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  1. See to who a GPO (and a new Version of it) is applied from Group Policy Management Console

    It would be great if it could be displayed directly in the console to which users and computers a new or changed policy could already be applied.

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      1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • RDP client: configuring source port

      (Upvote please for the sake of flexibility and security)

      Please allow configuring the client source port for RDP in stead of the currently random port selection.
      In addition to changing RDP on the remote server. I want to limit connectivity except from specific ports at the client side to enforce security.

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      • Can't launch desktop icons from Settings - rundll32.exe error no permissions as administrator

        This is a BUG
        Why when attempting to launch desktop icons from settings do I get a rundll32.exe error 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item'
        EH WHAT? Fix your bugs and test your software

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        • Make Features on Demand work inside the Server Core Container

          Because there's no "product feedback" at <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/features-on-demand-v2--capabilities>, I'll post here. I'm the author of a popular Active Server Pages framework, ASP Xtreme Evolution (AXE), and we have a hack to leverage node.js npm packages to work inside our environment <https://github.com/nagaozen/evolved-npm2asp-bundler>.

          I evaluated the Windows Server 2019 DE and the ServerCore (with FoD) on a virtual machine and they both support this trick. But we are trying to move into a container strategy and installing FoD on the <mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:ltsc2019> seems impossible for the reasons already explained in this issue <https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-insider/issues/56>.

          I'm sending an attachment with…

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            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MultiPoint

            Please add back MultiPoint Service role to Server 2019

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              0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes

              robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes.

              It appears that if I change attribute settings on the source folders, it is not reflected on the destination folders if I run updates in Robocopy.

              Settings is OK on the first run, but it will not update on subsequent runs.

              Options : *.* /S /E /DCOPY:DAT /COPY:DATSO /SECFIX /PURGE /MIR /ZB /MT:128 /R:10 /W:30

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                0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Multiple Simultaneous Clipboards for Enhanced Copy/Paste Experience

                If a user wishes to copy multiple instances of data on different clipboards, lets take the number of clipboards as five, and he wishes to paste data from a certain clipboard, the system should allow the user to right-click and choose the clipboard from which data has to be pasted. This feature will have following benefits:

                1. Save copy/paste operation time
                2. Increase user's efficiency and productivity
                3. Empower user to perform smart copy/paste

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                  0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Internet Explorer 11 to support the new Chromium engine based Edge for modern pages

                  Lot of enterprises still using IE11 as a default browser, therefore modern solutions cannot be provided without enabling another browser. Because Internet Explorer 11 is still supported, maybe it would be a great idea to provide the possibility to webdevs to able to use modern engine (with meta tag).

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                    0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Give stronger controls to enable updates to occur without requiring a user to be logged in.

                    For my business, it seems like no matter how the IT department sets the network policies, 90% of the patches and updates will only occur AFTER a user is logged in. This seriously degrades the ability of the workers to conduct business. In a large business, even 15 minutes once a week is a substantial cost. Allow network adminstration policies to be established so that upgrades and patches are designed to occur WITHOUT being triggered by a user LOG-IN event.

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                      0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows Server 2016 allows a maximum of 12 active hours. This needs to be increased.

                      active hours on the update screen can be a maximum of 12 hours. this needs to be extended to 23 hours. Many servers are actively used for more than 12 hours by users from multiple shifts and reboots should not take place while users are accessing files on the server.

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                        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Windows Server 2016 Update Needs to be FIXED

                          Unacceptable windows server 2016 updates will take 48 hours to complete. My Linux servers will update in 10 minutes of time. This slow update process is akin to taking 48 hours to fill gas tank on your car. FIX IT ALREADY.

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                          • Extend Features on Demand for Server Core

                            Currently FOD for Server Core in Windows Server 2019 does not include a Services Snapin for MMC. Also missing: Task Scheduler, Hyper-V, etc. I know this is beeing worked on for Windows Server 1903.

                            But those Admins that run the LTSC version of Windows Server won't get these additional consoles.

                            Please consider a backport to Windows Server 2019 LTSC:

                            Thanks

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                              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please I Am Trying To Recover My Gmail salemhill2462@gmail.com,Please HelpMe To Recover It

                              I Have Been Trying For Weeks To Recover My Old Gmail account That I Have Had For Years On Google,I Have All My Info,Everyone Knows This Gmail It Is salemhill2462@gmail.com,How Can I Get It Back,This Other Account Is Useless To me As Know one Knows it,Please Help Me Get It Back,Ty Carol Murray

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                              • Pooor terminology

                                "users have to authenticate themselves to the network before they can connect to your PC."

                                I have a network consisting of multiple computers with Ethernet ports tied through an Ethernet Switch. How can you authenticate yourself to a switch?

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                                • Give Enterprise an LTSB/LTSC

                                  LTSB is a beautiful thing. Its what Enterprise should be. No stupid candy crush icons, no cortana, no store. Updates are larger than normal, but you dont have to deal with compatibility issues every 12 months when the OS goes through radical changes.

                                  MS have hamstrung LTSC by removing its ability to run o365...... They have made the greatest current OS build unusable.

                                  I understand the whole "Its for critical systems...." Adapt it to Enterprise. Give w10 the wings to rise out of the candy crush, cortana, 'access any open hotspot' ashes.....

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                                    1 comment  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Failover Cluster Manager reports wrong role status count on open

                                    Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Manager when opening for the first time reports the wrong amount of active roles. I have a 4 node cluster with 170+ VMs and the count is always different and lower the first time I open FCM. when I click refresh it corrects itself.

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                                    • How the **** do you update the help in powershell?

                                      I tried to run Get-Help on a command in PS and it said I didn't have the help. So I tried running Update-Help and it fails to get the help docs I need. ONLY Microsoft could: 1) Fail to include help 2) **** up the process of getting the help and then do nothing about it

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                                      • Fix failure to reconstruct _msdcs bug

                                        If the option "Network Connections -> Ethernet ?? -> Properties -> ipv4 -> advanced -> dns -> register this connection's address with dns" is disabled , then a DC will fail to recreate the _msdcs delegated domain. This option would appear to be responsible for the first CNAME entry in _msdcs , if that is missing then _msdcs will not be reconstructed. And might have been responsible for deleteing it in the first place

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                                        • I'm building a credit card fraud mitigation software, how to schedule a meeting with MSFT ?

                                          I want to share product details with Microsoft and check if are interested in partnering with my company.
                                          Its about minimizing credit card fraud.

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