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  1. RDP for Windows Desktop

    A box beside the default / current listening port (3389) to change the port number on Windows computers instead of modifying the registry manually.

    Thank you.

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  2. 3 votes
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  3. stop automatic logoff when remotely supporting someone when using the ms ios remote desktop app

    Hello

    I am using microsoft remote desktop client app on my ipad. But as soon i remotely log on to a computer remotely, the computer i am trying to remotely support instantly logs off, making it impossible to remotely support someone eg a family member, and they cannot show me what they are doing wrong, and i cannot show them what they are doing wrong!

    please could you update the ios rd client app, so it doesnt log you off the computer if another user logs on to it using the app???

    THANK YOU!!!

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  4. stop automatic logoff when remotely supporting someone when using the ms ios remote desktop app

    Hello

    I am using microsoft remote desktop client app on my ipad. But as soon i remotely log on to a computer remotely, the computer i am trying to remotely support instantly logs off, making it impossible to remotely support someone eg a family member, and they cannot show me what they are doing wrong, and i cannot show them what they are doing wrong!

    please could you update the ios rd client app, so it doesnt log you off the computer if another user logs on to it using the app???

    THANK YOU!!!

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  5. Allow us to hard set network location profile

    Network Location Awareness is very useful feature on desktops. Particularly in the current climate of people taking machines home, having them detect "Public" networks is useful.

    However, it is nearly unheard of for a Windows Server to be picked up and taken to an untrusted network. Instead of the benefits of this feature, there are many reasons wherein a server may decide it's in a public network and firewall itself from access. This will, for example, prevent a file server sharing files, or an Exchange server accepting email. If this occurs to Domain Controllers, it will trigger all other servers…

    10 votes
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  6. Need clarification on "Configure browsers to use Windows Integrated Authentication (WIA) with AD FS"

    I am facing an issue where I have enabled the SSO with ADFS . I am able to do sso login from Mozila and Chrome but IE 11 is not letting me logged in with sso. IE keep asking for credentials so many times(ADFS LDAP user's credentials) and failing . From this doc I have tried to configure the browser to use WIA by configuring the AD FS property WiaSupportedUserAgents to add the required values based on the browsers. But still I am facing the same issue. as checked in the below command I can see that IE 11 is…

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  7. Make this more known and easier to locate on ALL VPN configuration pages. "Device tunnel can only be configured on domain-joined devices run

    Device tunnel can only be configured on domain-joined devices running Windows 10 Enterprise or Education version 1709 or later.

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  8. Manage as in Admin Center

    Even when I login with another credential to "Manage as" in Admin Center, that credential does not save.

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  9. Provide official download links to previous versions of Remote Desctop for Mac.

    Provide official download links to previous versions of Remote Desktop for Mac - Specifically v8. By witholding these, you are making older Macs less useful and more importantly failing to support your customers. I assume Microsoft would rather see perfectly functional machines in landfill rather than supporting sustainability. Shameful

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  10. Fix OAuth Token URL For ADFS Authentication

    When authenticating to a pool (Fall 2019 release) via ADFS, the scope= parameter is specified twice (example below) which are reported as errors on the ADFS server, obfuscating more meaningful data. It would be appreciated if this could be fixed:

    https://<adfs>/adfs/oauth2/token?granttype=refreshtoken&refreshtoken=<omitted>&scope=openid+logoncert&windowsapiversion=2.0&nux=1&siteid=501413&scope=logoncert&display=popup

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  11. Cloud Witness using Azure Private Link Storage

    Currently, configuring a windows server cloud witness using an Azure storage account is assuming the storage account is a public one. Can we update the UI to make allocations for a private link url? I think the only update here will be allowing users to specify their own endpoint url (which would be passed to Set-ClusterQuorum as the Endpoint option.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/deploy-cloud-witness#to-configure-cloud-witness-as-a-quorum-witness

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/failoverclusters/set-clusterquorum?view=win10-ps

    1 vote
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  12. Fix Hyper-V server from crashing when services is (erroneously) entered in PowerShell

    Erroneously entering "services" in PowerShell under Hyper-V 2016 causes the system to blue screen (Critical Stop)
    Please fix this

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  13. X11 forwarding in OpenSSH Server not implemented?

    It is simply unbelievable that the ssh server that microsoft provides does not include one of the most basic features of ssh. X11 forwarding. I wasted 3 hours of my life try to export an application from a windows machine my linux box.

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  14. Please fix the keyboard layout for foreign languages. Dutch language does not map propper within remote sessions

    Please fix the keyboard layout for foreign languages. Dutch language does not map propper within remote sessions

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  15. mklink /j and new-item -itemtype junction do not support long paths

    mklink /j and new-item -itemtype junction both fail when presented with a path longer than 260 characters.

    new-item gives the following example error:

    PS C:\temp\gb\module_2_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890&gt; new-item -itemtype junction -target &quot;..\module_1_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890\&quot; -path &quot;module_1_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890&quot;
    
    new-item : Could not find a part of the path &#39;module_1_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_123456789
    0_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890&#39;.
    At line:1 char:1
    + new-item -itemtype junction -target &quot;..\module_1_1234567890_123456789 ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\temp\gb\modu...7890_1234567890:String) [New-Item], DirectoryNotFoundExce
    ption
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CreateDirectoryIOError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NewItemCommand

    new-item : Could not find a part of the path &#39;C:\temp\gb\module_2_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_123456789
    0_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890\module_1_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_123456789
    0_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890_1234567890&#39;.
    At line:1 char:1
    + new-item -itemtype junction -target &quot;..\module_1_1234567890_123456789 ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [New-Item], DirectoryNotFoundException …

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  16. REG COPY CREATES AN INTERRUPT TO THE MOUSE ! IDEAS?

    Holding the mouse down after dragging any object, the hold is interrupted when REG COPY (any command values) starts and the object returns to its original place :-(

    lorenzo

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  17. can't show users

    when connecting to win server 2016 datacenter.
    because of my group'name with chinese?

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  18. 建议优化键盘输入

    当ios活着iPadOS端远程控制pc时,键盘仅能作为文字输入,建议优化,如运行游戏程序时,可以映射为操作输入。

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  19. all you little scum bags Im coming for you so watch out Im right around the corner i'll haunt you for the rest of your life if you server

    I have a windows server 10 pro fully loaded made for Developing software this computer is sceaming fast and very nice, But there'sa bunch of you guys and gals that want to sell my software on the market and I've already reported you guys to the authorities tonight I gave them everything I addressProxy Addresses They have been watching you for awhile through virtual and remote moniters. they have also seen what you have done to the computer with the accounts oh and the admintrative tools they said that was a hoot too watch. You guys are sure sloppy at…

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  20. Windows Desktop client list of connections instead of icons

    In the Windows Desktop client (Remote Desktop for WVD), there appears to be a limit of 15 characters in a connection name before it gets truncated and ... is added. This causes names to be indistinguishable if they are long, and a primary descriptor is at the end. For example:
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-EastUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-WestUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-NorEuro
    CompanyName-Department-Dev-SouthEast
    etc...

    The only way to see the available connections is by icon. Add functionality in the Windows Desktop client for list view, and functionality to configure a default.

    11 votes
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