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  1. [NEW Tool] Exchange Management

    Exchange Admin Center is already a Web-based tool and Exchange Management Shell already allows for Remote connectivity, I don't see why this would be difficult to include within this project.

    Enjoying the single pane administration of server in my environment. This will definitely be a great and useful tool.

    29 votes
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  2. [runas] different NT user

    Security limitation in my organization requires running administrative tasks through my privileged account / non workstation account. Need a method to invoke the desktop / browser in context of my administrative account.

    14 votes
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  3. 34 votes
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  4. [Connections] Add Proxy functionality for Honolulu

    For Servers which are in an DMZ, Internet or behind a Firewall, it would be great to connect to those Systems over Web-Proxy.

    31 votes
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  5. [Updates] Windows Updates Maintain State

    Allow the user to move to a new tab once the "Install Updates" button is pressed. Currently it resets the state as if the user hadn't told the server to install updates once the user changes servers or moves to a different tab.

    5 votes
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  6. [Network] Edit advanced settings in network

    So far, only IP address is exposed there, more settings would be very welcome.
    Including - but not limited to - Network Location, DNS Suffix, etc.

    26 votes
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  7. 29 votes
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  8. [Desktop] [Gateway] Add command line switch to not open the web interface

    I start SmeDesktop.exe from another application and when it starts it opens the Windows Admin Center web-interface in the default browser, which is Firefox on my machines - so I need a switch like 'DoNotOpenWebInterface'

    5 votes
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  9. [Logging] [Auditing] [Security] Logging / Auditing

    Log access to webpage and actions so you can track what admins have done.

    27 votes
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  10. [Events] [UI] Colour coding/Icons to more easily distinguish Errors from Warnings

    Better readability (maybe as a global setting to switch icons on/off to give the administrator the option

    22 votes
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  11. [New Tool] [Backup] Add Windows Server Backup to Tools under Server Manager

    Would be helpful to add the Windows Server Backup under Tools for Server Manager to help aide the process of checking backup statuses and possibly add the functionality to configure/start the backup process.

    7 votes
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  12. [Tagging] Allow Capital letters in Tags

    Just as described above. At the moment, capital letters change to lower case when the tag is saved.

    3 votes
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  13. [Remote Desktop] RDP session shadowing

    Please add tool to list RDp sessions per sever / workstation and then activate session shadowing for selected rdp session to see interactive RDP desktop.

    17 votes
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  14. [NEW Tool] Windows Backup module

    Please expose the Windows Backup module (if feature is installed)

    24 votes
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  15. [Services] Highlight stopped services that should start automatically

    A highlight on stopped Services that are set to automatically would be nice.
    Maybe a separate view (Total Services, Services running, Services stopped but should be running, etc.)

    27 votes
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  16. [Registry] Search/Browse/Jump to path

    Things to do in the registry module:
    - Search
    - Jump to Key (copy/paste) - Super for troubleshooting/verification
    - Browse

    Also interesting: ACL for Keys & Parameters

    24 votes
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  17. [PowerShell] Maintain Powershell Credentials when selecting other tools in the same session

    Maintain Powershell Credentials when selecting other tools in the same session. Currently if you are in a powershell session with a remote windows 10 machine, and you select another tool and then re-select powershell, your command history as well as your credentials are lost and need to be re-entered. This should persist through selecting other tools or you should implement a tabbed/blade UI similar to alt-tab environment on windows.

    13 votes
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  18. [New Tool] [Package Management] Provide support for finding/installing modules/packages from repositories


    • Provide the ability to find modules, scripts, packages, containers, dsc from registered repositories.

    • Provide the ability to register (internal and/or external) repositories (PSRepositories and Package Repositories including NuGet, Chocolaty, ...)

    • Focus should be on cmdlets from PackageManagement and PowerShellGet

    3 votes
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  19. [Virtual Machines] Find VMs on Host Screen

    In the search box where it shows all the hosts you have. We want to be able to search for VMs inside those hosts, instead of having to go into each host to see the VMs

    25 votes
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  20. [Remote Desktop] Allow /RestrictedAdmin feature in Remote Desktop

    Allow an option to enable the RestrictedAdmin feature for Remote Desktop connection. It should be done in a way that we clearly see which option is in use during the connection and a give us a way to turn it on/off easily.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/johnromsft/2016/06/14/why-you-should-use-rdp-restrictedadmin/

    3 votes
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