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  1. what is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

    What is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

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  2. unregister vm, instead of remove vm configuration file on hyper-v

    When a VM come to "remove", It always be good for keep it some place with it configuration file with its vhd in place untouched. So many time, there always someone ask to add back the removed one even the next hour.
    Please provide "unregister/register" operation instead of "export and remove/import", because "export" takes time,space,IO bandwith.

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  3. If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

    If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

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  4. Windows Settings: after years finally fix finding settings??

    I know, it's annoying that paying customers are asking for most basic features, but it's really a shame that the 'new' Windows Settings:
    1) ignores disabled users and the usability, e.g. F3 does not work to focus the 'Find a setting' Textbox. (Shame #1)
    2) Windows Settings needs some days until it is able to finish creating the Index of all Windows Settings. For sure, we're talking about less than 500 keywords. M$$ needs some days? (Shame #2)
    3) Even after some days, we can search for e.g. "Curosor" and we get "Not found" (Shame #3)
    4) Windows Settings needs…

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  5. Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

    Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

    I am trying to install a brand new Samsung 860 SSD DISK into a Windows 10 system. It connected easily into the slot. But the File Explorer never shows that it exists.

    All other information is accurate and up-to-date with a properly operating Win 10 system.

    No instructions are given for this eventuality. Your instructions never discuss this possibility. Can you indicate troubleshooting measures for this problem?

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  6. after about 1/4 century: gpresult: please display the value as readable text

    Hello

    it's a shame, very annyoing, error-prone and therefore a safety risk that gpresult thisplay this result:

    GPO: Default Domain Policy
    Folder Id: Software\Policies\Microsoft\W32time\Parameters\NtpServer
    Value: 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 0, 0
    State: Enabled

    Could you finally start offering tools as they should be?

    Thanks a lot
    kind regards,
    Thomas

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  7. How does one grant a specific user the privilege to change the system ip address, or install a new printer for example.

    Just read a page on how to implement least-privilege concept in windows , however I think what really needs to be addressed is how to grant users the ability to perform certain tasks without using 3rd party products. For instance it is fairly trivial to allow users to run a particular program and prevent others from running it simply by modifying the ACL on the .exe. However, how would one accomplish some of the other tasks that might be required of particular users without granting them Administrator privs, like changing an IP address or installing a new printer.

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  8. Implement HSTS in ADFS

    According to Microsoft's documentation ADFS does not require HSTS because it uses HTTPS. ADFS is still vulnerable to insecure redirect and MITM from an insecure / untrusted network.

    On the first access over a non-secure network the browser sends a clear HTTP request. MITM intercepts this and responds as the endpoint and can now issue an insecure redirect to a malicious site OR proxy the real ADFS server to trick user into entering credentials etc.

    HSTS prevents the very first HTTP call from ever being sent. The browser instead only sends HTTPS and does not allow the user to bypass…

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  9. Instead of continuos "Whats New..." at this page, you rather tell people why errors occurs in EventList dued by "Windows Hello.."-updates..

    Instead of this page`s "Whats new.." - you rather tell users why Windows 10, vers 1803 is not compatible for the update/grade "Windows Hello for Business" and therefore cause constantly errors in the EventList at every start of pc. And THIS is not new !

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  10. Domain functional level does not show 2016

    When I raised domain/forest functional level from 2012R2 to 2016 (successfully), my domain and forest functional level show "Windows Server". In the past it would usually say "Windows Server 2012 R2" or something like that. I know it is running as Windows Server 2016 because when I look at the attribute msDS-Behavior-Version it shows 7 (WIN2016). I am wondering is there something that went wrong with my upgrade or Windows Server 2016 does not show number for the domain and forest level?

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  12. Can you save a desktop connections configuration, etc.?

    Can we somehow save the configuration of all the RDs that takes awhile to set up 25 servers, VMs, etc. If we need a system rebuilt, I don't want to have to recreate from scratch.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  16. [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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  17. 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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  18. asdasd

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  19. 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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  20. 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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