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  1. 12 votes
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  2. SD boot

    SD is becoming a common feature on many servers. I understand that Microsoft, via an OEM, will support booting Hyper-V Server from USB. SD is a low-cost option for deploying servers that would get all their storage from SAN or SMB, but Microsoft needs to support (not OEMs) Windows Server booting from SD.

    49 votes
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  3. Change PC Name without restart

    It is one of the most critical problem of Windows. Is not easy, I know this, but change the PC Name without force the restart could be one for the most important thing.

    Requirements:

    - Cannot be DC
    - Cannot be Exchange Server or SQL Server

    Scenarios where this feature could be interesting:

    - Change naming convention of same machines
    - File Server
    - IIS
    - RDS
    - Hyper-V

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    77 votes
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  4. Windows update / SQL update needs to have more control

    I just had SQL server restart at 9:36 am for me because of a microsoft update. I appreciate the importance of updating product, but I should never have to apologize to my customers for 10 minutes of down time while SQL is restarting. Active hours shouldn't be only 8 hours long. All in all the most frustrating part of running Windows 2016.

    16 votes
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  5. Windows Firewall Advanced - Allow rule by DNS name

    It is very important to include in the "Scope" tab, within a Windows Firewall rule, to release DNS names and not just IP addresses.

    13 votes
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  6. missing primary boot drive

    Primary boot drive failed in win10. Doesn't appear when using diskpart list volumes. 2nd drive (d) appears as C: drive. Believe partitions damaged or lost and if fixed could see the original boot disk C: again. Booted from a USB to get CMd line. But need instructions how to launch disk MGMT.msc. commands I would normally use in powershell or on server not working on win 10 pro on laptop. It is difficult to find instructions on how to get control panel, disk mgt, network etc launched from CMD.

    1 vote
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  7. what is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

    What is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

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  8. unregister vm, instead of remove vm configuration file on hyper-v

    When a VM come to "remove", It always be good for keep it some place with it configuration file with its vhd in place untouched. So many time, there always someone ask to add back the removed one even the next hour.
    Please provide "unregister/register" operation instead of "export and remove/import", because "export" takes time,space,IO bandwith.

    1 vote
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  9. If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

    If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

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  10. Windows Settings: after years finally fix finding settings??

    I know, it's annoying that paying customers are asking for most basic features, but it's really a shame that the 'new' Windows Settings:
    1) ignores disabled users and the usability, e.g. F3 does not work to focus the 'Find a setting' Textbox. (Shame #1)
    2) Windows Settings needs some days until it is able to finish creating the Index of all Windows Settings. For sure, we're talking about less than 500 keywords. M$$ needs some days? (Shame #2)
    3) Even after some days, we can search for e.g. "Curosor" and we get "Not found" (Shame #3)
    4) Windows Settings needs…

    1 vote
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  11. Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

    Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

    I am trying to install a brand new Samsung 860 SSD DISK into a Windows 10 system. It connected easily into the slot. But the File Explorer never shows that it exists.

    All other information is accurate and up-to-date with a properly operating Win 10 system.

    No instructions are given for this eventuality. Your instructions never discuss this possibility. Can you indicate troubleshooting measures for this problem?

    2 votes
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  12. after about 1/4 century: gpresult: please display the value as readable text

    Hello

    it's a shame, very annyoing, error-prone and therefore a safety risk that gpresult thisplay this result:

    GPO: Default Domain Policy
    Folder Id: Software\Policies\Microsoft\W32time\Parameters\NtpServer
    Value: 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 0, 0
    State: Enabled

    Could you finally start offering tools as they should be?

    Thanks a lot
    kind regards,
    Thomas

    2 votes
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  13. How does one grant a specific user the privilege to change the system ip address, or install a new printer for example.

    Just read a page on how to implement least-privilege concept in windows , however I think what really needs to be addressed is how to grant users the ability to perform certain tasks without using 3rd party products. For instance it is fairly trivial to allow users to run a particular program and prevent others from running it simply by modifying the ACL on the .exe. However, how would one accomplish some of the other tasks that might be required of particular users without granting them Administrator privs, like changing an IP address or installing a new printer.

    1 vote
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  14. Implement HSTS in ADFS

    According to Microsoft's documentation ADFS does not require HSTS because it uses HTTPS. ADFS is still vulnerable to insecure redirect and MITM from an insecure / untrusted network.

    On the first access over a non-secure network the browser sends a clear HTTP request. MITM intercepts this and responds as the endpoint and can now issue an insecure redirect to a malicious site OR proxy the real ADFS server to trick user into entering credentials etc.

    HSTS prevents the very first HTTP call from ever being sent. The browser instead only sends HTTPS and does not allow the user to bypass…

    1 vote
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  15. Instead of continuos "Whats New..." at this page, you rather tell people why errors occurs in EventList dued by "Windows Hello.."-updates..

    Instead of this page`s "Whats new.." - you rather tell users why Windows 10, vers 1803 is not compatible for the update/grade "Windows Hello for Business" and therefore cause constantly errors in the EventList at every start of pc. And THIS is not new !

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Can you save a desktop connections configuration, etc.?

    Can we somehow save the configuration of all the RDs that takes awhile to set up 25 servers, VMs, etc. If we need a system rebuilt, I don't want to have to recreate from scratch.

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  18. Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Mac version 10

    Previous versions of RDP for Mac stored passwords in the keychain. Please return to this method. If not, you need to at least give users a method to retrieve a password
    I LOVE Mac RDP v 10, but that's a dealbreaker. I'm going back to v8

    2 votes
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  19. OneSyncSvc

    We support WS2016 for a few SMB's, with tightly controlled RDS environments for business-only applications. We understand One Sync being potentially useful in this environment. A recent update turned this service on by default. Sure we can fix it, but possibly from a a security aspect, minimising attack surface, yadayada, this may not be an optimal default.

    3 votes
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