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  1. 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.

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      21 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        3 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          38 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ket noi wi fi khong duoc

            lam the nao de cai dac lai wi-fi

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              4 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

              Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

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                25 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Azure AD domain join for Windows Server 2016

                  Microsoft should strongly consider implementing support for Azure AD join in future builds of Windows Server 2016. I how a couple of customers that have nearly finished the transition to all cloud and is left with a couple of servers due to legacy software. They are currently left with the option to deploy Azure AD Domain Services for supporting a couple (2-5) servers.

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                    6 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Feature Request: server manager RDP control, are you sure before Sign out

                    Hi there in Redmond,

                    the (not so much) new Server-Manager is quite an improvement for the daily work. Especially the feature to simple connect to some users RDP-Session and help him or her out with something is very nice...

                    But if you see the context menu, that what you get right clicking to ones users session, you see the following four items: disconnect, send message shadow and log out. Not to much often but still once a month or so it can happen that you click the mouse and without your intention your cursor glitched down a few pixels and…

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                      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • "PowerShell Core" 6.x "Remote Server Administration Tools" 1809 Get-* -Filter * Properties * broken

                      Get-AD* Cmdlets broken when using "-Filter *" and & or "-Properties *"
                      on Windows 10 1809 with Remote Server Administration Tools 1809:

                      Name : ConsoleHost
                      Version : 6.1.1
                      InstanceId : 376bfa55-d7c2-41ad-89dc-bc63b357ccb8
                      UI : System.Management.Automation.Internal.Host.InternalHostUserInterface
                      CurrentCulture : en-US
                      CurrentUICulture : en-US
                      PrivateData : Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost+ConsoleColorProxy
                      DebuggerEnabled : True
                      IsRunspacePushed : False
                      Runspace : System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace

                      Get-ADobject -Server $Forest.DomainNamingMaster -Credential $Creds.$ForestKey -LDAPFilter "(objectClass=site)" -SearchBase 'CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com' -Properties *
                      Get-ADobject : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
                      At line:1 char:1
                      + Get-ADobject -Server $Forest.DomainNamingMaster -Credential $Creds.$F ...
                      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-ADObject], NullReferenceException
                      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryCmdlet:System.NullReferenceException,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADObject

                      Same Windows…

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                        1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), add MS SQL Server (at a minimum) as an option for the CA database

                            The JET database format is old, non-resilient, suffers from bloating problems due to an inability to automatically reclaim space and requires the CA database to be stored on a 'local' disk. In addition, it only allows flat file backup and does not support 'replay' or other recovery features.

                            It's high time ADCS was bought kicking and screaming into the 21st Century by allowing at least MS SQL to be used as a proper backend relational database. This would then allow proper resiliency to be built into the database, recovery using transaction logs (potentially no more lost, unmanageable certificates due to…

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                            • RDS in 2016 looks awfully complicated ...it certainly isn't Citrix

                              I have just reviewed the setup for RDS, it looks horribly complex...it certainly does not look like the easy setup with Citrix... Where are wizards? Where are even examples to show who you do things like present apps to desktops?

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                                  0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  Muka Lu Kaya Kontol!!!

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                                  • when i click on a web site it wont open up

                                    help me to just click on a website to open it

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                                      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Additional filtering capabilties to applicable GET-AD* CmdLets

                                      Select parameter to return a count of the "-first x" objects or "-last x" objects
                                      Filters should support regular expression format
                                      Filters should support "-match" for regular expression format

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                                      • Group Policy > Preferences > Files > Action: Update

                                        It's a shame that until today that group policy setting doesn't let us update the file based on the "LastWriteTime" attribute.
                                        I have seen a lot of complains about that misunderstood setting.
                                        Please consider on changing the action or to add a new one, that will help so many admins ou there!

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                                        • No gold for free games

                                          This isn't necessarily for windows, actually its for the Xbox one. I think that making people pay for Xbox live gold for free games isn't the best idea, honestly I believe that making people do this would draw people towards other console that have paid online services but still allow you play free games for free. This is done both on the Nintendo switch and the PS4. Thank you for taking out of your time to read this, and I hope you implement this onto the console in an update.

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