Microsoft Project Honolulu

November 7, 2017

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Honolulu is the new web-based tool for managing Microsoft Windows Server that announced from Microsoft

Microsoft invite you to download and start using Project “Honolulu” technical preview today.

On Windows Server and Windows Server 2016, Project Honolulu is installed as a network service. You must specify the port that the services listens on, and it requires a certificate for HTTPS.

Project Honolulu requires PowerShell features that are not included in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. If you will manage Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 with Honolulu, you will need to install WMF version 5.0 or higher on those servers. because of that  Windows Server 2008 dos not supported.

 

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some preview from the web about the Project :

 

Honolulu can manage the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

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Honolulu has the following capabilities:

  • Displaying resources and resource utilization
  • Certificate Management
  • Event Viewer
  • File Explorer
  • Firewall Management
  • Configuring Local Users and Groups
  • Network Settings
  • Viewing/Ending Processes and Creating Process Dumps
  • Registry Editing
  • Managing Windows Services
  • Enabling/Disabling Roles & Features
  • Managing Hyper-V VMs & Virtual Switches
  • Managing Storage
  • Managing Windows Update

Honolulu does not currently replicate the following RSAT tools:

  • AD Directory Administrative Center
  • AD Domains and Trusts
  • AD Module for Windows PowerShell
  • AD Site and Services
  • AD Users and Computers
  • ADSI Edit
  • Cluster Aware Updating
  • Component Services
  • DFS Management
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • Failover Cluster Manager
  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Group Policy Management
  • iSCSI initiator
  • Network Load Balancing Manager
  • Performance Monitor
  • Print Management
  • Remote Access management
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Shielding Data File Wizard
  • Task Scheduler
  • Volume Activation Tools
  • Windows Server Update Services

 

Deployment options

 

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SHMUEL H.

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