Windows Server AMA topics Windows Server AMA topics Sat, 23 Oct 2021 11:24:54 GMT windows-server-AMA 2021-10-23T11:24:54Z windows datacenter firewall - micro segmentation <P>hello&nbsp;</P><P>according to this topic "<A href="#" target="_self">windows Datacenter firewall</A>", we can configure micro-segmentation security ok vswitch port not on vm&nbsp; guest. am i right ? our major vm are linux ubuntu.&nbsp;</P><P>i did not find any step-by-step guide that help me to setup MS SDN.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 20:45:54 GMT soheil-Amiri 2021-09-02T20:45:54Z Hyper-V vulnerability CVE-2021-28476 <P><SPAN>Reference to recent Hyper-V vulnerability CVE-2021-28476 We have successfully patched Windows 2012 server through KB 5003220. However, attempts to update Windows 2008 R2 SP1 through KB 5003233 &amp; 5003228 gives failure configuring updates reverting changes.</SPAN></P> Sun, 22 Aug 2021 11:37:27 GMT Yasir_khan 2021-08-22T11:37:27Z That's a wrap! <P><SPAN>Thank you for j</SPAN><SPAN>oining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Our full summary is attached below!</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>See you next time!&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:30:12 GMT Dylan Snodgrass 2021-06-04T20:30:12Z Update to Active Directory Migration Tool <P>Are there any plans to update ADMT? The current version hasn't been updated for quite a few years and has a couple of showstopper issues with Windows 10.&nbsp; While we prefer Quest's MMAD for larger AD DS migrations it would be great to have ADMT as a free alternative for smaller projects.&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:54:45 GMT Kent Compton 2021-06-02T17:54:45Z Will nano server be making a come back for containers or embedded devices? <P>Will nano server be making a come back for containers or embedded devices? I saw with the last version of nano you could get a full install under 400mb. The enhancements to the kernel that are coming to Windows Server 2022 would be useful in a tiny package for these types of scenarios&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:50:40 GMT Steskalj 2021-06-02T17:50:40Z Will AKS be available on Windows Server 2022 <P>Will AKS be available on Windows Server 2022?&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:34:19 GMT Steskalj 2021-06-02T17:34:19Z Increased integration with Azure Active Directory <P>Are there any announcements or pointers to info that discusses enhanced Azure AD integration with Windows Server 2022?&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:33:57 GMT Kent Compton 2021-06-02T17:33:57Z When will KSR Kernel Soft Reboot be supported on Windows Server (not HCI) ? <P>This feature is incredibly useful, why limiting it to ASHCI ?</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:29:10 GMT AJ_Castle 2021-06-02T17:29:10Z Will Windows Server get feature parity with Azure Stack HCI? <P>Will Windows Server get feature parity with Azure Stack HCI? There are many environments that would benefit from the enhancements made in HCI, but they cannot connect back to the internet at all. We need parity between the solutions.&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:17:54 GMT Steskalj 2021-06-02T17:17:54Z When is Windows Server 21H1 releasing? <P>I am referring to the Semi Annual Channel release "Iron".</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:13:10 GMT AJ_Castle 2021-06-02T17:13:10Z Pronouns in AD <P>Pride month related question from a colleague, will an AD attribute for pronouns be added in a future AD schema update?</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:13:06 GMT davidmbahm 2021-06-02T17:13:06Z Has there been any significant development / bugfixes around classic roles in 2022? We know Azure is getting all the love, but has there been any significant / any improvement or development work at all for classic, core roles like AD DS/ADCS, Fileserver/DNS/dhcp etc? It would seem to me that since 2016 nothing has significantly changed with that regards. If you compare a gap of major release, like 2008 to 2012 - its so much different - whereas in most cases - 2016-2022 versions are quite alike in terms of feature parity. It kind of looks like life support, not an active development :(</img><BR /><BR />Best regards!<BR />Alex P. Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:09:53 GMT Aleksander Pawlak 2021-06-02T17:09:53Z Windows Server Certification Path returning? <P>Role based certs are mainstream now, but I think there's a opportunity for Hybrid Specialization with Windows Server. MCSA, MCSE batdes were widely recognized in the industry. Are there any plans to bring them back for WS2022?</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:07:09 GMT AJ_Castle 2021-06-02T17:07:09Z Windows Admin Center as a Native App <P>When will windows admin center be coming as a native app, or at least an electron app? This has been a feature request since windows admin center had been announce and the response has always been in the future, but there have been no further updates.&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:05:56 GMT Steskalj 2021-06-02T17:05:56Z What's New in Windows 2022 ADDS? <P>Where can I find a list of what new Active Directory Domain Services features or changes we can expect from Windows Server 2022?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:03:14 GMT Deji Akomolafe 2021-06-02T17:03:14Z When will WS2022 GA? <P>Do we have a firm ETA?</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:02:30 GMT AJ_Castle 2021-06-02T17:02:30Z Hotpatch or equivalent for on-prem servers <P>The hotpatch feature for Azure is great but on-prem servers are long overdue for a replacement or new method of patching that isn't WSUS or WSUS managed by Endpoint Manager.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>We limit our product sync and every month the server chokes for hours trying to synchronize the WSUS database after updates are released. Help me not have to stay up to 10 PM trying to simply release patches.