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  1. 82 votes
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  2. 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…

    10 votes
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  3. 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.

    9 votes
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  4. 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.

    52 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Kerberos using AES still not working where it should

    Establish a two-way forest trust.

    Try to establish Remote Desktop Connection from a computer in one forest to a computer in another forest, with an account that is a member of “Protected Users” security group. The connection will fail if the computer (from where you’re trying to establish RDP connection) does not have “RC4HMACMD5” kerberos encryption type enabled (i.e. it only has “AES256HMACSHA1” enabled).

    On the other hand, if the user that is trying to establish Remote Desktop Connection is using an account that is NOT a member of “Protected Users” security group, and only AES…

    12 votes
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  6. 9 votes
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  7. Please make Windows Server compliant with containers, otherwise the OS is useless

    legacy systems needs to go to cloud

    .NET and Win32 softwares will be around for long time, for sure..

    why container? 1nd

    Large systems with decades of code written, composed by 3rd party components can not be changed right away. So containerizing monoliths, are one important step on the jorney to the cloud

    why container? 2st

    I'm newbie, but as far as I know, the whole thing about containers is ship it as image once and run it everywhere, with environment isolation and integrity.. right?!

    the issue

    There is no way to properly set globalization settings like Time Zone,…

    17 votes
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  8. "add forest" in group policy management does not work unless RC4 is enabled

    We have two-way forest trust established and would like to manage group policy for both forests from one server.

    On a member server where Group Policy Management console is installed, these encryption types are enabled in “Network security: Configure encryption types allowed for Kerberos“:
    AES256HMACSHA1
    Future encryption types

    When I try to add another forest to Group Policy Management console (open “Group Policy Management” console, right click on “Group Policy Management”, click on “Add forest…”, enter domain name and then click “OK”), a message “Access is denied.” pops up.

    If I enable “RC4HMACMD5” on the server…

    11 votes
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  9. 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.

    3 votes
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  10. 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?

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  11. Fix Repository metadata archive at packages.microsoft.com/rhel/7/prod/repodata/

    The metadata archives under the RHEL 7 archive at https://packages.microsoft.com/rhel/7/prod/repodata/ are broken.

    The archive (16MB) expands out to ~3GB, and each of the ~500 files in the repository is listed within the metadata archive 65,535 times.

    When processed by a repository manager like Red Hat Satellite this causes the underlying Pulp & Python processes to go nuts, consume 100% of server memory and swap space before dying due to an Out of Memory error.

    Other repositories on packages.microsoft.com (like Visual Studio Code) are not currently affected by this issue.

    Please fix!

    3 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Always On VPN for non-microsoft platforms

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

    2 votes
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  14. broadcast windowsserverlist oninternet

    broadcast windowsserverlist oninternet, let all age of student set windows server option in operatesystem manager(mmc) for learning all windows system version.
    在互联网广播传播windows服务列表,让所有年龄的学生在windows系统管理器中设置服务选项,通过这种方式学习所有版本的windows系统.

    3 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. "3D Object" folder missing from GPO ( Folder Redirection Mechanism )

    In GPO Folder Redirection Mechanism ( User Configuration --> Policies --> Windows Settings --> Folder Redirection ), there is "3D Object" Folder. This "3D Object" folder appears to be new with Windows 10

    5 votes
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  17. Make the Windows Home Server/Server Essentials 2012/2016 Client Backup Service Available or Open Source

    Given that the Server Essentials Feature has now been deprecated and is only available safely until Server 2016 goes out of support, why not make at least the Client Backup Service from the Server Essentials Feature available as an additional cost addon (to make it viable to support) OR make it Open Source so that at least this important feature of WSE can continue. Those alternatives available with the deduplication capabilities included (such as those from Acronis) are simply too costly for home and SOHO users!

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. RDP for Windows Desktop

    A box beside the default / current listening port (3389) to change the port number on Windows computers instead of modifying the registry manually.

    Thank you.

    2 votes
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  19. RDSH role breaks Windows Search

    Hello,

    on a fresh installed and fully patched Windows Server 2019 Std if I enable RDSH role the Windows Search stops working.

    Windows Search service looks good and eventlog shows no errors but Indexing Options shows no locations enabled for indexing and I am unable to add them

    Things I have already tried

    1 - Windows Search service restart

    2 - Server restart

    3 - Rebuild Index

    4 - Enable Windows Search feature

    5 - DISM ad SFC

    6 - Windows Troubleshoot - shows incorrect permission on C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data folder but is unable to fix them. If I manually fix those…

    12 votes
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  20. Replicate DNS Policies and Client Subnets

    Currently, when using the DNS Policy capability added in Windows Server 2016 and above, the policies and client subnets are not replicated to all AD integrated DNS servers, as this information is not stored in the directory even if the zone is AD integrated. This causes configuration drift, requires custom scripting to propagate across all DNS servers, etc. currently. Please add this information into the directory so that it's automatically replicated, like the zone scopes are.

    2 votes
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