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  1. ADFS - Force authentication method per relying party on IDP-side

    related to ADFS 2016:

    it would be great if we can force a specific authentication method at ADFS for a relying party. in general forms and certificate authtentication is possible for our users, but for specific apps only certificate should be possible for security reasons. adding certificate as MFA is not a good solution from the users point of view because they will be forced to enter first their credentials before they have to use a certificate (which is more secure than forms and because of this sufficient).

    14 votes
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    • 48 votes
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      • AGPM

        Continue support and updates for Advanced Group Policy Management. Our company uses AGPM extensively and would like to see future enhancements and support continued. If there is a replacement Microsoft product, it doesn't seem to be found.

        11 votes
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        • Add basic Linux management to Windows Admin Center

          Windows Admin Center is fantastic but we all manage a mix of Linux and Windows Servers. Add the ability to add Linux Servers, SSH over the browser, and a few basic items would be phenomenal (process list, disk info, file explorer)

          22 votes
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          • MERGE needs to combine partitions

            If one can create multiple partitions, how does one recombine them?

            1 vote
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            • Feature Request: server manager RDP control, are you sure before Sign out

              Hi there in Redmond,

              the (not so much) new Server-Manager is quite an improvement for the daily work. Especially the feature to simple connect to some users RDP-Session and help him or her out with something is very nice...

              But if you see the context menu, that what you get right clicking to ones users session, you see the following four items: disconnect, send message shadow and log out. Not to much often but still once a month or so it can happen that you click the mouse and without your intention your cursor glitched down a few pixels and…

              2 votes
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              • Auto approve option for Unapproved, Needed Updates rule for WSUS

                I feel there should be an option in WSUS that allows you to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates. As it stands, a lot of products can be installed on many machines on a network. Selecting all products and categories in WSUS consumes a LOT of disk space when automatic approval is enabled. By being able to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates, we will be able to keep disk consumption to a minimum, ensure all Microsoft products on the network are patched appropriately, help prevent WSUS database problems when trying to perform cleanups…

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                • Where do Windows Server 2019 Evaluation users get FOD ISO Image?

                  The following document says "The Server FOD ISO image file is available on the Microsoft Evaluation Center or on the Visual Studio portal for subscribers."

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/windows-admin-center

                  FDO iso image was available from the Evaluation Center in early October 2018, but it is not found on the download site of the Windows Server 2019 evaluation re-released in January 2019. Therefore, it is not possible to get FOD iso image unless it is a Visual Studio subscribers or VL users ?

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • when i click on a web site it wont open up

                      help me to just click on a website to open it

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                      • why windows server does not include"Edge network protection/firewall"

                        Facility for firwall protections should be incorporated

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                        • XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

                          This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

                          Xbox Live Authencation
                          Xbox Live Saved Games
                          Xbox Live Networking
                          Onedrive
                          Phone
                          Contacts
                          Maps
                          Mobile devices
                          Geolocation
                          Camera,
                          Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
                          Wallet services.

                          84 votes
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                          • Add back support for Edge

                            Please add the option to install Microsoft Edge on the server.

                            50 votes
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                            • SMTP Virtual Server in Server 2016 Core and Nano

                              2016 Server Core and Nano don't have the ability to add-windowsfeature smtp-server. I feel the SMTP feature would lend itself well to the lightweight nature of Core and Nano.

                              9 votes
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                              • Ink And Handwriting Services

                                Noticed that in Windows Server 2016 TP5 with latest cumulative update (KB3158987) Ink And Handwriting Services feature is missing:
                                Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.Name -like '*ink*'}
                                returns no results... Looking at the files on the disk drive (C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink) it seem that feature is actually installed. Some applications which relay on this feature fail during installation/instantiation since they determine feature is not installed. There was not mention in the release notes of the TP4 and TP5 in which this feature is no longer present (it was still present in TP3). Please fix this or suggest a workaround.

                                7 votes
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                                • Remove insecure protocols from IIS

                                  Default IIS HTTPS settings should get a good grade on https://www.ssllabs.com/
                                  If legacy operating system support is needed, that should have to be enabled on a per-site basis.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off

                                    Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off. Presently due to updates on Server 2008 and higher, against security risk, a scheduled task does not run when the user is logged off. Supposedly due to a "Session 0 Isolation" from the updates.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Wrong Pg info displayed in MS Word.

                                      Ever since I’ve moved to the Skip Ahead builds (10.0.18214.1000 & the earlier one), MS-Word is reporting incorrect page # for the doc.

                                      Here in page # reflected for Current & Total pages is incorrect.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

                                        how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

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                                        • Windows Admin Center add feature for Microsoft Remote Assistance for desktop

                                          RDP is already a feature. If you were looking to assist users that had an active session on a machine and could implement the Offer Remote Assistance from inside the WAC with a button push, it'd make life easier.

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