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  1. Microsoft Remote Desktop App, Requesting a hierarchy option

    Requesting a hierarchy option; meaning the ability to group in a top down structure, as apposed to the unwieldly large squares currently shown for each PC

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  2. Not working with Big Sur

    Microsoft RDP is not working with the new Mac OS update (Big Sur), it would be great if that is made compatible with Big Sur.

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  3. To development For some kind of users

    Could you supply some shell command like windows mstsc , so that we can do some custom development

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  4. Druckerproblem

    Microsoft Remote Desktop ist eine feine Sache und läuft ansich gut sowohl unter OS Catatan, als auch Big Sure. Unter beiden OS und auch nach Update 10.5.0 zu MRD gibt es zwei massive Druckerprobleme:
    1. Obwohl Zweiseitig an Drucker und in Software ausgeschaltet, wird immer nur zweiseitig gedruckt.


    1. Zuweilen werden nach Seite 2 nur noch "Hyroglyphen" immer zweizeilig gedruckt.

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  5. Why can't modify existing rdp file in window 10 but mac version ?

    Why can't modify existing rdp file in window 10 but mac version ?

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  6. Disk Management under a non-domain account cannot detach VHDs on network shares

    To reproduce:

    1) Run Disk Management as a user that both:
    - is a local admin, and
    - has domain credentials to access some network share

    2) "Attach VHD", choose a .vhdx file stored on a network share.

    3) Run Disk Management as a user that both:
    - is a local admin, and
    - does not have domain credentials

    4) Right-click the VHD's item in the Disk list, click "Detach VHD"

    Observe that a dialog pops up reporting the UNC path to the VHD file, which is of course already a bad sign.
    Click OK.
    Observe that an dialog pops…

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  7. 5 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Correct detection of Windows 10 Build 20H2

    WSUS shows only Build 10.0.19041.662 and not correct 10.0.19042.***

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  10. nslookup ignores "set port"

    nslookup in Windows 10 and Server 2016 ignore the "set port" parameter. It always tries to use port 53 regardless. I verified this via packet captures.

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  11. Stop adding "Features" that don't work?

    Every new version makes things harder and harder to access things that used to be simple:


    • Changing network settings (Old: Right click the network icon, New: Who even knows? Click the icon, go to network center, click the adapter advanced options if it even shows up...)

    • Make Network Profiles Accessible (Old: Right click Network icon, click 'Private' or 'Public', change it, New: Who knows? Go into the Registry? Join a HomeGroup to run a troubleshooter that then tells you that you have change to a Private network type?)

    • Search (Old: Press Windows Key, start typing, New: Who knows? You literally…
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  12. ConfigStoreRootPath & SharedStoragePath Path Change

    Both the ConfigStoreRootPath and SharedStoragePath locations under a hyper-v cluster cannot currently be amended after they are initially set so if you move the cluster storage to another storage array with different volume names you either have to:
    1.) recreate the whole cluster to change locations of these values.
    2.) rename the volumes to the old paths and then change all corresponding virtual machine paths or
    3.) Create a small volume with the same name and path as already set for both ConfigStoreRootPath & SharedStoragePath.

    It seems completely bizarre that such a well documented limitation has not be addressed by…

    2 votes
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  13. openssh for windows support socket multiplex (controlMaster option)

    For a server that enters a dynamic password to log in, it is really annoying to enter a password every time. It is important to support multiplex sockets like linux ssh.

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  14. Fix the registry error that appears after adding the ADDS role on Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition 1809

    When installing the ADDS role on Windows server 2019 datacenter edition 1809, you start getting errors in the eventlog perflib 1023 for a reference to the file C:\Windows\system32\ntdsperf.dll which does not exist. The reference is added to registry when installing the above role...

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  15. remote desktop port

    Remote Desktop > Advanced Settings is extremely user-unfriendly for changing the RDP port.

    I correctly shows my current port number, and it has a link for changing the port number. It redirects to a very technical link [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/change-listening-port] that surely scares a lot of people into doing that.

    There should be an input box for setting the new port number, and after changing that it should restart the service without needing to restart the operating system.

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  16. I found that setting DisableDeleteNotify of NTFS to 1 decrease the duration of format of both NTFS & ReFS , I think it must decrease NTFS

    I found that setting DisableDeleteNotify of NTFS to 1 decrease the duration of format of both NTFS & ReFS , I think it must decrease NTFS format duration only (Windows Server 2016 & 2019)

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  17. Remote Desktop client list view

    The list view option in Remote Desktop client for WVD was a helpful improvement.

    Can the sort be changed to down the columns instead of across the columns?

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  18. Microsoft Remote Desktop native app for M1 Apple Silicon

    Please build a RDP macOS client app targeting M1 Apple Silicon

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  19. The current auditing of LAPS password access events are not fine-grained

    The current auditing of LAPS password access events are not fine-grained and it becomes very difficult for an administrator to separate LAPS events with other population of 4662 which are huge in number. May be Microsoft can distinguish the LAPS password access event.

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  20. Abolish the non-conforming administrators_authorized_keys ssh file

    Knock it off and just do it right this time. No one needs or wants this genuinely Microsoft bastardization. It's beyond idiotic to whisk these keys away into programdata - it's slightly insane. Just figure it out and quit it with the terrible hacks.

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