</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:02:00 GMT davidmbahm 2021-06-02T17:02:00Z Welcome to the Windows Server AMA! <P>Welcome to the Windows Server Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA)! This live hour gives you the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback directly to the team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please introduce yourself by replying to this thread. Post your questions in a <STRONG>new thread</STRONG> within the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Server AMA space</A>, by clicking on, "Start a New Conversation" at the top of the page.</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:59:59 GMT Dylan Snodgrass 2021-06-02T16:59:59Z FS-FileServer <P><SPAN>What does the "FS-FileServer" feature actually do? The description in the GUI does not help - the OS has this functionality even when the feature is disabled.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="exchange12rocks_0-1622632542023.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="exchange12rocks_0-1622632542023.png" alt="exchange12rocks_0-1622632542023.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:05:04 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T16:05:04Z Virtualization improvements for non-HCI installations <P>Microsoft states that Azure Stack HCI is an ultimate virtualization host. But it comes with its own downsides: first, it is quite costly (for us, for example, it costs 66% more, than Windows Server nodes, because it does not include Windows Server licenses for VMs), second - it has quite restrictive hardware requirements (not everyone needs high-end, for some workloads HDDs and 1Gbit network is enough).</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>What do you have in bag for those organizations which do not need hyper-converged infrastructure (or cannot use it due to hardware constraints) and would like to build their virtualization infra using regular Windows Server as hypervisors?</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:52:52 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T16:52:52Z Why does WS want so much space now? <P>Why does Windows Server needs 400 GB for the system partition now (this is from Server 2019)? A basic hypervisor installation uses less than 40 GB on the system volume.</P><DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV><DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="exchange12rocks_3-1622631978009.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="exchange12rocks_3-1622631978009.png" alt="exchange12rocks_3-1622631978009.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 17:07:08 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T17:07:08Z long neglected feature <P>Here's an example of a long neglected feature: this is a master for manual activation of RDP licenses:<BR /><BR /></P> <OL> <LI>Moscow switched from 095 to 495 more than 15 years ago.</LI> <LI>The FWLink does not work.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="exchange12rocks_2-1622632410353.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="exchange12rocks_2-1622632410353.png" alt="exchange12rocks_2-1622632410353.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:04:29 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T16:04:29Z Windows Virtual Desktop to on-prem Windows Server <P>When are you going to bring&nbsp;<SPAN>Windows Virtual Desktop to on-prem Windows Server? From the technical perspective there is no reason it should be available as an Azure service only.</SPAN></P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:05:27 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T16:05:27Z stand-alone RDSH servers <P>In the last Windows Server releases (since 2016) you made it much more difficult to spin-up stand-alone Remote Desktop Session Host nodes by removing Remote Desktop Host Configuration tool. Not everybody needs a whole RDS infrastructure - sometimes one simple workgroup host is enough.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When will you make it easy for us to configure stand-alone RDSH servers again?</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:03:41 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T16:03:41Z Kernel Soft Reboot <P>Azure Stack HCI promises us Kernel Soft Reboot. When will this feature become available in Windows Server as well?<BR /><BR />From my perspective, I don't see why it should not be available, since this technology does not exactly need a connection to Azure.</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:53:48 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T16:53:48Z Classic server roles need your love as well <P>During the last two releases of Windows Server (2019 and 2022) you put your effort mostly in virtualization technologies (specifically S2D, containers and so on) and hybrid solutions. But other, "legacy" roles (DHCP, DNS, RDS, WDS, RRAS, WSUS, IIS) also need your love. When will they get refresh, new features, long-needed bugfixes etc.?</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:54:23 GMT exchange12rocks 2021-06-02T16:54:23Z Announcing a Windows Server AMA <P>We are very excited to announce a Windows Server AMA!&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></P> <P>The AMA will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT in the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="" target="_self">Windows Server AMA space.</A>&nbsp;Add the event to your calendar and view it in your time zone&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self" rel="nofollow noreferrer">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>An AMA is a live text-based online event similar to a “YamJam” on Yammer or an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. This AMA gives you the opportunity to connect with Microsoft product experts who will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The space will be open&nbsp;24 hours before the event, so feel free to post your questions anytime beforehand during that period if it fits your schedule or time zone better.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Windows Server AMA.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Windows Server AMA.png" alt="Windows Server AMA.png" /></span><BR /><BR /></P> Tue, 25 May 2021 20:00:00 GMT Dylan Snodgrass 2021-05-25T20:00:00Z