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  1. Make ISO hashes / checksums publicly accessible

    Currently volume licensing and most other MS portals don't provide (SHA, MD5 or any) filehashes.
    I learned that later this year MS is planning to update the VLSC portal to support this. That's good news.

    It would be a bonus to see the hashes on a true public part of the portals or otherwise on www.microsoft.com without any form of subscription.
    Reason is that only a limited number of persons have an account that can actually download ISO’s from VLSC. On the other hand, a lot of IT admins cannot download themselves but use these ISO’s and have to rely…

    10 votes
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  2. Provide vagrant boxes

    Provide update-to-date vagrant boxes for all major hypervisiors. Optionally, make Windows vagrant boxes easier to create.

    2 votes
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  3. Yes

    How I got things to work #1 talkback sucks but it does talk and knows code.#2 write code in search bar #3 talkback like to be talked to..

    1 vote
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  4. OpenSSH on Windows should include ssh-copy-id

    The OpenSSH distribution that comes with Windows as an optional component should contain ssh-copy-id to make copying public keys to remote systems easier than the sequence outlined on https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/openssh/openssh_keymanagement

    2 votes
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  5. Allow for easy creation of base64 certificates with separate cert and key files

    I would like to use and continue to use the investment into AD CS. Currently using AD CS for non windows devices is painful due to the nature of requesting certs and getting them in formats useful for non windows devices. Maybe a modernized AD CS web enrollment site would help achieve this.

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  6. Free Technical Support for Students

    It would be great if students could submit technical support requests for free, and if they are serious enough, get assistance with the issue for free.

    Backstory:
    Why Give Out Software to Students and Charge Us When We Need Assistance? - I have been using Microsoft products for everything school related, but now I have an issue with my server, you want to charge $500 for assistance with something critical and can't fix ourselves. I think I made a big mistake trying to learn Microsoft for my career, because I wouldn't be having the issue I have now if I…

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  7. to a non-techie, this is jibberish

    impossible for a non-techie

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  8. Hi, I have an idea for Windows 10. Next to the copy option, the option to add to the copy (add to the clipboard) so that the previous data i

    Hi, I have an idea for Windows 10.
    Next to the copy option, the option to add to the copy (add to the clipboard) so that the previous data in the clipboard is not deleted.

    E-mail: imansia1990@yahoo.com
    gmail: imanblack2000@gmail.com
    Phone: 989176878911
    Phone: 989356299715

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  9. restore old posts from blogs.technet.com

    blogs.technet.com had several valuable articles (ie. VMQ deep-dive,etc,etc) that were covering the lack of documentation in the official Product portal (docs.Microsoft.com / technet.microsoft.com) . since hte move to https://techcommunity.microsoft.com several of those articles are lost.

    Please restore them or transfer the contents to docs.microsoft.com

    2 votes
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  10. [Bug] Windows Admin Center page keeps requesting credentials

    The Windows Admin Center page keeps requesting credentials for the Windows Admin Center when adding computers or installing extensions, and it often does so twice in a row.

    9 votes
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  11. 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.

    1 vote
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  12. New time writing product idea that can beat salesforce

    New time writing product idea that can beat salesforce

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  13. Remote Desktop Connetion - for Android - Plug and Play Device Access on Remote PC

    I have downloaded Microsoft Remote Desktop Application from Playstore and have taken away my computer's remote. But in that I want to connect a barcode scanner through the mobile, so what I have to do.

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  14. to take out the google search from Microsoft

    my idea is to take out the google search from Microsoft and we create new search like google for Microsoft and it only used my Microsoft windows and I named it has micro search means even micro issue also will not escape means better then google search and lastly my hamble request sir please think about if we use this idea no company will beat the microsoft and have a nice day

    9 votes
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  15. bring back windowsupdate.log and windows update control panel feature to server 2016

    Bring back the windowsupdate.log and windows update control panel feature to Server 2016 and 2019. there is no logical reason to remove the log and why would you force the admin to export the log via powershell in some xml format, and decode it via symbols blablabla. Obfuscating the log files is an obvious attempt by msft to take over patch management from the end user.

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  16. Storage migration service re-sync modified files during or after cut over

    I setup a Server 2019 VM and migrated our old 2008R2 file server, to this server with the Storage migration services through Windows Admin Center.

    It seems to work as designed and seems to be a great tool for admins.

    However on our current production file server, the migration takes 7 days. Too long to perform it out of hours, and too long to downtime the server. The result is outdated files on the destination side. I haven't found a way with SMS to resolve the issues with latest files being left behind on the source machine.

    I'm not sure…

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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Reinstate the Network Policy Server tools in RSAT

    The 1809 version of RSAT does not include the tools required to manage Network Policy Servers (NPAS), and they need to be reinstated for managing these servers on networks.

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  19. 1 vote
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  20. 3 votes
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