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  1. 129 votes
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      Windows Updates shouldn't fail constantly or take hours to complete

      I have a number of 2016 servers. It seems like 99% of them fail when doing automatic updates. I am able to install them manually by going through sconfig and selecting option 6 but it takes FOREVER. During installation, the CPU or Memory isn't maxed out at 100% so I have no idea what is causing it to take forever. All other previous versions of Windows run and install updates just fine in the same VMware environment.

      23 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        Add support to multi language server core 2019 when running on containers

        Default servercore:1809 image came with en-US.

        - At this moment, for Server Core 2019, you have to install language pack by yourself: https://docs.microsoft.com/pt-br/windows-server/get-started-19/rel-notes-19.
        - The way to do it, is using lpksetup: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4466511/cannot-configure-language-pack-for-windows-server-2019
        - But lpksetup.exe crashes when running on container

        I've described step by step how to reproduce lpksetup.exe error on container, **producing crash report logs** that I've extracted from container.
        All here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/issues/1#issuecomment-453078549

        With extra details here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/blob/master/langpack-on-servercore2019.md#why-am-i-playing-around-this-subject

        But I'm not able to understand logs or fix windows base image. And I can't open support ticket once I'm not MS partner.

        So if anyone could help I'm…

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          Resolve the Windows Server 2019 bug stopping it from booting on certain servers with UEFI enabled when the Hyper-V Role is installed.

          There's a pretty big problem on some servers (at least two Dell PET Servers I've tried so far) that stops Server 2019 from booting/goes into a boot loop once the Hyper-V role is installed.

          4 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 33 votes
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          • 91 votes
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              Do not remove Essentials Role in Server 2019

              We still need a Windows Version for small customers getting easy connection to Azure and Office 365. So do NOT remove the Essential Role out of Version 2019.

              20 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                Fix .NET-incompatibility with Essentials Dashboard on Server 2016

                With the latest .Net updates the dashboard is not useable anymore: Warnings can't be ignored or deleted, computers can't be removed...
                Only the progressbar appears, cpu usage rises to 100% and dashboard gets stuck or crashes.

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                  Fix Windows Server Updates

                  Today's Windows Updates are horrible and very unreliable and Windows Updates are one of the most riskiest operations. Microsoft should take the inspiration from Linux environment as Linux implementation of OS updates is informative, transparent to administrators, it's very nice to work with and administrators have all relevant info in case of any issue or update management. And Linux updates are very reliable.

                  But in case of Windows Server updates they are a nightmare. Using sconfig provides only very basic information, when updates are downloaded with no information is provided about progress, about downloading process, details about downloaded packages etc.…

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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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                      ADFS - Force authentication method per relying party on IDP-side

                      related to ADFS 2016:

                      it would be great if we can force a specific authentication method at ADFS for a relying party. in general forms and certificate authtentication is possible for our users, but for specific apps only certificate should be possible for security reasons. adding certificate as MFA is not a good solution from the users point of view because they will be forced to enter first their credentials before they have to use a certificate (which is more secure than forms and because of this sufficient).

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                      • 4 votes
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                          Server 2012 R2 VM Live Migration to Server 2019, VM won't boot after shutting down

                          If you use Hyper V Live Migration from Server 2012 R2 (not sure if any other OS) to migrate to Server 2019. The migration works but as soon as you shut down the VM and try to start it again, will no longer boot. It turns on/off 3 times and remains off.

                          I also did cluster to cluster migration in VMM and this is the same behaviour.

                          It looks like it is due the migrated MAC address, if I set the VM to get a new dynamic mac address it seems to work. If I set it to it's original…

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                            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/

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                              Fix Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Controller and Environment Bugs

                              It would appears I'm not the only one experiencing the issue, I did a fresh install promote it to a Windows Server 2016 Forest and Domain AD. After the reboot I realize the Start Menu settings cannot be changed, next I found that whole load of permission error whenever I try to launch anything that requires Administrator privilege including Server Manager, Settings and Control Panel. After that I went to check the permission settings of the C drive and Windows folder as compared to previous version of Windows Server, "Authenticated Users" is no longer part of the default permissions. This…

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                                Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

                                Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

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                                  ket noi wi fi khong duoc

                                  lam the nao de cai dac lai wi-fi

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                                    AGPM

                                    Continue support and updates for Advanced Group Policy Management. Our company uses AGPM extensively and would like to see future enhancements and support continued. If there is a replacement Microsoft product, it doesn't seem to be found.

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                                      to take out the google search from Microsoft

                                      my idea is to take out the google search from Microsoft and we create new search like google for Microsoft and it only used my Microsoft windows and I named it has micro search means even micro issue also will not escape means better then google search and lastly my hamble request sir please think about if we use this idea no company will beat the microsoft and have a nice day

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                                        SCVMM (VMM) & S2D should support cross-cluster migration of highly available VMs

                                        Migrations of highly-available VMs from one cluster to another while using S2D and SOFS as a storage solution (NOT hyper-converged) should be supported by VMM.

                                        VMM has built-in functionality to allow migration of a VM from one cluster to another.

                                        This does NOT work with HA VMs when your storage solution is SOFS on S2D. The VM will be placed in pause-critical, effectively a failed migration.

                                        I believe this is a shortcoming on the part of Failover Clustering not properly handling storage communication, but not sure as this action isn't able to be automated outside VMM.

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                                            RS5's strange update behavior of .NET Framework Preview CU

                                            Today (1/22 PST), Microsoft released two preview udpates for RS5 - KB4476976 and KB4481031. Thease updates are D release. But Preview of Cumulative Update for .NET Framework (KB4481031) was automatically installed to some Windows 10 ver 1809 and Windows Server 2019. This behavior is not assumed. I did not click "Check for updates". KB4481031 says

                                            "Install this update
                                            To download and install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates.
                                            This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the standalone package for this update, go to…

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