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  1. Update ADMT to be able to migrate Windows Apps

    We are currently waiting for Windows 10 to be fully supported within ADMT. We can migrate the user, system but all complete with errors regarding Windows store apps. I do not want to fork out extra $$ just because Microsoft hasn't updated their basic tool yet. If we could migrate properly we would have bought more CALs.

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    • please implement a seperation of architectures in WSUS for Itanium and ARM64

      There is no way to keep ARM64 and Itanium updates out of WSUS because one can only choose between x86 and x64 updates but there is no limitation to other architectures that do not belong to classic Intel or AMD64 architectures just like Itanium and ARM64. These should be filtered in WSUS as a seperate category.

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      • 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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        • 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.

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          • 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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            • Support CSV direct access with ReFS

              Support CSV direct access with ReFS

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              • add command line to Windows Remote Desktop for macOS

                I deal a lot with windows VMs hosted in a cloud environment. I use a CLI to extract details about those VMs in order to connect (IPs, username, password, etc...)

                I would love to be able to write a script that would extract the information and then connect without having to open up the GUI and copy paste the system information

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                • RDP on MacBook Pro model and windows OS they Control key is windows key. Need to map control key to control key not windows key for win16

                  RDP on MacBook Pro model and windows OS they Control key is windows key. Need to map control key to control key not windows key for win16. When I use a old external MAC keyboard control is control and command is windows key. On new MacBookPro both control and command are mapped to windows key

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                  • suing someone to fix and actually test a generic april 10pro install to regain all existing virtual images that a generic home users wants

                    suing someone to fix and actually test a generic april 10pro install to regain all existing virtual images that a generic home users wants to use as in all the docker images, all their long time existing virtual box images etc without resorting to worse than Linux powershell lines of code

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                    • A new windows server (maybe also a new home os)

                      It's already starting to come to the end of 2018. Halfway to 2019. It's time for a new OS everyone! May I introduce; WINDOWS PLATNIUM! This could have more software and updated software. Maybe VMware. For virtualization. A revamped command prompt. And as one user suggested- Windows Hello. Maybe someway to store files for people all around the world so they can access their files and their files only. Do I maybe sound a little crazy? You might think that. With a better OS- A better future.

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                      • Windows Server 2016: Powershell Imports Appear Broken

                        Windows Server 2016: Powershell Imports Appear Broken

                        Version:
                        Major Minor Build Revision
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                        5 1 14393 2339
                        Error:
                        Error: The term 'function' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was includ
                        ed, verify that the path is correct and try again.

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                        Last night, an update was implemented on our system via active directory. Today, I am unable to run file imports that work on other versions (5.1.16299.431 is working fine on my local machine, Windows 10). I'm not…

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                        • WHERE'S SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP?

                          WHERE'S SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP?

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                            • Integrate Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) into Cumulative Updates (CU) so that we don't need to worry about installation order.

                              Periodically Microsoft releases an update to the Servicing Stack. As of this posting, the latest SSU for Server 2016 is KB4132216. These updates can throw off WSUS admins if they aren't applied before Cumulative Updates. Please simplify the update process by including the SSU update in the CU.

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                              • WDS , AD DS, IIS, Ethernet Settings

                                I've successfully installed Windows Server 2019. I've installed the following Roles: ADDS, DHCP, WDS. Active directory works fine, dhcp work proper. WDS when i try to open the WDS manager will freeze. I've installed in multiple system so it's not a problem with my VMWare Workstation 14. Also i've tried both versions. Standard and Data Center.

                                Second glitch it's the network settings. When you right click on ethernet icon and try to go to advance option. On the left panel click Ethernet and first option it's to change Adapter option. You will get an error which said that you don't…

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                                • For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), allow numbers greater than 999 to be entered in the Role Installation wizard.

                                  When specifying the validity period for a Root CA, although the period can be changed to days, months, weeks or years, the value has a maximum value of 999. This is useless when it is necessary to accurately specify a number of days when the Root CA certificate should be valid for beyond 999 days etc.

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                                  • For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), fix the Certification Authority console so that AIA/CDP fields can be edited!

                                    Currently, using the Certification Authority MMC, AIA/CRL fields can only be deleted/added via the CDP/AIA tabs. There should also be an 'edit' button such that these entries can be edited.

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                                    • VR realistic game play

                                      I would like to help on this idea. It goes like this, you have a building for people to go to in a city, the place has rooms that has these platforms you can run on like a treadmill but you have a safety vest on so you dont fall. Anyways it has it set up to where if u need to run in the game u can run as fast as you can move that treadmill, the difficulty can be setup for slower people to make it fair. Also if it can be a treadmill of some sort to…

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                                      • System Insights - I have read your stuff about this new feature (WS2019) and would like to understand how it compares to ZABBIX. A white pap

                                        System Insights - I have read your stuff about this new feature (WS2019) and would like to understand how it compares to ZABBIX. A white paper delivering such a comparison would be very useful.

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                                        • 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

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