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  1. Provide basic support for Vmware .vmdk

    Provide basic support for Vmware .vmdk.
    It is weird that I am able to open a .vmdk file with 7zip but not from within Windows.
    Provide support to mount .vmdk disks (and others like VDI) and at least read access to copy files from other virtual disk formats. Mounting should include mounting in virtual guests as well.

    2 votes
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  3. ADFS should automatically issue claims requested in metadata

    Several major versions later, and ADFS STILL requires manual selection of claims, even when they're specified in referenced metadata. It would be much easier to walk clients through RP setup if that part of the standard were supported.

    1 vote
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  4. Add native Let's Encrypt ACME client support to Windows Server and IIS

    Add native ACME Client v2 to Windows Server and IIS include auto renewal feature.

    58 votes
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  5. Add "Rule Source" in Windows Firewall to the default columns

    Add "Rule Source" in Windows Firewall to the "default" columns it makes it easier to check where which Rules come from.

    1 vote
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  6. Please provide a step by step process for integrating from Windows Server 2016- Windows Server 2019.

    I have found absolutely no information as to how to migrate my current Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019. Please create a step by step easy to use document(s) or video(s). I am working in a virtual environment, and this is very frustrating as the information on Windows Server integration page is outdated. (2016)

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  7. Make Internet Explorer 11 to support the new Chromium engine based Edge for modern pages

    Lot of enterprises still using IE11 as a default browser, therefore modern solutions cannot be provided without enabling another browser. Because Internet Explorer 11 is still supported, maybe it would be a great idea to provide the possibility to webdevs to able to use modern engine (with meta tag).

    1 vote
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  8. 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.

    25 votes
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  9. Update Internet Printing Feature

    Hello,

    as it is quite comfortable for users to simply open a website, click on the desired printer and simply click connect to install it, I would like to ask if there are plans to update the Internet Printing Feature as it is only working with IE. And as we all know IE is going to be kicked sooner or later so that the feature becomes useless. I would love to see this function updated with Corporate Identity options, domain trust settings. Maybe even one website for all print servers in the company? Or maybe you can put it in…

    2 votes
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  10. dex

    Android Remote Desktop app works almost flawless in Samsung DeX enviroment, however
    1. Android Remote Desktop and Dex's Minimized/Max/Close bar always interferance each other, cause Android RD close by accident all the time.

    2. Wish there is fullscreen mode for Androd RD to hide Dex Start bar

    Thanks

    1 vote
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  11. HAVE LAST 60 SECONDS RECORDED OF MOVEMENT, LIKE CACHED ACTIONS, WATCH AND DELETE VIA VISUAL and audio and brainwave REWIND, NOT JUST UNDO

    Basically its the first step to thought recording. We can navigate, store, rewind, remind and recall where our mouse, our screen and our mind were tracking at a specific time.
    Applications could be-
    undoing otherwise irreparable damage
    a defence in court, time stamped the environmetr under which a decision might have been poorly made
    where there is a debate over who came up with an idea first
    research into the annuls (files) of a genius mind, or a madman, or a teacher

    It allows for some bad decisions and rework
    It might comfort loved ones to know via the holder…

    1 vote
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  12. 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.

    12 votes
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  13. Linux Client to connect Windows machines

    There is no Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Linux. Please add a client to Linux OS.

    3 votes
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  14. 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…

    8 votes
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  15. WHERE'S SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP?

    WHERE'S SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP?

    2 votes
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    Still no support for RemoteFX (using GPU and OpenCL), and Enhanced Session mode in Linux guests via the "hvbus" linux driver, and xrdp on Linux is still difficult to reach in GEN2 guests.
    The "hyperv
    fb" device for framebuffer is really too slow and very unfriendly (need to tweak the GRUB boot config to specify the resolution, not needed in Windows guests over Hyper-V, or any guests in Oracle VirtualBox whose virtual display driver over its VMbus supports the detection and dynamic change of multiple resolutions, by just resizing its own VMconnect client).
    Working with Linux guests on Hyper-V…

    2 votes
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  17. WSUS support for SQL 2017

    Update WSUS to support SQL 2017

    1 vote
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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. Add cross-server service dependencies

    If I have an application that needs SQL to be running on another server, it would be great to be able to add a dependency in my services control panel that would prevent that service from being started until it saw SQL running on another server, with an optional startup delay afterward.

    In addition to this, in general, a "startup delay" you can specify in seconds for services would be beneficial. We've had some race conditions in our environment which have meant some services have failed to start due to network adapter/netlogon availabilty, and the options to correct this are…

    18 votes
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  20. Make hyper-v integration services update work for none internet connected servers and VM's. Publish the IS KB's for download

    Hyper-V Servers or VM's that are not able to get to the internet Microsoft Windows Update Server are not able to get the Integration Services updates. We need a PowerShell way to be able to check to see what Integration Services version is installed like we had (Get-vm -ComputerName $Env:computername | ft ComputerName,Name,State,IntegrationServicesVersion,IntegrationServicesState

    ) and a way to update them with a KB update.

    4 votes
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