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  1. [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.

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  2. [NEW Tool] AD - Active Directory User and Computers

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    379 votes
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  3. [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...)

    285 votes
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  4. 278 votes
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  5. [New tool] [DNS] DNS Server should be manageable via Honolulu

    Honolulu should be able to manage DNS settings.

    277 votes
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  6. [HCI] Please extend support for Hyper-Converged Cluster Management in Project Honolulu to Windows Server 2016 RTM

    Actually the Hyper-Converged Cluster Management actually can only manage Windows Servers based on actual Windows Server technical preview please can you extend the Hyper-Converged Cluster Management capability to S2D Configurations based on Windows Server 2016 RTM.

    232 votes
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  7. 157 votes
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  8. [Overview] System uptime and logged in users

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

    149 votes
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  9. [NEW Tool] FS - File Shares management

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    136 votes
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  10. [UI] Allow light/dark theme choice

    Much like docs.microsoft.com and Azure allow you to change the theming of the pages, allow users to select from a set of colors, or start with basic light/dark themes to same the eyes from white-out in current Honolulu implementation.

    124 votes
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  11. [NEW Tool] PSH - PowerShell console

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    122 votes
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  12. [New tool] Installed Software and Applications

    It would be good if there is a tab that shows the installed applicaitons on the server (much like the programs and features). Along with the option to uninstall

    98 votes
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  13. [NEW Tool] RDP - Remote Desktop session

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    96 votes
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  14. [Cluster] Support Cluster Aware Updating

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    96 votes
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  15. [Virtual Machines] Configure Hyper-V host settings

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    91 votes
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    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!
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Server-Insiders/Announcing-Windows-Server-Insider-Preview-Build-17093-and/m-p/157311

  16. 91 votes
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  17. [Windows Update] check for Updates on internal WSUS

    it seems that "Windows Update" is contacted instead (the configured by GPO) internal WSUS server

    74 votes
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  18. [UI] Please add the ability for tabbed server connections on Honolulu

    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
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  19. [Connection list] Possibility to have predefined connections

    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
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  20. [Virtual Machines] Add the Hyper-V VM console to WAC, in addition to RDP

    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
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    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.

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