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MS Removing ReFS from Win10 Pro

Post by SKratzTS » Aug 24, 2017 12:13 am

Well crud - Just after we started getting some benefit out of ReFS by using Win10 Pro as our customer B&R servers, MS is removing the ability to create ReFS volumes in the next update.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/08 ... comments=1

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Re: MS Removing ReFS from Win10 Pro

Post by adapterer » Aug 25, 2017 8:18 am

It says existing volumes will continue to work.

if that's the case, presumably you could create the volume on a 2016 Server OS and mount back to Windows 10 as a workaround?

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Re: MS Removing ReFS from Win10 Pro

Post by tsightler » Aug 25, 2017 12:31 pm

At least it's not going away completely, but will require Windows 10 Pro Workstation. Has there been any information on how much it will cost?

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Re: MS Removing ReFS from Win10 Pro

Post by ITP-Stan » Aug 28, 2017 7:59 am

I guess we'll just have to block the Fall Update on our Windows 10 Pro based B&R servers deployed at customers.

For a while I thought Microsoft was done with doing stupid things, but hey they're back.

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Re: MS Removing ReFS from Win10 Pro

Post by SKratzTS » Sep 06, 2017 1:52 pm

I haven't seen a price scheme, but I'm sure it'll require a volume license agreement - which absolutely SUCKS for most of our customer base (very-small to small/medium businesses). Literally, they'll often have one VM for a DC, one for remoting in to use apps (Win10), and one for a backup server (Win10).

Microsoft's making things like Chromebooks for business more and more attractive. There are getting to be TONS of small customers that operate their businesses 100% from web-based apps.

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