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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…

    308 votes
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      38 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • [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...)

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

        Honolulu should be able to manage DNS settings.

        94 votes
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        • 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!

          34 votes
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          • [ui] add PowerShell hints to the various user interfaces

            Since all of the Honolulu output is based on WMI and CIM calls executed through PowerShell, it would be useful to have a link in the right hand pane (perhaps the details pane) that will expose what commands were issued to gather the displayed information. This supports PowerShell's goal of ease of learning and discoverability. You use Honolulu to execute one management task against one machine, learn the PowerShell, and you can execute the same task against as many machines as you want.

            426 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.

              24 votes
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              • Import Servers and Computers from active directory

                Ability to import computers from AD and narrow it down to import from specific OU's

                Auto detection of your estate from AD would be nice as well.

                17 votes
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                • 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?

                  14 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.

                    243 votes
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                    • Upgrading from Honolulu 1802 to Windows AdminCenter 1804 - site cannot be reached

                      Hello,
                      I have just done the upgrade, it went well, no errors but now the website cannot be reached anymore both from the local server (server 2016) and from other machines.
                      If I go to the EventLog, I can see a lot of errors like this one :
                      - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
                      - <System>
                      <Provider Name="SMEGateway" />
                      <EventID Qualifiers="0">0</EventID>
                      <Level>2</Level>
                      <Task>0</Task>
                      <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
                      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-04-13T05:43:09.737478300Z" />
                      <EventRecordID>1912847</EventRecordID>
                      <Channel>Microsoft-ServerManagementExperience</Channel>
                      <Computer>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</Computer>
                      <Security />
                      </System>
                      - <EventData>
                      <Data>Signature verificate failed for plugin: C:\Program Files\Windows Admin Center\Esent.Interop.dll</Data>
                      </EventData>
                      </Event>

                      Signature verificate failed for plugin: C:\Program Files\Windows Admin Center\Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll
                      Signature verificate failed for plugin: C:\Program…

                      5 votes
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                        Recently we’ve hardened the Windows Admin Center security by adding file signature verification. The API we currently use for this requires a one-time internet connection to verify signatures, hence you’ll see errors in non-connected environments.

                        We’re planning to change the API we use for signature verification in the next version of Windows Admin Center so that we do not require an internet connection to verify.

                        Changing DevMode to 1 is intended for SDK development purposes and disables signature verification and other security checks, so we do not recommend changing this in production environments.

                      • [Bug] msft.sme.certificate-manager failed to load

                        Issue when I upgraded a working 1.1.1802 to 1803 - GUI comes up fine, but then whatever machine I click on, the Overview page shows

                        msft.sme.certificate-manager failed to load

                        [Reload]
                        Error description

                        Error while loading the module: 'msft.sme.certificate-manager'. Rpc: expired retries 'ping'

                        This is when I click on the entry for the Honolulu server itself, or any other server that worked before. Despite the reference to ping, no apparent network issues. Tried disabling the local firewall, no change. Tried a complete re-install, having removed all traces in \programdata, and a procmon trace shows that there are plenty of entries with…

                        6 votes
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                        • [Deployment] Windows Server 2012 R2

                          Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Version 6.3 (Build 9600)
                          "The software is not supported on this operating system"
                          Have installed WRM 5.1 and have done the other steps in the guide for preparing WS 2012 R2 for WAC.

                          7 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

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

                              From Private Preview user feedback.

                              224 votes
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                              • windows admin center - remember username

                                Option to remember the username between sessions for each server and only prompt for the password when logging in

                                5 votes
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                                • [Overview] System uptime and logged in users

                                  Please add information to the Overview menu about system uptime and logged in users.

                                  123 votes
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                                  • [Cluster] Full CSV management cycle in one place

                                    Now, you can's initialize new disk for cluster using FCM. You must use either MMC, or RSAT Server Manager (SM) or PoSh.
                                    You can't add initialized disk to cluster-available using MMC.
                                    You can't create volume on cluster-storage using FCM.
                                    You can't re-format available disk using FCM.
                                    You can't remove volume using FCM.
                                    You can choose all dedup options only using PoSh.
                                    You can do CSV-repair only using PoSh.

                                    You can't do almost anything using Honolulu 1802. Please, add full management. Please, do it before adding S2D back to next semi-annual Server Core release.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • [New tool] Ipam management

                                      Gestion de Ipam avec ses topologies de deployement

                                      5 votes
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                                      • I entered a host to manage with a UNC name (starting with \\) and now I cannot remove it from the list

                                        I am having trouble getting connected to any other host, and it my efforts to try different things, I added a host with \\ in front of the name. It's in my list now, I can't connect to it, and I cannot remove it either. Hosts I added without starting with \\ (which also don't work) can be removed.

                                        4 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.

                                          129 votes
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