Change history for storage topics in Windows Server

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2016

This topic lists new and updated topics in the Storage documentation for Windows Server.

If you're looking for update history for Windows Server, see Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 update history.

December 2017

New or changed topic Description
Change a drive letter New topic.
Troubleshooting Disk Management Rewrote the A disk's status is Not Initialized or the disk is missing entirely section to add extensive troubleshooting steps, based on customer requests.
Initialize new disks Rewrote to attempt to make it easier to understand and address customer questions.
Planning volumes in Storage Spaces Direct Added a table summarizing the resiliency types available on four-node and larger clusters.
ReFS overview Clarified recommended workloads for mirror-accelerated parity and corrected the supported file and volume sizes for ReFS and NTFS.
Mirror-accelerated parity Clarified recommendation to place write-heavy files in separate directories.
Storage Replica known issues Added new information.

November 2017

New or changed topic Description
What's new in storage Added info about what's new in Windows Server, version 1709.
Add servers or drives Added information about how Storage Spaces Direct automatically optimizes drive usage after adding drives.

October 2017

New or changed topic Description
Deploying Storage Spaces Direct in a virtual machine guest cluster New topic.
Overview of Disk Management Published 13 new topics for Windows and Windows Server.
Storage Replica overview Added what's new info for Windows Server, version 1709.
Storage Replica known issues Added new information.
Cluster to cluster storage replication Revised the number of supported cluster nodes for Storage Spaces Direct.
Storage Spaces Direct hardware requirements Added a note about a specific line of NVMe devices.

July 2017

New or changed topic Description
DFS Namespaces Published 20 new topics for Windows Server 2016.
File Server Resource Manager Published 33 new topics for Windows Server 2016.
Understanding the cache in Storage Spaces Direct Added a Storage Spaces Direct design considerations video.
Storage Replica frequently asked questions Added more best practices around log volumes.

June 2017

New or changed topic Description
Planning a Work Folders deployment Added info about Azure AD Application Proxy support & updated requirements.
Work Folders Added info about Azure AD Application Proxy support & updated requirements.
Hyper-converged solution using Storage Spaces Direct Removed Nano Server from supported installation options.
File Server Resource Manager New topic for Windows Server 2016.

May 2017

New or changed topic Description
Data Deduplication overview and
Install Data Deduplication
Updated the system requirements to include a newer software update.
Deploying Work Folders Added info about Azure AD Application Proxy support & updated required steps.
Hyper-converged solution using Storage Spaces Direct Added step 1.3 with required features and fixed an obsolete parameter in Enable-NetAdapterQos.
Storage Replica frequently asked questions Added info on how to choose between different replication topologies.
Storage Spaces Direct hardware requirements Changed drive endurance requirements for cache devices.

April 2017

New or changed topic Description
Troubleshooting drive firmware updates New topic.
Work Folders New topic.
Planning a Work Folders deployment New topic.
Deploying Work Folders New topic.
Deploying Work Folders with AD FS and Web Application Proxy (WAP) New topic.
Hyper-converged solution using Storage Spaces Direct Removed a reference to an obsolete software update and fixed a typo in the sample output.
Storage Replica known issues Added new information.

March 2017

New or changed topic Description
Taking a Storage Spaces Direct server offline for maintenance New topic.

February 2017

New or changed topic Description
Removing servers in Storage Spaces Direct New topic.
Adding server or drives to Storage Spaces Direct Revamped with new images and updated content.
Storage Spaces Direct hardware requirements Updated with latest requirements.

January 2017

New or changed topic Description
Planning volumes New topic.
Creating volumes New topic.
Extending volumes in Storage Spaces Direct New topic.
ReFS Overview New topic.
Understanding Storage Spaces Direct New list of links.
Planning Storage Spaces Direct New list of links.
Deploying Storage Spaces Direct New list of links.
Managing Storage Spaces Direct New topic.
Storage Replica frequently asked questions Updated port requirements and clarified how extending replicated volumes works.
Storage Replica known issues Added info about a fix in the December 9, 2016 Cumulative Update and added info about how to resolve an error when extending a replicated volume.
Storage Spaces Direct overview Added visually-oriented Understand/Plan/Deploy/Manage section to serve as a learning map for our topics.
Hyper-converged solution using Storage Spaces Direct Removed some obsolete content and added new links.