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  1. [Remote Desktop] Ability to manage RDSH environments.

    The ability to manage everything in a RDSH deployment. Collections, publish app, etc.

    2 votes
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    • domain controller roles and features Fails

      This doesn't work. It fails

      Error

      Failed to initialize Roles and Features, Error: RemoteException: Exception calling "Translate" with "1" argument(s): "Some or all identity references could not be translated.".
      10/31/2018, 9:42:13 AM

      I am connected as a domain Admin. It works fine on member server

      3 votes
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      • [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.

        120 votes
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        • WAC1812 - Diagnostics Error: Cannot convert null to type "System.DateTime".

          Error when launch Diagnostics under HCI.

          Timezone: GMT+8
          Region set on hyperv/s2d & wac is : English (malaysia)

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          • Customize order and content of server overview in Server Manager

            The importance of the different areas in the server overview page (Events, Services, Best Practices, Performance, Roles and Features) might differ from user to user.

            For me, I would like to have the performance panel in sight everytime.

            So I would like to be able to customize the order of the contents of this page. Being able to collapse a panel completely might help, too.

            2 votes
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            • Tool to allow configuration of bug check dump type / page file config

              Be able to configure mini/kernel/complete/active dumps remotely, and have it be immediately active like when using the Windows GUI. Also to be able to configure the Page File remotely.

              2 votes
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              • [bug] Error messages in local language even after setting to English

                Language / Region : English

                Message : La connexion au serveur distant ___ a échoué avec le message d’erreur suivant : ...

                NOTE: Message title did change to english ("Connecting ...") but not the message its self.

                2 votes
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                • [Security] [Certificate] Wildcard certificate

                  Allow further configuration of SSL certificate used for Windows Admin Center to support use of existing wildcard certificate.

                  24 votes
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                  • [BUG] Bug Powershell when logon UPN is used

                    If you are logged with UPN (for exemple administrator@domain.local) and you try to launch PowerShell console, you are disconnected.
                    WAC try to authenticate with .\administrator@domain.local

                    3 votes
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                    • Disks - Show SMART data

                      This was always missing in Windows, but it could be useful:
                      Show SMART disk data in "disk management"; especially if there is some error

                      2 votes
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                      • Not really a good replacement for Experience roll in Essentials

                        Essential Experience was a great solution for small business. Admin Center is missing so many important features that makes it a poor replacement.

                        * Health Monitoring of server and clients - Missing
                        * Reporting of windows updates for clients - Missing
                        * Client backup - Missing
                        * Detection of clients are online or offline - Missing

                        Essential experience made it easier (at a glance) to address issues, Admin Centre does not.

                        Without proper admin tools in Server 2019 Essentials small business is reluctant to migrate. And yes Essentials remains an important for on-premise installations, we know that Microsoft has sent…

                        2 votes
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                        • DPM - Need the ability to customize retention policies better

                          Need the ability to customize the Azure online retention policies better.

                          If my "Online backup schedule" is set to "Week" and I choose Saturday, my Monthly and Yearly backups must be set to a Day (as in Last Saturday). I do not want to choose a Day (Saturday) for my Monthly and Yearly backups -- I want to choose a Numbered Day (like Last Day) for those.

                          Weekly Backups - Saturday
                          Monthly Backups - Last Day of Month
                          Yearly Backups - Last Day of Year

                          For example, with my Online Schedule set to "Week" with "Saturday", my November 2018 Monthly…

                          3 votes
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                          • [IE Support] Support IE 11 for Windows Admin Center

                            PLEASE PLEASE Support IE11 for Project Honolulu
                            It's a must have for Admins working on Remote Desktop Services!

                            91 votes
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                            • [Feature Request] Server Manager Admin Center // Add Server

                              We are using the Admin Center for our Server environment, but we do not have only 10 Servers, and one location.

                              We have over 100 Servers and 25 locations world wide, so we want to setup a small structure at the admin center (Server Manager). We need functions like:

                              - create folder
                              - create folder in an existing folder

                              It would also be nice, if we have a function like:

                              - Add Computer/Server from Active Directory
                              (maybe it is possible to choose an OU or make some like contains *srv*)

                              And we also need something like choosing profiles or so.…

                              2 votes
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                              • Register with Azure Government.

                                In Windows Admin Center -> Settings, under Gateway, Azure there does not appear to be a way to Register with Azure Government. Not sure if you can register with any sovereign cloud. When using my MAG credentials I get AADSTS50011: The reply url specified in the request does not match the reply urls configured for the application.

                                3 votes
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                                • [Problem] WAC: Connecting to a virtual machine does not work in Edge or Chrome

                                  Under Failover Cluster Manager > Virtual Machines

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                                  • [MSI] [Security] [Certificate] Browse for installed certificate

                                    Hi,
                                    During "Windows Admin Center" installation, the admin allow to choose to generate a new self-certificate or using existing certificate.
                                    The Admin should be allowed to review all the current/existing digital certificate directly via the GUI. Using Digital Certificate Thumbprint isn’t the correct/easy way from my point of view.
                                    -Allow the Admin to replace digital certificate by power shell and UI.
                                    Thanx

                                    18 votes
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                                    • [Updates]

                                      Report tool on Windows Admin Center

                                      - Report Windows Update History for Server managed list

                                      4 votes
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                                      • [Feature Request] Windows Admin Center Scheduled Tasks needs security options

                                        The "security options" section of the General tab in the Task Scheduler MMC snap-in doesn't appear to have an equivalent in Windows Admin Center. This prevents configuring options such as running the scheduled task even if the user is not logged in.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • cant add computer account to administrators group

                                          Using "Local Computers and Goups" I cant add a computer account to the local administrators group. normally in the MMC I would have to add computers to the search context, but I don't have that option.

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