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  1. LPD on Windows Server 2016

    If there is no LPD what is alternative to this?

    LPD helps for remote printing:

    User Computer->Print Server->Another Print Server (with LPD Service listening on port 515 for incoming requests)->Printer

    In above architecture assume "Another Print Server (with LPD Service listening on port 515 for incoming requests)" cannot be removed from architecture?

    Without LPD how do I achieve the above?

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      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • why windows server does not include"Edge network protection/firewall"

      Facility for firwall protections should be incorporated

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        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Server 2019 Search function doesn't work without Internet connection

        Search function is not working when Server 2019 is not connected to internet. I'm not getting any search results when I search after installed programs from start menu. When I connect the server to Internet everything is fine. Sometimes it works when i go back to offline mode until I reboot server again. We have lots of offline servers so I hope you can fix this problem before we start to migrate to Sever 2019.

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          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • missing primary boot drive

          Primary boot drive failed in win10. Doesn't appear when using diskpart list volumes. 2nd drive (d) appears as C: drive. Believe partitions damaged or lost and if fixed could see the original boot disk C: again. Booted from a USB to get CMd line. But need instructions how to launch disk MGMT.msc. commands I would normally use in powershell or on server not working on win 10 pro on laptop. It is difficult to find instructions on how to get control panel, disk mgt, network etc launched from CMD.

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            0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • suomenkielinen windows ei toimi ohjeiden suhteen

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            • how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

              how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

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              • Issue on Windows10 Pro as RDP listener - internal error occurred

                Hello,

                I want to report one issue that is easy to reproduce, it occurs with any rdp client that connects to Windows10 Pro with enabled RDP connections, actually used mstsc.exe to connect from one Windows10 pro machine to another Windows10 pro machine with enabled RDP.

                After ~100 tries to restore interrupted connection the server refuses future rdp connection tries with internal error occurred message reported by mstsc.exe.

                It doesn't matter if you have logged off the session during running, as example did 20 connection restorings then logged off, logged in and did next 80 connection restorings, that was only example,…

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                • MSTSC Should Be More Forthcoming With Diagnostics; Beyond "An Internal Error Occurred"

                  I manage a PC that runs Broadcast Software International's Simian application in production 24/7 for a radio station. It is royally impossible to manage the PC via mstsc which reports "An Internal Error Occurred." There is a VPN involved provided by WatchGuard's appliance. The VPN is NOT the problem. Remote Desktop works for the brother PC that also runs Windows 7 with University of Kansas's Telephone Reader application in production 24/7. My hypothesis is that the broadcast-quality sound card is being accessed, with catastrophic results, by the server part of RDP in Windows 7 even in the case where I…

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                  • Allow option to have more detailed taskbar icons

                    The taskbar should have an option where a person can choose to have a taskbar that has more detailed information about the open windows and applications. Although the collapsed multiple windows of an application (think 2+ chrome windows open that are cascaded behind the chrome logo) offers a cleaner look, it's a hassle to have to click on the chrome logo, see the multiple windows pop up, then select the one you want. It would be more streamlined to just have the thumbnails constantly up, even if the taskbar has to get a little larger.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Initiate SCCM Wake-on-LAN from the Secondary Site Servers/DPs.

                      Request for Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to be initiated from the Secondary Site Servers and DPs. Currently only the Primary Servers are able to initiate WoL but due to certain security concerns and geographical challenges, multicast and unicast broadcasts is either not permitted or limited. These limitations prevents the Primary Server to wake up clients at remote locations. If WoL traffic is initiated on the Site Servers and DPs, the WoL traffic will remain within their respective local networks while maintaining a security posture by blocking external unicast and multicast traffic.

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                      • GUI Choice for Administrators and Engineers

                        First, I have been supporting Microsft since Win 3.1 and NT 3.1, I am stating I am one of your longtime engineers and hope you will take my suggestion into consideration.

                        As an Administrator I access a lot of different areas that users do not. These areas are critical to my day to day oerations and help me keep your products in a good light. Recently, you have removed the control panel and our work arounds get removed with each update. As an engineer I realize that these tools are totally unecessary for the standard user, but critical to me.

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                          1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • virus detected by bitdefenderendpointsecurity

                          virus android.riskware.fakeapk detected by bitdefenderendpointsecurity on com.microsoft.rdc.android.apk

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                          • what is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

                            What is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

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                            • Make hyper-v integration services update work for none internet connected servers and VM's. Publish the IS KB's for download

                              Hyper-V Servers or VM's that are not able to get to the internet Microsoft Windows Update Server are not able to get the Integration Services updates. We need a PowerShell way to be able to check to see what Integration Services version is installed like we had (Get-vm -ComputerName $Env:computername | ft ComputerName,Name,State,IntegrationServicesVersion,IntegrationServicesState
                              ) and a way to update them with a KB update.

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                                0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Robocopy - exclude files and directories

                                Robocopy.exe is great tool, but it have one really stupid thing. In command line I can add list of excluded files (param /XF file1 file2 ...filex) and directories param /XD dir1 ...dirx). Great! BUT when I have lot of files (or dirs) for exclude its really not comfortable to write lot of filenames to command line (or into batch file). And command line has limit 2048 characters. its so big problem add param for example /XDFILE:list.txt for read excluded directories from file list.txt? (and for files something similar)

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                                • ADFS - Force authentication method per relying party on IDP-side

                                  related to ADFS 2016:

                                  it would be great if we can force a specific authentication method at ADFS for a relying party. in general forms and certificate authtentication is possible for our users, but for specific apps only certificate should be possible for security reasons. adding certificate as MFA is not a good solution from the users point of view because they will be forced to enter first their credentials before they have to use a certificate (which is more secure than forms and because of this sufficient).

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                                  • CEP/CES installation requires Enterprise Admins membership

                                    The scenario is installation of CEP/CES (both are part of Windows AD Certificate Services role) and the problem is that this installation requires membership in either Enterprise Admins or root Domain Admins groups.
                                    Would like to suggest to remove this hard coded requirement and provide normal delegation options where we can exactly provide to the installation user account minimum rights for performing CEP/CES installation.

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                                    • unregister vm, instead of remove vm configuration file on hyper-v

                                      When a VM come to "remove", It always be good for keep it some place with it configuration file with its vhd in place untouched. So many time, there always someone ask to add back the removed one even the next hour.
                                      Please provide "unregister/register" operation instead of "export and remove/import", because "export" takes time,space,IO bandwith.

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                                      • Task Manager and Admin Centre cannot see CPU usage

                                        I have HPE Proliant MicroServer Gen8 and installed Windows Server 2019. After I set non-unicode language to Chinese(Simp), I cannot see CPU usage anymore in task manager, resource monitor, and Admin Centre. Even I revert it back to English(US), it still would not help.

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                                        • 0562854444

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