at all times. Thus we need to use WAC with different credentials. Yet every time we open it up it defaults to our logged-in credentials and you have to re-do the same steps over and over and over again to change to credentials.

    This has been ongoing for the entire life of this product. I would think this can get fixed without thousands of hours of effort needed. It's by far the biggest frustration with using WAC to me. Please fix this dumb issue finally

    18 votes

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  12. Automatic tagging in Windows Admin Center

    Some configurable function to automate tagging. Would be great when Hyper-V virtual machines automatically receive a tag with the Hyper-V server they run on.

    3 votes

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  13. DHCP lease list should show client name

    The DHCP lease list doesn't show the client name. This makes it very difficult to reconcile which clients have which addresses. The description field is commonly blank so it's a waste of time having this.

    It's a pity that you can't choose which columns to display.

    3 votes

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  14. This UI is so flat ! Improve visual aspect, use colors and graphics !

    Doesn't Microsoft have enough money to pay color screens to its developers ? ;-) Why is the UI using only two colors (black, white, and a little bit of blue) ?

    The good old MMC snapins use a lot of icons, colors, graphics, which allow to distinguish things visually and rapidly.

    If you want to develop a new admin tool, it has to be (at least) as good as the old one. This UI is terribly flat, with lots of things with the same color. This is a severe drawbacks for engineers who highly rely on "visual" aspect and ordering…

    9 votes

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  15. FEATURE REQUEST - WAC 2012 preview - Devices - Remove (all) removed / stale devices

    Affected build: Windows Admin Center 2012 Preview Build 1.3.2012.11003
    Plugin name: Devices
    plugin version: 1.81.0
    severity: -
    reproducible: x out of 5
    easy to fix: -

    please implement a feature to optionally remove all removed devices

    usecase: Hardware changes

    stale devices can cause issues, especially with CUs or IPUs

    Of course this option should not blindly remove all of them some are "disconnected" by default.

    I always wished this feature would exist in Device Manager MMC but since Jeff confirmed several times there will not be new features in GUI, I doubt this will come to Windows Server or Client…

    1 vote

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  16. ISSUE - WAC 2012 preview - Firewall - Configure Remote subnets

    Affected build: Windows Admin Center 2012 Preview Build 1.3.2012.11003
    Plugin name: Firewall
    plugin version: 1.87.0
    severity: high
    reproducible: x out of 5
    easy to fix: yes

    Remotesubnets are a crucial feature of Windows firewall as per default incoming traffic is filtered in addition when not from the same subnet.

    Configuring this via Powershell is not a very handy task as one need to read a hashtable and add new addresses.

    Please add ability to configure new or existing networks in firewall rule.

    see also (long standing request from 2017, and there are many good old ones that could need more…

    2 votes

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  17. Enable/Disable accounts

    Enable/Disable accounts is missing?

    1 vote

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  18. [Bug w/fix] Installing extensions from local feed without internet.

    Version 2007. Hyper-V test/dev sandbox, machines only have access to each other. Only the management Win 10 VM running WAC has access to the hypervisor, but still not our prod network or www.

    File share on hypervisor set as feed. WAC sees extensions there, and pulls their metadata. WAC is set to no internet access. Extension installs still fail because they cannot reach 'aka.ms'

    These are microsoft-published extensions, but all tested fail. WAC itself was installed from an MSI in the same share.

    Issue: when local feed was added, the default feed was not removed. Despite WAC listing on the…

    5 votes

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  19. [Overview] There is no easy way to see if server is a core installation.

    There is no easy way to see if server is a core installation.

    1 vote

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  20. [New tool] Network Policy Server (NPS)

    Please enable or develop functionality for administration of Network Policy Server (NPS) using WAC

    3 votes

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