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  1. Get an upgrade of diskpartition to cope with HDD of more than 2TB.

    I have a 3TB HDD which has 746GB unalllocated because the software is not up to the task..
    I am unable to extend the second last partition to the unallocated area next door to it.

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  2. Introduce AFP file server support for IOs Users please

    AFP in Windows Server File Serverfor - Mac ios file server interoperability with windows users

    3 votes
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  3. Support CSV direct access with ReFS

    Support CSV direct access with ReFS

    2 votes
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  4. Give us a way to test ReFS corruption handling

    How can we mimic a bit-rot scenario with a large file in order to see if ReFS detects the error? All attempts to change any bits using readily available tools are recognized as legitimate changes by the file system and the file checksum shows no error. How can we test?

    1 vote
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  5. Currently one cannot save MMC window sizes. Please add this feature to all MMC snap-ins. Adjusting the window every time is a waste of time.

    Currently one cannot save MMC window sizes. Please add this feature to all MMC snap-ins. Adjusting the window every time is a waste of time.

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  6. Instead of continuos "Whats New..." at this page, you rather tell people why errors occurs in EventList dued by "Windows Hello.."-updates..

    Instead of this page`s "Whats new.." - you rather tell users why Windows 10, vers 1803 is not compatible for the update/grade "Windows Hello for Business" and therefore cause constantly errors in the EventList at every start of pc. And THIS is not new !

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  7. Notepad should have sync capability to user. Example like Google keep and evernote. And then it should be supported by cross-platform.

    Notepad should have sync capability to user. Example like Google keep and evernote. And then it should be supported by cross-platform like windows android and IOS

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  8. Add multi-server reporting capability to FSRM

    Instead of managing reports for unused files or duplicate files on a per server basis, could we increase efficiency by having a single dashboard for the information.

    1 vote
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  9. revert from.ESD to .WIM so DISM will work

    Many of your Windows users depend upon DISM repair so I suggest you revert to .WIM. .ESD can convert to .WIM but the level required to do so is above the majority of your users.
    Please escalate.

    5 votes
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  10. WSUS Powershell computerupdatestatus

    The "Get-Wsuscomputer -ComputerUpdateStatus Needed" powershell cmdlet does not work and fails to return objects that match the cmdlet.

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Add LAPS as a Native Feature

    Deploying LAPS would be easier if it was a native feature.

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  13. Can you save a desktop connections configuration, etc.?

    Can we somehow save the configuration of all the RDs that takes awhile to set up 25 servers, VMs, etc. If we need a system rebuilt, I don't want to have to recreate from scratch.

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  14. Support DirectAccess in Azure

    As more companies look at the cloud for their disaster recovery (or primary site) it would be nice to be able to deploy DirectAccess in Azure. I currently have a scenario where DirectAccess in Azure would win over a cloud solution today.

    3 votes
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  15. 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

    2 votes
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  16. upload or download file from application

    Upload or download file from application
    It is useful to permit user dowload or upload files directy

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  17. notepad should support files without carriage returns

    It would be very useful and helpful to have better line ending support in Notepad.
    Third party software often comes with config files that's origin is from a Linux world and only having LF inside.
    Notepad just shows one big line and editing such files is almost impossible.
    As WordPad supports LF since years it would be that feature to have notepad.exe be aware of CRLF and LF files.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/12/08/cross-post-wsl-interoperability-with-docker/

    7 votes
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  18. Volume Balancer

    Create an app that will balance all volume to the level that the user sets. When watching programs on sites like CBC, their commercials are 1000% louder than the program, which is deadly with headphones, and annoying for the neighbourhood when using external speakers.

    1 vote
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  19. OneSyncSvc

    We support WS2016 for a few SMB's, with tightly controlled RDS environments for business-only applications. We understand One Sync being potentially useful in this environment. A recent update turned this service on by default. Sure we can fix it, but possibly from a a security aspect, minimising attack surface, yadayada, this may not be an optimal default.

    3 votes
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  20. DIR command should have a switch to choose if wildcards are associated with longnames or 8dot3 names.

    DIR 1. will return "extra" results that don't make sense if you don't know about the underlying 8.3 names. When used with VBA, scripts, or other automated solutions this is problematic, as results are unexpected. If there was a switch to select, for example, that wildcards only apply to the longname, and this option could be selected from VBA, then this could be avoided.

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