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  1. [Bug]Too many authentication pop-ups

    Too many authentication pop-ups. Literally making this tool unusable.

    Chrome / Firefox - no luck, still prompted. Unable to test it on Edge because the servers do not have Edge. Edge on user's workstation is again not helpful because any corporate environment is expected to have proxy and bound to websocket issue that is mentioned in known issues.

    So at the end, a tool which is mentioned as "production ready" doesn't seems to be so. At first, very exited about the concept but result is not encouraging.

    62 votes
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    • WAC is causing 503 The Service is Unavailable errors on my IIS sites

      WAC, by default, reserves anything that runs on port 443. This is causing 503 The Service is Unavailable errors on my IIS sites, as this reservation will prevent W3SVC from obtaining the rights to listen on port 443 when it tries to start the site.

      >netsh http show urlacl

      Reserved URL: https://+:443/
      Can't get security descriptor, Error: 87

      This issue is solved by deleting that reservation and change port on WAC

      >netsh http delete urlacl https://+:443/

      Please document this issue (change the default port from 443) because it is A Not So Common Root Cause for 503 Service Unavailable and…

      2 votes
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      • [Bug] typing an 'a' (lowercase) in any textbox will result in focus changeging to the "add" button

        Typing an 'a' will result in the "add" button to get the input focus. This bug happens only with the lower case 'a'. Upper case 'A' works without any Problem. Repro: Install Windows Admin Center 1808, click on the search text box, typing an 'a' will result in search box loosing Focus and "add" button getting Focus ("hinzufügen" button in german). Repro was on two Servers with using german language Settings for OS and german language selected in Admin Center. other languages not tested

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        • Trying to browese available extensions

          When trying to browse the available extensions an alert notification pops up stating - The client and server cannot communicate, because they do not possess a common algorithm

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          • [Installer] Installer fails if Windows Update service is disabled

            This is not entirely new idea - I take it as a bug honestly.

            If I install Windows Admin Center with disabled WUA service (I am simulating inability to access the internet - i.e. labs, bank systems etc.) the installation fails without any reason. There are no logs on disk, no message in event logs.

            - As a user I would really like the idea to install this on environment without internet access (as mentioned above there are situation when the environment has no access to internet due to security rasons)

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            • [Bug] [cluster] Incorrect count and inventory of clustered VM in cluster (Windows 2016)

              When open Virtual Machine tab of some cluster in Failover Cluster Manager displayed correct number of VM while refreshing and collecting data. Then count of VM changed and show incorrecty number - in Total on Summary tab. And incorrect list in Inventory tab.

              6 votes
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              • [Bug] Installer fails to elevate

                MSI (s) (9C:DC) [11:11:52:346]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI2B19.tmp, Entrypoint: ReserveUrl
                MSI (s) (9C:A4) [11:11:52:346]: Generating random cookie.
                MSI (s) (9C:A4) [11:11:52:346]: Created Custom Action Server with PID 2232 (0x8B8).
                MSI (s) (9C:F4) [11:11:52:362]: Running as a service.
                MSI (s) (9C:F4) [11:11:52:378]: Hello, I'm your 32bit Elevated Non-remapped custom action server.
                SFXCA: Extracting custom action to temporary directory: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI2B19.tmp-\
                SFXCA: Binding to CLR version v4.0.30319
                Calling custom action Microsoft.ManagementExperience.Setup.CustomAction!Microsoft.ManagementExperience.Setup.CustomAction.CustomAction.ReserveUrl
                Exception:
                System.ArgumentException
                Custom action data improperly initialized
                Parameter name: session
                at Microsoft.ManagementExperience.Setup.CustomAction.CustomAction.<>c__DisplayClass11_0.<ReserveUrl>b__0()
                at Microsoft.ManagementExperience.Setup.CustomAction.CustomAction.RunInstallerAction(Session session, Func`1 action)
                MSI (s) (9C!EC) [11:11:52:643]: Product: Project 'Honolulu' (Technical Preview) -- 1: Unhandled Exception:…

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