Mar 13 2018 10:01 AM
Mar 13 2018 10:01 AM
Hello Windows Insiders!
Today we are pleased to release Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803 to Windows Server Insiders. Also available is the Insider preview package of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.
What's New in RSAT
This preview build of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) can be installed on Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.
What's New in Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803
In this iteration we resolved 430 bugs, as well as the following feature improvements -
Major new functionality in this release -- we have added Azure Active Directory (AAD) based access control. Using AAD identities, you can configure conditional access policies that require Multi-Factor authentication, device compliance, and more. You can find instructions to configure this in the Azure Active Directory section of the Gateway access documentation.
Known issue with AAD authentication: If you are using a self-signed certificate, AAD authentication will fail in Microsoft Edge. To work around this issue, you must use a valid certificate or choose to trust the self-signed certificate on your machine where you are running the Edge browser.
We’ve updated the logging schema to include more details for auditing and troubleshooting. Previously, the only details logged were the module, user on the target node, and the PowerShell script or CIM call executed. Now events are logged with these parameters:
These events are logged on the target node in event channel Microsoft-ServerManagementExperience with event ID 4000.
Resizable Panes and Columns
New UI functionality – resizable UI elements! You can now resize the follow components:
Finally, we have added new functionality to the following existing tools:
The Hyper-Converged Cluster connection includes several significant new features in 1803, including:
You can toggle deduplication and compression on/off for each volume with one click:
To learn more about what's new for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, check out this video.
Hyper-Converged Cluster Known Issues
You will need a recent Windows Server Insider build to create an HCI cluster.
Storage jobs sometimes say they started in the year 1601. This is unlikely to be correct and is being investigated. Although they can run long, storage jobs generally finish within a few hours of when they start.
The checkbox for deduplication and compression in the 'Create volume' pane may be disabled even if the Data Deduplication feature is installed. If this happens, the workaround is to use the rocker switch on the Volume page to enable deduplication and compression.
When filtering the Inventory grid, the count of items does not update.
We have built the foundation for Honolulu to be updated via Microsoft Update. If you do not have the “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows” setting enabled on the machine, the Honolulu installer will give the choice to toggle it during deployment.
How to Download
To obtain the Insider software downloads, registered Insiders may navigate directly to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page. If you have not yet registered as an Insider, see GETTING STARTED WITH SERVER on the Windows Insiders for Business portal.
It's all about your feedback!
The most important part of a frequent release cycle is to hear what’s working and what needs to be improved, so your feedback is extremely valued. Use your registered Windows 10 Insider device and use the Feedback Hub application. In the app, choose the Server category and then the appropriate subcategory for your feedback. Please indicate what build number you are providing feedback on. We also encourage you to visit the Windows Server Insiders space or the Windows Server Management - Project Honolulu space on the Microsoft Tech Communities forum to collaborate, share and learn from experts.