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  1. 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

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      5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • 3 votes
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        • Initiate SCCM Wake-on-LAN from the Secondary Site Servers/DPs.

          Request for Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to be initiated from the Secondary Site Servers and DPs. Currently only the Primary Servers are able to initiate WoL but due to certain security concerns and geographical challenges, multicast and unicast broadcasts is either not permitted or limited. These limitations prevents the Primary Server to wake up clients at remote locations. If WoL traffic is initiated on the Site Servers and DPs, the WoL traffic will remain within their respective local networks while maintaining a security posture by blocking external unicast and multicast traffic.

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          • Simplify Naive user process. For example, the icons on my Windows 10 screen sometimes are blank, or I would like to add one

            I should be able to post my own new funcction, change the name (or make one that has gone boank

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            • I get constant Microsoft demands to enter "my password". Which of my passwords do you mean.? Make it clear

              I have multiple passwords for Window 10 and other Micdrosoft products, global, pins even finger touch. When Microsoft demans a "password you should make it clear
              Which One and that the popup should be clearly stated

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              • 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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                • For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), add MS SQL Server (at a minimum) as an option for the CA database

                  The JET database format is old, non-resilient, suffers from bloating problems due to an inability to automatically reclaim space and requires the CA database to be stored on a 'local' disk. In addition, it only allows flat file backup and does not support 'replay' or other recovery features.

                  It's high time ADCS was bought kicking and screaming into the 21st Century by allowing at least MS SQL to be used as a proper backend relational database. This would then allow proper resiliency to be built into the database, recovery using transaction logs (potentially no more lost, unmanageable certificates due to…

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                  • locked GPT disk area (save my SSD)

                    secure area GPT
                    from 120gb SSD i have 2gb space and i cannot change it or open disk files nothing. But when i conected this disk to other laptop it is working but not in my own laptop :( ?? This disk locked me after windows update long time ago, can anyone help me pls?
                    1: reinstall doesnt work
                    2: formax only to mbt, if i try gtp it show me eror and format automaticly continue to mbr
                    3: meybe reinstall my OS with disk can work but in not for this tip, i have important data in m primary…

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • option "Shutdown" qui attent qu'aucun utilisateur ne soit connecté (session, SMB, HTTP, FTP)

                      "Shutdown.exe" (ou PS: "Restart-Computer") ne permet pas de demander un reboot sous la condition qu'aucune session utilisateur ne soit ouverte. Cela serait très bien pour les serveurs RDS/remoteApp/AppV.
                      Deux autre conditionne possible : l'absence de connexions SMB (share) pour les serveur de fichier (DFS) ou absence de connexions IIS (HTTP, FTP).
                      Merci pour ses évolutions.

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                      • Create search button in "services.msc"

                        Create search button in "services.msc" in Windows Server versions

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                        • RDS in 2016 looks awfully complicated ...it certainly isn't Citrix

                          I have just reviewed the setup for RDS, it looks horribly complex...it certainly does not look like the easy setup with Citrix... Where are wizards? Where are even examples to show who you do things like present apps to desktops?

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                            Muka Lu Kaya Kontol!!!

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                            • Additional filtering capabilties to applicable GET-AD* CmdLets

                              Select parameter to return a count of the "-first x" objects or "-last x" objects
                              Filters should support regular expression format
                              Filters should support "-match" for regular expression format

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                              • Group Policy > Preferences > Files > Action: Update

                                It's a shame that until today that group policy setting doesn't let us update the file based on the "LastWriteTime" attribute.
                                I have seen a lot of complains about that misunderstood setting.
                                Please consider on changing the action or to add a new one, that will help so many admins ou there!

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                                • No gold for free games

                                  This isn't necessarily for windows, actually its for the Xbox one. I think that making people pay for Xbox live gold for free games isn't the best idea, honestly I believe that making people do this would draw people towards other console that have paid online services but still allow you play free games for free. This is done both on the Nintendo switch and the PS4. Thank you for taking out of your time to read this, and I hope you implement this onto the console in an update.

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                                  • Dedicated Event Log for Windows Firewall Activity (pfirewall.log in the event logs)

                                    A dedicated Windows Event log for Windows Firewall activity - like pfirewall.log provides - would make centralized logging and reporting much easier and lead to greater adoption of the built in firewall. IPSec logging to the security Event Log is not a robust answer, as it causes too much log churn for most enterprises.

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                                      • Support for Network Policy Server (NPS) Role on Server Core

                                        Network Policy Server is an infrastructure services role much like ADDS, ADCS, DNS, and DHCP.

                                        We need to have support for this role added to Server Core. Requiring a GUI for this role means more patches, wasted CPU cycles and wasted memory.

                                        18 votes
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                                        • Include support for Group Managed Service Accounts in Task Scheduler GUI

                                          The GUI does not accept entering a gMSA as user for a scheduled task. This can only be done from PowerShell, and after doing that it is not possible to edit the task from GUI.

                                          I would love to see gMSA support in the scheduled tasks GUI.

                                          24 votes
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