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  1. 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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      4 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dedicated Event Log for Windows Firewall Activity (pfirewall.log in the event logs)

      A dedicated Windows Event log for Windows Firewall activity - like pfirewall.log provides - would make centralized logging and reporting much easier and lead to greater adoption of the built in firewall. IPSec logging to the security Event Log is not a robust answer, as it causes too much log churn for most enterprises.

      23 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add option to re-check for updates before installing

        When going to apply updates, there should at least be an option to check for updates if updates are already found. This was previously an option through Server 2012 R2 and is no longer possible. Because of this, changes to available updates may not be received by the client computer until after the update list is applied and the server is rebooted. Given how locked down the update interface is now, even having that option automatically happen in the background would be great.

        In my environment, I use WSUS to patch all of my servers. This month, KB4041691 was installed…

        21 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for Network Policy Server (NPS) Role on Server Core

          Network Policy Server is an infrastructure services role much like ADDS, ADCS, DNS, and DHCP.

          We need to have support for this role added to Server Core. Requiring a GUI for this role means more patches, wasted CPU cycles and wasted memory.

          3 votes
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          • pagefile

            Following this discussion:
            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv

            The core problem is the following, for example (simple config), for Exchange or SQL servers in a HYPER-V VM under Windows 2016:

            systemdrive for windows system (and sql, exchange core),
            datadrive for mbx data or sql-databases
            datadrive for log file
            drive for pagefile

            We create for all this drive a separat VHDX file and add this to the VM as SCSI drive.

            The drive for pagefile (fast SSD, NVMe or other) is exclusiv for the pagefile reserved. No other data on it. The drive for pagefile is the only drive with a pagefile for this vm.…

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Get-WindowsCapability Windows 10 Enterprise 1709

              If have some issues with Dism after a new Installation with Windows 10 1709 and Upgrade from Windows 1703 to 1709.

              Get-WindowsCapability : Error "Get-WindowsCapability". Errorcode: 0x800f0954
              Line:1 Zeichen:1
              + Get-WindowsCapability -online
              + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WindowsCapability], COMException
              + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.GetWindowsCapabilityCommand

              Some Lines from Dism Logfile:

              DISM OS Provider: PID=7180 TID=6088 Unable to set the DLL search path to the servicing stack folder. C:\Windows may not point to a valid Windows folder. - CDISMOSServiceManager::Final_OnConnect

              DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to load the provider: C:\Users\ADMIN~1.TES\AppData\Local\Temp\38977CD8-C67C-463B-8721-E72E5E46A990\PEProvider.dll. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e)

              DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to get and…

              9 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

                almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

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                  1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • About Windows Update in Project Honolulu Build 05002

                  In Project Honolulu Build 05002, I found many available updates in Windows Update page. They are about server hardware drivers and software. But in server GUI console, there is no any new update. Please check the issue.

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                  • ReFs RAW and metadata inconsistency issues

                    We have a storage spaces two way mirror two column setup with ReFs.

                    Each time the DataIntegrityScan runs we get a warning.
                    Volume metadata inconsistency was detected and was repaired successfully.
                    Volume name: D:
                    Metadata reference: 0x204
                    Range offset: 0x0
                    Range length (in bytes): 0x0
                    Bytes repaired: 0x3000
                    Status: STATUS_SUCCESS

                    And each time Windows update requires a reboot the volume is detected as RAW!

                    If we reboot the server again it is detected as ReFs.

                    Running Windows Server 2016 Standard.

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                    • a better way to serve users

                      looking to talk to someone about this idea not give it away top shelf

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                      • Upgrade from LTSC to Semi-Annual Channel

                        Prior to the announcement of Semi-Annual Channel we deployed a few Server 2016 Core machines. With the new 1709 release, I would like to be able to convert my existing machines to semi-annual.

                        5 votes
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                        • Working automatic Removal of Entries in all Eventlogs after x days configured by GPOs

                          We need a working solution to automatically remove all entries in all eventlogs, not only for system, app, security, after several days, regardless how big the eventlog is. The limit should be configured with GPOs for Win 10 and Server 2016. At the moment all solutions in the Internet are not really working or are very painful. It will became important with the data privacy laws to have an easy reliable way to configure this.

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                          • smtp in 1709

                            With Office 365, the need for a on-premise SMTP Server for relaying from on-premise devices that send email is pretty high. Having SMTP Server in the lightweight Windows Server 1709 would seem to be a desireable feature

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                            • no

                              no more

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                              • Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

                                Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

                                6 votes
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                                • 1709 WSUS client scan takes a long time and tries to connect to SLS.Update.Microsoft.com

                                  Unlike the 1607 full GUI client that scan in a few seconds, all 1709 servers take extremely long time to scan against WSUS (which is running 1709 btw) and the logs show that they are trying to connect to SLS.update.microsoft.com which fails due to lack of internet connectivity.

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                                  • Windows Defender suffers from Decompression Bomb attack

                                    Windows Defender suffers from a "Decompression Bomb" attack.

                                    Steps to reproduce:
                                    * In Windows 10, enable Windows Defender scanning of an archive via PowerShell:
                                    set-mppreference -disablearchivescanning $true

                                    * Create a file larger than the free space on %SystemDrive%, place the file in an archive (e.g. image.gz), place archive file on a USB drive, and plug drive in mounted to E:\.

                                    * Using either the Windows Defender GUI, command prompt, or PowerShell, scan the image.gz file. For example, with command prompt:
                                    "%programfiles%\Windows Defender\mpcmdrun" -scan -scantype 3 -file E:\image.gz

                                    What will happen next is after a few minutes, Windows Defender will create…

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                                    • Windows Customer Support ™ 1(855)844-0388 Toll Free Helpline.

                                      24*7 Helpline Support Staff

                                      Contact us.

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                                      • Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs

                                        Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs. Eliminate the need to shutdown the VM.

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                                        • Add -WhatIf to Move-ClusterGroup

                                          I would like to see a -WhatIf parameter added to the Move-ClusterGroup cmdlet.

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