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  1. [Connection List] Active Directory sync

    Great would be if you can define multiple OUs to connect to, where the computer objects are situated. So not only an import more like a synchronisation, so that if there are new computers added the list is up to date. And a folder browsing that reflects the OUs with some additional views like "All Connections", "Favorite Connections" and "Recent Connections".

    30 votes
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  2. [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…

    577 votes
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  3. [Services] Implement a "Restart" button for services

    Currently there's only the option to stop or start a Service in WAC. Please add a "Restart" button. A PowerShell Cmdlet exists for this, so this should be no Problem.

    36 votes
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  4. [AD] Active Directory User Properties should include ability to unlock locked account.

    The new Active Directory extension should include ability to unlock locked account.

    14 votes
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  5. [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!

    191 votes
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  6. [RBAC] Role Based Access Control for Windows Admin Center

    Have the ability for an admin to add all servers or monitored machines into a back end, and setup role based access control using AD security groups, which mean admins don't need to manually add all servers themselves.

    For example, if a customer has 20 physical machines and 50 VM's, that could be a lot of entries, especially with a team of server technicians. Adding it all once, and then configuring RBAC, means less configuration long term.

    21 votes
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  7. [Intune] Intune Connector for Windows Admin Center

    We are lacking a remote management tool for our Intune Windows Clients. As we are using windows admin center for our on prem clients, it would be great to connect to a windows 10 intune client to get access to eventlog, powershell etc..

    10 votes
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  8. [Remote Desktop] Ability to manage RDSH environments.

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

    15 votes
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  9. [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.

    80 votes
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  10. [RD] Full Screen RDP

    It would be nice to make the RDP window full screen.

    7 votes
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  11. .iso files Should be allowed when creating new VM

    In the "New virtual machine" pane, the "Operating system" section, check the "Install an operating system from an image file (.iso)" then enter a path to an ISO file.
    You get a red error message "(!) .ISO files are not allowed"
    This is, by all means, a bug.
    Please fix.

    12 votes
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  12. [virtual machines] Resize .VHD and / or .VHDX

    It will be very good to resize the VHD or VHDX of Virtual Machines through the Windows Admin Center

    27 votes
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  13. [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.

    69 votes
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  14. It would be nice if File Storage Migration tool would ACTUALLY WORK!!!

    The File Storage Migration tool sounds like an amazingly wonderful tool -- but the reality is that it WILL NOT WORK!!!

    I can't get it to do anything in any browser I've tried except to generate the following error, and keep spinning and spinning and spinning....... ad nauseam!
    ======
    Notification details
    Error
    RemoteException: The type 'System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal' is not supported for serialization or deserialization of a dictionary. Keys must be strings.

    5:16:09 AM
    Source
    Go to Storage Migration Service.
    Type
    Error

    1 vote
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  15. [New Tool] Ability to connect to Service Management Automation [SMA] endpoint

    Ability to connect to Service Management Automation [SMA] endopint and get runbook output, status, errors and so on.

    In short terms, move Automation Tab from Azure Pack to Admin Center.

    7 votes
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  16. [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.

    127 votes
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  17. [RD] [Credential Format] Credentials are not valid. Verify the username and password are correct and try to reconnect.

    I entered the correct username and password, but Ti kept prompting me that my credentials were wrong. I could enter the management interface of Center. I could not enter the remote desktop in the management interface.

    3 votes
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  18. Unable to use Remote Desktop

    When I used the remote desktop function in Windows admin center, I was always in the loading state and did not response. Whether Chreme or Edge's browser console displays:

    PUT https://localhost/api/nodes/192.168.43.4/features/powershell Api/pssessions/instantSession 400

    Msft. sme. remote - desktop -- appErrorHandler -- Ajax error 400

    Google Chrome 70.0.3538.110

    Microsoft Edge 44.17763.1.0

    The remote desktop software can be connected normally.

    Windows admin center installed in Win10

    The server is Windows Server 2019 Core

    12 votes
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  19. [Bug] After update from WAC 1809 to 1904.1: access denied to: C:\ProgramData\Server Management Experience\Extensions\extensions.config

    Woring WAC 1809 was upgraded to 1904.1 (local/desktop mode).
    All works but when I go to Settings/Extensions error is thrown and no extension is loaded to the list:

    "Access denied to: C:\ProgramData\Server Management Experience\Extensions\extensions.config"

    It is installed on Win10 1809 Pro PC, domain joined.

    3 votes
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  20. [Server Overview] IPs on the Overview tab.

    Place actual IPs on the Overview tab.

    6 votes
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