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  1. notepad should support files without carriage returns

    It would be very useful and helpful to have better line ending support in Notepad.
    Third party software often comes with config files that's origin is from a Linux world and only having LF inside.
    Notepad just shows one big line and editing such files is almost impossible.
    As WordPad supports LF since years it would be that feature to have notepad.exe be aware of CRLF and LF files.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/12/08/cross-post-wsl-interoperability-with-docker/

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    • Update ADMT to officially support Windows Server 2016 & Recent SQL version

      Hi! There is currently no official support for Windows Server 2016 to run ADMT. It remains an important tool and I'm sure many will appreciate not needing to install older versions of Windows to migrate between AD's.

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      • Windows Server 2016 Essentials Connector broken on Windows 10 1803

        After upgrading a machine to Windows 10 1803 (build 17115) the Essentials Connector no longer connects to the server, does not run any of the apps and deinstallation/reinstallation including fresh install clearing down registry and ProgramData does not fix it. This will block upgrading my estate to Windows 10 1803 if not fixed urgently. Have also reported back through Feedback App on Windows 10.

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        • Support DirectAccess in Azure

          As more companies look at the cloud for their disaster recovery (or primary site) it would be nice to be able to deploy DirectAccess in Azure. I currently have a scenario where DirectAccess in Azure would win over a cloud solution today.

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          • Do not Touch my ATROCITY EVER AGAIN TO DEAZURAZE ME OF MY AUTHORITY

            I HAVE BEEN IN AN INTEGRATION MODEL SINCE 2011. I HAVE INTEGRATED, I HAVE PULLED APART AND I AM INTEGRATING NOW TO BE SOFT AGAIN.

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            • Fix Remote Desktop URI scheme

              Full Disclosure: I'm the guy who added the URI parsing and connection scheme in CoRD. That was a feature I wanted, so I baked it when I started contributing to the development of the app 10 years ago. https://github.com/dorianj/CoRD/wiki/Command-Line-Use

              The Current URI scheme looks like it was written by interns with no supervision. Either your engineers completely ignored RFC 3986, or they thought they were more clever than they really are. Chief among the trespasses is the lack of ability to use the hostname/IP address baked into the scheme, requiring the use of the "full address" parameter, which for some…

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              • support nvidia vgpu

                Please add vGPU support for modern Tesla GPU virtualization. RemoteFX doesn't quite cut it, and we shouldn't have to add even more third party apps ( Citrix / VMware) just to fully utilize our hardware.

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                • Make Server Essentials 2016 Connector More Robust to Windows Upgrades

                  The Server Essentials Connector client often loses its connection to the server following a Windows Update. This is both frustrating if seen, or an issue if missed (if the icon is not always shown) as it can lead to backups not happening for a number of days. Normally it is then just a case of running the ClientDeploy app, but you have to know where to find this (it is not added to the all programs list).

                  Ideally the connector should be much more robust to Windows Updates and should simply "just work" but, if it does not connect it…

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                  • This was supposed to be a platfrom / browser agnostic version of RemoteApp. It is not. It is still tied to IE and works horribly on Macs.

                    Suggest you find another way to process .rdp files that is truly device / software agnostic.

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                    • make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

                      make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

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                      • WSUS support for SQL 2017

                        Update WSUS to support SQL 2017

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                        • Bring back NAP / Health Policy for Windows Server 2016

                          Bring back NAP / Health Policy Server for Windows Server2016

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                          • Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Mac OS X 10.12

                            Windows Server 2016 Essentials needs to be updated to support Mac OS X v10.12

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                            • Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Windows 10 1709

                              After upgrading my Windows 10 Pro 1703 to 1709, the Essentials connector was de-installed and I'm no longer able to run the installer.

                              Please update Windows Server 2016 Essentials to support Windows 10 1709.

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                              • Monitor Windows Server status

                                I work in a software company as a systems engineer for many years, and I always had a problem: "How do I track the status of all Windows servers that install, some of which are of primary importance that they are always very efficient and online?"
                                I started searching online, and actually there are several services which offer a monitoring system. But they all have the same problem, or are very confusing, or require the opening of some doors or cost absurd figures.
                                Then I began to search through the Windows Server tools, but nothing.

                                It was essential that it…

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                                • RSAT tools to support below the typical N-1 level

                                  Often many of us work in an environment that is evolving to the latest OS, but perhaps technology or development of internal applications have held or slowed us from updating these to current standards. We are encouraged to use RSAT tools to manage these hosts and services, but these tools are only backwards compatible by N-1.

                                  This means that with a Windows 10 (current build) laptop, which will use RSAT for 2016, I cannot manage my older Windows 2012 or even 2008r2 hosts. I then have to either use a VM which is running Win7 or 8.1 with RSAT to…

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                                  • Update documentation to indicate if VB6 runtime is supported on Windows Server 2016

                                    Update the documentation to indicate whether the VB6 runtime is supported (or already installed) in windows server 2016

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                                    • Problems with March 2017 Security Rollup

                                      The moderator from the server forum suggested I post here (please see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a894761b-963e-4e4a-a309-d28999209448/march-2017-security-updates-breaks-ntlm-authentication-of-samba-shares-over-netbios?forum=winserversecurity).

                                      We had a production down weekend after installing Microsoft's security March 2017 rollup. This question is to help us understand what was included in the March rollup that broke production in order that we can properly document the workaround.

                                      Scenario:

                                      1. Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers.
                                      2. March 2017 security rollup applied.
                                      3. SAMBA shares hosted on AIX using NTLM authentication stopped working, giving access denied (client message)
                                      Error on AIX host is: "FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS"
                                      Error on AIX host is: "SPNEGO login failed: NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT" …

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                                      • Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

                                        Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

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                                        • Add Itanium Support to Windows Server 2016

                                          Intel Itanium can emulate x64 but they are not officially supported in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 should be one edition and download should say for "64-bit systems" and that should be compatible with x86_64, Itanium, and 64-bit ARM.

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