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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Printing from your iPad

      Print from an iPad

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        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Re-Compile the CMD "netstat" to include a flag to show LISTENING only, create GREP

        Re-Compile the CMD "netstat" to include a flag to show LISTENING only, create GREP. My gmail userID is swtpete

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        • Keep Windows 2016 long term service channel.

          No longer are Windows 8 and Windows 10 Professional suitable for my clients. Going to Windows 2016 Standard in LTSC has solved a lot of problems. The semi-annual channel is too disruptive (creates a number of problems) in the work that traders are doing.

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            0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow option to have more detailed taskbar icons

            The taskbar should have an option where a person can choose to have a taskbar that has more detailed information about the open windows and applications. Although the collapsed multiple windows of an application (think 2+ chrome windows open that are cascaded behind the chrome logo) offers a cleaner look, it's a hassle to have to click on the chrome logo, see the multiple windows pop up, then select the one you want. It would be more streamlined to just have the thumbnails constantly up, even if the taskbar has to get a little larger.

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            • virus detected by bitdefenderendpointsecurity

              virus android.riskware.fakeapk detected by bitdefenderendpointsecurity on com.microsoft.rdc.android.apk

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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • RD client missing the local resources option

                  In the normal RDP client there is an option to connect local resources to your RDP session. Unfortunately this is not available in de RD Client (available in the Windows Store). Please add this functionality also in this client.

                  5 votes
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                  • google chrome

                    i want all my email to come to mitchellhorton1057@att.net

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                    • 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.

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                        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Task Manager and Admin Centre cannot see CPU usage

                        I have HPE Proliant MicroServer Gen8 and installed Windows Server 2019. After I set non-unicode language to Chinese(Simp), I cannot see CPU usage anymore in task manager, resource monitor, and Admin Centre. Even I revert it back to English(US), it still would not help.

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                          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 0562854444

                          Updated

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                            0 comments  ·  Survey  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I was interested in an audio format to study on the road. Will this able me made available?

                            I was downloading the DOC for Getting started with Server 2016 and could not find an audio format, I would like to see this added for those that can not read or would like to study on the road.

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                            • 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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                              • Please allow smart card connectivity on android

                                I can remote in from my samsung tab s3 to my windows desktop, but it won't allow me to login as the remote machine doesn't recognize the smart card in my tablet USB-C connector. My machine requires I have the smart card plugged in but the remote app for android doesn't seem to support usb redirecting so it doesn't recognize the card

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                                • Win10/Hyper-V: Don't enable auto checkpoint by default

                                  This setting is useless and just causes performance issues. If people want to take a checkpoint they can already just click "Checkpoint". At the very least there should be an option to disable this by default. Its frustrating to have to do it on an individual VM basis.

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                                      • Server 2019 Change Date and Time dialog is only 12h

                                        In Server 2019 Standard 1809
                                        The Region is set to English(Sweden)
                                        When i try to Change the time in The Date&Time Settings window I only get a 12h dialog.
                                        (In most of the world we have known for a long time that the day has 24 hours)

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                                        • 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…

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