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ISSUE and request for fix - Failover Cluster Manager via RDP

MVP

Dear Windows Server insider Team,

I would like to raise awareness about a long standing issue, I hope you can address in Windows Server vNext. 

Problem: The context menus (right click) in Failover Cluster Manager MMC have a problem with the graphical display, only when used via RDP. The menu pops up correct but when you use the keyboard (cursor keys) or to navigate to a specific item, then the menu disappears and you are only seeing the one selected.

As Windows Admin Center 2311 Cluster Manager extension is still not up to par with featureset and especially performance, even years after launch, there is - very unfortunately - still a usecase for the traditional MMC.

Same with my earllier posted wish for Server Manager and missing print management in context menu, I sincerely hope you can look into this.

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Repro:
via an RDP Session launch FCM mmc and open context menus, e.g. Roles then navigate through the options with mouse or cursor keys. only the highlighted will be visible other disappear.

@Karl_Wester-Ebbinghaus  Yes its very annoying and rather typical of this flakey product, that is ironically marketed as a fault tolerant solution.  Ive found it anything but.

 

Hope someone somewhere in MS takes a break from counting the $ and actually fixes this.

 

Paul

Hi, Karl. My contact in the Failover Cluster Mgmt team wanted to know the exact resolution of your display and if you had high DPI enabled on either the host or the guest side. We're having some trouble reproducing the issue on our side - thanks!

Michael Bernstein
Windows Server Engineering

Hello @MSBernstein I am sure high-dpi (font scaling) was not enabled I am trying to repro it to provide more details.

@MSBernstein I can repro this as follows:

1. Connect from a Windows client to Windows Server via RDP
Tested 21H2 20348.2227 (also affected are prev. versions like WS 2019 etc).

 

2. open FCM
3. right click on objects could be VM or Storage etc.
4. Navigate through the context menu now via cursor keys (mouse does to but more complicated to repro.

Did a recording with Snipping tool and attached it.

best response confirmed by Karl_Wester-Ebbinghaus_business (MVP)
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@Karl_Wester-Ebbinghaus_business Thank you, that is most helpful.  I attached the video to the bug report and forwarded it to the owning team; it is certainly a strange video effect.   I'll keep an eye on the bug report and see what they find.

 

Thanks,

Michael

Thank you very much! It is very reproducible. I canot name one customer where this works no matter if it is VMware or Hyper-V, so somehow related to RDP video. In any console (interactive logon) without RDP involved sessions it's fine.
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best response confirmed by Karl_Wester-Ebbinghaus_business (MVP)
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@Karl_Wester-Ebbinghaus_business Thank you, that is most helpful.  I attached the video to the bug report and forwarded it to the owning team; it is certainly a strange video effect.   I'll keep an eye on the bug report and see what they find.

 

Thanks,

Michael

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