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  1. [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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    • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                            • Windows Setup in a boot from SAN

                              Permanent fix for Boot from SAN when there are multiple paths to the Boot LUN. There is a workaround mentioned in below article but this is preventing us from fully automating windows setup.

                              https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2826787/windows-setup-in-a-boot-from-san-configuration-reports-setup-was-unabl

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                              • Lower the priority of "automatic maintenance" (tiworker.exe)

                                Every now and then after a server restart, tiworker.exe jumps to 100% CPU usage for a long time, effectively DOS-ing single-processor servers.

                                Google (or bing) for `"automatic maintenance" tiworker.exe` for lots of reports on this issue, including blog posts of people recommending to disable this task.

                                My suggestion would be to lower that task's priority by default ("below normal" works well based on my tests): 30 minutes of background maintenance and a responsive server is *much* better than 15 minutes of background maintenance and a server which is practically unusable during that time.

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                                • Working automatic Removal of Entries in all Eventlogs after x days configured by GPOs

                                  We need a working solution to automatically remove all entries in all eventlogs, not only for system, app, security, after several days, regardless how big the eventlog is. The limit should be configured with GPOs for Win 10 and Server 2016. At the moment all solutions in the Internet are not really working or are very painful. It will became important with the data privacy laws to have an easy reliable way to configure this.

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                                  • Windows Defender Automatic update

                                    Give us the option to allow Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 to update automatically.
                                    Why would anyone want to wait for a maintenance window to install windows defender updates via windows update?

                                    If I turn on automatically install updates everything would be installed including definition updates but the server might reboot because of system and security updates.

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                                    • Don't delete deactivated Inboxrules in Outlook

                                      If you have deactivated Inboxrules in Outlook your administrator cannot see the them. Also, if he changes one activated rule or create a new one, all the deactivated rules will be deleted.

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                                      • Remove all in-box dependancies on WOW64 (e.g. - misexec.exe)

                                        I've been experimenting with removing WOW64 support from servers. There have been several instances where I've had to reinstall it for operations that have very little to do with the actual server function. The most common scenario is installing MSIs like System Center agents. After the installation is complete I can remove WOW64 and the server operates perfectly. Why can't we just have a native x64 Windows Installer?

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                                        • Support full in-place upgrade

                                          I believe it would help a lot of organizations if in-place upgrade of Windows Server to newer builds was fully supported. With the change of release schedule it would make it easier for smaller organizations and one-box setups to stay up to date.

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