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  1. 131 votes
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  2. 30 votes
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  3. RSAT on Windows 10 2004

    We have search the Web and cannot install RSAT on this OS. nothing works. even after tearing holes in our security , we have fiddled and broken WSUS. and still we cannot get the RSAT tools installed.
    We have the stand alone installer, we have tried the option feature approach. It simply will not install because we have a WSUS server. The end game over thats all folk, go back Windows 10 1809 so that you can work.

    5 votes
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  4. Disk Management under a non-domain account cannot detach VHDs on network shares

    To reproduce:

    1) Run Disk Management as a user that both:
    - is a local admin, and
    - has domain credentials to access some network share

    2) "Attach VHD", choose a .vhdx file stored on a network share.

    3) Run Disk Management as a user that both:
    - is a local admin, and
    - does not have domain credentials

    4) Right-click the VHD's item in the Disk list, click "Detach VHD"

    Observe that a dialog pops up reporting the UNC path to the VHD file, which is of course already a bad sign.
    Click OK.
    Observe that an dialog pops…

    2 votes
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  5. 5 votes
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  6. Make character keys work in Linux VMs

    I try to use the iOS RD Client to connect to a remote Windows machine, running VMWare with a Linux client. On the VM the keyboard only works with numbers, not with characters. I read on internet forums that Microsoft considers this a design feature. In my opinion this is misuse of market dominance designed to hurt competitors. Please fix.

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  7. RDP issues: applications sound transfer, screen stops updating

    Hello,
    I found a couple of issues with RDP work:
    1) Applications sound transfer. Some Win10Pro PCs (only few of many similar ones) have issue with transfere of applications sound. I can hear system sound check, but I can't hear any applications: players, browsers, etc. All settings allowed and correct, other PCs transfere all sounds.
    2) If I set all devices to transfer with RDP, transfered screen starts to freeze after some time of work. It happens every time. Screen stops updating, but RDP still works and I can click Remote Desktop, but i won't see what happens until I…

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  8. Please make Windows Server compliant with containers, otherwise the OS is useless

    legacy systems needs to go to cloud

    .NET and Win32 softwares will be around for long time, for sure..

    why container? 1nd

    Large systems with decades of code written, composed by 3rd party components can not be changed right away. So containerizing monoliths, are one important step on the jorney to the cloud

    why container? 2st

    I'm newbie, but as far as I know, the whole thing about containers is ship it as image once and run it everywhere, with environment isolation and integrity.. right?!

    the issue

    There is no way to properly set globalization settings like Time Zone,…

    24 votes
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  9. Cursor - Black box

    Since the latest update, I've had issues with a black box coming surrounding my cursor. I've tried restarting the remote computer to no avail. It does it randomly and stays on for varying lengths of time. At times, there has been great mouse lag. The remote mouse driver is up to date in the configuration.

    Can this be improved?

    1 vote
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  10. fix the bugs in Openssh

    we have the OpenSSHforWindows_7.7 in last windows 10 as of today.
    The problem is that is does not work to log a user in ssh securely with keys (not password). Please keep me posted

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  11. BUG with Set-ClusterLog -Size and the FailoverClustering_Diagnostic log

    Trying to set the cluster log size via Set-ClusterLog will cause the FailoverClustering_Diagnostic event log maximum size to balloon to 18014398507384832KB. That is 18014 PB!

    We have two separate Server 2019 Hyper-V Clusters that this affected. A MSFT employee on the Q&A site confirmed this also happened in her test environment.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/154230/why-is-the-default-size-for-the-failoverclustering.html

    1 vote
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  12. Task Scheduler cannot stop tasks since Server 2016

    The Option "Stop task if it runs longer than" under Triggers no longer kills the running task in Server 2016/2019.

    The same scheduled task that would be killed after the time set on the Trigger of the scheduled task in all Server version before Server 2012 R2 are not terminate on Server 2016/2019.

    I confirmed this with creating a basic task to run notepad and kill it after a minute in Server 2019 and upon execution task scheduler never kills notepad.
    This same job was exported to Server 2016 and it didn't work either. The XML was then imported to…

    1 vote
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  13. Fix CNAME Bug

    When creating a CNAME record in Windows Server 2016, if you are creating using (Same as Parent), it will overwrite any existing (Same as Parent) records without prompting that it will do so.

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  14. RDSH role breaks Windows Search

    Hello,

    on a fresh installed and fully patched Windows Server 2019 Std if I enable RDSH role the Windows Search stops working.

    Windows Search service looks good and eventlog shows no errors but Indexing Options shows no locations enabled for indexing and I am unable to add them

    Things I have already tried

    1 - Windows Search service restart

    2 - Server restart

    3 - Rebuild Index

    4 - Enable Windows Search feature

    5 - DISM ad SFC

    6 - Windows Troubleshoot - shows incorrect permission on C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data folder but is unable to fix them. If I manually fix those…

    25 votes
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  15. 命令提示字元 copy, rename 萬用字元有bug

    以下星號可能會被移除 copy ts.pdf poc.pdf

    D:\test_sample>copy ts.pdf poc.pdf
    ts1.pdf
    ts10.pdf
    ts11.pdf
    ts12.pdf
    ts13.pdf
    ts14.pdf
    ts15.pdf
    ts16.pdf
    ts17.pdf
    ts18.pdf
    ts19.pdf
    ts2.pdf
    您要覆寫 poc.pdf 嗎? (Yes/No/All): n
    ts20.pdf
    您要覆寫 poc0.pdf 嗎? (Yes/No/All): n
    ts21.pdf
    您要覆寫 poc1.pdf 嗎? (Yes/No/All):

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. fix the pop-up in Windows Admin Center for storage migration

    When selecting Storage Migration Service, a pop-up will always come up, no matter if you select the option to never show again. Also, the feedback link in there takes you nowhere.
    Now, we all know Microsoft tries to over achieve, but telling me the job is done over 100%... :)

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  18. fix the pop-up in Windows Admin Center for storage migration

    When selecting Storage Migration Service, a pop-up will always come up, no matter if you select the option to never show again. Also, the feedback link in there takes you nowhere.
    Now, we all know Microsoft tries to over achieve, but telling me the job is done over 100%... :)

    1 vote
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  19. 1 vote
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  20. Right Shift Key will suddenly get "stuck" & act like the caps lock key

    Right Shift Key will suddenly get "stuck" & act like the caps lock key & then I have to press the Caps lock key a couple of times to deactivate it.
    Very annoying, espcially when typing passwords.
    Have locky myself out of a few accounts due to this issue.

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