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  1. [Feature request] Honolulu should be able to send Email notifications

    Please add a functionality to Honolulu that enables the Honolulu Server to send Email notifications. There should be two options:
    1. a global value to be notified via Email if there are Warnings/Alerts - the should be a option to chose: notify for warnings and alerts and notify only for alerts
    2. it would be great to have an button nearby important configurable values "create alert" and then there should be an option to configure a value and chose if the notification should be send when the running value gets greater or smaller than the configured value

    The SMTP Server…

    411 votes
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      45 comments  ·  Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • [RBAC] [JEA] [Security] Implement a possibility to configure individual JEA roles in Windows Admin Center

      We need custom role support for adding custom defined JEA roles in Windows Admin Center!

      141 votes
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      • [Deployment] Allow Windows Admin Center to be configured one time for all your admins

        Allow Windows Admin Center to be configured one time for all your admins. I find it hard to believe that every admin at a business will need to config this product separately. Why not have a admin group that can see all and have one person doing all the config work.....

        99 votes
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        • [New tool] [DHCP] DHCP Server should be manageable via Honolulu

          Honolulu should be able to manage the DHCP server role (create IP address pools, configure DHCP options...)

          184 votes
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          • [New tool] [DNS] DNS Server should be manageable via Honolulu

            Honolulu should be able to manage DNS settings.

            176 votes
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            • Create cluster with Windows Admin Center

              Currently there is no way to create cluster in Windows Admin Center. We first have to create a new cluster and then add it.

              Would be nice if we can create clusters from WAC.

              12 votes
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              • [Update] Update Honolulu inside of Honolulu web interface

                Right now we have to go out and download the latest version of Honolulu and install. It would be cool to see an option, maybe inside of settings, to click search for and install updates for Honolulu.

                76 votes
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                • [DFS] DFS should be manageable via Honolulu

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

                  53 votes
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                  • [Feature Request] Honolulu should be able to manage userprofiles (view, delete, "disable/enable")

                    Sometimes it is the easiest way to analyze/fix userprofile related issues by deleting the userprofile of the affected user...

                    It would be awesome if Honolulu could list all userprofiles, and allow to delete or "disable" them if the userprofile is currently not in use.

                    What do I mean with "disable/enable" a userprofile?
                    Currently we use a script to rename existing userprofiles (like "UserId_disabled"), so a new profile will be loaded when the user logs on to the computer next time.

                    If the problem is not fixed with the newly created userprofile, the user logs off again, the admin "restore" the…

                    9 votes
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                    • [WinRM] [Configuration] Use WinRM over SSL, port 5986 to connect to remote servers

                      Use WinRM over SSL, port 5986 to connect to remote servers.
                      I have deployed certificates and configured WinRM over SSL on all my servers and was planning to use WAC but it seems it can only connect using HTTP/5985 which is really disappointing.

                      8 votes
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                      • [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.

                        10 votes
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                        • [Deployment] Add Windows Admin Center MSI to Chocolatey

                          A number of Microsoft tools are available on Chocolatey.org. Rather than just having the MSI downloadable from the Microsoft website, would be great if it was available for installation & update via chocolatey. WAC is an excellent tool & deserves the largest possible audience, and if we can get stuff like VS Code and SQL Server Management Studio via Chocolatey, why not WAC?

                          26 votes
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                          • [BUG] Can't verify whether "cluster_name" is online

                            trying to add my HCI cluster to windows admin center and get "Can't verify whether "my_cluster_name" is online" error message

                            7 votes
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                            • [Connection list] Possibility to have predefined connections

                              It would be great if the administrator can add predefined connections (maybe with predefined credentials), so that all users accessing the Honolulu console will see all connections.

                              Use case: We have 300+ servers to manage, it would be great if we can have them predefined in Honolulu for the whole operations team.

                              38 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.

                                27 votes
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                                • [New Tool] [Group Policy] Mmc gpo

                                  Able to view /modify local security policies

                                  13 votes
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                                  • 18 votes
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                                    • [Remote Desktop] Browser Back Button

                                      Maybe this is a bug, Maybe not.

                                      If I press the back button on my mouse while in the remote desktop view the browser navigates back and closes the RDP session.

                                      I think the expected behavior is that the button press should be redirected to the remote server.

                                      Thanks

                                      KirK

                                      3 votes
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                                      • [Cluster] Windows Admin Center - Manage scale-out file server

                                        Add support for managing SOFS cluster inside Windows Admin Center, with ability to create new shares, managing storage pools, monitoring storage usage, alerts, cpu and memory performance.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • [Bug] Tools stopped working after switch from MS -> Domain account

                                          1. Clean install (1803 17134.228), ms account in workgroup,
                                          2. Install WSM Admin Center & perform minimal config of a new 1803 ad master with a new domain,
                                          3. Join domain,
                                          4. Convert account to domain account with Admin privs,
                                          5. Reboot,
                                          6. Attempt to launch Admin Center,
                                          7. Open AC uninstaller
                                          8. Note: --> "Repair" and "Modify" are unavailable,
                                          9. Uninstall AC
                                          10. Reboot
                                          11. Reinstall AC.
                                          12. Reboot
                                          13. ** AC still unavailable thru Edge or Chrome

                                          1 vote
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