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  1. Fix Offline WSUS Export Process

    We need a better method for offline usage of WSUS. Today we need a two server WSUS installation to manage WSUS updates in an isolated offline environment. One server needs to be Internet facing, and the other ingests the exported updates after a long painful copy process is used. This entire process is error prone, and if a user accidently clicks SYNC, it destroys your existing offline WSUS install.

    Currently no GPO's exist to prevent if from occurring and finding good process documentation is painfully difficult to find. Maintaining an offline WSUS server is an archaic process prone to numerous…

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  2. Windows Storage Migration Service on Windows Server 2019 Essentials

    Please also enable Essentials to use Windows Storage Migration Service for migrating from Older SBS Servers 2008/2011 and Essentials 2012/2012R2/2016 to new Server 2019 (incl. Essentials Version)

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  3. Please allocate more space to the C: drive when upgrading to Windows 10. I don't need a secondary partition.

    I have a lot of space I cannot use because you partitioned only 116 GB of space to my C drive on a 900 GB hard disk drive. Because the unallocated space is not contiguous to the C drive I cannot extend the C drive to include the additional space. This causes frequent occurrences of lack of disk space when operating the comptuer. Can you please fix this.

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  4. Persistent Windows Server Pool

    I work with RDS Servers and since 2012, it is usually better to go into the Server Manager to do anything. What I don't understand is why I must repeatedly re-add servers to the Server Pool every time II need to do anything. Between the different Roles, I can have 7-8 servers in the RDS Collection, but find that one time I must add all non-localhost servers and the next I need add only one. Why can't the Server Pool be made persistent so that once I create the pool, I don't have to re-add servers?

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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. Update ADMT to be able to migrate Windows Apps

    We are currently waiting for Windows 10 to be fully supported within ADMT. We can migrate the user, system but all complete with errors regarding Windows store apps. I do not want to fork out extra $$ just because Microsoft hasn't updated their basic tool yet. If we could migrate properly we would have bought more CALs.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. [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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  11. 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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  12. ADFS WID Port 80 Requirement

    ADFS WID replication requires port 80 to be open. This is not outlined anywhere in this document: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/deployment/best-practices-securing-ad-fs

    It is outlined here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/adfs/set-adfssyncproperties?view=win10-ps

    "Note: The primary server must be accessible via HTTP on port 80 from the secondary server."

    Please add this note to the best practices document.

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  13. 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

    2 votes
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  14. Need the probably last audit setting for 'Service Control Manager'

    Hi Team,

    The Service Control Manager audits all service related events except the deletion in the event viewer.
    Probably the last thing that could be added?

    Thank you.

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  15. NTFS security like , user can read write and modifies the files and folders, sub folders but can not delete any of them.

    NTFS security like , user can read write and modifies the files and folders, sub folders but can not delete any of them.

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  16. Add ability to use different account for gateway server than remote desktop

    My organization uses admin accounts for logging into servers, and normal accounts for logging into Remote Gateways. It seems this app does not support using different accounts for a connection that needs to connect via a gateway. This prevents my organization from using this app, as the Win32 version built-in to Windows allows for this.

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  17. Cuando se usa un teclado físico, tanto bluetooth como por cable, los acentos no se colocan sobre las vocales sino que tienen es formato: 'a

    RDP en Android.
    Los acentos se colocan mal cuando se usa teclado físico. No parece problema de layout ya que las teclas coinciden con lo que se escribe.
    Además, la tecla de mayúsculas derecha, si se suelta antes de la letra, activa el caps look y sólo se desbloquea después de apretar caps look tres veces.
    Debe buscarse una solución rápida porque dificulta mucho el trabajo.

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  19. VPN Always On LockDown

    Hello,

    We would like to use LockDown mode on our VPN Always On Device tunnel clients in order to restrict all flows only in the VPN tunnel (not local traffic). Can you tell me if this "Lockdown" feature is supported in a high security context?
    Currently, only LockDown mode limits all flows in the VPN tunnel and perfectly meets our needs. In Forcetunnel mode, local traffic is allowed. Of course we don't just want to allow local traffic.
    For information, Always On Device tunnel is installed on all of our Windows 10 Enterprise 1909 workstations.
    Thank you in advance for…

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