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  1. 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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  2. Please allow smart card connectivity on android

    I can remote in from my samsung tab s3 to my windows desktop, but it won't allow me to login as the remote machine doesn't recognize the smart card in my tablet USB-C connector. My machine requires I have the smart card plugged in but the remote app for android doesn't seem to support usb redirecting so it doesn't recognize the card

    2 votes
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  3. 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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  4. why windows server does not include"Edge network protection/firewall"

    Facility for firwall protections should be incorporated

    1 vote
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  5. 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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  6. Make ADFS OAuth2 Logout More Secure and Practical

    Server2016/ADFS 4.0 - OAuth2 Logout endpoint requires id_token_hint before it redirects a user back to the RP. This is good however the value used for the id_token_hint is original id_token issued at the time of sign in. This is not good for few reasons:

    1. In a server-side app, id_token is used at the time of sign-in and claims are issued from the id_token which gets saved to the session cookie. After the sign-in step, there's no use for the original id_token. Now with id_token being required for the Logout request, we have to store the id_token in the session…

    3 votes
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  7. Hyper-V Manager, can't turn off crashed VM while it's in Shutting Down state. Need to kill the process.

    Hello,

    While working with Hyper-V Manager and hosting some VM's. While the VM crashes or it's frozen and you try to softly Shut it down. It's stays in this state for long time, and you can't do anything else. Nor interrupt shutting down or Turn the power off. There could be some way to force the Turn Off task while it's frozen.

    3 votes
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  8. 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.

    91 votes
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  9. Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

    Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

    43 votes
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  10. Add back support for Edge

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

    71 votes
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  11. Include a MODERN web browser e.g. LTSB Edge browser rather than outdated, unsupported IE11.

    It's kind of lame to promote Win2k16 RDSH then not include a modern web browser. Make an LTSB Edge browser, it can't be THAT difficult.

    18 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

    1 vote
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  18. 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.

    2 votes
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  19. Printing from your iPad

    Print from an iPad

    4 votes
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  20. RD client missing the local resources option

    In the normal RDP client there is an option to connect local resources to your RDP session. Unfortunately this is not available in de RD Client (available in the Windows Store). Please add this functionality also in this client.

    5 votes
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