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  1. windows server essentials rds support

    windows server essentials how many user can take RDP access ..

    possible upgrade number of user RDP access

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  3. 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!

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  4. Free Comunity Edition of Windows Server 2016

    It is possible, create a free limited cominity edition of MS Windows Server 2016, some thing like Windows Nano? Developers for .NET Core can deploy on this version web application and only. There is no need of most available WS2016 services and utilities, like active directory.

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  5. Can we get the text about the required Office version to be updated to include the new syntax for the M365 version? It is very confusing

    Can we get the text about the required Office version to be updated to include the new syntax for the M365 version? It is very confusing because the version/build numbering is different for the M365 click-to-run software than Office 2016 ProPlus. The document I am referring to is:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/configuring-alternate-login-id#hybrid-modern-authentication-with-alternate-id

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  6. Bring Back MultiPoint In Wake of COVID Pandemic to *Some* Server or Win 10 Pro SKU

    I feel this is a feature that barely missed the point where it would really take off. And especially with the COVID pandemic, you may want to have a few work desks share a really powerful system - each cubicle isolated with one system in the middle.

    I do hope Microsoft sees the potential with massive core counts today, and brings it back - those core counts really took off with Threadripper... right after this feature was ripped out.

    RDP and Azure don't help with rendering systems where 1-2 people at 4-5 desks might need to render at once, but…

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    2 votes
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  8. Complete Server Architecture change.

    Rube Goldberg is best known for his popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. If only he had lived in our times... Windows Server and RDS

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  9. Do not remove Essentials Role in Server 2019

    We still need a Windows Version for small customers getting easy connection to Azure and Office 365. So do NOT remove the Essential Role out of Version 2019.

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  10. Windows server 2019 evaluation can't activate of download updates

    Hi all,

    I recently installed a Windows server 2019 evaluation on a Hyper-V virtual machine.

    after the install everything looked fine. I had internet access could install my Business Central and do everything I needed.

    10 days after the install the windows server suddenly said it was not activated.

    I know that when installing a windows server evaluation you need to have some form of internet access to activate it within the first 10 days and if that works it will be active for 180 days.

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    but when I click on activateit says it is activated.

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    also tried…

    2 votes
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  11. Why and how to using CALs

    it is better put a vides clearly about installing both CALs Users and CALs device .
    I am using Windows Server 2008 on local PC , my question how to implementate RDC with CALs on which many Users can access the server concurrently, which one I choose , Users CALs or Device CALs ?

    2 votes
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  12. Give Enterprise an LTSB/LTSC

    LTSB is a beautiful thing. Its what Enterprise should be. No stupid candy crush icons, no cortana, no store. Updates are larger than normal, but you dont have to deal with compatibility issues every 12 months when the OS goes through radical changes.

    MS have hamstrung LTSC by removing its ability to run o365...... They have made the greatest current OS build unusable.

    I understand the whole "Its for critical systems...." Adapt it to Enterprise. Give w10 the wings to rise out of the candy crush, cortana, 'access any open hotspot' ashes.....

    3 votes
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  13. remove security questions from Server and Enterprise SKUs

    The OOBE of Server 2019 1809 includes mandantory security questions for creating an initial local account.

    This is apparently a left-over from Home / Pro SKU

    Please release a CU to such remove consumer stuff from enterprise and server SKUs for Server 2016 / 2019.

    I neither want to guess what's the favorite color of the admin that forgot the password nor where he went to school. Thank you very much!

    3 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Japanese New Era supported OS lists

    You should add Windows Server 2019, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB / LTSC to the list of "Latest updates" below. Not everyone can distinguish the corresponding update.

    Summary of new Japanese era Windows updates - KB4469068
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4469068/

    2 votes
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  16. Add a version for home server/individual use.

    I want to use Windows Server at home. But I will never pay the current amount for a license.

    It would be nice to have a heavily-discounted (or free) version for individuals to use at home. I don't know what restrictions could be put in place to keep the license from being used for business, but I'm sure there's a way.

    4 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Keep Windows 2016 long term service channel.

    No longer are Windows 8 and Windows 10 Professional suitable for my clients. Going to Windows 2016 Standard in LTSC has solved a lot of problems. The semi-annual channel is too disruptive (creates a number of problems) in the work that traders are doing.

    6 votes
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  19. Windows 10 1803 KMS Client Setup Keys

    Please post the Windows 10 version 1803 KMS Client Setup Keys.

    3 votes
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  20. Allow licensing of single virtual machine

    It would be great if we could license just the virtual machines, not the entire host. There are lot of mixed environments where customers need to run several Windows Server VMs, but not all of them and not on Hyper-V. The minimum price can be licensing 16 cores, regardless of actual number of cores is less. Running just a few Windows Servers VMs in cluster environment and properly licensing them is way to expensive. This wan't push customers to cloud if that is the intention of present virtual machine licensing.

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