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  1. Fix SourceAddress bug in Test-NetConnection cmdlet

    Test-NetConnection does not ignore any IP that is marked SkipAsSource=True when showing the SourceAddress in the result. It will consider whatever IP is closest to the gateway address to be the source address even if that IP has SkipAsSource=true.

    For example, given these IP bindings and a gateway address of 10.10.10.1, the SourceAddress should be 10.10.10.33 because it is the lowest address with SkipAsSource=False

    IPAddress SkipAsSource InterfaceIndex InterfaceAlias


    10.10.10.11 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.22 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.33 False 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.44 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.55 True 12 Production VLAN 123
    10.10.10.66 True…

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  2. include a fully functioning command line print client which will print to a shared windows printer

    include a fully functioning command line print client which will print to a shared windows printer, or a LPD server

    We have the need to send PDFs to a printer via LPD - or some command line - during batch processing. The lpr command included in windows doesn't have the options to force jobs to print duplex. The print command is only for text jobs.
    The printer understands PDFs natively... but we have no way of adding required control items on its way there.

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  3. Outlook: reduce mails during holidays and longer out off office periods; sender gets back the e-mail.

    When on holiday or during longer out of office periods Outlook-inboxes become overcrowded. Back at work there is a lot of work, just opening those e-mails. Very often you don't need to react anymore.
    Outlook automatic answers tell senders what is the reason of absence and give indications about when you are present again.
    E-mail-senders notice only that there will be an out of office reply, but can't see what's the reason and the period of out of office. This is too little information for helping you to decide sending the massage or not.

    My suggestions: when making an out…

    1 vote
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  4. after update pc loses connection with external devices like printer or speakers

    Update impossible to deactivate or delete. no sound or connection with printer, please FIX

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  5. after update pc loses connection with external devices like printer or speakers

    Update impossible to deactivate or delete. no sound or connection with printer, please FIX

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  6. set a reminder in day/time clock

    We have a clock (date/time) on every Windows system. I would like to see a reminder clock. Currently scheduling a task in a scheduler is tedious process. See if you like it.
    Thanks
    _Mayur Bagmar

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  7. TANKU

    TANKU NICE INFO

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  8. 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?

    2 votes
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  9. Handle Filesystem Links better in admin commands

    The /L option in cacls.exe and icacls.exe work incorrectly.

    When used with /T it should not even follow reparse points (links).
    Currently it does - which causes all sorts of problems.

    2 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Microsoft window should include a feature called restore environment -

    windows must have a feature like if a pc accidently shut down -for example like when battery issue in a pc- then pc shut down with a shock--
    and when we turn it on again --we found our progress lost--so there should be a feature like chrome --Restore--than can restore the last environment we were working on -

    2 votes
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  12. A voice activated program that allows you to draw

    A voice activated program that allows you to draw hands free for chikdren who can't draw due to illness, handicap, or circumstances

    2 votes
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  13. Microsoft Remote Desktop is useless **** tool for end users.

    Microsoft remote desktop is too hard to configure and you are restricted to controlling one end users computer no good in modern day world where access should be simple process between the host and receivers with only security being the main concern.

    Add security feature can be pin code of 16 digit or password that the end user sets up.

    Microsoft need to look at how team viewer is set up but without the restrict to 6 users it should be multiple use to a max of 10 device home users,

    With idle time out of 40 minutes of non…

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  14. tsdiscon

    Remove tsdiscon

    thanks.

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  15. Please help me change my development letter

    Please help me out to change my development letter because I uploaded something else

    2 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Behavior when task bar is at the top.

    Still a problem with 2016 Server. This has been an issue for as long as Windows has existed. When the task bar is positioned at the top of the desktop, some title bars, like cmd and PowerShell, hide under the task bar. No, I do not use auto-hide nor will I, That is not a solution. The solution is for the open window to be aware that the task bar is there, and not position itself at the top of the desktop, under the task bar.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 does not seem to be compatible with Apple OS split view like version 8 was

    Can you fix the fact that Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 no longer supports Apple OS Split View

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