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  1. WSUS server Windows 20H2 detect and report

    Please,
    update WSUS and Update agents to correctly show new 19.042.572 (20H2)in WSUS management console. Need it for Inventory and Esset management. Thanx :D

    14 votes
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  2. allow UDP tracert because Verizon has done something with their network and your current Tracert only shows 2 hops.

    Currently Tracert only shows 2 hops on Verizon Fios networks. There were many more before they changed their settings. UDP traceroute on Linux and Unix have no problem. Change your tracert to allow configuration for UDP rather than ICMP. It's hard to use current tracert to determine what's wrong when most of the hops don't show up.

    56 votes
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  3. 131 votes
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  4. Enable KDC Proxy Service outside of RD Gateway

    Currently to be able to use the KDC proxy you need to enable the RD Gateway, but the use of KDC Proxy is needed outside of RD Applications. Please add the option to enable the KDC Proxy as a stand alone feature.

    10 votes
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  5. Windows Desktop client list of connections instead of icons

    In the Windows Desktop client (Remote Desktop for WVD), there appears to be a limit of 15 characters in a connection name before it gets truncated and ... is added. This causes names to be indistinguishable if they are long, and a primary descriptor is at the end. For example:
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-EastUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-WestUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-NorEuro
    CompanyName-Department-Dev-SouthEast
    etc...

    The only way to see the available connections is by icon. Add functionality in the Windows Desktop client for list view, and functionality to configure a default.

    21 votes
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  6. Allow us to hard set network location profile

    Network Location Awareness is very useful feature on desktops. Particularly in the current climate of people taking machines home, having them detect "Public" networks is useful.

    However, it is nearly unheard of for a Windows Server to be picked up and taken to an untrusted network. Instead of the benefits of this feature, there are many reasons wherein a server may decide it's in a public network and firewall itself from access. This will, for example, prevent a file server sharing files, or an Exchange server accepting email. If this occurs to Domain Controllers, it will trigger all other servers…

    18 votes
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  7. Add build number to WSUS

    WSUS does not show the build number of the OS. If you add "Version" to the overview, the version of "Windows Update Engine" shows up. Because 1903, 1909, 2004 and 20H2 use the same Windows Update Engine, the number stays the same.

    We want to see the build number of the OS versions! And not the Windows Update Engine version!

    20H2 should show up as 19042.572 and not as 19041.546!

    6 votes
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  8. Remote Desktop Connection linux client

    Microsoft could develop a linux version of the application client "Remote Desktop Connection", like a Android, iOS and macOS versions.

    10 votes
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  9. Deliver Edge Updates through WSUS on time

    Hi Microsoft.

    As you might be aware of, edge has different deployment channels, WSUS being one of them. However, while I may always download the current version of edge manually, WSUS delivers it always only a few days later. The update catalogue gets the current update at the same time as WSUS - too late. Browsers are security critical, don't leave WSUS customers behind.

    5 votes
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  10. 30 votes
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  11. import list of machines into remote desktop (windows store)

    In remote desktop connection manager you were able to import a list of servers to use. I would love to see that feature added to the remote desktop store app.

    15 votes
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  12. Add Snip & Sketch to Win Server

    Please add the "Snip & Sketch" feature of Windows 10 to Windows Server 2019. We'd love to have this basic feature for our users working with Citrix on Windows Server.

    93 votes
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  13. RSAT on Windows 10 2004

    We have search the Web and cannot install RSAT on this OS. nothing works. even after tearing holes in our security , we have fiddled and broken WSUS. and still we cannot get the RSAT tools installed.
    We have the stand alone installer, we have tried the option feature approach. It simply will not install because we have a WSUS server. The end game over thats all folk, go back Windows 10 1809 so that you can work.

    5 votes
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  14. Remote Desktop android cliente

    Posibilidad de redimensionar ventana en samsung dex
    Actualmente solo funciona en pantalla completa

    3 votes
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  15. add clipboard history feature to Windows Server OR a password manager

    I want to have sort of security for "pasting" passwords into legacy apps, from the GUI.
    So was surprised that Windows Server 2019 does not have this feature yet of clipboard history just like Windows 10.
    Or maybe a password manager with a safe delete after a timeout
    I realize it might be anyway a security problem with scripts and stuff.. anyway !

    4 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Always On VPN for non-microsoft platforms

    Bring Always On VPN to other platforms, example: iOS, Android, Mac OS, Linux

    7 votes
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  18. what is server version 2004? i know of server 2008 2012 2016 and 2019 but what it 2004?

    sever versionswhat is server version 2004? i know of server 2008 2012 2016 and 2019 but what it 2004?

    4 votes
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  19. Disk Management under a non-domain account cannot detach VHDs on network shares

    To reproduce:

    1) Run Disk Management as a user that both:
    - is a local admin, and
    - has domain credentials to access some network share

    2) "Attach VHD", choose a .vhdx file stored on a network share.

    3) Run Disk Management as a user that both:
    - is a local admin, and
    - does not have domain credentials

    4) Right-click the VHD's item in the Disk list, click "Detach VHD"

    Observe that a dialog pops up reporting the UNC path to the VHD file, which is of course already a bad sign.
    Click OK.
    Observe that an dialog pops…

    2 votes
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  20. 5 votes
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