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  1. Kerberos using AES still not working where it should

    Establish a two-way forest trust.

    Try to establish Remote Desktop Connection from a computer in one forest to a computer in another forest, with an account that is a member of “Protected Users” security group. The connection will fail if the computer (from where you’re trying to establish RDP connection) does not have “RC4HMACMD5” kerberos encryption type enabled (i.e. it only has “AES256HMACSHA1” enabled).

    On the other hand, if the user that is trying to establish Remote Desktop Connection is using an account that is NOT a member of “Protected Users” security group, and only AES…

    9 votes
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  2. "add forest" in group policy management does not work unless RC4 is enabled

    We have two-way forest trust established and would like to manage group policy for both forests from one server.

    On a member server where Group Policy Management console is installed, these encryption types are enabled in “Network security: Configure encryption types allowed for Kerberos“:
    AES256HMACSHA1
    Future encryption types

    When I try to add another forest to Group Policy Management console (open “Group Policy Management” console, right click on “Group Policy Management”, click on “Add forest…”, enter domain name and then click “OK”), a message “Access is denied.” pops up.

    If I enable “RC4HMACMD5” on the server…

    7 votes
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  3. Windows Updates shouldn't fail constantly or take hours to complete

    I have a number of 2016 servers. It seems like 99% of them fail when doing automatic updates. I am able to install them manually by going through sconfig and selecting option 6 but it takes FOREVER. During installation, the CPU or Memory isn't maxed out at 100% so I have no idea what is causing it to take forever. All other previous versions of Windows run and install updates just fine in the same VMware environment.

    318 votes
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  4. Suggestion: Improve Windows Server update process and reduce down times

    Make Windows Server to be able to check, download, install updates while the server is running.

    like Android project Mainline.

    so at first there will be 2 OS drives instead of 1, they'll be clones of each other. when an updates pops up, the OS will download and install it on the other drive that is not used to run the OS. the updates can be installed and completely finished on that drive. the next time a system admin restarts the server, OS will boot up from the other updated drive without ANY downtime for installing or finishing updates. once…

    7 votes
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  5. DNS policies for reverse-lookup zones

    Please implement support to configure DNS policies for reverse-lookup zones.
    We need a way to prevent sensitive private PTR records from being accessible on the internet in Split-Brain DNS configurations.

    1 vote
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  6. if you want insiders to test make the Desktop version more readily available

    WAC is coming along however it just doesn't offer the same functionality as other admin utilities. Please include the LTS ISO in the downloads for insiders so we can have 1 with a gui and perhaps a couple running core. This will make it much easier to deploy and test.

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  7. ninguna

    todo va bien

    1 vote
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  8. You need to add better documentation for implementation for AOVPN

    I am finding it very difficult to implement and configure AOVPN because of the lack of detailed documentation that is current and offers variations on deployment.

    1 vote
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  9. Exchange migration to Office 365 tool

    Edmails Exchange migration to Office 365 tool migrates Exchange server user mailbox, public folders, archive mailboxes, and shared mailbox. It will completely and perfectly migrate all the mailbox items from one Exchange server to Exchange server and Office 365.

    Exchange Migration

    Key Features

    High Performance migration
    Quick and easy migration
    True incremental migration
    Direct migration from Exchange to Exchange server
    Direct migration from Exchange to Office 365 server
    Automatic setting of impersonation rights to both source as well as target servers
    Automatic mapping of mailboxes between source and target server
    Facility to load CSV file in case of missing mailboxes…

    1 vote
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  10. 77 votes
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  11. I cannot update

    I cannot update

    2 votes
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  12. 0x800f0954

    I am getting this error 0x800f0954. I am follow this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ivxV6MRSw. Is this right to go? suggest some method

    1 vote
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  13. ADFS RelayingPartyTrustsGroup Enhancements

    When implementing multiple RelayingPartyTrustsGroup of substantial sizes, we are running into some point points with the Powershell interface.

    Add-AdfsRelyingPartyTrustsGroup
    - Need a flag to manually specify the name

    Remove-AdfsRelyingPartyTrustsGroup
    - Need an option to specify the name

    Set-AdfsRelyingPartyTrustsGroup
    - Command doesn't existing but looking for something similar to the existing Set-AdfsRelyingPartyTrust command modify parameters found in get-AdfsRelyingPartyTrustsGroup

    Get-AdfsRelyingPartyTrustsGroup
    - is painfully slow currently due to the full enumeration of the RelayingPartyTrusts identifier, should limit results a handful of RPT's to increase performance.
    - add an option to limit the number of RPT's enumerated with the query 1/10/20/100/unlimited/ect

    1 vote
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Provide a guide on what rights are necessary for working in RDS in the "least privilege" model.

    Provide a guide on what rights are necessary for working in RDS in the "least privilege" model. Giving technicians ability to shadow end users or publish applications without being admins of the server.

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  16. [ADFS2019] Allow custom themes per application group

    Implement a command like Set-AdfsRelyingPartyWebTheme but for Application Groups.
    Currently it is not possible to define a theme per application group.

    1 vote
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  17. ADFS managed within Admin Center

    Please add support for ADFS managed from within Admin Center.

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  18. Significantly increase the number of Banned IPs that can be stored in ADFS.

    ADFS 2019 allows for 300 IPs to be added to the "Banned IP list"

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/configure-ad-fs-banned-ip#adding-banned-ips

    As there are nearly four billion public IPs on the internet, 300 is woefully inadequate.

    Small customers that are only trying to block a few users aren't likely using ADFS anyway. Large organizations that rely on ADFS will hit the 300 limit almost immediately.

    I'd like to see this number raised to 65538 (/16) or something similar.

    9 votes
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  19. improve the speed of how updates are downloaded and installed on Windows Server 2016!!

    improve the speed of how updates are downloaded and installed on Windows Server 2016!!

    5 votes
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  20. 1 vote
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