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  1. [Multi-Machine] Allow multiple servers to be configured at once

    Allow the opportunity to install / manage the same roles or features across multiple servers at once.

    Example. 10 host hyper-v cluster. Allow hyper-v role to be installed with default settings to all 10 hosts at once.

    Add the Failover cluster role to all 10 servers at once.

    Install file server services to multiple hosts at once, etc.

    11 votes
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  2. [Feature Request] Windows Admin Center DHCP Module Show Actual IP Addresses

    After installing the DHCP Preview Module i noticed that it currently only shows the total amount of IP Addresses Free and being used, yet doesn't show you the actual ip addresses.

    Would it be possible to get this feature added, As it would save time having to then remote into my management server and load dhcpmgmt to check for ip addresses.

    3 votes
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  3. [Feature Request] [vmware] Being able to open a web console connection to a vmware machine

    It could be a nice feature to be able to open a web console connection to a vmware machine hosted on a vmware host.
    The vmware esxi hosts could be configured in the settings of WAC and then wac would contact the host to create the connection.

    It would be useful because sometimes a rdp connection to a machine couldn't be done and the machine looks busy so with the console view we could see what is going on. Same as with the BMC connection.

    2 votes
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  4. [DFS] DFS should be manageable via Honolulu

    DFS namespaces and folders with targets should be visible and manageable via Honolulu

    105 votes
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  5. [Multi-Machine] Please create consolidated view on the servers in Honolulu console

    Actually its possible to add different servers to Honolulu console to manage them individually. It would be great to have a consolidated view over all these managed servers regarding warnings, alerts, performance and capacity data with a drill down option into the affected server object.

    367 votes
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  6. Add the ability to update GPO Central Store from within GPMC

    With every new version of Windows you have to copy ADMX files manually to the Central Store in SYSVOL.

    It would be nice to have a button in GPMC to copy the ADMX files from the admin computer where the console is running to the central store.

    6 votes
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  7. [Monitoring] Monitoring and alerts without Azure

    Monitoring and alerts without Azure too

    2 votes
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  8. [Bug] [Virtual Machines] VM Connect does not work

    When I try to connect to a virtual machine, WAC gives me a VM Connect error saying "To connect to your virtual machine, you must enable Remote Desktop connections to this host server in Settings." However, Remote Desktop connections are already enabled to the host through system policy. The virtual host is running Server 2019 Standard in core mode.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. [Roles & features] [WSUS] WSUS wants to install WID

    When installing WSUS there should be a checkbox to not install WID. Windows Admin Center should not assume WID will be used but on first screen prompt user for option to store DB in SQL Server.

    3 votes
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  11. Problem with languages

    Hello,
    I had some troubles to create virtual switches or making operations with virtual machines, and found the problem.
    My WAC was in French and had problem showing notifications with "error at line 2, char 113" and a word in the JSON parsing of command with "outil", which is a french word.
    As I found it strange, tried putting WCA in English and ALL WORKS !!!
    Spent a lot of time triing driver updates, resetting and all the tricks but nothing... So careful about keywords translated !!! Grrr...
    Best regards.

    1 vote
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  12. [ISSUE] or [BY-DESIGN] WAC much slower on anything older Server 2019

    Affected product:
    Windows Admin Center 1906 / 1907

    Last patchdays I tried to utilize WAC for the win.
    Unfortunately we see the behaviour that WAC is much slower with everything (gathering / WU search etc) as on Server 2019.

    Is this due to internal "hooks" because Server 2019 has a better PShell ?

    Affected OS
    Server 2012 GUI, especially, search for updates
    Server 2012 R2 GU, especially, search for updatesI
    Server 2016 LTSC GUI, especially, search for updates

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  13. [BUG] RDP - keyboard does not work correctly with de-de layouts

    Affected products:
    Windows Admin Center 1903 or older

    Affected remote OS:
    Windows Server 2016 LTSC
    Windows Server 2019 LTSC
    Windows Server SAC

    Install Modes: Core and GUI

    How to reproduce:
    Use RDP to connect to an OS with one these setups

    RDP OS:
    installed language: de-de
    region options: germany

    Local OS:
    installed language: de-de
    region options: germany

    RDP OS:
    installed language: en-us
    region options: de-de

    Local OS:
    installed language: german
    region options: germany

    issue:
    The keyboard is neither matching clearly en-us nor de-de

    RDP has issues with special characters similar to
    https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/487

    but also characters like - / \ etc

    1 vote
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  14. [FEATURE REQUEST] Netbios over TCP/IP

    Please add ability to disable Netbios over TCP/IP for a selected or all NICs

    Also add status in NIC properties on the bottom.
    I usually use WAC PShell for this, but it would be a nice thing for other admins.

    1 vote
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  15. [FEATURE REQUEST] Configure LMHost on NIC

    Please add ability to show LMhost enabled / disabled, and to enable or disable LMhosts (button or checkbox).

    Since there is a WMIC command for this should be possible.

    LMHost is a global setting independent from NIC

    1 vote
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. [BUG] Windows Explorer is missing VSS options in context menu on ReFS volumes.

    Issue: Windows Explorer is missing VSS options in volume context menu on ReFS volumes.

    Workaround:
    user has to open the context menu on drive C which cannot be ReFS by design and open the VSS management window from there

    Affected OS: 2016 / 2019 LTSC

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  18. [FEATURE REQUEST] Share options

    Please add the ability for Shares

    enable / disable ABE
    enable / disable Caching
    enable / disable SMB Encryption

    equal to Server Manager Share Management

    https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295071-management-tools/suggestions/31702198--files-file-sharing-option-and-management

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  19. [BUG] Storage expand volume calculates wrong maximum size

    Affects:
    Windows Admin Center 1903 (or earlier)

    How to reproduce:

    expand a VHDX or VMDK (VMware) e.g. C Volume
    open the server in WAC
    Expand volume e.g. C
    issue maximum size given in WAC UI

    check the same volume in Server Manager / oldschool MMC

    Issue:
    that is still free unassigned space left if expanded with WAC

    The issue will not happen if you expand volumes in Server Manager or Diskmgt.mmc

    1 vote
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  20. Ошибка (Error) при запуске Admin Center из под непривилегированного пользователя

    Если запустить Admin Center из под простого пользователя (Не Администратора), окно с требованием повысить права не закрывается. Windows 10 Admin Center 1907

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