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  1. Windows 10S Intune Enrollement Policy

    Using the Windows10SInstaller5932 when converting an Intune Managed Windows 10 Education device we are prompted during the initial configuration to set a PIN (Windows Hello) despite having this feature disabled via Intune policy.

    A clean Windows 10S installation from ISO does not appear to experience this issue.

    2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Reset device for all device families.

      I would like from the device portal the ability to reset the device.

      4 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        To help us understand the request, could you provide some details on why you want this? Is this for a lab situation, e.g. management of many devices to help you wipe them all at once, or for individual, developer usage to help in-break a device?

        Thanks!
        Hirsch

      • Files locked

        Make a menu with information about the files being locked by an application

        1 vote
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • LoggingChannel not showing string message content in ETW payload around 15043

          It seems that since around 15043, when showing LoggingChannel.LogMessage() calls, the string message portion is blank in device portal (shows stringmessage:,). Same code on machine with anniversary update, portal shows the string message in payload.
          capturing events with xperf shows the message in EventData as expected, so I know it's logging correctly. Something seems to have changed with loggingchannel, possibly default manifest code that handles the string message has changed around 15043?
          FWIW, preview versions of windows post anniversary update were showing the message correctly.

          7 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We’ve found a fix and it will be going out in an upcoming Windows Insiders Flight. We’ll be looking for feedback on the new output to determine if this should be backported to the Creators Update release.

            Thank you,
            Hirsch

          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Get Device Discovery pairing code.

              Have the possibility to retrieve the pair code from the general panel.

              2 votes
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              • Folder upload, creation, and download

                I need to select multiple files to be downloaded/uploaded one time
                not one by one each time

                I also want to create folders to store things in.

                30 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • xbox dev mode companion VR

                  The application XBOX DEV MODE COMPANION should have an option to make it a VR.
                  Dual screen + Google Card Glass fulfill the function and make the application very attractive.
                  Make it something unique windows phone, attracting more customers.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Localize Device Portal

                    Chinese and Italian support have already been asked for.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update/Improve the Device Portal on Xbox to show more diagnostics data per app

                      Having a device portal across all the different devices is a great idea. But the xbox one doesn't provide any diagnostics data of apps (e.g. memory CPU consumption, etc). There is a section for that in the device portal but there is currently not data.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks! There are performance graphs for the currently running app, but they weren’t showing any information when a UWP was running. We’ve filed a bug internally to fix that – the running UWP should show up in those graphs now.

                        If you’d like more data about the app (more than CPU and the various memory consumption datapoints) please let us know and we can investigate further changes.

                        Thank you for your feedback!
                        Hirsch

                      • Add volume controls in Windows Device Portal

                        Allow changing of volume in the Windows Device Portal.
                        eg. I'd use this for my media phone playing Groove 24/7.

                        7 votes
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                        • Launch an app for a different region than my devices

                          I want to test my apps in multiple languages without changing the region of my entire device. Let me launch an app under a different region so I can ensure my app looks right in all locales.

                          6 votes
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                          • Could you somehow make the windows store interface accessible so you can install apps via windows store without having to have the appx file

                            Do you think that you could make the Windows Store, and other built-in-apps accessible from the device portal, making it a lot easier to install new apps that are already on the store and make changes in settings, etc.

                            3 votes
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                            • xbox dev mode companion work ipv6 please...

                              xbox dev mode companion work ipv6 please...

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • support for executing batch / powershell scripts and in general being able to remote-execute programms

                                Here are some more things I would appreciate:
                                - It would be cool to be able to remote-execute sripts and programms and for examle also set a schedule for z.B. execution on every restart.
                                - Also support for "multi-installation" of apps.
                                - desktop remote (direct rdp or something)
                                - the scaling of the website sometimes doesn't work. text and parts of graphs are not wisible because it disappears below. you can't scroll at that point.
                                - shortcut to bring up the remote computer manager
                                - LAN networking options
                                - I don't know if it is only me but I can't…

                                7 votes
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                                • Windows Device Portal Certificate

                                  System is deleting and recreating the TLS self-signed certificates for the device portal on port 50443 a lot.. sometimes every 5-10 minutes in the windows log. For sure it resets them every reboot.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Yup, that’s way too noisy – looks like we’re recreating every single certificate on every single network change, even when most of the network endpoints remain the same. We’re looking at ways to make that quieter. Thank you!

                                    Hirsch Singhal
                                    Device Portal Program Manager

                                  • Add PowerShell to Device Portal

                                    There should be a PowerShell prompt in Device Portal that lets me run extra commands.

                                    98 votes
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                                    • End background processes

                                      There should be the option to end background tasks from the Windows Device Portal. But I mostly care about Windows Phone. I can see the tasks but I can't terminate them

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Add an option to 'Create dump file' of running process

                                        Currently there is no way to attach debugger to already running process via 'Attach to process' on mobile. And sometimes bad bugs, like deadlocks, happens. And its real pain to investigate them, since usually they happen without debugger and on release builds. Windows 10 Mobile is like back box you can't get full access to.

                                        In addition to existing functionality which allows to collect dump when app crashes, it would be nice to have an option to collect dump of running process on Windows 10 Mobile any time you want via device portal.

                                        Thanks.

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Great idea, makes sense. We’re looking at enabling live dump collection of processes that belong to sideloaded apps, so that you can collect information about app state if it hangs. If that’s insufficient, please let us know. Thanks for your input!

                                        • 15 votes
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