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  1. Multiple Simultaneous Clipboards for Enhanced Copy/Paste Experience

    If a user wishes to copy multiple instances of data on different clipboards, lets take the number of clipboards as five, and he wishes to paste data from a certain clipboard, the system should allow the user to right-click and choose the clipboard from which data has to be pasted. This feature will have following benefits:


    1. Save copy/paste operation time

    2. Increase user's efficiency and productivity

    3. Empower user to perform smart copy/paste

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  2. Extend Features on Demand for Server Core

    Currently FOD for Server Core in Windows Server 2019 does not include a Services Snapin for MMC. Also missing: Task Scheduler, Hyper-V, etc. I know this is beeing worked on for Windows Server 1903.

    But those Admins that run the LTSC version of Windows Server won't get these additional consoles.

    Please consider a backport to Windows Server 2019 LTSC:

    Thanks

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  3. Failover Cluster Manager reports wrong role status count on open

    Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Manager when opening for the first time reports the wrong amount of active roles. I have a 4 node cluster with 170+ VMs and the count is always different and lower the first time I open FCM. when I click refresh it corrects itself.

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  4. "Tear strips" for temporary notepad

    iI find Microsoft documentation about how to do something relating to W10 of other Microsoft products. It would be helpfl to be able to save the Microsoft instructions into a managaboe note which I could then position on the screen whil I wa trying to do the commands documented in the not so portable documention. Right now i print this stuff out - but that is a ess especially when I am doing the setup for use on severa machines or merely I am forgetful.

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  5. NSLookup add support for URI dns entries

    NSLookup add support for URI dns entry schemes

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  6. NSLookup add support for URI dns entries

    NSLookup add support for URI dns entry schemes

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  7. get hackers out

    help they are running a **** business on my home wifi

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  9. Server 2019 Change Date and Time dialog is only 12h

    In Server 2019 Standard 1809
    The Region is set to English(Sweden)
    When i try to Change the time in The Date&Time Settings window I only get a 12h dialog.
    (In most of the world we have known for a long time that the day has 24 hours)

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  10. A function to Pin application links to Start Screen using check boxes instead of right clicking them one by kne in Windows 10..

    A function to Pin application links to Start Screen using check boxes instead of right clicking them one by one.

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  11. allow marquee select program shortcuts in windows 10

    Functionality to allow Marquee selection of program. shortcuts in Windows 10 Start screen to select them and then be able to resize or remove them in bulk instead of one by one

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  12. Fix SourceAddress bug in Test-NetConnection cmdlet

    Test-NetConnection does not ignore any IP that is marked SkipAsSource=True when showing the SourceAddress in the result. It will consider whatever IP is closest to the gateway address to be the source address even if that IP has SkipAsSource=true.

    For example, given these IP bindings and a gateway address of 10.10.10.1, the SourceAddress should be 10.10.10.33 because it is the lowest address with SkipAsSource=False

    IPAddress SkipAsSource InterfaceIndex InterfaceAlias


    10.10.10.11 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.22 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.33 False 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.44 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.55 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.66 True…

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  13. include a fully functioning command line print client which will print to a shared windows printer

    include a fully functioning command line print client which will print to a shared windows printer, or a LPD server

    We have the need to send PDFs to a printer via LPD - or some command line - during batch processing. The lpr command included in windows doesn't have the options to force jobs to print duplex. The print command is only for text jobs.
    The printer understands PDFs natively... but we have no way of adding required control items on its way there.

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  14. Behavior when task bar is at the top.

    Still a problem with 2016 Server. This has been an issue for as long as Windows has existed. When the task bar is positioned at the top of the desktop, some title bars, like cmd and PowerShell, hide under the task bar. No, I do not use auto-hide nor will I, That is not a solution. The solution is for the open window to be aware that the task bar is there, and not position itself at the top of the desktop, under the task bar.

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  15. Currently one cannot save MMC window sizes. Please add this feature to all MMC snap-ins. Adjusting the window every time is a waste of time.

    Currently one cannot save MMC window sizes. Please add this feature to all MMC snap-ins. Adjusting the window every time is a waste of time.

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  16. DIR command should have a switch to choose if wildcards are associated with longnames or 8dot3 names.

    DIR 1. will return "extra" results that don't make sense if you don't know about the underlying 8.3 names. When used with VBA, scripts, or other automated solutions this is problematic, as results are unexpected. If there was a switch to select, for example, that wildcards only apply to the longname, and this option could be selected from VBA, then this could be avoided.

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  17. add functionality to Test-NetConnection cmdlet to trace a route to a remote TCP port

    Test-NetConnection does not allow to trace to a remote TCP port.
    The ability to do this would greatly improve Window's ability to troubleshoot difficult networking setups with multiple firewalls in between two connection points.
    This is especially true, if the traceroute works but the actual port has been blocked in between somewhere.

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  18. Windows Server Insider 17677 - All Shells lost Console prompt cursor on Virtual Machines

    Windows Server Insider 17677 - All Shells lost console prompt cursor on Virtual Machines. This behavior is been happening on a virtual machine created in VMWare Workstation.

    This is happening in both DOS and PowerShell console shell.

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  19. Windows Server Insider 17677 - All Shells lost prompt cursor on Virtual Machines

    Windows Server Insider 17677 - All Shells lost prompt cursor on Virtual Machines. This behavior is been happening on a virtual machine created in VMWare Workstation.

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  20. A small box on the desktop with a configurable dashboard view of the system status

    A small box on the desktop with a configurable dashboard view of the system status

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