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      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • 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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                  • [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.

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                      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • CEP/CES installation requires Enterprise Admins membership

                      The scenario is installation of CEP/CES (both are part of Windows AD Certificate Services role) and the problem is that this installation requires membership in either Enterprise Admins or root Domain Admins groups.
                      Would like to suggest to remove this hard coded requirement and provide normal delegation options where we can exactly provide to the installation user account minimum rights for performing CEP/CES installation.

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                      • Robocopy - exclude files and directories

                        Robocopy.exe is great tool, but it have one really stupid thing. In command line I can add list of excluded files (param /XF file1 file2 ...filex) and directories param /XD dir1 ...dirx). Great! BUT when I have lot of files (or dirs) for exclude its really not comfortable to write lot of filenames to command line (or into batch file). And command line has limit 2048 characters. its so big problem add param for example /XDFILE:list.txt for read excluded directories from file list.txt? (and for files something similar)

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                          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow option to have more detailed taskbar icons

                            The taskbar should have an option where a person can choose to have a taskbar that has more detailed information about the open windows and applications. Although the collapsed multiple windows of an application (think 2+ chrome windows open that are cascaded behind the chrome logo) offers a cleaner look, it's a hassle to have to click on the chrome logo, see the multiple windows pop up, then select the one you want. It would be more streamlined to just have the thumbnails constantly up, even if the taskbar has to get a little larger.

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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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                              • add ability to login to user profiles without needing their password.

                                Since we already have the power as an admin to reset a users password, why can't we have the option to login to their user profile without needing to change it? There has been countless times where I've had to ask them for their password so I can login to their profile to set things up. If there was a way to login to their user profile without resetting their password, then I wouldn't have to ask them for their password.

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                                • Microsoft Remote Desktop V10 for MAC keyboard changes when laptop sleeps and is brought back up

                                  On my Macbook Pro, since I installed the latest Microsoft Remote Desktop V10, if I put the Mac to sleep and come back, keystrokes change from normal keystrokes to function keys. For instance the "d" key, instead of typing a "d" now toggles the show desktop on and off. In order to get the keyboard back I have to "Sign off" the Remote Desktop and Sign back in. Is there a setting to fix this as this defeats the purpose of using a Remote Desktop to preserve something you are working on.

                                  Mac OS = High Sierra Version 10.13.6.

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                                  • windowsupdateprovider needs documentation

                                    the build in module windowsupdateprovider has no online help. and no downloaded help

                                    so No examples or how to use it.

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                                    • Routing traffice based on port

                                      Assume a scenario where we have 2 NICs, eth1 and eth2. eth1 has the IP address 1.1.1.1 and eth2 has 2.2.2.2. Using 1.1.1.254 as gateway would route all Internet traffic through eth1, while having 2.2.2.254 as gateway would route traffic through eth2.

                                      Assume we want traffic to IP address 5.5.5.5 and port 80 to be processed by one route using eth1, while traffic to the same IP address on port 443 should be processed by route using eth2.

                                      In linux we have this ability by using route tables and iptables

                                      ip route add table 10 0.0.0.0/0 via 1.1.1.254
                                      ip route…

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                                      • virus detected by bitdefenderendpointsecurity

                                        virus android.riskware.fakeapk detected by bitdefenderendpointsecurity on com.microsoft.rdc.android.apk

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                                          i want all my email to come to mitchellhorton1057@att.net

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