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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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    • Add-WindowsCapability -online does not work if no internet or behind an enterprise firewall

      I want to install OpenSSH server using this command:
      Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Server~~~~0.0.1.0

      It cannot be done without internet access or behind a company firewall, even with full standard internet access.

      We should be able to download some kind of package to solve this.

      5 votes
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      • 53 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.

          15 votes
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          • windows 7

            gérer drivers périphériques

            1 vote
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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)

              26 votes
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              • 1 vote
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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 ?

                  1 vote
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                  • MultiPoint

                    Please add back MultiPoint Service role to Server 2019

                    1 vote
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                    • 2 votes
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                      • MERGE needs to combine partitions

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

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                        • same 321

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                          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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                            • windows 7

                              gérer drivers périphériques

                              1 vote
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                              • Support NPS CHAP authentication with AD Core-installation

                                CHAP authentication from a NPS server does not work when the AD is isntalled on a Core version of Windows.
                                CHAP is not-secure but it's sometime the only one available (for MAB authentication) when the device can't support better and the breach it implies can easily be reduce with a smart GPO. So need CHAP!

                                1 vote
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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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                                  • RSAT for Mac

                                    I currently use a Windows 10 VM with Remote Server Administration Tools to manage our servers (about 3 years running now). Would be super sweet if you put together a version that runs natively on Mac. Super sweet.

                                    12 votes
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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

                                      1 vote
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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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                                        • Uninstall button greyed out in Software Center for applications that are pushed via a "required" collection

                                          When deploying an application through a collection in "required" state, uninstall button is greyed out. This doesn't happen if the application is installed through a collection in "available" state. We would like to have the uninstall button always accessible, no matter if the application was pushed in a required state or not. Corruption happens all the time and technicians need to be able to uninstall/reinstall all the time. Because uninstall is greyed out, they have to use the control panel instead, which defeats the purpose of using Software Center.

                                          9 votes
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