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  1. 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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  2. 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

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  3. azure file share https

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

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  4. Show Azure File Sync errors in the portal rather than having to RDC onto the server

    At the moment if there are any files that are not syncing for whatever reason, we need to use remote desktop connection to connect to the affected server, and run a powershell script to find out why.
    Showing these errors in the portal would be a huge benefit.

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  5. Can we have feature like hiding folders from file share?

    Can we have feature to hide some folders.

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  6. Analytics and Recommend

    I want to view the usage analytics of Azure Files,
    and I want to get the usage recommendation of Azure Files,
    to do more.

    Scenario:
    - Analyze the usage of our Azure Files this week,
    - Get the recommendation of our Azure Files using Azure File Sync.

    for cost of our network less
    for performance up to use the files more,

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  7. ADMT support for Azure files

    We need to know whether we can perform security translation using ADMT of Azure files as we need to perform migration for a curve out

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  8. Allow attachment to Outlook email from Azure File Share

    Outlook utilizes a "Attach from Cloud" capability that is mainly used for OneDrive uploads. This Cloud definition needs to extend to Azure services as well. This functionality would allow more robust File Sharing capabilities for small to large businesses alike, along with less Virtual Machine processing power being required to use File Shares to their best capabilities.

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  9. File sync sharepoint online search integration

    Enhance corporate search by providing harmonised SPO and azure file sync search.

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  10. Automatically grant permissions to Hybrid File Sync Service on cloud endpoint storage account

    When creating a Storage Sync Service and a Sync Group, RBAC permissions to the Hybrid File Sync Service (Microsoft.StorageSync) service in the Cloud Endpoint storage account seem to be not automatically granted.

    This forces the user to troubleshoot the sync process (after waiting for 24 hours) by visiting the "Ensure Azure File Sync has access to the storage account" section in the troubleshooting doc:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-troubleshoot?tabs=portal1%2Cazure-portal#common-troubleshooting-steps

    It would be great if, when creating the Sync Group, the appropiate permissions for the service are granted at the Cloud Endpoint Storage Account selected.

    Thanks!

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  11. Azure File Sync Agent support Azure AD Directory selection during installation

    I have an account managing several AAD Directories and subscriptions.
    During File Sync Agent initial configuration, I'm unable to select directory, only default directory is selected, so I'm unable to continue.

    Please support Azure AD Directory selection during installation!

    2 votes
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  12. Add Locking to Azure file share

    It's too easy to delete a file share from the portal. Whilst the storage account itself can have a delete lock it doesn't apply to the actual share.
    Need to have locks available at the file share level.

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  13. alert "file share"

    can set alert for separate file share in storage account would be better

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  14. Azure Files, Folder (File) level access control with O365 Users and Groups.

    Whilst I know its possible to setup a Windows Server VM with Active Directory to do this.

    For REAL Server less experience I can't see why O365 Users and Groups cannot be used to limit Access to Folder and perhaps even file level.

    And NO reason for having a Windows Server VM or two manage this with all the management and maintenance involved.

    O365 already provide the "Directory" with User and Groups - so absolutely NO reason why this can't be used to limit access to folders within Shares.

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  15. Sync Status Alert

    An alert has to be sent everyday at a scheduled time to understand the status of sync between onpremise cache server & afs.

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  16. Create nested directories

    Using the WindowsAzure.Storage library against file storage, I should have an option to create "directories/one/two/three" in one call. I should not have to wait for this call to fail, check to see whether "directories/one" exists or if the share is blank, and then start creating each level of directory one at a time. As it is, if I call

    CloudFileClient.GetShareReference(Share)

            .GetRootDirectoryReference()
    
    .GetDirectoryReference("directories/one/two/three")
    .Create();

    It will error unless "directories/one/two" already exists.

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  17. API Call/ AzureRm cmd for creating inventory list of azure file share

    We have many storage accounts, some of them contains file shares, some of them dont. We wanted to track what all file share have been created under each storage account , preferably through Powershell and store the output in excel

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  18. Help - Azure File Synchronization

    When we create or delete a file or folder on the local drive, does azure storage (FileSync) take this change back to the local environment?

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  20. Azure File Sync missing file on other site if file is being use

    We have setup and testing Azure file sync for 2 sites (Site A and B) and everything is working and syncing fine until for some reason whenever a file (.dwg) is being use and model on site B, the same file will be missing on site A (vice-versa). The only way for the file(s) to re-appear again is to close the file, wait for few minutes, and it will show again to the other site. Does this happened to other people as well?

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