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Windows Admin Center - lost server entries

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Tony Roberts
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Hi,

I have been on 1904 since April/May and previous versions prior.

Today I am now missing all the server entries (~20). The only entry is the local machine name.

No MS updates since yesterday that I'm aware of.

The pc is Win10.

 

Any suggestions on a cause or a fix.

Hoping not the have to manual recreate them.

Thx

Tony

 

   

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@Tony Roberts when WAC is installed on W10, the data is stored in %AppData%\Microsoft\ServerManagementExperience. Your best bet is to determine what may have modified the contents or removed that folder.

 

It's possible that your windows user profile became corrupt and a new one was created. In that case, you'll see multiple folders in %systemdrive%\users. Your old profile would be something like [username] where the new profile is [username].[machine|domain] if you find this is the case, you can recover the old connection list from the old profile folder.

 

Your best bet to safeguard against this is to keep a backup of your connection list in CSV using the PowerShell export functionality