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  1. Pooor terminology

    "users have to authenticate themselves to the network before they can connect to your PC."

    I have a network consisting of multiple computers with Ethernet ports tied through an Ethernet Switch. How can you authenticate yourself to a switch?

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      0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Failover Cluster Manager reports wrong role status count on open

      Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Manager when opening for the first time reports the wrong amount of active roles. I have a 4 node cluster with 170+ VMs and the count is always different and lower the first time I open FCM. when I click refresh it corrects itself.

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        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • How the **** do you update the help in powershell?

        I tried to run Get-Help on a command in PS and it said I didn't have the help. So I tried running Update-Help and it fails to get the help docs I need. ONLY Microsoft could: 1) Fail to include help 2) **** up the process of getting the help and then do nothing about it

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        • Fix failure to reconstruct _msdcs bug

          If the option "Network Connections -> Ethernet ?? -> Properties -> ipv4 -> advanced -> dns -> register this connection's address with dns" is disabled , then a DC will fail to recreate the _msdcs delegated domain. This option would appear to be responsible for the first CNAME entry in _msdcs , if that is missing then _msdcs will not be reconstructed. And might have been responsible for deleteing it in the first place

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          • I'm building a credit card fraud mitigation software, how to schedule a meeting with MSFT ?

            I want to share product details with Microsoft and check if are interested in partnering with my company.
            Its about minimizing credit card fraud.

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              0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Initiate SCCM Wake-on-LAN from the Secondary Site Servers/DPs.

              Request for Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to be initiated from the Secondary Site Servers and DPs. Currently only the Primary Servers are able to initiate WoL but due to certain security concerns and geographical challenges, multicast and unicast broadcasts is either not permitted or limited. These limitations prevents the Primary Server to wake up clients at remote locations. If WoL traffic is initiated on the Site Servers and DPs, the WoL traffic will remain within their respective local networks while maintaining a security posture by blocking external unicast and multicast traffic.

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                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Conditional format/access of files in a folder or folder within folder

                About me: Name: Dr. Umesh R. A., Assistant professor, Dept of Statistics, Aegis School of Data Science. I am from non-technical background. Windows 10 user.
                Hello,
                Senario1: Assume I am a researcher. I have collection of tones of research articles with different keywords. there should be something to assign specific keywords/Tag to article1 (Say A, B, C), article2 (Say B, D, E) and article3 (Say A, D, F)… Like pivot table.. I should get article 2 and 3 when I search keyword “D”. Sometimes this process is fine for text document (we can search text)… but very difficult in case…

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                  0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • remove security questions from Server and Enterprise SKUs

                  The OOBE of Server 2019 1809 includes mandantory security questions for creating an initial local account.

                  This is apparently a left-over from Home / Pro SKU

                  Please release a CU to such remove consumer stuff from enterprise and server SKUs for Server 2016 / 2019.

                  I neither want to guess what's the favorite color of the admin that forgot the password nor where he went to school. Thank you very much!

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                    0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Azure AD domain join for Windows Server 2016

                    Microsoft should strongly consider implementing support for Azure AD join in future builds of Windows Server 2016. I how a couple of customers that have nearly finished the transition to all cloud and is left with a couple of servers due to legacy software. They are currently left with the option to deploy Azure AD Domain Services for supporting a couple (2-5) servers.

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                      6 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Hyper-v Replication stops working

                        Server 2016 replication worked to secondary server. Now, both machines are upgraded to 2019. Replication works for hours and then fails. Requires restart of machine (and killing VM tasks as they won't shutdown gracefully) to get replication working again only to have it fail again.

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                        • Restore RDP Connection Stability

                          RDP Connections to Server 2019 are not stable - connection drops within seconds.

                          1 Dell R730 and 1 Dell R710 upgraded from Server 2016 to Server 2019. RDP worked perfectly under 2016. 2019 cannot maintain a stable connection. Performed Clean install on R710 but problem persists.

                          This must be a new bug in 2019 as the same hardware and NIC configuration worked under 2016.

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

                            Following this discussion:
                            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv

                            The core problem is the following, for example (simple config), for Exchange or SQL servers in a HYPER-V VM under Windows 2016:

                            systemdrive for windows system (and sql, exchange core),
                            datadrive for mbx data or sql-databases
                            datadrive for log file
                            drive for pagefile

                            We create for all this drive a separat VHDX file and add this to the VM as SCSI drive.

                            The drive for pagefile (fast SSD, NVMe or other) is exclusiv for the pagefile reserved. No other data on it. The drive for pagefile is the only drive with a pagefile for this vm.…

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                              6 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              To the program to ************

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                              • "Tear strips" for temporary notepad

                                iI find Microsoft documentation about how to do something relating to W10 of other Microsoft products. It would be helpfl to be able to save the Microsoft instructions into a managaboe note which I could then position on the screen whil I wa trying to do the commands documented in the not so portable documention. Right now i print this stuff out - but that is a ess especially when I am doing the setup for use on severa machines or merely I am forgetful.

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                                • Simplify Naive user process. For example, the icons on my Windows 10 screen sometimes are blank, or I would like to add one

                                  I should be able to post my own new funcction, change the name (or make one that has gone boank

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                                  • Programmers learn their programs and forget Naive users do not

                                    Working month on a software undate blinds the helf maker to how a Naive individual *me" understands as well. Make sure that these new items can be handled by the Naive customer. Some idea whoulc be: Flag new features, peraps a flag until the user has awareness of a change in how to use the new feature. Provide a trail to get to the steps needed. Validate the user interfae as usable - the Naive User undertands less then the programmer. Provide a "fiinder" - for example I once forgot safe mode. I got into it fast and then spent…

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                                    • Slipstreamed new features show up unannounced with no linked help

                                      New features are often accompanied by soome help in the form or a multistep how to fix. There should be a link to the fix -- and six written ssteps. A a minimum shere should be a temporary window to guide me rather than having me have to copy these steps down as looosingn the instructions while rying to do them is no fun.

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                                      • I have three laptops with W10. Why do they look different?

                                        My three Dell Laptops are all the same Inspirons. One is from an ungrade from W8, The other two are new buys. They do not have the same opening screen disoays. W10 should look as much alike as possible.

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                                        • I get a lot of demanded updates of Windows 10 just before I must leave with my laptop

                                          Microsoft Windows 10 demands an update, I ama often shutidng down to go with my machine to an appoitmen. There should be the ability for me to defer the uncate unless the update is massively rcritical. Being late for a meeting gets me into big troubles. There once was such a tool

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