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  1. Fix issue in ARM Template used for deployment 'Create Server management tools connection' that gives error 'resourcegrouplocationundefined'

    Invalid arguments. Additional details from the underlying API that might be helpful: Cannot start template deployment. A resource group location was not specified. I don't believe I can, or should need to specify the resource group location.

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      2 comments  ·  Server management tools in Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ServerManager gets uninstalled

      ServerManager gets uninstalled in Windows Server 2016 when the FileServer Role is uninstalled. ServerManager should always be available in Full UI, even if I don't require the FileServer Role.

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      • Server management tools gateway

        Make a option available in Azure to install the Server management tools gateway on 2 servers on premise and group them together so you can make the gateway high available.

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        • 2 votes
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          • Supporting proxy for Server Management tools Gateway

            We can't configure the Server Management tools Gateway to use a proxy like IE. Even if you configure system wide proxy settings, the traffic is still sent out without going through the proxy.

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            • Pricing info Remote Server Management connections and gateway

              I cannot find any information on how Microsoft will bill the usage of these tools and connections.

              3 votes
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              • UWP Frontend Application

                Create an UWP application for accessing server management tools in the cloud.
                Like the Warp Client (Beta) UWP app in Windows Store which does something
                similar but for on premises device management.

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                • Support SMT gateway service installation on Nano Server

                  [Customer submitted feedback] Currently, the gateway service MSI package can be installed on WS2016, WS2012 and WS2012R2, including Server Core, but not on Nano Server.

                  5 votes
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                  • Extend GPO Group Policies support in Powershell

                    At the moment we can only copy a GPO, must be able to change GPO settings in PowerShell as well to fully automate

                    7 votes
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                    • Display detailed info about each service in the Services tool

                      [Customer submitted feedback] In Services tool, show more details on each service listed, so user doesn’t need to search internet and figure out – what each service is for, requirements, etc

                      4 votes
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                      • Unify and Make Configuration and Server Management Tools Orthogonal and Friendly

                        As a server manager, I often wonder why there can't be One Configuration Tool to Rule them All. Then I think about that famous XKCD cartoon where there are 6 competing standards (or ways in windows to configure your network) and then someone comes up with the Grand Unified Plan rev 12, and at the end there are now 7 ways to do everything.

                        So given that you can't drop the control panel, ever. Given that server manager is here to stay, given that there are vertical products that exist inside and outside Microsoft to unify the mess, all I…

                        5 votes
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                        • Support Active Directory Management

                          We want to check Windows Server's Active Directory in our office.
                          Active Directory - Users, Computers, OU, Group Policy.
                          For check branch office's Active Directory Domain.
                          For add/update/delete Users on our Active Directory Domain.

                          3 votes
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                          • Support Windows 10

                            I want to management our Windows 10 clients PC like Windows Server.
                            For check manufacture's PC from IT pro.
                            For check satellite office's PC from IT pro.

                            2 votes
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                            • API for Server management tools gateway

                              [Customer submitted feedback]
                              Can the server management tools be used via an API from an UWP app either directly against the gateway server software, or via azure?

                              Currently we have an UWP app and use our own gateway software for doing remote management, but it would be awesome to be able to use your gateway software instead!

                              3 votes
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                              • Maintain the PowerShell session when moving away from the PowerShell blade

                                [Customer submitted feedback] Preserve the PS console state when moving away from the PS blade and coming back.

                                1 vote
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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • Make Role/Feature installation/removal possible from Azure Server management tools

                                    Currenty in Azure Server management tools you can only see which roles and features are installed/uninstalled from a server. Would be very good to have the possibility to really manage them.

                                    16 votes
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                                    • Make a copy of ServerManager.exe in Syswow64 folder

                                      I have recently been starting to get the following error when trying to launch servermanager.exe :

                                      "This application could not be started.
                                      Do you want to view information about this issue?"

                                      the information was irrelevant.

                                      All Users seemed to be affected and it wasn't a permissions issue.
                                      This did not happen right out of the box but after installing a 3rd party server software of some sort.
                                      once I ran procmon to see what It does or does not do excatly, i saw many references to the Syswow64 folder, so i decided to copy both Servermanager.exe and servermanagerlauncher.exe into syswow64. …

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Missing Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update

                                        Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update is missing from the latest ADMX on Windows Server and Windows 10. This setting is only available as a hotfix for Win7 (KB3065987) and Win8.1 (KB3065988) which will overwrite the Win10 ADMX in the central store.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Modification time is different on "get-gpo" if queried directly or stored in an array

                                          I believe this is a bug although not sure. Say you have 1 Group policy and you run this command

                                          $($1=get-gpo -all)
                                          $1[0]

                                          now run this, replacing "YOURGUID" with the guid from the above result

                                          $(get-gpo -guid "YOURGUID")

                                          In my tests this is always a second wrong, is it rounding, which is not really apporiate for this field

                                          2 votes
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