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  1. Support TLS 1.2 in RDS (Remote Desktop Services) / RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)

    Please support TLS 1.2 for connections to RDS / RDP in servers that support TLS 1.2 (2008 R2 and above). Rationale: RDS/RDP Servers that need to comply with PCI DSS 3.1 must phase out TLS 1.0 over time.

    222 votes
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      under review  ·  29 comments  ·  Protocol  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Modern RDweb Access with HTML 5 support

      Would be nice if the RDweb access supported a modern UI Interface with the option to run RemoteApps and Deaktops in a web browser ( html5 web client )

      110 votes
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      • "Live migration" of users from one Farm member to another.

        I'd like to be able to live migrate a User's session from Server A to Server B. This would allow me to more quickly perform maintenance on a node in my farm without logging off or disconnecting users. Drain is a good start, but still depends on the users logging out.

        93 votes
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        • RD client for Linux

          Create a Linux RDP client with full features like RemoteApp, rdgw-udp support. This client can also benefit the thin clients out there and possibly ubuntu phone.

          It shouldn't be too hard as there already used to be a linux client from iTop (now owned by MS), the open source development xfreerdp is quite far and there is already a android client out there.

          53 votes
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          • RDWeb and RDGateway authentication thru ADFS

            To accomplish this at the moment you have to do a lot of work and if jou still would have SSO you have to put the ActiveX controll in the ADFS logon page. and this only works with IE.

            We use ADFS because of the use of MFA

            So it would be great if this is build in and have SSO with the remote desktop App

            42 votes
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            • Improve RDS Management Tools

              If there's a problem into RDS environment, like RDVH lost, the only way to resolve it is open SQL DB with SSMS but is not too friendly for the classic IT Admin.

              Is foundamental have a "AWESOME" tool to manage all the object without use SSMS (that is not installed by default).

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              41 votes
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              • 34 votes
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                • 30 votes
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                  • Create a "RD Client" Extension for Chromebooks with "Remote Desktop Gateway" support!

                    This would fit the needs for lots of school that have started deploying Chromebooks and need access to windows services!

                    27 votes
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                    • Fully featured, manageable RD client bootable image for USB drives. This would enable a multitude of inexpensive options for RDSE solutions!

                      If MS would offer a prepackaged WinPE/AIK/ADK-like boot environment with a solid RD client, in a bootable image for USB drives and other local or network storage devices (bootable ISO?)... I think it could be an extremely effective component of many RDSE, VDI, and similar solutions. I can imagine a lot of scenarios where a standard, widely-used product of this kind could be tremendously effective. . I could go on and on (too late) about how this could benefit a wide variety of enterprise solutions, or be modified to suit many different additional situations, but I bet the people in…

                      24 votes
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                      • Let us select multiple connected RDS users through the Gui

                        Let us select multiple RDS users in order to send them a message or disconnect them.
                        This seemingly basic ability was possible up to 2008 r2 then was inexplicably taken away since Windows 2012 where we have to resort to scripting or select users one at a time!

                        24 votes
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                          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Password Change Possibillity in the NLA Protocol.

                          Originated at: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/301872-remote-desktop-services/suggestions/10773021-password-change-possibillity-in-the-nla-protocol

                          An item that is coming up as a recommendation in security scans every year is that NLA should be set to exclusively on for our server environments. NLA is a great concept. It works well to help secure the server environment. That said, it also complicates things for users in the environment when password resets occur via the help desk.

                          To prevent a situation where the Help Desk staff have passwords to potentially sensitive accounts after reset, many regulations require that the "Change Password at Next Logon" bit be checked after a password reset occurs.

                          In my…

                          18 votes
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                          • Dynamic rescaling

                            It would be nice if there was a native support for dynamic rescaling of the remote desktop in accordance with the size of the Remote Desktop Client app (window), like it is done in Citrix solutions. Imagine a situation when you have multiple screens with different resolutions and you launch the client on one of those and move the window to another screen. Currently a reconnect may be needed in order to make the remote desktop smaller/larger to align to the new screen

                            16 votes
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                            • Fix Outlook search in RDS when using User Profile Disks

                              Currently there is no way to enable Outlook search in RDS with User Profile Disks. Users now demand this as the Exchange Server-side search doesn't perform as well.

                              16 votes
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                              • Auto DPI adjustment when reconnecting to existing session

                                It would be good if upon reconnecting an RDS that the DPI size be auto adjusted to match the resolution. E.g. When using a Surface Pro 3 to connect to an RDS session host the DPI is adjusted so that the icon size matches the high resolution, when reconnecting to the same session via a Full HD display the DPI isn't auto resized and the user has to log off and back on for the DPI to correct its self. It would be great if WS 2016 RDS auto adjusted thus saving the users from having to log off and…

                                14 votes
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                                • Full redundancy for License servers and License pinning

                                  I want to be able to have Active/Active license servers, and have my licence packs be shared across them. It is difficult to manage multiple license servers each with portions of my licenses. In addition, I would like to be able to reserve blocks of license for specific session hosts or farms. For example, I have an application group that needs to buy 10 licenses for their application. Currently those 10 licenses go into the pool of licenses. I have no way of ensuring those licenses are available for their intended purpose.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Remove WID or SQL dependencies for Broker

                                    I know that RDS needs a place where save some informations, like VDI configuration, but is not normal that I must have a SQL Standard to use Broker HA.

                                    AD could be a good repository or the alternative is use, by default, SQL Express and find a way to replicate the configuration between each Broker. IT Admin can select to use SQL Standard (if present).

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                                    11 votes
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                                    • 10 votes
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                                      • Force drain of a server

                                        Currently, when you try to drain the server, which is partly down (for insance: Windows Firewall service is crashed and won't come up), drain will fail. For these situations, you want to be able to force a server into drain.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Central Storage for the Remote Desktop Gatway computer groups

                                          If you have a lot of RD gateways, and you want to fill the "local computer group, you need to do this on every server. Support for a central place to store this information makes it more scalable.

                                          9 votes
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