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  1. WSUS server Windows 20H2 detect and report

    Please,
    update WSUS and Update agents to correctly show new 19.042.572 (20H2)in WSUS management console. Need it for Inventory and Esset management. Thanx :D

    59 votes

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  2. Update KB5001347 breaks Windows Server System State backup on Synology NAS

    After installing KB5001347 Windows Server Backup fails backing up system state (Hyper-V host component and VMs are involved) at least if a Synology NAS device SMB Share is targeted.

    The error message(s) in backup management console is/are:
    - The mounted backup volume is inaccessible. Please retry the operation.
    - The operation ended before completion.

    The following error(s) is/are logged in event viewer:
    - 517, Backup: The backup operation that started at 'UTC‎TIMESTAMP' has failed with following error code '0x8078004F' (The mounted backup volume is inaccessible. Please retry the operation.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun…

    9 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add build number to WSUS

    WSUS does not show the build number of the OS. If you add "Version" to the overview, the version of "Windows Update Engine" shows up. Because 1903, 1909, 2004 and 20H2 use the same Windows Update Engine, the number stays the same.

    We want to see the build number of the OS versions! And not the Windows Update Engine version!

    20H2 should show up as 19042.572 and not as 19041.546!

    30 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow MD5 Authentication for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

    We are setting up the BGP on windows, but our infrastructure require the MD5 authentication to be set. But seems the MD5 auth is not yet supported : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/openspecs/windows_protocols/ms-bgpp/633b3b23-7865-47cb-8457-c9fb4311c42e

    Can you please make this available please ? That would be really great !

    17 votes

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  5. Microsoft print to PDF broke af kb45933226

    Hi

    We have 8 RDS server, all running Windows server 2016, but after installation of Windows server 2016 update KB4593226, Microsoft print to PDF is not working anymore

    When I try to print an document to PDF printer, the printer dialog box says following "Before you can print, you need to sect a printer"

    I have try to uninstall the "Microsoft print to PDF" and install it again, but when I try to install it again I get following dialogbox from "Network
    printer installation wizard"
    Printer driver was not installed

    The system cannot find the file specified
    It look like…

    6 votes

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  6. Enable KDC Proxy Service outside of RD Gateway

    Currently to be able to use the KDC proxy you need to enable the RD Gateway, but the use of KDC Proxy is needed outside of RD Applications. Please add the option to enable the KDC Proxy as a stand alone feature.

    18 votes

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    0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. add clipboard history feature to Windows Server OR a password manager

    I want to have sort of security for "pasting" passwords into legacy apps, from the GUI.
    So was surprised that Windows Server 2019 does not have this feature yet of clipboard history just like Windows 10.
    Or maybe a password manager with a safe delete after a timeout
    I realize it might be anyway a security problem with scripts and stuff.. anyway !

    20 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Deliver Edge Updates through WSUS on time

    Hi Microsoft.

    As you might be aware of, edge has different deployment channels, WSUS being one of them. However, while I may always download the current version of edge manually, WSUS delivers it always only a few days later. The update catalogue gets the current update at the same time as WSUS - too late. Browsers are security critical, don't leave WSUS customers behind.

    13 votes

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  9. Windows Desktop client list of connections instead of icons

    In the Windows Desktop client (Remote Desktop for WVD), there appears to be a limit of 15 characters in a connection name before it gets truncated and ... is added. This causes names to be indistinguishable if they are long, and a primary descriptor is at the end. For example:
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-EastUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-WestUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-NorEuro
    CompanyName-Department-Dev-SouthEast
    etc...

    The only way to see the available connections is by icon. Add functionality in the Windows Desktop client for list view, and functionality to configure a default.

    30 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. allow UDP tracert because Verizon has done something with their network and your current Tracert only shows 2 hops.

    Currently Tracert only shows 2 hops on Verizon Fios networks. There were many more before they changed their settings. UDP traceroute on Linux and Unix have no problem. Change your tracert to allow configuration for UDP rather than ICMP. It's hard to use current tracert to determine what's wrong when most of the hops don't show up.

    63 votes

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  11. 153 votes

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  12. Enable configurable recursion in DNS Policy

    DNS Policy currently supports split-brain configurations only where the DNS server is authoritative for both zones (eg. respond with IP1 for internal users and IP2 for everyone else).

    It would be helpful if DNS Policy also supported split-brain scenarios where the resolver is NOT authoritative for one of the zones. This is useful in cases where the resolvers are separate from the primary DNS servers and the customer wants to specify a different IP address to a subset of clients, or when the primary DNS server is not managed internally but we want to 'overwrite' one or more IP addresses.

    2 votes

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  13. Allow us to hard set network location profile

    Network Location Awareness is very useful feature on desktops. Particularly in the current climate of people taking machines home, having them detect "Public" networks is useful.

    However, it is nearly unheard of for a Windows Server to be picked up and taken to an untrusted network. Instead of the benefits of this feature, there are many reasons wherein a server may decide it's in a public network and firewall itself from access. This will, for example, prevent a file server sharing files, or an Exchange server accepting email. If this occurs to Domain Controllers, it will trigger all other servers…

    24 votes

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  14. Remote Desktop Connection linux client

    Microsoft could develop a linux version of the application client "Remote Desktop Connection", like a Android, iOS and macOS versions.

    15 votes

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  15. 46 votes

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  16. Hyper-V manager console. - Add smart scaling / zoom out

    Windows Hyper-V is completely unusable/

    Ever try to remote onto a hyper-V box and bring up a console?
    Console resolution is too big for the screen and can't change the scaling.

    We can zoom in but not out. Console is absolutely worthless on a remoted in session. RDP can't change the resolution size.

    Add RDP scaling to Hyper-V manager console windows.

    1 vote

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  17. Filter disks under Computer Management->Disk Management.

    I would like to be able to filter disks under Computer Management->Disk Management. It would be ideal to be able to filter by LUN, Size, Online,Offline, and other parameters.

    2 votes

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  18. 1 vote

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  19. 3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Application level authorizations from within AD FS

    (not sure if this made it). I have heard that AD FS can manage application level authorizations, such as a feature within an application to modify an order. I have not seen any examples of that as of yet. If this capability does exist, it would be great to have an example.

    1 vote

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