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  1. Please I Am Trying To Recover My Gmail salemhill2462@gmail.com,Please HelpMe To Recover It

    I Have Been Trying For Weeks To Recover My Old Gmail account That I Have Had For Years On Google,I Have All My Info,Everyone Knows This Gmail It Is salemhill2462@gmail.com,How Can I Get It Back,This Other Account Is Useless To me As Know one Knows it,Please Help Me Get It Back,Ty Carol Murray

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  2. How the **** do you update the help in powershell?

    I tried to run Get-Help on a command in PS and it said I didn't have the help. So I tried running Update-Help and it fails to get the help docs I need. ONLY Microsoft could: 1) Fail to include help 2) **** up the process of getting the help and then do nothing about it

    1 vote
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  3. add ability to login to user profiles without needing their password.

    Since we already have the power as an admin to reset a users password, why can't we have the option to login to their user profile without needing to change it? There has been countless times where I've had to ask them for their password so I can login to their profile to set things up. If there was a way to login to their user profile without resetting their password, then I wouldn't have to ask them for their password.

    3 votes
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  4. Simplify Naive user process. For example, the icons on my Windows 10 screen sometimes are blank, or I would like to add one

    I should be able to post my own new funcction, change the name (or make one that has gone boank

    1 vote
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  5. I get constant Microsoft demands to enter "my password". Which of my passwords do you mean.? Make it clear

    I have multiple passwords for Window 10 and other Micdrosoft products, global, pins even finger touch. When Microsoft demans a "password you should make it clear
    Which One and that the popup should be clearly stated

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  6. For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), add MS SQL Server (at a minimum) as an option for the CA database

    The JET database format is old, non-resilient, suffers from bloating problems due to an inability to automatically reclaim space and requires the CA database to be stored on a 'local' disk. In addition, it only allows flat file backup and does not support 'replay' or other recovery features.

    It's high time ADCS was bought kicking and screaming into the 21st Century by allowing at least MS SQL to be used as a proper backend relational database. This would then allow proper resiliency to be built into the database, recovery using transaction logs (potentially no more lost, unmanageable certificates due to…

    2 votes
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  7. Support for Network Policy Server (NPS) Role on Server Core

    Network Policy Server is an infrastructure services role much like ADDS, ADCS, DNS, and DHCP.

    We need to have support for this role added to Server Core. Requiring a GUI for this role means more patches, wasted CPU cycles and wasted memory.

    35 votes
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  8. option "Shutdown" qui attent qu'aucun utilisateur ne soit connecté (session, SMB, HTTP, FTP)

    "Shutdown.exe" (ou PS: "Restart-Computer") ne permet pas de demander un reboot sous la condition qu'aucune session utilisateur ne soit ouverte. Cela serait très bien pour les serveurs RDS/remoteApp/AppV.
    Deux autre conditionne possible : l'absence de connexions SMB (share) pour les serveur de fichier (DFS) ou absence de connexions IIS (HTTP, FTP).
    Merci pour ses évolutions.

    1 vote
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  9. Create search button in "services.msc"

    Create search button in "services.msc" in Windows Server versions

    6 votes
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  10. Dedicated Event Log for Windows Firewall Activity (pfirewall.log in the event logs)

    A dedicated Windows Event log for Windows Firewall activity - like pfirewall.log provides - would make centralized logging and reporting much easier and lead to greater adoption of the built in firewall. IPSec logging to the security Event Log is not a robust answer, as it causes too much log churn for most enterprises.

    43 votes
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  11. RDS in 2016 looks awfully complicated ...it certainly isn't Citrix

    I have just reviewed the setup for RDS, it looks horribly complex...it certainly does not look like the easy setup with Citrix... Where are wizards? Where are even examples to show who you do things like present apps to desktops?

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  12. Hot

    Muka Lu Kaya Kontol!!!

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  13. Additional filtering capabilties to applicable GET-AD* CmdLets

    Select parameter to return a count of the "-first x" objects or "-last x" objects
    Filters should support regular expression format
    Filters should support "-match" for regular expression format

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  14. Group Policy > Preferences > Files > Action: Update

    It's a shame that until today that group policy setting doesn't let us update the file based on the "LastWriteTime" attribute.
    I have seen a lot of complains about that misunderstood setting.
    Please consider on changing the action or to add a new one, that will help so many admins ou there!

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  15. No gold for free games

    This isn't necessarily for windows, actually its for the Xbox one. I think that making people pay for Xbox live gold for free games isn't the best idea, honestly I believe that making people do this would draw people towards other console that have paid online services but still allow you play free games for free. This is done both on the Nintendo switch and the PS4. Thank you for taking out of your time to read this, and I hope you implement this onto the console in an update.

    1 vote
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  17. Support for Controlled Folder Access

    Windows 10 offers the feature of "Controlled Folder Access", where only specific executables are allowed to make modifications to specified paths.

    This same feature should be available in Windows Server.

    The use-case I have in mind is a backup application. The application backs up data (either from the local server, or multiple remote servers). Data is written to a volume (within the backup application, this is generally referred to as a "Library").

    Now, if the server were to become infected with ransomware, the backup data would be encrypted, and restores would no longer be possible.

    Using Controlled Folder Access would…

    2 votes
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  18. vmconnect.exe and Grant-VMConnectAccess

    The Cmdlet Grant-VMConnectAccess provides a good service in that it allows you to grant Access to a VM to a specific user without giving them full access to ALL vm's and Network control on the machine. User's need VMConnect.exe to talk to VM's but it does not respect this change. Please update VMConnect.exe to respect and use this rights change. It should be able to talk directly to the VM if the rights are there and the machinename or Guid of the VM is targeted

    5 votes
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  19. Include support for Group Managed Service Accounts in Task Scheduler GUI

    The GUI does not accept entering a gMSA as user for a scheduled task. This can only be done from PowerShell, and after doing that it is not possible to edit the task from GUI.

    I would love to see gMSA support in the scheduled tasks GUI.

    27 votes
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  20. Change Your Thinking

    I recently downloaded Server 2016 from my VL portal, got it installed/configured for testing, and I just thought I would share my discontent with the product (or unimpressed is likely a better wording). This does not require any input from anyone, or have any questions that need to be answered.

    I dislike that they removed the ability to convert from GUI to Core, or Core to GUI. That was a great feature! Sorry I am not a PowerShell guru, but these feature allowed me to be flexible. Add this back in! I read your reasoning online. Find a way to…

    26 votes
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