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    12 comments  ·  Management Tools » Windows Admin Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    There are two different issues here.

    Issue 1: Performance. Wrapping Admin Center in Electron will not automatically make things faster. Memory usage would go up and performance would likely not benefit. In terms of React, Admin Center uses Angular and moving to React would require a substantial rewrite of all the UI code. In short, we understand there's work to do to improve performance and it's underway.

    Issue 2: Smart Card/Windows Hello/OAuth Token support. Yes, we are keenly aware of this request and are investigating solutions. Wrapping the app in Electron marginally eases auth in some scenarios while making critical production scenarios (Admin Center in gateway mode) far more challenging. In short, we know this feature is important and it is on the list.

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    1 comment  ·  Virtualization » Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    Good suggestion. Consider it added to the list. -Jeff Woolsey, Windows Server

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    4 comments  ·  Virtualization » Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    What type of device are you trying to use? Have you used the RDP client to share a USB device into the VM? That works for many devices... -Jeff Woolsey, MS

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    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    Thanks for the comment folks. Acknowledged. -JW

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    3 comments  ·  Virtualization » Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    COM ports have been around since the dawn of the PC (PC-AT anyone?) and were never designed to be virtualized. If we mapped a physical serial port to a VM, access to the device would fail when the virtual machine Live Migrated or failed over in the case of unplanned downtime. The solution is to use a Serial over IP solution. There are a number of options on the market which provide transparent access to serial devices over TCP/IP and can cost as little as $45 per device.

    Here are two such examples:
    http://www.perle.com/products/Serial-to-ethernet.shtml?utm_source=ppc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=server
    http://gridconnect.com/usb-to-serial/serial-to-ethernet.html

    With these solutions you can achieve both COM port access within a VM without sacrificing VM Mobility.

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    1 comment  ·  Virtualization » Hyper-v Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Adminjeff.woolsey (Admin, Windows Server) commented  · 

    This has been added to Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016. Enjoy, -Jeff Woolsey

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