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  1. Allow ability to choose subset of local monitors for RDP session (full screen)

    Allow ability to select a subset of current monitors with full screen. Currently can choose all or 1 but cannot choose for instance 2 of 3 (full screen).

    835 votes
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  2. Windows Virtual Desktop for On-Premises scenarios

    Windows Virtual Desktop will be available as a Microsoft Azure Service later this year. The idea is great - full Windows Client Desktop with Semi Annual Channel and full Office 365 Support but the most common feedback when I present Windows Virtual desktop to partners and customers is that they want to have this technology On-Premises. So please provide Windows 10 based RDS Host technology for On-Premises Deployments with full Office 365 Support and Semi Annual Channel Release cadence.

    270 votes
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  3. 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 )

    236 votes
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  4. 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.

    132 votes
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  5. 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.

    111 votes
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  6. 67 votes
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  7. 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

    63 votes
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  8. 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!

    45 votes
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  9. 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…

    44 votes
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  10. Include LTSB version of Edge browser rather than outdated, unsupported IE11

    In other words a MODERN web browser rather than OLD unsupported bad IE11 browser.

    33 votes
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  11. Stop using ActiveX in RD Web Access

    When starting RemoteApps via RD Web Access it uses ActiveX. This means browsers like Microsoft Edge and Chrome gives a bad user experience since users have to download the file and then click to start it. This often breaks SSO too. Please change the way we start RemoteApps.

    29 votes
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  12. Please add support for scale by a factor of 2 in RDP client mstsc.exe

    Modern laptops and tablets, such as the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, have small screens with very high resolution. When you RDP into an older server OS, everything is too tiny to read. Add an option in the mstsc.exe RDP client, to scale by a factor of 2. So a session of resolution 1024 x 768 is displayed as 2048 x 1536. Each single pixel on the server is rendered as a 2x2 pixel block on the client. This simple integer factor of 2 makes this client update easy to implement and retains fast display performance. No update…

    17 votes
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  13. Onedrive On demand sync

    Please add Onedrive On demand sync the same as Windows 10 1709 on Server 2016 for RDS Hosts.

    11 votes
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  14. User can able to restart its own VM in the RDWeb (in the case VM is hang) instead of contact hoster

    User can able to restart its own VM in the RDWeb (in the case VM is hang), so that they don't need to call hoster support to restart the VM on behalf of them. XenDesktop has this feature for quite a while


    • Let user manage its own VM

    • Reduce the Hoster support cost

    11 votes
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  15. Make store and store apps possible to use on Server 2016

    Make the Store possible to use so that we can use the new modern apps for our users on the Remote Desktop Services also

    10 votes
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  16. RD Client Android lacks bidirectional audio and video support, please fix it.

    RD Client, including beta as of this writing, lacks bidirectional audio and client video camera support. This impairs use of videoconferencing software which, under a wide range of conditions, typically works well over RDP for thin clients.
    Please fix this oversight by adding the Android client-side microphone and camera facilities for RD Client on Android.

    8 votes
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  17. set initial login focus to password

    When the login dialog appears on a remote desktop connect, the password field is not focused and cannot be tabbed to either. It currently requires a mouse click on the password field, which is quite irritating. Please set the initial focus of the dialog to the password field.

    8 votes
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  18. 8 votes
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  19. Allow customising of Modern HTML5 support

    I would like to able to customise the end user experience, such as the login screen with a logo and different text

    7 votes
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  20. Add support for bluetooth connected mouse on iOS devices

    Add the ability to use an actual bluetooth mouse paired to the iOS device as an input device instead of using the touch screen to move the mouse pointer

    7 votes
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