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  1. Recycle bin for Azure File Shares

    Using Azure File Shares as network drives but there's no method for users to recover individual files/folders. This would also enable users to recover their own files, instead of requiring an IT support incident.

    Alternatively, if that's not possible, increase the Azure backup frequency for File Shares from 1 day (current shortest period) to hourly

    63 votes
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  2. Access Azure Files shares on macOS using AD DS Authentication

    We would like to access Azure Files file shares on macOS systems using AD DS authentication, as we do for our Windows clients.

    We do not want to mount using access keys.

    Do you plan to implement this or should I look in a different direction?

    31 votes
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  3. SMB Multichannel - enable Private endpoints

    In the Azure SMB Documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/it-it/azure/storage/files/storage-files-smb-multichannel-performance)

    "Private endpoints for storage accounts are not supported."

    Why?

    6 votes
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  4. Creating an Azure Monitor alert rule when Azure Storage Files share usage approaches quota

    The ability to create an Azure Monitor alert rule when an Azure Storage Files share usage approaches quota, out-of-the-box without having to create a custom script automation.

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  5. Pls. enable authentication support for Azure File SMB access using Azure AD credentials from Windows 10 devices joined to Azure AD.

    Pls. enable authentication support for Azure File SMB access using Azure AD credentials from Windows 10 devices joined to Azure AD.

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  6. Explorer.exe hangs after deleting storage Account

    If you delete the Storage Account with Files Shares in Azure it will make all Windows clients unusable. (one hour freezes of everything that needs explorer.exe)

    Reproduction:


    1. Go to the Azure Portal and create a Storage Account

    2. Create in this new Storage Account a File Share

    3. Follow the instructions in the Azure Protal to connect a Windows Client. (you can use the Windows Sandbox feature, to don't brick your client)

    4. Go back to the Azure Portal and delete the Storage Account

    5. Go back to your client.

    6. In the Client you can run for example "Get-PsDrive" in a PowerShell and you…
    9 votes
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  7. Azure Files SMB for MAC OSX

    To make the MAC OSX customers adopt Azure, I strongly suggest Microsoft to create the following features by the end of 2021:


    1. Azure Files SMB components for MAC OSX, so users can easily access company files by smb:// path

    2. Azure VPN Client for MAC OSX with AAD authentication, another crucial feature for Apple users.

    These 2 features prevent us from migration a lot of customers, I sincerely think this will provide Microsoft with even more long term growth.

    4 votes
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  8. Azure Files way too complicated

    This is ridiculous. I'm hours in and still nothing usable or accessible.

    Just let me make a file share with an IP address accessible from within Azure or clients LAN VPN'd to Azure. It shouldn't be this hard at all. Pages of instructions, piles of Powershell scripts and commands, service accounts... it doesn't make sense..

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  9. Can identity access control be enabled for Mac users on File Shares

    It would be good if Mac users could connect to Azure File Shares using AD credentials rather than the storage account key

    6 votes
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  10. Allow Azure File Sync IP Whitelisting

    To improve security on Azure File Sync, it would be nice to be able to whitelist source IPs/CIDR ranges.

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  11. azure file share https

    Make Azure file shares accessible thru HTTPS. Even it is just read access.

    3 votes
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  12. Allow to exclude files and directories from sync

    Please allow exclusion of syncing certain files or directories in Azure File Sync, based on user defined exclusion patterns. The internal list (*.tmp etc.) that is not synced is not enough for our use case.

    7 votes
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  13. Assign file/folder level permissions to AzureAD users on Azure File Shares

    It would great to have the ability to assign NTFS style permissions to folders and files on Azure Files Shares based on AzureAD/O365 accounts.

    Currently you have to have AzureAD DS enabled/configured on your tenant, and have a vm joined to that domain services instance with the share mounted to it. For organizations that are moving away from centralized AD, this prevents them from using Azure File shares to replace file servers.

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  14. FileSyncErrorsReport.ps1 not checking current logs

    FileSyncErrorsReport.ps1 is checking for log files with %4 in their name:

    Microsoft-FileSync-Agent%4ItemResults.evtx
    Microsoft-FileSync-Agent%4ItemResults.evtx

    These log files are not currently being updated in any of our Windows Server 2019 VMs.

    Instead, the correct, updated log files are:

    Microsoft-FileSync-AgentItemResults.evtx
    Microsoft-FileSync-AgentItemResults.evtx

    Without modifying the FileSyncErrorsReport.ps1 file, we do not receive the correct troubleshooting information.

    We are using the most up-to-date agent (at this time of writing) 11.1.0.0

    3 votes
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  15. The ability to lock folder so their content is not tiered

    It would be useful if you could lock a folder so that the content residing within the folder is excluded from cloud tiering. This would be similar to the OneDrive feature where you can opt to "always keep on this device". However, I would imagine for the AFS it would be a PowerShell that would be managed by IT rather than at the end user level.

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  16. Webdav Protocol Support for Azure Files

    It would be very useful for Azure Files to support webdav, so that end users could mount an Azure Files share locally without going over SMB Port 445

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  17. Current limitation of 30 server endpoints per server is a deal breaker, we have 56 endpoints and cannot migrate to azure wi

    The current limitation of 30 server endpoints per server is a deal-breaker, we have 56 endpoints and cannot migrate to azure without completely changing our directory structure

    54 votes
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  18. File coping to File storgae to network server

    Hi, I have a requirement to
    1- generate a file,
    2 - save it in Azure File storage,
    3 - copy it into an on-prem server location from Azure file storage, When I m debugging it in local it works fine, But after deploying the application in azure, 3rd step is not working not copying the file from file storage to the server,

    Any idea, do I need to whitelist the azure weblink in the server, if so what is the port that I have to open,
    Thanks

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  19. Tiering for Azure File shares

    Being able to tier between different storage tiers in Azure Files would help customers optimize the cost/performance ratio of storage. Azure Blob storage supports tiering through "lifecycle management".

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