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  1. Always On VPN for non-microsoft platforms

    Bring Always On VPN to other platforms, example: iOS, Android, Mac OS, Linux

    3 votes
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  2. Storage Migration Service (SMS) - Individual folders Inventory

    Can we have the option to select a specific folder(s) while adding source device for the Inventory scan in SMS.

    Will helps to identify folders specific errors in details rather than from PartiallySucceeded folders for device level scan at source.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/79b0cc0d-3bb4-4bd6-9196-c9230ba079ad/storage-migration-service-folders-inventory?forum=winserverfiles

    1 vote
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  3. Maintain Office 365 support for Server 2012 R2 or supply workaround

    I believe Office 365 should maintain support for Server 2012 R2 until that operating system reaches its end of life, which isn't for another few years in 2023.

    Organizations like mine have a dependence on Server 2012 R2 due to certain application needs, interoperability, support and other requirements. In our case, an entire virtual desktop shared environment which supports over 100 users relies on Server 2012 R2 which also runs Office 365 and has for a number of years with no issue.

    Microsoft has decided to drop support for Office 365 on Server 2012 R2 this January, which is unacceptable;…

    2 votes
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  4. Add a method of launching the RDP client from a browser

    Like this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-uri

    But
    - It works
    - It works from a browser (chrome, edge, firefox)

    Basically, enter a URL in some specified format, and it'll launch the RDP client, and maybe even auto-connect to the specified server (a preference maybe?).

    1 vote
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  5. nslookup - allow setting the source ip address

    When connecting to different networks with different dns servers, you often need to specify the correct source IP address but currently nslookup has no option for this.

    1 vote
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  6. Repair Task Scheduler on Server 2019

    I have been fighting task scheduler for a while and have determined that there is most definitely an issue with task scheduler

    we have a batch file that calls an executable.
    We can run that batch file from the file explorer and we can watch with a ui and see all the different actions being taken, typically about 120 lines of actions. and this typically takes about a minute and a half to run.

    When we put that same batch file in task scheduler and run it on maybe a reocurrance of every 10 minutes, task scheduler starts the task,…

    12 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Remote Desktop for OS10.11

    Do you have a link to download a version of Remote Desktop that is compliment with OS10.11? The version currently on the Appstore will not run on OS10.11. I can not upgrade beyond OS10 because my Mac does' have the power to run a newer OS. Please send a link. Thanks in advance. Andrew

    2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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

    1 vote
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  11. Azure Site Recovery using Windows Server 2016 Essentials (BUG)

    I have the following problem, does not enable virtual machine replication, does not appear the region.

    I have the following problem, does not enable virtual machine replication, does not appear the region.

    Follow the link with the bug recording. In .gif format

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao3Mu098yZbCk916lxdQz4CLq4XT-A?e=1ATabp

    5 votes
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  12. Update WSUS API to be compatible with .Net Core

    I’m the author of a tool that uses WSUS API. I would like to update my tool to use .Net Core but WSUS API is not compatible.
    Is there a plan to update WSUS API to be compatible with .Net Core?
    Thanks

    1 vote
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  13. SMB over SSH or encrypted SMB

    Add the option to create a secure SSH tunnel between machines for SMB or extend SMB to use certificates and create an encrypted tunnel

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Windows Server 2016 Essentials Connector not working after Windows 1903 update

    After upgrading my Windows 10 Pro 1809 to 1903, the Essentials connector was not working anymore as in the login process did not work. I always got the error message "Server is not online. Do you want to log into the offline mode?" on my Windows PC. Several reinstallations later it still does not work and therefore the backup of my PC not either.
    Please provide a solution to this problem or solve it with a cumulative windows update.

    3 votes
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  16. RDS HTML5 client resize locking up session

    When connecting to a VDI session (individual win 10 machines) with regular RDP GPU, the session goes black when trying to resize to fullscreen. This is not happening with a session host.

    1 vote
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  17. Add an upgrade path to upgrade a client OS (e.g. Windows 10 Pro) to Windows Server.

    A lot of small organizations start off using something like Windows 10 Pro for their server, but as the organization grows they'd like to upgrade in place to Windows Server. Right now, you can't do that. So I have seen a lot of organizations stay using the non-server OS basically until the server hardware fails and the recovery needs a clean install anyway. An in place upgrade path would definitely increase sales.

    1 vote
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  18. Fix Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Email Notifications support for SSL / STARTTLS

    Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is able to send email notifications via an SMTP using Options / E-Mail Notifications.

    However at present it does not support STARTTLS or SSL - which means it is impossible to use directly with Office 365 or Gmail, it sends any authentication details in plain text, and the emails themselves are sent unencrypted. It's 2019 - can we get basic security support built into this product, please?

    2 votes
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  19. Port Active Directory Cmdlets to OSX and Linux for use with powershell 6/7

    Port Active Directory Cmdlets to OSX and Linux for use with powershell 6/7

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  20. Control + Left click

    It would be nice if you could enable ctrl+left click as right click, the people (like me) who use a one buttom mouse the current way it works is a bit anoying.

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