From Private Preview user feedback.91 votes
Hyper-V host settings is now supported in Honolulu update 1802 available on Windows Server Insiders. Download it now from the link below and this version will also be publicly available next week. In Honolulu, go to Server Overview > Settings > Hyper-V Host tab, and you can change VHD/VM paths, Enhanced Session Mode, Live/Storage Migration and NUMA Spanning settings. Please give it a try and let us know if you have any feedback!
[Connections] [Versions] Support managing down to Windows Server 2008 R2, even with less functionality
From Private Preview user feedback.91 votes
Available in Windows Admin Center Preview 1806
Hidden file shares should be visible in Honolulu (ie \server\share$ does not currently show up)86 votes
This is available in our latest release! Check it out: https://aka.ms/wac1910.2
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.80 votes
WinRM over https (port 5986) is available in Windows Admin Center insider preview v1908. Read the full announcement here: https://aka.ms/wac1908
it seems that "Windows Update" is contacted instead (the configured by GPO) internal WSUS server74 votes
From Private Preview user feedback.73 votes
The ability to import/export VMs was added in Windows Admin Center Insider preview 1906.
Read more here: https://aka.ms/wac1906
The new Active Directory extension should include ability to unlock locked account.72 votes
This has been implemented! Check out Active Directory version 0.85.0
WAC 1910, build 1.2.1910.31005
Issue: Schedule restart takes no effect.
Schedule restart setting is not effect, target server reboots immediately after windows update installed while schedule restart time was defined in web UI
event found on WAC:
event on target server:
WAC installed as gateway on Windows Server 2016 (OS Build 14393.3300) - connected to domain
target server is Windows Server 2012R270 votes
This bug has been fixed in Windows Admin Center version 2007. Check it out at aka.ms/wac2007
Hello, this project looks like something I wanted for a very long time.
Right now, if you for example try to manage the Windows Updates on a bigger number of systems, it is not very usable, as you cannot open the servers concurrently (tabbed) to check status, etc. and speed up work.
We do this currently with RDP sessions (dozens of them...),and having that capability in Honolulu would be great.
Also, in addition: A Dashboard would be really nice!56 votes
Staring with Windows Admin Center version 1809, you can ctrl-click on a machine name in your connection list to open it in a new tab.
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.51 votes
Shared connection lists were added in Windows Admin Center Preview 1903. See the announcement here: https://aka.ms/wac1903
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.45 votes
In the Virtual Machines tool (both for Server connections and Cluster connections), you can select a VM and choose “Connect” which will use VM Connect through the Hyper-V host in your web browser, or choose “Download RDP File” which will download the .RDP file to open in Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe). This is a special type of .RDP file which actually uses VM Connect to the Hyper-V host, not RDP directly to the VM. If there is anything missing for VM Connect scenarios or specific reasons for needing the VM console, please submit as a separate feature request.
Do not show the tools if it does not apply to the particular server.
When a Domain Controller is not hyper-v host, I do not want to see tools like Virtual Machines and Virtual Switches.
I would only like to see the tools that apply to the server, tools that belong to the installed roles and features. On a Domain Controller managment tools such as ADDS, DNS DHCP and a file server DFS and File and Resource management.43 votes
A button to clone a VM in the Virtual Machine Section would be awesome!39 votes
This has been implemented and is currently in preview! Check it out in Windows Admin Center version 2007 at aka.ms/wac2007
From Private Preview user feedback.34 votes
In Standalone, cluster and hyperconverged cluster, I'd like to sort VM into folders.31 votes
Users can use “tags” to filter VMs, effectively allowing users to group and sort VMs
From Private Preview user feedback.31 votes
Similar to Remote Desktop Connection Manager, have the ability to export a list of pre-defined servers so others on the team don't have to add 400+ servers manually. Likewise, if I have a CSV of all my servers, have the ability to import them and not have to manually add them.30 votes
After installation, replace the certificate29 votes
Avi Samocha’s instructions are correct.
From Private Preview user feedback.29 votes
Add Management tools for Installed Roles/Features of Managed Servers in Project Honolulu. (e.g. Active Directory Users and Computers if Managing a Domain Controller)28 votes
Role-specific tools (like Virtual Machines for Hyper-V hosts, and Active Directory for Domain Controllers) will only appear if that role is installed on the server you are managing.
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