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  1. Fix the dead-end URL's sent with Evaluation copies of Windows Server 2012R2

    Received my email with extra documentation regarding the evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 R2 and the links are all dead.

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      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support DirectAccess in Azure

      As more companies look at the cloud for their disaster recovery (or primary site) it would be nice to be able to deploy DirectAccess in Azure. I currently have a scenario where DirectAccess in Azure would win over a cloud solution today.

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        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Do not Touch my ATROCITY EVER AGAIN TO DEAZURAZE ME OF MY AUTHORITY

        I HAVE BEEN IN AN INTEGRATION MODEL SINCE 2011. I HAVE INTEGRATED, I HAVE PULLED APART AND I AM INTEGRATING NOW TO BE SOFT AGAIN.

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          2 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix Remote Desktop URI scheme

          Full Disclosure: I'm the guy who added the URI parsing and connection scheme in CoRD. That was a feature I wanted, so I baked it when I started contributing to the development of the app 10 years ago. https://github.com/dorianj/CoRD/wiki/Command-Line-Use

          The Current URI scheme looks like it was written by interns with no supervision. Either your engineers completely ignored RFC 3986, or they thought they were more clever than they really are. Chief among the trespasses is the lack of ability to use the hostname/IP address baked into the scheme, requiring the use of the "full address" parameter, which for some…

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            0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • support nvidia vgpu

            Please add vGPU support for modern Tesla GPU virtualization. RemoteFX doesn't quite cut it, and we shouldn't have to add even more third party apps ( Citrix / VMware) just to fully utilize our hardware.

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              0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • There is a bug in DfsrHelper.dll

              If a Powershell script creates a DFSR RG and invokes the CmdLet "Set-DfsrMembership" multiple times to add several member servers then there is a high probability that the CmdLet will fail.
              I have a PowerShell script than creates a new DFSR RG, adds the local server and a folder, then calls the above CmdLet.
              if the script is run in a loop (deleting the RG between iterations) then the script will fail after 2 - 5 loops.

              I've used .NET Reflector to debug the DfsrPowershell, DfsObjectModel and DfsrHelper DLL's and I found that the error is as follows:
              Set-DfsrManagement attempts…

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                0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • powershell ISE Editor debugger crashes index out of range

                In a certain powershell script i'm working on i get the following error when i try and debug:

                E:\logs\Invoke-IISGraphInteractive_V1_4.ps1 :
                Exception : System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
                Parameter name: length
                at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Span..ctor(Int32 start, Int32 length)
                at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.ISEEditor.MarkPosition(Int32 lineNumber, Int32 startPosition, Int32
                endPosition, String marking)
                at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.ISEFile.SetDebuggerCurrentPosition(Int32 lineNumber, Int32
                startColumn, Int32 endColumn)
                at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.PowerShellTab.DoEnterDebugger()
                at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.PowerShellTab.DoEnterNestedPrompt(Object context)
                at
                Microsoft.Windows.PowerShell.Gui.Internal.WPFHelper.<>c__DisplayClass9.<SendToUIThread>b__8(Object obj)
                TargetObject :
                CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [Write-IISResponseCharts], ArgumentOutOfRangeException
                FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException,Write-IISResponseCharts

                here is the code block:

                $DataToUse = $data.data |Where {$_['time']}| where $CoreFilterSB | where $FilterSB
                $TransformedData = $DataToUse |
                select @{n='Series';e={Invoke-Command $seriesSB -ArgumentList $_}}, …

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                  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Upgrade a server running core to the next version. Example 1709 to 1803

                  Please post the methods to upgrade Short Term Service Branch Servers. If we are going to be living with these servers for less then 18 months we need to understand the methods for upgrades.

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                    0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • How to modify the default configuration of RDP?

                    In default configuration, security was set to 'Warn me if authentication fails'. I want to set 'Always connect, even if authentication fails' as default. I found Default.rdp in RDC Connections folder but can not find 'security' setting.

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                      0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Do you even potato?

                      Do you even potato?

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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • enable rdp cookies in the android and Mac remote desktop clients

                        The remote desktop client on Mac and Android doesn't send an rdp cookie containing the username - this makes load balancing on older rdp servers and gateways impossible since the user cannot be tracked.

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                          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Server Essentials 2016 Connector More Robust to Windows Upgrades

                          The Server Essentials Connector client often loses its connection to the server following a Windows Update. This is both frustrating if seen, or an issue if missed (if the icon is not always shown) as it can lead to backups not happening for a number of days. Normally it is then just a case of running the ClientDeploy app, but you have to know where to find this (it is not added to the all programs list).

                          Ideally the connector should be much more robust to Windows Updates and should simply "just work" but, if it does not connect it…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Uninstall button greyed out in Software Center for applications that are pushed via a "required" collection

                            When deploying an application through a collection in "required" state, uninstall button is greyed out. This doesn't happen if the application is installed through a collection in "available" state. We would like to have the uninstall button always accessible, no matter if the application was pushed in a required state or not. Corruption happens all the time and technicians need to be able to uninstall/reinstall all the time. Because uninstall is greyed out, they have to use the control panel instead, which defeats the purpose of using Software Center.

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                              1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              34 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add Remote Desktop client Universal Resource Identifier (URI) scheme support to Windows 10

                                The page at...
                                Remote Desktop client Universal Resource Identifier (URI) scheme support
                                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-uri

                                ...describes the feature, but it isn't supported on Windows. Now that we have the Remote Desktop modern app, Windows should handle the URI scheme by default too, perhaps when the Remote Desktop modern app is installed.

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                                • hyper-V Manager

                                  In Virtual Machines list a column to show whether the VM is the primary replicating out, or a dormant replica.

                                  I had a panicked user start the replica because he thought the VM was turned off.

                                  That said, can I rename the VM on the replica side only (by adding the word REPLICA for example)?

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                                    1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • idiotic

                                    Continiously Windows Update: "Windows Hello for Business"

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                                    • unable to change WINS Server IP Binding in Windows Server 2016.

                                      Unable to change WINS Server, IP Binding in Windows Server 2016. In the MMC of WINS Server, you can see an IP Address which suggests that the WINS Service is only listing on this Network Adapter. Even you change the Network Adapter metric, the IP will be not changed in the WINS MMC Gui. It's only changing, if you disable the used interface. With a netstate you can see that the WINS Service is listening on all Interfaces. This is confusing

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                                      • Storage Replica - Multiple Primary/Secondary Volumes

                                        Please allow a primary volume from Site A to replicate to a volume at Site B. At the same time allow a primary volume from Site B to replicate to a volume at site A.

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                                        • Single Backup of VM's with Off State

                                          How about adding a new Boolean attribute to VM's to record whether it has been backed up by the VM host's Backup Server since it enter the "Off" state thus eliminating the need to back it up again. The Backup Server would set the attribute state to "Yes" once it has been backed up in the "Off" state. Once the VM enters the "Running" state the attribute would be reset to "No".

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