[Connections] [Add] Ability to query AD for list of connections to add
From Private Preview user feedback.
This feature is now available in Windows Admin Center Preview 1903. See the announcement here: https://aka.ms/wac1903
Is it possible to use PS to add/remove (synch) computers in connection list with ad?
Karl W-E. commented
imho it could imagine the following:
the servers are synced with AD automatically and saved in a database. currently this is PER user.
then there should be a role that may assign tags or servers to other users (based on AD user or security groups)
Matthew Miles commented
Please, please please
Adam Kauffman commented
Adding from an AD scan is good. Syncing OUs is even better because then you get your systems organized by the same groupings that exist in AD with no need to add new systems every time you open the console. You would also get the benefit of automatic removal of systems no longer managed by AD. If it's not in AD then it doesn't exist to me. (With the option to manually add systems that currently exists today)
Karl W-E. commented
Please include OS filters like in server manager adding via AD tab
Kyle Weeks commented
I manage thousands of Windows based servers. WAC is useless as is without this functionality at scale. Group tree structure to match OU Structure, or auto tag systems, or provide to add tag based on computer object attribute.
I'd like to have in Windows Admin Center all the Windows Servers in my domain that satisfy the filter I'd write: for example all servers in specific OU, that are Windows Server 2016 and that are not disabled. So they appear in Windows Admin Center automatically as soon as such a server appears in AD satisfying my filter. They also can automatically disappear from Windows Admin Center as soon as they're gone from AD.
Make this AD aware so one does not have to import systems to manage. It would be nice to see the OU tree as one would see within ADAC or ADUC.
+1 importing on some sort of schedule or based on some sort of custom rule would be great so new machines could get automatically addeds to the correct WAC gateways.
Kurt Roggen [BE] commented
Provide wildcard support when specifying server names. For example: Specifying "*HVxx" would retrieve all matching computer objects (from AD) and would allow to add/register them at once.
Jean-Sebastien Messier commented
Adding a way to import tag/server description would help a lot.
Nathan Davey commented
Scan Domain for servers when adding (like server manager). Adding servers one by one or compiling a spreadsheet is too slow and long winded.
Tim Weible commented
Ability to sync OU's for management would be great. Keeping the server list up to date with many users will quickly become a chore. Syncing OU's they are delegated to would be much beneficial.
Adding servers similar to server manager. Most of my servers start similar (svr-etc, VMHost1, etc), this way we can add multiple servers at once
Ability to import computers from AD and narrow it down to import from specific OU's
Auto detection of your estate from AD would be nice as well.
Tony Richards commented
Could you add the ability to query an OU or AD path and populate Project Honolulu with those servers/clients?
Andy Bocko commented
Add the ability to import servers from AD. I just imported my servers by dumping the server list from AD and importing the text file. it should be easier.
A simple Import from AD or a Sync from AD would be great!