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  1. Include md5sum or similar

    It would be nice to have something inbox to calculate md5 sums.

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  2. ket noi wi fi khong duoc

    lam the nao de cai dac lai wi-fi

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  3. Allow PowerShell scripts to run directly in Scheduled Tasks

    Please allow to use PowerShell scripts directly within Scheduled Tasks.

    An update should offer this functionality for all current supported server versions.

    23 votes
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  4. Remove insecure protocols from IIS

    Default IIS HTTPS settings should get a good grade on https://www.ssllabs.com/
    If legacy operating system support is needed, that should have to be enabled on a per-site basis.

    9 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Remote Desktop Connetion - for Android - Plug and Play Device Access on Remote PC

    I have downloaded Microsoft Remote Desktop Application from Playstore and have taken away my computer's remote. But in that I want to connect a barcode scanner through the mobile, so what I have to do.

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  7. to take out the google search from Microsoft

    my idea is to take out the google search from Microsoft and we create new search like google for Microsoft and it only used my Microsoft windows and I named it has micro search means even micro issue also will not escape means better then google search and lastly my hamble request sir please think about if we use this idea no company will beat the microsoft and have a nice day

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  8. 建议为MS RDP app增加本地语言或跟随系统语言

    建议Microsoft RDP应用能够跟随系统语言或自选本地语言,比如zh-cn中文(简体)、zh-tw中文(繁体)等等。

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  10. App Remote Desktop

    It would be very useful if an import/export was available to be able to configure multiple stations.

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  11. bring back windowsupdate.log and windows update control panel feature to server 2016

    Bring back the windowsupdate.log and windows update control panel feature to Server 2016 and 2019. there is no logical reason to remove the log and why would you force the admin to export the log via powershell in some xml format, and decode it via symbols blablabla. Obfuscating the log files is an obvious attempt by msft to take over patch management from the end user.

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  12. Storage migration service re-sync modified files during or after cut over

    I setup a Server 2019 VM and migrated our old 2008R2 file server, to this server with the Storage migration services through Windows Admin Center.

    It seems to work as designed and seems to be a great tool for admins.

    However on our current production file server, the migration takes 7 days. Too long to perform it out of hours, and too long to downtime the server. The result is outdated files on the destination side. I haven't found a way with SMS to resolve the issues with latest files being left behind on the source machine.

    I'm not sure…

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  13. Update registry value when w32tm /config type=ntp and ntpserver=ntp.org

    After w32tm /config on PDCe, the registry still contains original domain values.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters
    ...
    NtpServer REG_SZ "time.windows.com,0x9"
    Type REG_SZ "NT5DS

    But w32tm configuration displays...
    w32tm /query /configuration
    ...
    Type: NTP (Policy)
    NtpServer: pool.ntp.org (Policy)

    See details here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f633ea8a-81be-4a60-83fd-c9839f6a14f9/when-i-look-at-the-w32tm-registry-values-they-do-not-agree-with-query-status?forum=winserver8gen

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  14. Windows Server Insider Preview 18334 notepad do not open dialog

    Open dialog is not displayed in notepad of Windows Server Insider Preview 18334. I can not open an existing file.
    If it is notepad filename, you can open an existing file.

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  15. Respect Robocopy /NP switch when /MT switch is in use

    First reported in 2009, this issue documented and acknowledged in the following TechNet thread, but doesn't seem to be a topic in this forum.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/e8c38fe1-df36-4dfc-8dd5-50613b1a7984/robocopys-mt-option-disables-np-option?forum=w7itprogeneral

    Essentially you can use the /NP commmand to suppress progress percentages from the output, but it's not respected when you specify the /MT parameter to perform a multi-threaded operation, and only percentages are returned.

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  16. Filter start menu search results windows 10

    The windows search exclutions does not work with the windows 10 start menu search. The windows explorer restriction are not active either. Users can find to much wich an administrator does not want. Like unc paths hidden drives en executable when you not the full file name.

    There a many excutables in the windows (sytem32) folder students are trying to abuse.

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  17. add lnk to application control policies

    Add to posibility to control from where lnk files can be used. Lnk files can be used to start a single line script or start executable with extra parameters an administrator is not happy with. My suggestion is to add this file type to the "application control policies"

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  18. nanoserver:1809 inside docker does not rely CTRL_SHUTDOWN_EVENT

    When ever you run an application inside a container built on nanoserver:1809 they don't receive CTRL_SHUTDOWN_EVENT that happens when the container stopped.
    Same issue does not happen with Windows Server Core

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  19. Hyper-V Can't Enable Enhanced Mode For VM Sessions When RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter Assgined

    Host OS: Windows 10 Pro for Workstation x64 en-US
    Guest OS: Windows 10 LTSC 2019 x64 en-US

    After assigned RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to the guest OS, it is impossible to enter the enhanced mode.

    CPU: Intel Xeon E-2176M
    RAM: 16G DDR4 2666MHz * 3
    Assgined Startup Mem to Guest OS: 2048MB
    GPU0: Intel P630
    GPU1: Quadro P2000

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  20. RDP / Terminalserver: Allow Drag & Drop. Finally.

    You know, Drag & Drop is a useful feature.
    It's annoyoing, that RDP does not support Drag & Drop from / to the remote session.

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