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  1. 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.

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      • 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)?

          6 votes
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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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                    0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VMConnect: RDP: CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Toggle Windows Mode / Fullscreen): broken

                    Good evening

                    In RDP, we can use CTRL+ALT+BREAK to toggle the Remote Desktop Window between Window and Full Screen mode.

                    This Hotkey worked in VMConnect, too and it's a well known Hotkey:
                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/learn-more/hyper-v-virtual-machine-connect

                    In the latest Hyper-V Release this function is broken: VMConnect does not switch to full Screen Mode, it just moves the RDP Toolbar.

                    It's annoying, that:
                    » M$ does not automatically test such basic functions which almost never will change (and therefore it's great to automatically test it) before a new release is deployed to many millions of customers.

                    » M$ does not display the most basic…

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                    • About disk management

                      hi in my laptop Disk-`C' having 846 GB so I want to split it to many drive ,in order to trying only half of the memory only I can split means only 450 GB something having option to split but I want the `c` drive only 150GB ,how to solve this problem

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                      • Dark Theme for Group Policy Management Editor

                        Include an option for a Dark theme view in the Group Policy Management Editor.

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                          • This was supposed to be a platfrom / browser agnostic version of RemoteApp. It is not. It is still tied to IE and works horribly on Macs.

                            Suggest you find another way to process .rdp files that is truly device / software agnostic.

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                            • 360 Desktop Backgrounds

                              For the background image while logging in make the pictures panoramas so we can have a 360 degree view, can also be applied to backgrounds.

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                              • Support for Controlled Folder Access

                                Windows 10 offers the feature of "Controlled Folder Access", where only specific executables are allowed to make modifications to specified paths.

                                This same feature should be available in Windows Server.

                                The use-case I have in mind is a backup application. The application backs up data (either from the local server, or multiple remote servers). Data is written to a volume (within the backup application, this is generally referred to as a "Library").

                                Now, if the server were to become infected with ransomware, the backup data would be encrypted, and restores would no longer be possible.

                                Using Controlled Folder Access would…

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                                • Allow Windows Server to mount BLOB as a disk

                                  Partners like SoftNAS and Nasuni allow you to connect to Azure BLOB storage and share it as a disk. This allows for massive scalability. Unfortunately, these are very expensive solutions when we are just looking for a simple, massively scalable Windows File Server. Please add the ability to mount BLOB (thin provisioned) to a Windows Server VM in Azure and share that capacity. (Either that or enhance Azure Files to more than 5TB and add NTFS permissions).

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                                  • Error password

                                    I installed in gataway mode on server 2016 in the domain, starting the page by Chrome or Edge I have to save the credentials of adm of the domain and is asking again when I try to add a host. Is it a known bug?

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                                    • under "Search"

                                      i was thinking that maybe when you type a(n) subject or name of service you run, maybe the search can go find it and tell you how to (everything) it. just an idea but I am getting sick of being in device manager and typeing subjects in help search for item\s im looking right at and seeing Nothing and reading no info available.

                                      ps side note, mmc told me it needed an update but theres no obvoius way so typed it in the search and it brought me to the content page....

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                                      • Need to allow access to different domains via different credentials in same AD Administrative Center

                                        Need to allow access to different domains via different credentials in same AD Administrative Center. runas will only work for one domain at a time per session. I'd like to manage different domains using different credentials per domain.

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                                        • Add the ability to log certificate thumbprints to NPS authentications

                                          This would be very helpful for us to be able to monitor for devices using certificates that are close to expiring.

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