Testing Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1712

Testing Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1712

Microsoft Project Honolulu comes with energy to our sysadmin life and thinking to stay. Very soft and handy, powerful, and offering almost all required tools and functionalities to monitor and administer Windows Systems. One only place collecting all useful features, even remote PowerShell console, Hyper-V Manager or Remote Desktop capabilities.

Latest added features:

  • Virtual Machines: Viewing and modifying Hyper-V VMs settings while running

Virtual machines summares

  • Events: Now you can see, clear and export.

Security events

  • Performance improvements: New controls that make it easier to move around and monitor status.

To try it out, you need to be Microsoft Insider user, as up today it’s in preview mode: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewserver I tried it internally and results are spectaculars, here some screenshots and insights.


Installing1 Installing2 Installing3 Installing4



Adding Servers

Adding Servers1 Adding Servers2

If you are trying Windows Server 2012 R2, you’ll probably get this error, so you need to install Windows Management Framework 5.0

WMF5 error

Lot of features in one view and one only place

Server Features1 Server Features2 Server Features3 Server Features4 Server Features5

PowerShell console PowerShell console

Remote Desktop connection Remote Desktop Roles and Features

Roles and Features to add Disk Management

Disk Management, including VHD Disk Management

Windows Update Windows Update

+info: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/12/19/announcing-project-honolulu-technical-preview-1712-build-05002/

Eloy Salamanca