Nov 15 2017 01:26 PM
Nov 15 2017 01:26 PM
Hello Windows Insiders!
Today we are releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17035 to Windows Server Insiders. This build is the first preview build of the next Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows Server. For more information on the Semi-Annual channel, please see the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel overview
New content available
Server Insiders now have your choice of ISO format or VHDX format. The images are pre-keyed - no need to enter a key during setup.
Also new to Insiders, an early update to the Technical Preview of Project Honolulu. Project Honolulu is a flexible, lightweight browser-based customer-deployed platform and solution for Windows Server management scenarios for troubleshooting, configuration and maintenance. Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1711 Build 01003 is now available to Insiders before the public and is our first update since our initial Technical Preview 1709 released for Ignite.
Symbols are available on the public symbol server – see Update on Microsoft’s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server. As before, matching Windows Server container images will be available via Docker Hub. For more information about Windows Server containers and Insider builds, click here.
This Server Insider pre-release build will expire on July 2nd, 2018. For the best experience, the Windows Server team recommends a clean install.
Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) is enabled. Storage Spaces Direct is the foundation of our hyper-converged solution and we’re continuing to evolve it. In this preview build we not only brought it back, but we’re adding some new and important updates to it – such as support for Data Deduplication, a commonly requested feature for Storage Spaces Direct and ReFS. Starting with this build, Data Deduplication will reduce the data footprint by up to 50%.
Developers can now use localhost or loopback (127.0.0.1) to access services running in containers on the host
NOTE: Please manually Refresh your browser (F5) on first launch if upgrading from version 1709.
With the remote desktop tool in the Server Manager solution, you can connect to your machine to complete scenarios that are not yet supported natively in Honolulu. If you want to configure a feature that has no GUI tool, connect with Remote Desktop and open PowerShell!
You can now add Windows 10 client machines as connections in Honolulu, and manage them with a subset of tools in the “Computer Management” Solution
Short of SCVMM, there was previously no GUI experience to configure Switch Embedded Teaming (SET), a new feature released in Windows Server 2016. You will find this feature in the Virtual Switches tool.
We have updated the grid in the Certificates and Events tools to a more performant control which is able to handle large datasets without a loss in performance. In the next release, it will be updated across all tools. In the Events tool, the data is streamed in as it loads, which can lead to a shorter loading time than the in-box tool when working with channels that contain many events.
We have removed the ability to use LAPS when Project Honolulu is deployed as a Server service. You may still use LAPS when you install Honolulu on Windows 10.
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.
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.
Known issues with Windows Server build 17035
This list captures issues in the new features only. You can find the complete list of known issues here.
If you encounter bugs (in the new features only) that are not captured here, please post on the Project Honolulu space on Windows Server Tech Community.
The Remote Desktop tool does not currently support any text, image, or file copy/paste between the local desktop and the remote session. To do any copy/paste within the remote session, you can copy as normal (right click + copy or Ctrl+C), but paste requires right click + paste (Ctrl+V does NOT work). Opening the web browser’s debugger while a Remote Desktop session is active may cause your computer to crash. Don’t do it. You cannot send the following key commands to the remote session:
To enable management of the Windows 10 Client, you must issue the command Enable-PSRemoting from an elevated PowerShell prompt.
You may need to update your firewall to allow connections from outside the local subnet:
Set-NetFirewallRule -Name WINRM-HTTP-In-TCP –RemoteAddress Any
For more restrictive networks scenarios, please refer to this documentation.
As with all networking configuration options in Project Honolulu, configuring this feature will cause a temporary loss in connectivity as the server’s networking stack restarts. This will generate errors that can safely be ignored.