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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…

    557 votes
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      started  ·  54 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.....

      363 votes
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      • Hyper-V replica between on-premises hosts

        Please add the tools to Windows Admin Center to Configure, Manage and Monitor Hyper-V Replica between on-premises Hosts like it is available in Hyper-V Manager today. One of the most asked questions about Hyper-V Replica is how to select the NIC/subnet for replication - if you want to create additional value add a wizard that includes the steps to configure Hyper-V Replica to use a specific NIC port/subnet.

        38 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...)

          284 votes
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            started  ·  1 comment  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • [New tool] [DNS] DNS Server should be manageable via Honolulu

            Honolulu should be able to manage DNS settings.

            274 votes
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            • [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!

              180 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement a "Restart" button for services

                Currently there's only the option to stop or start a Service in WAC. Please add a "Restart" button. A PowerShell Cmdlet exists for this, so this should be no Problem.

                12 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.

                  62 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…

                    76 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.

                      55 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Role Based Access Control for Windows Admin Center

                        Have the ability for an admin to add all servers or monitored machines into a back end, and setup role based access control using AD security groups, which mean admins don't need to manually add all servers themselves.

                        For example, if a customer has 20 physical machines and 50 VM's, that could be a lot of entries, especially with a team of server technicians. Adding it all once, and then configuring RBAC, means less configuration long term.

                        9 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • [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.

                          109 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [virtual machines] Resize .VHD and / or .VHDX

                            It will be very good to resize the VHD or VHDX of Virtual Machines through the Windows Admin Center

                            18 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.

                              336 votes
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                                18 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • [DFS] DFS should be manageable via Honolulu

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

                                90 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • [NEW Tool] AD - Active Directory User and Computers

                                  From Private Preview user feedback.

                                  377 votes
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                                  • Unable to use Remote Desktop

                                    When I used the remote desktop function in Windows admin center, I was always in the loading state and did not response. Whether Chreme or Edge's browser console displays:

                                    PUT https://localhost/api/nodes/192.168.43.4/features/powershell Api/pssessions/instantSession 400

                                    Msft. sme. remote - desktop -- appErrorHandler -- Ajax error 400

                                    Google Chrome 70.0.3538.110

                                    Microsoft Edge 44.17763.1.0

                                    The remote desktop software can be connected normally.

                                    Windows admin center installed in Win10

                                    The server is Windows Server 2019 Core

                                    8 votes
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                                    • [Bug] Server vanishes from Windows Admin Center and cannot be re-added

                                      Server: Windows Server 2012
                                      Windows Admin Center: Windows 10 Version 1809 Build 17763.348

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                                      • 276 votes
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                                        • [Cluster] [CAU] Cluster-aware updating hotfixPlugin Support

                                          Please add support for CauPluginName Microsoft.Hotfix.Plugin to allow for other updates like drivers, firmware and BIOS to be installed from WAC Updates just as you can from CAU.

                                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/cluster-aware-updating-plug-ins#BKMK_HFP

                                          11 votes
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