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  1. Support sso in rd webclient so users do not have to log in twice.

    After a user logs into rds2016 web page when they launch an app from the html5 client the first app prompts them to log in again.

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to disable copy on select

      It looks like powershell has adopted the horrible design decision of copying the text you select to the clipboard. This has the side effect of clearing your command you copied from another window because when you click in the terminal window to set focus it copies that 1 character the cursor is at. This is very annoying, Please at least provide an option to disable copying text to clipboard on selection.

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        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Printer mappings using Azure/Intune cloud-only

        make it possible to map direct TCP/IP printers with policies using a cloud-only identity model

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        • Make ADFS OAuth2 Logout More Secure and Practical

          Server2016/ADFS 4.0 - OAuth2 Logout endpoint requires id_token_hint before it redirects a user back to the RP. This is good however the value used for the id_token_hint is original id_token issued at the time of sign in. This is not good for few reasons:

          1. In a server-side app, id_token is used at the time of sign-in and claims are issued from the id_token which gets saved to the session cookie. After the sign-in step, there's no use for the original id_token. Now with id_token being required for the Logout request, we have to store the id_token in the session…

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            0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Get-WindowsCapability -Online Hangs on Build 17133.73

            No activity in Task Manager. I waited it out for 1/2 hour. Only tried in a VM so far. Windows Module Installer shows stopping for a long time in Shutdown/Restart.

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            • SCCM

              SCCM has been redesigned with Windows 10 and Office 365 Consoles. I don't like being forced to use these consoles! We currently have Windows 7 and Office 2013 installs that we support as well as Windows 10 and Office 365. Until these new consoles were FORCED upon us, Everything on my SCCM server was the same and easy for my people to follow and understand. Now Office 365 and Office 2013 updates are different, windows 7 and windows 10 updates are different. This causes confusion for my people! The Root folder in Software Updates is named "All Software Updates", yet…

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              • Feedback is in regards to the "AD FS Rapid Restore Tool". This should come as windows update, accessory to ADFS.

                "AD FS Rapid Restore Tool" , it is a great tool and should come as a windows update instead of coming as a download option. "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/ad-fs-rapid-restore-tool" great article but not even a single review? How is it possible that no one had seen this and reviewed?

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                  0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • storage on some harddrives and usb flashdrive are hard to see whats going on in the back ground on a public server in a library which IT guy

                  sort the network out I think is causation problems on the computers in Hampshire Public library's at times are slow down in this 21st centuries with windows 10. .

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                    0 comments  ·  Survey  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Message Analyzer updates including new Parsers to WSUS

                    Netmon is still listed for products supported by WSUS but Message Analyzer is not there. Please add support for Message Analyzer. Thanks.

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                      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add 'server-based personal desktop sessions' for RDS in the Server Manager or any other GUI

                      Currently, Server-based personal desktop sessions are still underrated. Still it has a lot of potential and a lot of users are looking for a way to implement this, assign users to different Terminal Servers manually istead of letting the load balancer do it for them.
                      Unfortunately to have this configured we are forced to use PowerShell, which is not handy at all times.

                      To make this more reliable and easy to manage; add Server-based personal desktops to be configurable within the Server Manager under Remote Desktop Services.

                      IT-staff will then be able to easily assign groups of users to different…

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                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add REFS support to File Server Resource Manager

                        Please add support of REFS to FSRM.

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                          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • DPM - AN absolutely worthless product

                          I would like to see the Microsoft developers get off of their lazy @#$#@ and improve the DPM server. I am being forced to use a product that Microsoft should be ashamed to have their name on.

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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Creating an Answer File XML

                            o15-ctrremove.diagcab is the best Office removal tool for manually removing older Office versions. There seems to be no way to run it silently. You can run if by command line using msdt, but no /qn or /q or silentmode=1, or similar parameters. it gives the option for an answer file, but there is no information on how to set this up.

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                              0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • how to clean e drive where i burn dvds

                              my e drive is full from watching movies and burning movies. I dont see a easy way to delete files in e drive

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                              • Hello, after applying the below listed patches this past Sunday on Windows Server 2016 dedicated to File / Print services, searching for fil

                                Hello, after applying the below listed patches this past Sunday on Windows Server 2016 dedicated to File / Print services, searching for files on Windows Server 2016 results in the search that appears to be searching but unable to display properly.

                                If possible I'll send a picture comparing Windows Explorer search results from both Win10 & Win7 (both systems are up to date with latest patches, though the same view from Win 10 happens on Win 2016), a description of what I'm seeing can be described as follows:

                                Win 10 / 2016; you see the file name only, the rest…

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                                • Bug Report: Powershell add-ipamaddress cmdlet does not commit to DHCP or DNS

                                  The powershell add-ipamaddress cmdlet takes a number of parameters related to dhcp/dns, such as dhcp server, dns zones, etc... but does not sync this information to dhcp or dns.

                                  The cmdlet is mostly useless without the ability to register this info automatically.

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                                  • Make Windows Deployment Server stop breaking on updates

                                    Every time there is a major 6-month update for Windows Server 2016, my Windows Deployment Server will break and we will not be able to image computers without a complete re-install of Windows Server.

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                                    • make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

                                      make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

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                                      • WSUS support for SQL 2017

                                        Update WSUS to support SQL 2017

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                                        • quick access

                                          Pinned locations on Quick Access shows folder name but cannot change display name to differentiate between many folders with the same name in different locations.
                                          Please let us change the display name of a folder in the QuickAccess list as we previously could with the old Favourites list? Or let us put Favourites back on top of the windows explorer navigator?

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