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  1. Provide Office Support for Containers

    Many Business Application are dependent on Office to edit files or import/export of ppt or word formats. So adding office support for Containers would be a good idea.

    30 votes
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    • Support for MSDTC

      We have legacy .NET based business applications making extensive use of MSDTC. It will be good to have support for this role in containers to enable Lift & Shift scenarios.

      3 votes
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      • Support for --privileged on windows containers

        I would like to have support for the --privileged command on windows containers. I would be nice to have this feature on a build server.

        3 votes
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          • Provide an Internet Explorer docker container: enable UI capability

            We would like to run selenium tests in isolated displays as is currently possible for Chrome and Firefox in docker-selenium or dosel.

            Also, it would be great to video record the entire desktop to troubleshoot failing tests.

            112 votes
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            • Remove the Single File Size limit to fix invalid tar header issue/use SQL Server within Container

              At the Moment Containers have a single file size limit, which is somewhere between 7 and 8GB. When you have Files bigger then that, you won't be able to create Images. This way all Database usage won't be possible, because Databases are rarely less then 7-8GB in size. Also when you want to use media it might have more then 7-8GB. So it would be great to have no single File size limit in Containers

              2 votes
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              • Fix Docker load/pull/build issue when Bitlocker is enabled

                When running Docker in domain joined computer which has Bitlocker enabled, loading/pulling/building images don't work when group policy "Deny write access to fixed not protected by Bitlocker" is on.

                According to Patrick Lang, this is because "This setting indirectly affects containers because we create a VHD for each container's scratch space and format it. Since it's a new disk and not yet encrypted, then Windows will block access to that VHD based on that policy." (https://github.com/Microsoft/Virtualization-Documentation/issues/355#issuecomment-284025671)

                Because of this restriction and the fact that our security policy doesn't allow exceptions, I cannot currently properly use Docker in my…

                8 votes
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                • Discrete Device Assignment with Docker

                  Windows Server 2016 added Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) support for Hyper-V. This functionality should be extended to support Windows Containers and most importantly Docker containers using the --device option to expose the device into a container.

                  This functionality would bring the convenience of Docker containers and enable the use of GPUs, USB devices and other PCI Express devices inside a Docker container.

                  2 votes
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                  • Enable "server" service and MMC UI management capabilities

                    Please enable "Server" service so container file system can be accessed from host and this is also prerequisite for other UI management tools which are disabled due to that like EventViewer for example

                    10 votes
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                    • Create base container image with MSMQ-Server

                      The MSMQ-Server role is a prerequisite for Particular NServiceBus installation. As NServiceBus handlers are potentially a good fit for containerization, it was disappointing to find that it is not possible to install MSMQ-Server in a container. Please create a base image with this support!

                      127 votes
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                      • Enter-PSSession into container does not inherit environment variables

                        If you login interactively into container and try to list environment variable you passed to container at start up time it will be missing from list.
                        Reproduction steps.
                        1. Create container with customer variable (docker run -d -e me=too microsoft/iis)
                        2. Check value of variable via CMD

                        PS D:\docker> Exec-Container -ContainerIdOrName 7a -Command @("powershell", "dir env:m*")

                        Name Value
                        ---- -----
                        me too
                        3. Enter interactively and check the same variable
                        S D:\docker> Enter-PSSession -ContainerId (Get-Container b4).ID -RunAsAdministrator
                        [b4d8a6624253...]: PS C:\Users\ContainerAdministrator\Documents> dir env:m*

                        2 votes
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                        • Allow the Server-Media-Foundation feature to be installed / create base image

                          More info here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b646b841-c9fb-4f39-9662-5b59f02279ab/installing-servermediafoundation-in-a-docker-container?forum=windowscontainers

                          Please allow us to use the Server-Media-Foundation feature required by certain server workloads like IPTV, IP cameras and Plex Media Server.

                          6 votes
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                          • 24 votes
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                            • Container hangs on Get-Credential

                              In hindsight, running Get-Credential was a bad idea inside the container, but what appears to happen is the command just hangs (presumably waiting for the credential dialog box to get submitted). Trying to 'docker attach' from another shell hangs also - the only remedy is to 'docker stop'.

                              2 votes
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                              • Make older Visual studio versions install correctly in containers

                                Currently, only the very latest installer for the Visual studio core tools installs correctly within a container. It would help if the installers for Older versions of Visual Studio (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44266 in particular) shouldn't complain that their executable "is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running." This would help make containers much more useful for running CI tests with older versions of Visual Studio. Some of the older installers even raise that error when being run outside of a container in a full Windows Server TP 4 installation.

                                4 votes
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                                • A docker Registry like to store image remotly

                                  Docker registry is server side application that stores and lets you distribute Docker images.
                                  We need a Windows version to manage PS and Dockers images

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                                  • Active Directory Domain join support.

                                    It would be good if containers could be domain joined for account and security purposes.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • MMC for containers

                                      Just like we have an mmc to manage h\w-virtualized VM's there should be one for OS-virtualized containers to monitor their resource consumption, health etc...

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 16 votes
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                                        • Expose Container runtime information like ip address

                                          Right now, Get-Container does not expose the ip address in use by the container runtime. There is also no alternative cmdlet to figure the ip address out. You need to go in and check.

                                          11 votes
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