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  1. [Overview] Impact Alert for Shutdown/Restart

    I.E. Shutdown or reboot on:
    - a GP server when there is no secondary server available to failover to, or dns does not point to multiple servers
    - hyper-v server with running guests

    or just a list of the roles if this information is unavailable

    7 votes
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  2. [UI] More compact layout for 1280x800 screens

    Please look how to put more info on screen, if screen are "HD-ready" or smaller, like 1280x800.

    1 vote
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  3. [Files] - Visual representation of Free Space

    Using traditional RDP & Explorer you get a visual representation of the free space of a drive which is something I have grown very fond of. Currently you need to compare the free space with the total space to get a rough gauge in your head what percentage is actually free. I would suggest either removing the free space column and replacing it with a graph similar to what we see in explorer now, or at the very minimum add a (%) value for each free space entry so we can easily see oh its only 1% or 15% or…

    17 votes
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  4. [Credentials] Allow saving credentials, then explicitly stating 'use these credentials'

    PH requires re-entering credentials all the time. Some things might require different credentials, allow saving them and require explicit approval to use them. But one needs a way to have people use only the credentials they are allowed to use. Also need a way to set up 'limited-use' credentials and logins such that these logins or credentials use and work with only a subset of servers or a subset of functions, for example, Person X can see and work with all the servers and use the domain admin credential, but Person Y can only see/work with a few servers and…

    34 votes
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  5. [Devices] Hidden devices in device manager should not appear in Honolulu by default

    Honolulu currently shows "hidden" devices in the "Devices" view (i.e. Device Manager). For an MPIO volume, you see the pseudo-LUN as well as the physical LUNs. In Windows device manager, hidden devices (e.g. MPIO physical LUNs) do not appear by default. You have to enable the option to show hidden devices.

    I am requesting that hidden devices not appear by default in Honolulu Devices pane but that there also be an option to show hidden devices so that the user can view them if needed.

    4 votes
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  6. [Connections] [Add Connection] [MFA] [Smartcard] Smart card / windows hello authentication in Project Honolulu

    Please add possibility to use Smart cards when adding new servers to be managed!

    54 votes
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  7. [Security] [Harden] Managed/Auto Server Hardening (JumpBox/PAW)

    It would be nice to have a module for auto-hardening the servers for management by Honolulu ('jump-box' scenarios).

    This would entail locking down settings on the remote/managed servers like inbound Firewall rules, WinRM endpoints, protocols/algorithms, credential delegation, PS Transcripting, etc.

    The goal would be to harden the management channels used by Honolulu and ensure that they can only be accessed from authorised Honolulu gateways.

    Having a way to automated this graphically at scale would remove one of the major hindrances to finally killing the server UI and using Server Core everywhere.

    18 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. [NEW Tool] [WSUS] WSUS Console

    Please add a WSUS Console

    63 votes
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  10. [MSI] Overwriting TrustedHosts list value shouldn't happen

    If we allow Honolulu installation to modify the TrustedHosts list, it is set to '' and old value is overwritten. That's a bad practice. The user is not warned that old value will be removed. Also, '' means "I trust all computers" and many users will be probably unaware of security impact of that setting.

    6 votes
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  11. [NEW Tool] [Print Server] Support for Print Server management


    • Allow installation/creation of printer (queues)

    • Allow installation and management of printer drivers

    • Allow management of printers


      • Print Queue - Job mgmt (remove/restart)

      • Basic properties (Location, Comment, ...)

      • Some advenced properties (Branch Office Direct Printing, AD listing,...)

      • Print queue ACLs/security



    • Printer port management

    30 votes
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  12. [Events] Modify Subscriptions in Event Viewer

    You are unable to modify/view Event subscriptions from with Project Honolulu.

    1 vote
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  13. [Multi-Machines] PSH - PowerShell fan out remoting via honolulu interface

    Include the capability to send PowerShell commands (not scripts) to multiple servers simultaneously with a success/failure indicator.

    6 votes
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  14. [Connection list] Server Description Column on the "All Connections" page.

    A Server "Description" column on the "All Connections" page that is centrally managed within an organization so that an admin could give description text for each server within an organization.

    Since descriptions can take up a lot of column space, consider showing an "i" icon for each entry in the column (that has a description). When a user clicks on an icon next to that server, they will see the server's description in a SharePoint style callout popup or slide-out.

    28 votes
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  15. [New Tool] [SCOM] SCOM integration

    The number of alerts from the SCOM should be displayed in the overview. (Provided the server is in Honolulu and SCOM)
    When you click on it, either point to the SCOM web console or display it in honolulu itself

    8 votes
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  16. [Security] [Connections] Support HTTPS in Project Honolulu

    I would like to be able to connect to a server using IP over SSL and SkipCACheck and SkipCNCheck.

    6 votes
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  17. [Bug] [Files] File too large to upload

    When uploading a 10 VHDX file, I received the following error "Fail to upload to ... Error: Arithmetic result exceeded 32 bits.

    4 votes
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  18. [Overview] [Computer ID] Add 'OU Path' at 'Join to Domain' option

    Add 'OU Path' field at the 'Overview\Edit Computer ID' option to be able to specify another OU rather than the default domain OU.

    9 votes
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