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  1. ninguna

    todo va bien

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  2. [ADFS2019] Allow custom themes per application group

    Implement a command like Set-AdfsRelyingPartyWebTheme but for Application Groups.
    Currently it is not possible to define a theme per application group.

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  3. ADFS managed within Admin Center

    Please add support for ADFS managed from within Admin Center.

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  4. I cannot update

    I cannot update

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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Disable Network Interface Card Confirmation Dialog

    I had a funny scenario where, in the middle of a presentation, while connected remotely to a server, I disabled the interface card and lost connection to my server.
    That happened while I was demonstrating the network card configuration -(LOL).

    What about creating a confirmation popup before disabling the network card via RDP? :)

    Vote for a better Windows!

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  7. Allow FSRM passive screens on drive with SYSVOL share, that don't break GPO

    Now when I install FSRM and passive screen my C: drive which has SYSVOL, it breaks GPO Managment. You cannot edit a GPO or create a new GPO.
    Please improve server 2019 by not making this a feature of installing FSRM.
    Make it work like it did for server 2016 and below.

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  8. Fix Offline WSUS Export Process

    We need a better method for offline usage of WSUS. Today we need a two server WSUS installation to manage WSUS updates in an isolated offline environment. One server needs to be Internet facing, and the other ingests the exported updates after a long painful copy process is used. This entire process is error prone, and if a user accidently clicks SYNC, it destroys your existing offline WSUS install.

    Currently no GPO's exist to prevent if from occurring and finding good process documentation is painfully difficult to find. Maintaining an offline WSUS server is an archaic process prone to numerous…

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  9. Pagefile encryption

    Pagefile can potentially hold sensitive data. There is an option to wipe pagefile on shutdown, which takes long and probably does not work with SSD disks. And there is an option to encrypt the pagefile.
    However according to this source: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/fe44476d-a0f0-4e20-a6c5-c790c177a021/ntfs-pagefile-encryption?forum=w7itprosecurity the encryption key is always the same.

    So my suggestion is to have an option to generate a new encryption key for the pagefile on every boot which makes previous versions of the pagefile inaccessible and there would be no need to wipe the pagefile on shutdown anymore.

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  10. Suggestion: Improve Windows Server update process and reduce down times

    Make Windows Server to be able to check, download, install updates while the server is running.

    like Android project Mainline.

    so at first there will be 2 OS drives instead of 1, they'll be clones of each other. when an updates pops up, the OS will download and install it on the other drive that is not used to run the OS. the updates can be installed and completely finished on that drive. the next time a system admin restarts the server, OS will boot up from the other updated drive without ANY downtime for installing or finishing updates. once…

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  11. In Active Directory have an option to enable an account on a specified date.

    In Active Directory there is an option to disable an account a date. Yet there is no option to enable an account on a particular date. This would be helpful for provisioning new hire accounts without having the manually go in and remember to enable accounts created in advance.

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  12. SDN Hyper-V Network Virtualization with manually assign IP

    SDN in Window Server 2016 onward is a very great solution. Managing VM networking from the Network Controller and enable isolation of VM Network.

    One feature that i find missing with this is a ability to assign static IP manually to the VM in an isolated VM Network managed by Network Controller.This would enable Domain Controller to be setup in this Isolated VM Network. Also VM what are not Windows base like Linux or specific distribution that serve as networking work (SSL Web Reverse Proxy).

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  13. Windows Storage Migration Service on Windows Server 2019 Essentials

    Please also enable Essentials to use Windows Storage Migration Service for migrating from Older SBS Servers 2008/2011 and Essentials 2012/2012R2/2016 to new Server 2019 (incl. Essentials Version)

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. gpo shortcut only desktop

    GPO - Create a new GPO allowing only shortcuts on desktop.

    Users create a lot of files and we lost a lot of data when a hard drive is crashing. The biggest desktop size I found is 16 gig. It's not a desktop anymore, it's a data server ;)

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  16. Implement force flush cache on Storage Spaces Direct

    When replacing multiple cache Devices in a Storage Spaces Direct implementation it would be really useful to be able to force flush / destage cache data to capacity disks. As per now one would have to retire, remove, reset, reseat, rinse and repeat for each disk needed to be replaced.

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  17. improve the speed of how updates are downloaded and installed on Windows Server 2016!!

    improve the speed of how updates are downloaded and installed on Windows Server 2016!!

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  18. update drivers and perform a system scan

    we need to use command prompt more often to maniupulate files and it keeps the network heallthy.

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  19. BSA - Insufficient explanations.

    Idea: a test = a WEB page detailed and understandable by all the worlds (with image).
    BSA - the instructions of 2019 are even less clear than those of 2016, which were already less explicit than those of 2012.
    Although there is one URL per test, the explanations are often not understandable. Sometimes the error (or suggestion) seems to indicate something that already exists. Maybe it's the mistake itself that is not clear. In this case, I suggest images that will be more talkative than words (often poorly translated).

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  20. allow more efficient customization from autounattend answer file

    currently the autounattend.xml is both limited and slow. Things like network setting updates cause reboots, and other things like the Administrator name can't be changed at all.

    Windows needs to be more inline with tools like cloud-init in Linux: it should be extremely fast to make boot-strap changes to the OS. In the world of auto-scale, seconds count and autounattend.xml sometimes takes minutes.

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