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  1. Sort Storage Classifications by some meaningful order

    When you go apply a classification to a VM's Virtual Disk in the GUI, the drop-down menu sorts things in an incoherent manner.

    It appears that Get-SCStorageClassification also returns results in the same order.

    It also does not appear to sort based on propreties ID, AddedTime, or ModifiedTime.

    Can we at least get the VMM GUI to sort results? (Powershell can obviously be done manually.)

    Image attached demonstrating issue.

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      1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Checkpoints don't inherit VM owner, when another user creates it.

      We have VMs with a Self-Service owner. When a different user creates a checkpoint on that VM, within the checkpoint properties, it shows that the checkpoint was "created by" the owner, not by the user that actually created it.

      Can we have it so the Checkpoint creator's name is in the "created by" field instead of the VM owner?

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      • DCR: Customer would like a better algorithm for calculating Overcommit

        Customer is sometimes 'ok' state. And other times, 'overcommit' state, even without changes in environment.

        SCVMM 2016 UR4, Standalone VMM environment of 12 Nodes.
        He has 192 GB free when he calculates all his HOST's free memory including the reserve node's (R1).

        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3023928/details-of-the-cluster-overcommit-algorithm-in-system-center-2012-r2-v

        * What we might really need here is logging of how 'ok' and 'overcommit' was calculated so the toggle between both states is understood.

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          0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • use offline domainjoin instead of unattend.xml

          Currently VMM is using unattend.xml for domain joins for VMs and Hyper-V hosts. This contains having unencrypted passwords stored as cleartext at some points of time during the deployment.

          We would prefer using offline domain join instead - as it was done for nano server in the past.

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          • scvmm vhd

            When creating a VM from template in SCVMM, the disk name (vhd file) is named the same as the VM name. 1. This makes it match the directory the vhd file is in. 2. Saves a step which if it is missed creates a VHD the same as VHD stored in the library server ("bad"). 3. This will save "errors" if people forget to rename the VHD file prior to creating the VM.

            Yes, yes automation with PowerShell or some other product can address this but this should be the default behavior in SCVMM. As if you just spin up…

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            • Make the failover cluster manager VM role names the same as they are named in VMM and Hyper-V

              Currently when you create a VM in VMM it adds a prefix and suffix to the role name when created in Failover Cluster Manager. "SCVMM *ServerName* Resources" for example.

              When I name a VM, I want the name to stay the same no matter where I am looking. (Hyper-V Manager, Failover Cluster Manager and VMM.) If I name a server "JoesWebServer" I don't want it to change in FCM to "SCVMM JoesWebServer Resources".

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                0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Additional Operating Systems for VMs

                  It would be great if the Operating System list was something the administrator could define, but in lieu of that, add FreeBSD and OpenBSD as additional OS options for VMs.

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                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Default VHDX name for system disk during template deployment

                    When deploying a VM from a template, I rename the boot disk the template is made from to "system.<fullvmname>.vhdx" because I do not want the disk created as "<vmtemplatename>.vhdx. If there was a way to setup a rule to do this, it would be nice.

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                    • User Voice

                      Much like Windows Admin Center, a suggestion I would like is in the VMM Help menu, to link directly to User Voice, for user feedback. This would be handy.

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                      • Jobs Window Pop Ups

                        When creating somwthing like a VMNetwork, the jobs window always pops up, can we make a preference in systems to not open a jobs window by default.

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                          0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow wildcards

                          Powershell modules don't accept wildcard values, like Get-VM -Name 'M*', this is available in PowerCLI on ESX, and is frustrating that it is not available. I can do a filter for results, but I would love to see this added.

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                          • Integrate Container Management in SCVMM or Kubernetes Integration Board with SCVMM

                            Since Windows Server Container Support. It should be possible to create Containers and Hyper-V Containers with SCVMM. Also suggesting to integrate Kubernetes Management Board Integration into SCVMM since Kubernetes Support Windows Containers.

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                            • VMM Library - get rid of "missing" items or offer a clean up after x days.

                              I find it frustrating when I'm moving a lot of resources around, to have to clear out the "missing" items from the library. Library should be just treated like file explorer essentially. When its gone, its gone. If people like a audit trail, the offer a "keep history for x days" then show as missing......for x days. That would be better.

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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The Enhanced Session opens in the background

                                When I'm switching from basic session mode to enhanced session, the VM Console is shown behind the main SCVMM UI

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                                • Allow us to live resize the "Enhanced Session" window

                                  We should be able to resize the VM Window, and the guest OS should change his resolution accordingly

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                                    • Potential Bug: Pushing a VMM Agent to an Infrastructure server existing certificate bindings are replaced

                                      When pushing a VMM 2016 UR4 agent to an infrastructure server. If the infrastructure server has an existing certificate bound to HTTPS, example RDSGateway and Network Controller. The agent installation will remove the existing certificate binding when setting up BITS.

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                                      • Sysprep Requirement for Windows VM Templates

                                        The requirement for running sysprep when preparing VM Templates (with Windows) looks a bit confusing, because as soon as you start converting finalized VM, the status changes to 'Sysprepping...'.

                                        If VMM could do sysprepping on it's own, I'd like to be able to skip doing this step in my Task Sequence, because one of the last steps I'm doing is applying some hardening GPOs, which in turn, cause sysprep to succeed only after a subsequent reboot (and automating one is quite a challenge as apparently MDT doesn't like something that's being touched by the hardening policies)

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                                          0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VHD Set support

                                          Add VHD Set support in VMM. Support for shared VHDX and now VHD Set has been requested for years, yet VMM ignores this critical feature.

                                          One of the greatest advancements of VHD Set over shared VHDX is the ability to migrate vhd set, yet VMM has no support for this.

                                          Please add VHD Set management (create, attach, dettach, migrate ....) to VMM.

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