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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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    • [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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      • 158 votes
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        • [Overview] System uptime and logged in users

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

          150 votes
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          • [NEW Tool] FS - File Shares management

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            137 votes
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            • [NEW Tool] PSH - PowerShell console

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              122 votes
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              • [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

                99 votes
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                • [NEW Tool] RDP - Remote Desktop session

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                  96 votes
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                  • [Cluster] Support Cluster Aware Updating

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                    96 votes
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                    • 92 votes
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                      • [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

                        • [Windows Update] check for Updates on internal WSUS

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

                          75 votes
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                          • [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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                            • [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.

                              • [UI] Do not show the tools if it does not apply to the particular server.

                                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
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                                • 35 votes
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                                  • [Devices] [Drivers] Ability to install/upgrade driver

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                                    31 votes
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                                    • [Virtual Switches] Support SET (Switch Embedded Teaming)

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                                      29 votes
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                                      • [Extentions] Create a central repository for extensions

                                        This may already be in the plan. In the Extension Manager, Available Extensions (or a 3rd category) should list extensions that are available in a comprehensive external repository like GitHub separated into categories.

                                        22 votes
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                                        • [NEW Tool] Containers management

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                                          21 votes
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