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  1. Auto approve option for Unapproved, Needed Updates rule for WSUS

    I feel there should be an option in WSUS that allows you to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates. As it stands, a lot of products can be installed on many machines on a network. Selecting all products and categories in WSUS consumes a LOT of disk space when automatic approval is enabled. By being able to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates, we will be able to keep disk consumption to a minimum, ensure all Microsoft products on the network are patched appropriately, help prevent WSUS database problems when trying to perform cleanups…

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    • Where do Windows Server 2019 Evaluation users get FOD ISO Image?

      The following document says "The Server FOD ISO image file is available on the Microsoft Evaluation Center or on the Visual Studio portal for subscribers."

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/windows-admin-center

      FDO iso image was available from the Evaluation Center in early October 2018, but it is not found on the download site of the Windows Server 2019 evaluation re-released in January 2019. Therefore, it is not possible to get FOD iso image unless it is a Visual Studio subscribers or VL users ?

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        • MERGE needs to combine partitions

          If one can create multiple partitions, how does one recombine them?

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          • Feature Request: server manager RDP control, are you sure before Sign out

            Hi there in Redmond,

            the (not so much) new Server-Manager is quite an improvement for the daily work. Especially the feature to simple connect to some users RDP-Session and help him or her out with something is very nice...

            But if you see the context menu, that what you get right clicking to ones users session, you see the following four items: disconnect, send message shadow and log out. Not to much often but still once a month or so it can happen that you click the mouse and without your intention your cursor glitched down a few pixels and…

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            • when i click on a web site it wont open up

              help me to just click on a website to open it

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              • why windows server does not include"Edge network protection/firewall"

                Facility for firwall protections should be incorporated

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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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                  • 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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                    • Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off

                      Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off. Presently due to updates on Server 2008 and higher, against security risk, a scheduled task does not run when the user is logged off. Supposedly due to a "Session 0 Isolation" from the updates.

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                      • Please allow smart card connectivity on android

                        I can remote in from my samsung tab s3 to my windows desktop, but it won't allow me to login as the remote machine doesn't recognize the smart card in my tablet USB-C connector. My machine requires I have the smart card plugged in but the remote app for android doesn't seem to support usb redirecting so it doesn't recognize the card

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                        • Windows Admin Center add feature for Microsoft Remote Assistance for desktop

                          RDP is already a feature. If you were looking to assist users that had an active session on a machine and could implement the Offer Remote Assistance from inside the WAC with a button push, it'd make life easier.

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                          • We need a way to tell a Remote App to turn on the On-Screen Keyboard.

                            We need a way to tell a Remote App to turn on the On-Screen Keyboard. Currently the client has no way of doing this. I have a remote app I cannot use because my devices function key doe **** work to select letters.

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                            • amaar

                              Good

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                              • Remove insecure protocols from IIS

                                Default IIS HTTPS settings should get a good grade on https://www.ssllabs.com/
                                If legacy operating system support is needed, that should have to be enabled on a per-site basis.

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                                • Outlook: reduce mails during holidays and longer out off office periods; sender gets back the e-mail.

                                  When on holiday or during longer out of office periods Outlook-inboxes become overcrowded. Back at work there is a lot of work, just opening those e-mails. Very often you don't need to react anymore.
                                  Outlook automatic answers tell senders what is the reason of absence and give indications about when you are present again.
                                  E-mail-senders notice only that there will be an out of office reply, but can't see what's the reason and the period of out of office. This is too little information for helping you to decide sending the massage or not.

                                  My suggestions: when making an out…

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                                  • AGPM

                                    Continue support and updates for Advanced Group Policy Management. Our company uses AGPM extensively and would like to see future enhancements and support continued. If there is a replacement Microsoft product, it doesn't seem to be found.

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                                    • Printing from your iPad

                                      Print from an iPad

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                                      • Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016)

                                        Hi,

                                        In terms of the Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016), it would be really good if, instead of merely locking out users' acocunts whom are the suspected target of a brute force attack, to banning the source IP of the attack instead.

                                        This could operate in a similar fashion to the Linux-based fail2ban whereby an offending IP address gets put in 'jail' for a timeout threshold.

                                        I think this is a better option than punishing the user (who is locked out as result of brute force attempt that is out of their control).

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                                        • Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016)

                                          Hi,

                                          In terms of the Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016), it would be really good if, instead of merely locking out users' acocunts whom are the suspected target of a brute force attack, to banning the source IP of the attack instead.

                                          This could operate in a similar fashion to the Linux-based fail2ban whereby an offending IP address gets put in 'jail' for a timeout threshold.

                                          I think this is a better option than punishing the user (who is locked out as result of brute force attempt that is out of their control).

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