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  1. Admin Center creates Switch-Embedded Teams but can not managed them


    • Use Admin center to create a new cluster

    • During the network step, create one or two SETs (Switch-Embedded Teams, ie vSwitches with internal network card teaming)

    • (for any reason, the cluster creation wizard crashes, and can not be restarted)

    • You have one or two vSwitches created with "Switch-Embedded Teaming", but you can not manage them : the "Virtual Switch" section does not recognize SETs, and does not allow to manage them.

    Additional question : How many different admin tools are required to manage an HCI cluster ?
    - Windows Admin Center (for Storage Spaces Direct)
    - Virtual Machine Manager (for…

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  2. Allow creation / management of HCI clusters WITHOUT Azure subscription

    The 2007 version allows creation and management of hyper-converged (HCI) clusters. But this works only for "AzureStack HCI" clusters. This is a specific version of Windows Server 2019, with mandatory subscription to Azure services, and with specific licensing.

    I want to install and manage an hyper-converged cluster on premise, in my data center, with absolutely no link with Azure services, and with classic (SPLA) licensing model. I can not do that.

    Please do not use Windows Admin Center as a way to force people to buy your online services ! Please provide admin tools for everybody.

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  3. limited to using domain\username for authentication

    when creating a cluster why are we limited to using domain\username for authentication. we should be able to use admin@contoso.com.

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  4. Cluster Creation - Skip "Join a domain" step

    Auto detect nodes that are already domain joined and skip step 1.3 when appropriate. Otherwise it gives permanent errors.

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  5. [Container] Add docker start command to start a stopped container

    In the container extention add a start option to start a stopped container. There is already a stop and delete option but I would like to be able to re-run container.

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  6. File Server Resource Manager: Quota Management

    All viewing and editing of Quotas on folders created using templates in File Server Resource Manager.

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  8. [Bug] Cloning of virtual machine fails at sysprep in WAC 2004

    When cloning a virtual machine in WAC 2004 (and letting Admin Center do the sysprep), sysprep fails with an unspecific error "Sysprep could not be completed".

    However, guest credentials for sysprep are correct and working, doing a "manual" clone (i.e. create new virtuel machine, copy vhdx file and running sysprep manually within the VM "sysprep /oobe /reboot /generalize /mode:VM") works fine.

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  9. Add check for Hyper-V PowerShell module

    In 2007 Create Cluster extension there is no check if Hyper-V PowerShell module is installed, just Hyper-V role. If the PoSh module is mising, creation of vSwitch fails later in wizard.

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  10. Error code: SBOX_FATAL_MEMORY_EXCEEDED

    I left Windows Admin Center open for a while (maybe 2 hours) and I got an error message : Error code: SBOXFATALMEMORY_EXCEEDED
    I was using latest version of Edge.

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  11. Windows Admin Center Gateway access

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/configure/user-access-control#active-directory-or-local-machine-groups

    Active Directory or local machine groups

    By default, Active Directory or local machine groups are used to control gateway access. If you have an Active Directory domain, you can manage gateway user and administrator access from within the Windows Admin Center interface.

    On the Users tab you can control who can access Windows Admin Center as a gateway user. By default, and if you don't specify a security group, any user that accesses the gateway URL has access. Once you add one or more security groups to the users list, access is restricted to the members of those groups.

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  12. You are not authorized to view this page. If you recently updated Windows Admin Center, you may need to restart your browser, and then refre

    Unless I am running on the computer I installed WAC on I get "You are not authorized to view this page. If you recently updated Windows Admin Center, you may need to restart your browser, and then refresh the page."

    WAC is on Windows 10
    Viewing on default port 6516 on a windows 10 computer using both domain admin and non admin accounts.
    Using edge browser.

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  14. [bug] Missing permission

    Think I found a bug. Connected Admin Center to one of our headless servers and was looking at a shared folder. This particular share has three share entries - domain admins with full control, and two domain groups one for RO only access and the other with Modify access. If I connect to the server using Server Manager from a 2016 server it shows all these permissions correctly, but from Admin Center it does not show the entry with the Modify permissions.

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  15. Windows Admin Center Unhandled exception error: NTE_BAD_KEYSET

    Hi I am trying to install Windows Admin Center 1910.2 on my desktop and am getting an Unhandled Exception: Keyset does not exist (NTEBADKEYSET). I have a Windows 10 Enterprise v. 1909 (Build 18363.900). Any help would be appreciated!

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  16. Cannot connect to cluster when using WinRM over HTTPS (5986)

    Windows Admin Center is connecting to all our servers using WinRM over HTTPS (TCP 5986).

    In this scenario I cannot connect to any cluster service (error message attached).

    I guess this is due to powershell trying to connect to one of the nodes using cluster name and the server (cluster node) is sending an error because the names don't match.

    Is it possible to fix this somehow?

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  17. [WAC] Can't connect to domain joined Windows Server version 2004

    WAC can't connect to domain joined server using hostname/FQDN/IP. I am however able to connect to this same machine using Powershell/Hyper-V/RDP. Server is Windows server version 2004.

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  18. 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…

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  19. Storage Migration Service : Option to remove destination server's original hostname from AD

    I've found it would be helpful to at least have an option to remove the destination server's hostname from Active Directory after the cutover phase is complete.

    Every time a migration is performed currently, the old hostname would have to be manually pruned from Active Directory to make sure it didn't linger around needlessly. The option to do it automatically (if possible) would save a step in needing to do that, if it was needed at all, helping to make the migration more seamless.

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  20. Storage Migration Service : Phase 2 (Transfer Data) clarification for configuring IP/Network settings

    During the IP/Network settings migration step of phase 2, the exact process of IP assignment that will on cutover is not very clear.

    This step doesn't make it clear whether the current source IP will be taken over by the destination or will the destination IP be overridden by the option to enter a custom IP? I think clarification via different wording or a different menu to transfer or configure IP settings would help this possible confusion.

    For example, make it clear exactly what network settings the source server will end up with after migration and make it clear exactly…

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