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  1. Make Branch Cache easier to setup and verify its working.

    Make this easier!
    To prehash content and preload the content on hosted cache servers
    Log on to the file or Web server that contains the data that you wish to preload, and identify the folders and files that you wish to load on one or more remote hosted cache servers.

    Run Windows PowerShell as an Administrator. For each folder and file, run either the Publish-BCFileContent command or the Publish-BCWebContent command, depending on the type of content server, to trigger hash generation and to add data to a data package.

    After all the data has been added to the data package,…

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  2. passwords accept hash, instead of Base64

    from autounattend.xml to powershell, user accounts are managed by base64encoded strings. This is ... frankly ... terrible, as it's not even technically encrypted. Want to see that admin password default in the autounattend.xml file? simply run:

    $nextstep = [System.Convert]::FromBase64String("<put it here>")
    $finalstep = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString($nextstep)

    Please allow hashing/salting to be used for password conifguration, be it from an unattend.xml file or as an option when creating new accounts to allow at least modest protection when passing credentials.

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  3. How to modify the default configuration of RDP?

    In default configuration, security was set to 'Warn me if authentication fails'. I want to set 'Always connect, even if authentication fails' as default. I found Default.rdp in RDC Connections folder but can not find 'security' setting.

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  4. flash

    update and enable

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  5. Clustered task scheduler service

    Task scheduler between clustered servers should have a way to easily configure it via GUI. Why not create it as a clustered service?

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