High Availability support 'Windows Admin Center Preview 1808'

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Is High Availability still supported for 'Windows Admin Center Preview 1808'? When we execute a failover to another node users ending up with de default first time welcome message and all connections and configuration is lost.

If we fail back to the original node connections and configuration is restored.


I've checked the files that sme.exe opens and found out that it uses the local sme.edb file (C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\ServerManagementExperience\sme.edb).

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When connecting to a cluster using Windows Admin Center installed as a gateway, and providing explicit username/password to authenticate, you must select Use these credentials for all connections so that the credentials are available to query the member nodes.

Have you configured it as above?


best response confirmed by Roderick de Ruijter (Regular Visitor)

There was a bug in the preview channel that was causing this to occur on HA deployments. It has been fixed in the 1809 GA release.