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  1. Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016)

    Hi,

    In terms of the Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016), it would be really good if, instead of merely locking out users' acocunts whom are the suspected target of a brute force attack, to banning the source IP of the attack instead.

    This could operate in a similar fashion to the Linux-based fail2ban whereby an offending IP address gets put in 'jail' for a timeout threshold.

    I think this is a better option than punishing the user (who is locked out as result of brute force attempt that is out of their control).

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      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • iMessage alternative

      I feel that Microsoft should add their own "iMessage" on to their Surface line (and possibly Xbox so I could text on it). Microsoft could team up with Samsung and have it sync messages through mobile, console, PC. Thank you

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        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix SourceAddress bug in Test-NetConnection cmdlet

        Test-NetConnection does not ignore any IP that is marked SkipAsSource=True when showing the SourceAddress in the result. It will consider whatever IP is closest to the gateway address to be the source address even if that IP has SkipAsSource=true.

        For example, given these IP bindings and a gateway address of 10.10.10.1, the SourceAddress should be 10.10.10.33 because it is the lowest address with SkipAsSource=False

        IPAddress SkipAsSource InterfaceIndex InterfaceAlias
        --------- ------------ -------------- --------------
        10.10.10.11 True 12 Production VLAN 123
        10.10.10.22 True 12 Production VLAN 123
        10.10.10.33 False 12 Production VLAN 123
        10.10.10.44 True 12 Production VLAN 123
        10.10.10.55 True 12 Production…

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          0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update Essentials 2012 R2 Dashboard to be compatible with current .NET releases

          If any .NET version after 4.5.2 is installed, some dashboard functionality fails (can't remove computer, can't ignore alert) and the dashboard crashes randomly. Removing and blocking .NET 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 works around the issue, but that means the server is limited to the 4-year-old .NET 4.5.2. This article has more details:

          https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2018/02/essentials-2012-r2-dashboard-fails-with-net-4-6-and-4-7/

          34 votes
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            15 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • include a fully functioning command line print client which will print to a shared windows printer

            include a fully functioning command line print client which will print to a shared windows printer, or a LPD server

            We have the need to send PDFs to a printer via LPD - or some command line - during batch processing. The lpr command included in windows doesn't have the options to force jobs to print duplex. The print command is only for text jobs.
            The printer understands PDFs natively... but we have no way of adding required control items on its way there.

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            • Outlook: reduce mails during holidays and longer out off office periods; sender gets back the e-mail.

              When on holiday or during longer out of office periods Outlook-inboxes become overcrowded. Back at work there is a lot of work, just opening those e-mails. Very often you don't need to react anymore.
              Outlook automatic answers tell senders what is the reason of absence and give indications about when you are present again.
              E-mail-senders notice only that there will be an out of office reply, but can't see what's the reason and the period of out of office. This is too little information for helping you to decide sending the massage or not.

              My suggestions: when making an out…

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              • Please allocate more space to the C: drive when upgrading to Windows 10. I don't need a secondary partition.

                I have a lot of space I cannot use because you partitioned only 116 GB of space to my C drive on a 900 GB hard disk drive. Because the unallocated space is not contiguous to the C drive I cannot extend the C drive to include the additional space. This causes frequent occurrences of lack of disk space when operating the comptuer. Can you please fix this.

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                  0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • after update pc loses connection with external devices like printer or speakers

                  Update impossible to deactivate or delete. no sound or connection with printer, please FIX

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                  • after update pc loses connection with external devices like printer or speakers

                    Update impossible to deactivate or delete. no sound or connection with printer, please FIX

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • set a reminder in day/time clock

                      We have a clock (date/time) on every Windows system. I would like to see a reminder clock. Currently scheduling a task in a scheduler is tedious process. See if you like it.
                      Thanks
                      _Mayur Bagmar

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                        0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TANKU

                        TANKU NICE INFO

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                        • Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

                          Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

                          I am trying to install a brand new Samsung 860 SSD DISK into a Windows 10 system. It connected easily into the slot. But the File Explorer never shows that it exists.

                          All other information is accurate and up-to-date with a properly operating Win 10 system.

                          No instructions are given for this eventuality. Your instructions never discuss this possibility. Can you indicate troubleshooting measures for this problem?

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                            0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Handle Filesystem Links better in admin commands

                            The /L option in cacls.exe and icacls.exe work incorrectly.

                            When used with /T it should not even follow reparse points (links).
                            Currently it does - which causes all sorts of problems.

                            2 votes
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                              • Microsoft window should include a feature called restore environment -

                                windows must have a feature like if a pc accidently shut down -for example like when battery issue in a pc- then pc shut down with a shock--
                                and when we turn it on again --we found our progress lost--so there should be a feature like chrome --Restore--than can restore the last environment we were working on -

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                                • A voice activated program that allows you to draw

                                  A voice activated program that allows you to draw hands free for chikdren who can't draw due to illness, handicap, or circumstances

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Microsoft Remote Desktop is useless **** tool for end users.

                                    Microsoft remote desktop is too hard to configure and you are restricted to controlling one end users computer no good in modern day world where access should be simple process between the host and receivers with only security being the main concern.

                                    Add security feature can be pin code of 16 digit or password that the end user sets up.

                                    Microsoft need to look at how team viewer is set up but without the restrict to 6 users it should be multiple use to a max of 10 device home users,

                                    With idle time out of 40 minutes of non…

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                                    • Add basic Linux management to Windows Admin Center

                                      Windows Admin Center is fantastic but we all manage a mix of Linux and Windows Servers. Add the ability to add Linux Servers, SSH over the browser, and a few basic items would be phenomenal (process list, disk info, file explorer)

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                                      • Stop the "Windows update madness" on WS2016!

                                        Dear Microsoft Windows Server team. We would like _complete control_ over when we would like our our WS2016 to install windows updates! No more slow / timeconsuming server restarts because of "Getting Windows ready. Do not turn off your computer" messages when we just would like a quick restart of a production server.. No more TiWorker.exe using 100% of a CPU core during "*********" and so on.. And please fix the issues with '2017-08 Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4035631)' asap. Thank you.

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                                          31 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • tsdiscon

                                          Remove tsdiscon

                                          thanks.

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