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  1. BUG: Can't install OpenSSH Server On Off-net (air-gapped) machines. Need a downloadable version (hotfix?)

    I want OpenSSH server on my Windows 2019 machines. These are required to be air-gapped for security.

    There appears to be no way to download that feature for separate installation. All the instructions assume connectivity to Microsoft.com.

    Please provide a way to download the feature. (Note that obtaining this from non-MS sites, or compiling from source is prohibited by our government security representative.)

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  2. SMB over SSH or encrypted SMB

    Add the option to create a secure SSH tunnel between machines for SMB or extend SMB to use certificates and create an encrypted tunnel

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  3. Office 365 Migration

    Organization may in need of Office 365 Migration. It may be from:

    One Office 365 to another Office 365 account of the same domain or different domain

    Office 365 to Live Exchange Server

    Office 365 to PST Export, etc.

    The native solutions put many limitations for the above requirements. The limitations may include:

    Execution of complex Power Shell scripts,

    Lengthy procedures, number of mailboxes,

    Size of mailboxes, etc.

    To overcome all these difficulties it is better to go with third-party solutions.

    EdbMails for Office 365 Migration:

    EdbMails is one of the best third-party Office 365 Migration solutions. It supports all…

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  4. ADFS 2016 Windows integrated authentication and Azure MFA

    Unable to use ADFS 2016 and Azure MFA for internal users.
    If i use Windows authentication and MFA, some websites i am able to bypass the multi factor authentication screen.

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  5. WorkFolder

    Dear MS-Team,

    with implementing the new file on demand feature for OneDrive and Workfolder there is a very unpleasant problem with the Workfolder Feature. When using Workfolders with Windows 10 1803 and above no more thumbnails (Picture & Video) are displayed in the Windows Explorer. It would be great to fix that. Thanks a lot.

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  6. Windows Server 2016 sends trafic to wrong network interface when connected to two networks

    Running Windows Server 2016 Standard with Desktop Experience on a server with two network cards.


    • the 1st network card is connected to the internet and receives the configuration via DHCP server on the network 193.136../24

    • the 2nd card is manually configured as a private network with a fixed IP 192.168.1.254 and netmask 255.255.255.0 without gateway or DNS, this card is connected only to a network switch that is not connected to anything else.

    Configured another machine with a fixed IP 192.168.1.1 that is connected to the switch, the server and client can ping each other just fine.

    On…

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  7. Is this a Permission-Bug in Windows Firewall Logging?

    Windows Firewall Log BUG

    Situation:
    New Installed Server With 2016 Standard. Patched and up2date with June-2019 CU.
    Created a new Domain with itself beeing the first domaincontroler. Created a GPO to activate Windows Firewall and enable Logging of DROP and ALLOW to pfirewall-domain.log in the default-path.

    What happens?
    The Log can´t be written, no access denied. Sysinternals Procmon shows no "Access Denied". Shows a few creates but does not write.
    [...]
    Detailed Explanation:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b8ba16b4-8b7e-4c3a-a610-a67fed2e87ae/is-this-a-permissionbug-in-windows-firewall-logging?forum=win10itprosecurity

    5 votes
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  8. Can I remove RDP all together and replace with VDI?

    RDP has been judged as dangerous in secured network. I will like to know if I can remove it all together and replace with VDI?

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  9. Provide simple and reliable graphical admin tools


    • Old admin tools using MMC snapins were simple and efficient tools. They were reliable. And users could easily tailor user interface with their favorite tools.

    • The Server Manager that appeared in 2012 is huge and inefficient. It's slow (each time you want to do something, you'll have to wait), and the UI is ******. Things are spread in separate buttons or popup menus all over the screen, which is far less efficient than a tree structure.

    • The new Admin center is even more terrible : it's a tool for server administration, but it can not be used on a server,…
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  10. Estou registrando uma senha complexa Pr0#dut&c$2020 mas o CMDKEY da erro 'c$2020' dizendo que não reconhece

    Estou registrando uma senha complexa Pr0#dut&c$2020 mas o CMDKEY da erro 'c$2020' dizendo que não reconhece

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  11. Smartcard redirection on Microsoft Remote Desktop from Mac to Microsoft Server don't work on smart card enforced server.

    Smartcard redirection on Microsoft Remote Desktop application from Mac to Server don't work on smart card enforced MS server. It will not allow us to get to the login window of the Server, where we can choose to use smartcard login. The Remote Desktop to the server keeps prompting for username and password and not the smartcard credential.

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  12. My letters are not correct displayed by "_" and "&" typing at Google keyboard

    When i type "&" do i have to type "_" - The keyboard of Google will not used correctly by using the RD app of Google store.

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  13. Storage Migration Service still missing In Essentials 2019 and Eval Media

    It should be also available in Essentials version, but it is missing.
    Please update Essentials to have Storage Migration Service included.

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  14. Ошибка в кодировке при вводе с клавиатуры

    Приложение для андроид "Удаленный рабочей стол"
    Ошибка в кодировке при вводе с клавиатуры. Не верно передает некоторые символы и буквы' Например , . русские символы

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  15. storage migration service

    Make it work cross domain or at least with a trust relationship in place

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  16. Bug Press Shift RDP Android

    When pressing the left shift key and holding to make a _ for example after this operation it is as if my Shift key is always pressed, needing me to press it again to stop working.

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  17. Idid not enjoy about the program on dvd rw drive (e)

    It says updating windows would help run my windows smoothly but why my dvd room wont start when inserted cd on it

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  18. Updates should not shutdown a server.

    Windows Updates should not shutdown my server but rather restart. I would like the be able to configure shutdown.exe to force a restart when a shutdown was requested.

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  19. New-Cluster Powershell

    When running new-cluster from an mgmt workstation and creating a cluster on remote servers, receive an error indicating a parameter is invalid, when running new-cluster from one of the cluster nodes, the command completes appropriately.

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  20. Management of servers WU install and restart

    Enterprise environment, 200+ servers 2012r2 @ 2016. We call for functionality to manage via GPO (means managable GUI way, no registry, scripts etc) WU installation & restart for specific group of servers based on their role in severity in our holding. We need to be able to specify day:hour:minute:second when downloaded updates have to init installation and specific day:hour:minute:second to be restarted so we can incorporate this into backup plan.
    For such management there is NOTHING on Win Servers OS. We need to work with specific days in calendar (not just "every monday..."), with specific time (sorry, not idiotic "working…

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