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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…

    472 votes
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      47 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.....

      261 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!

        166 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...)

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

            Honolulu should be able to manage DNS settings.

            225 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.

              41 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.

                309 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.

                  32 votes
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                  • RemoteException: The extrinsic Method could not be executed

                    Connecting to Windows 10 1709 x64 PC. WAC version 1808.

                    17 votes
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                    • [NEW Tool] AD - Active Directory User and Computers

                      From Private Preview user feedback.

                      306 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

                        71 votes
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                        • 245 votes
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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.

                            49 votes
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                            • [New Tool] IIS Management

                              Please provide a management interface for IIS, since you already have the functionality using the code from manage.iis.net and its REST API counterpart

                              185 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.

                                39 votes
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                                • [Credentials ]Login page with SSO button (+ User Management)

                                  Gives the possibility to login in with an admin account, if you are working with an normal account on your computer.
                                  Also you should be able to restrict access to i.e. an AD group.

                                  168 votes
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                                  • 174 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

                                      3 votes
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                                      • [BUG] Settings -> Remote Desktop

                                        Cannot change remote desktop settings on managed server. Every time i want enable RemoteDesktop on machine i must do this manually.
                                        Admin Center 1809 every time return this:

                                        Cannot get remote desktop settings
                                        ERROR (1) RemoteException: You must specify an object for the Get-Member cmdlet. (2) RemoteException: You must specify an object for the Get-Member cmdlet. (3) RemoteException: You must specify an object for the Get-Member cmdlet.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • [New Tool] [Group Policy] Mmc gpo

                                          Able to view /modify local security policies

                                          20 votes
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