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  1. Upgrade a server running core to the next version. Example 1709 to 1803

    Please post the methods to upgrade Short Term Service Branch Servers. If we are going to be living with these servers for less then 18 months we need to understand the methods for upgrades.

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    • Stop the "Windows update madness" on WS2016!

      Dear Microsoft Windows Server team. We would like _complete control_ over when we would like our our WS2016 to install windows updates! No more slow / timeconsuming server restarts because of "Getting Windows ready. Do not turn off your computer" messages when we just would like a quick restart of a production server.. No more TiWorker.exe using 100% of a CPU core during "*********" and so on.. And please fix the issues with '2017-08 Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4035631)' asap. Thank you.

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        • [WSFC - CNO] ::: Provision to change the ManagementPointNetworkType of an existing Cluster i.e. between Singleton & Distributed

          It’s about making an enhancement on the new feature ManagementPointNetworkType introduced in RS3 which will improve Cluster Connectivity from the behavior what we see today.

          History: Until RS3, this wasn’t configurable & the cluster’s CNO will be what’s created using MPNT as Singleton. RS3 onwards this can be set as Distributed.
          You’ll ask: What's the difference?
          A CNO of type Singleton needs an IP address while the Distributed ones don’t. This is a boon for the AZURE based WSFC deployments, which are currently using 169.254.x.y and are useless for any remote connections or anything but taking space in AD otherwise…

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          • OneSyncSvc

            We support WS2016 for a few SMB's, with tightly controlled RDS environments for business-only applications. We understand One Sync being potentially useful in this environment. A recent update turned this service on by default. Sure we can fix it, but possibly from a a security aspect, minimising attack surface, yadayada, this may not be an optimal default.

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            • For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), allow numbers greater than 999 to be entered in the Role Installation wizard.

              When specifying the validity period for a Root CA, although the period can be changed to days, months, weeks or years, the value has a maximum value of 999. This is useless when it is necessary to accurately specify a number of days when the Root CA certificate should be valid for beyond 999 days etc.

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              • For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), fix the Certification Authority console so that AIA/CDP fields can be edited!

                Currently, using the Certification Authority MMC, AIA/CRL fields can only be deleted/added via the CDP/AIA tabs. There should also be an 'edit' button such that these entries can be edited.

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                • Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Mac version 10

                  Previous versions of RDP for Mac stored passwords in the keychain. Please return to this method. If not, you need to at least give users a method to retrieve a password
                  I LOVE Mac RDP v 10, but that's a dealbreaker. I'm going back to v8

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                  • Basic Direct Access for Windows 10 PRO and home users.

                    It appears a feature of Windows server 2012 Essentials R2 has been removed from windows 10 PRO and Home editions. It worked until the latest upgrade last week. Previous page on this site does not show it not available except the advanced version. It worked till last week. It did have similar issues earlier in the year.
                    To share data in a local area can be very helpful. Use of a common shared set of data files help where you have more than one PC using the same raw data. Common data on the shared directory and the program on…

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                    • Server 2016 not installing updates at the scheduled time set via Group Policy. Cumulative updates always fail with 0x800705b4.

                      Server 2016 not installing updates at the scheduled time set via Group Policy. Cumulative updates always fail with 0x800705b4.

                      It takes FOREVER, but if I manually download the update, it will install. If I had one server, I'd say it's my problem, but every server 2016 server I've deployed has this problem. What gives!?!?!

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                        • Suggession to imporve Active Directory

                          There should be an Active Directory Object for main office and other/field locations, Members tab to add bulk users and a drop-down menu in every user account to simply choose which office do they belong to as well. Also, it would be awesome to have a drop-down menu for every user account to bind with domain-joined or non-domain joined PC.
                          This makes Active Directory and User management way easier, System Administrators can also keep a track of assigned devices to every user, change the location details easily of course for bulk users by creating an office location object and adding…

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                          • Easy exporting Mac RDP settings for other users - think classroom environment

                            Easy exporting Mac RDP settings for other users - think classroom environment

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                            • to add RFC 4675 are RADIUS-Standard attributes

                              nps server.
                              just add posibilities to nps to add VLANID to tagged not just untagged.
                              thanx for w2k8r2

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                              • Windows server 2012 R2 Con't enable GOP on win7 for users

                                I used Windows server 2012 R2 when I install GPO Police for Lock computer after 5 min it's enable only in users has windows 10 and other not

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                                • Add the ability to log certificate thumbprints to NPS authentications

                                  This would be very helpful for us to be able to monitor for devices using certificates that are close to expiring.

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                                  • Printer mappings using Azure/Intune cloud-only

                                    make it possible to map direct TCP/IP printers with policies using a cloud-only identity model

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                                    • Creating an Answer File XML

                                      o15-ctrremove.diagcab is the best Office removal tool for manually removing older Office versions. There seems to be no way to run it silently. You can run if by command line using msdt, but no /qn or /q or silentmode=1, or similar parameters. it gives the option for an answer file, but there is no information on how to set this up.

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                                      • Guidance on choosing an static IPv6 address for AD/DNS/DHCP server.

                                        Global, site local, well-known? Any issues with changing? w/ or w/out default IPv6 Gateway?

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