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  1. 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 The result is outdated files on the destination side.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…

    2 votes
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  2. [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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  3. 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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  4. New time writing product idea that can beat salesforce

    New time writing product idea that can beat salesforce

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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. windowsupdateprovider needs documentation

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

    so No examples or how to use it.

    5 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 1 vote
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. Bureau a distance

    Je me sert de bureau a distance car je dois travailler sur mes deux ordi mais au bout de quelques seconde je tombe inactif sur l'ordinateur hôte nous devrions avoir la possibilité de laisser bureau a distance actif tout le temps j'ai cherché une solution pendant deux jours sans trouver, je suis a la maison et j'ai trois ordis donc pour la sécurité il n'y a pas de problème.

    1 vote
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  14. Please I Am Trying To Recover My Gmail salemhill2462@gmail.com,Please HelpMe To Recover It

    I Have Been Trying For Weeks To Recover My Old Gmail account That I Have Had For Years On Google,I Have All My Info,Everyone Knows This Gmail It Is salemhill2462@gmail.com,How Can I Get It Back,This Other Account Is Useless To me As Know one Knows it,Please Help Me Get It Back,Ty Carol Murray

    1 vote
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  15. How the **** do you update the help in powershell?

    I tried to run Get-Help on a command in PS and it said I didn't have the help. So I tried running Update-Help and it fails to get the help docs I need. ONLY Microsoft could: 1) Fail to include help 2) **** up the process of getting the help and then do nothing about it

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  16. 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.

    4 votes
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  17. 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.

    3 votes
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  18. 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

    1 vote
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  19. 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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  20. 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…

    2 votes
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