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  1. Remove insecure protocols from builtin VPN/Wifi

    Default VPN/WiFi settings shouldn't allow insecure connections, nor allow users to override acceptable CAs for a connection without the user acknowledging that what they're doing is very risky.

    6 votes
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  2. MSTSC Should Be More Forthcoming With Diagnostics; Beyond "An Internal Error Occurred"

    I manage a PC that runs Broadcast Software International's Simian application in production 24/7 for a radio station. It is royally impossible to manage the PC via mstsc which reports "An Internal Error Occurred." There is a VPN involved provided by WatchGuard's appliance. The VPN is NOT the problem. Remote Desktop works for the brother PC that also runs Windows 7 with University of Kansas's Telephone Reader application in production 24/7. My hypothesis is that the broadcast-quality sound card is being accessed, with catastrophic results, by the server part of RDP in Windows 7 even in the case where I…

    2 votes
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  3. 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.

    2 votes
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  4. Microsoft Remote Desktop V10 for MAC keyboard changes when laptop sleeps and is brought back up

    On my Macbook Pro, since I installed the latest Microsoft Remote Desktop V10, if I put the Mac to sleep and come back, keystrokes change from normal keystrokes to function keys. For instance the "d" key, instead of typing a "d" now toggles the show desktop on and off. In order to get the keyboard back I have to "Sign off" the Remote Desktop and Sign back in. Is there a setting to fix this as this defeats the purpose of using a Remote Desktop to preserve something you are working on.

    Mac OS = High Sierra Version 10.13.6.

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    4 votes
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  5. Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off

    Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off. Presently due to updates on Server 2008 and higher, against security risk, a scheduled task does not run when the user is logged off. Supposedly due to a "Session 0 Isolation" from the updates.

    2 votes
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  6. A simple way to manage Hyper-V checkpoints?

    I am racking my brain over the complicated style Hyper-V utilizes checkpoints.

    I just want to be able to delete all checkpoints for a vm so I can expand the hard disk, but I do not see any simple way of achieving this.

    Turning off the vm still leaves the message under Settings informing you that you cannot edit the Hard Disk because there are checkpoints existing.

    I cannot delete the checkpoints from their location because Hyper-V is running my other VMs.

    2 votes
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  7. Wrong Pg info displayed in MS Word.

    Ever since I’ve moved to the Skip Ahead builds (10.0.18214.1000 & the earlier one), MS-Word is reporting incorrect page # for the doc.

    Here in page # reflected for Current & Total pages is incorrect.

    6 votes
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  8. 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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  9. suomenkielinen windows ei toimi ohjeiden suhteen

    suomenkielinen windows ei toimi ohjeiden suhteen esim. levynhallinta kirjaimen muuttaminen

    1 vote
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  10. how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

    how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

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  11. Routing traffice based on port

    Assume a scenario where we have 2 NICs, eth1 and eth2. eth1 has the IP address 1.1.1.1 and eth2 has 2.2.2.2. Using 1.1.1.254 as gateway would route all Internet traffic through eth1, while having 2.2.2.254 as gateway would route traffic through eth2.

    Assume we want traffic to IP address 5.5.5.5 and port 80 to be processed by one route using eth1, while traffic to the same IP address on port 443 should be processed by route using eth2.

    In linux we have this ability by using route tables and iptables

    ip route add table 10 0.0.0.0/0 via 1.1.1.254
    ip route…

    2 votes
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  12. Improve Windows security

    I propose that all remote and sharing programs be installable, but not installed until the user requests the functionality. They should be uninstallable down to the last registry entry and file. This is for single users who who are the superuser.

    User should have settings stored, but not files.

    Any files that 3rd parties want to install, should be installed into the 'Program files' area. No files or settings should go into the Windows area.

    No future Windows version should allow 3rd party apps to access the internet directly.

    All application that want to access the internet should go through…

    2 votes
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  13. Printing from your iPad

    Print from an iPad

    4 votes
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  14. 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

    2 votes
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  15. virus detected by bitdefenderendpointsecurity

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

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 2 votes
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  19. google chrome

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

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  20. 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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