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  1. Scheduled Tasks do not store domain information of runas account

    If you create a scheduled task in Server 2016, the domain information of the user is not saved or stored.
    Getting the principal with powershell or exporting the task as xml does not show the domain information either.

    6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

      This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

      Xbox Live Authencation
      Xbox Live Saved Games
      Xbox Live Networking
      Onedrive
      Phone
      Contacts
      Maps
      Mobile devices
      Geolocation
      Camera,
      Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
      Wallet services.

      20 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • We need a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials

        Please create a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials to align with new product released.

        28 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

          Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
          The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
          The manual trigger works correctly.
          To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

          13 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove Cortana/Defender/XBox/UAC and the others bloatware

            Please don't tell me about core version or nano!

            We need a light weight GUI to speed up the settings and keep monitored the logs and other things. Please move all these stuff to "Add roles and Features"

            Do you remember windows NT?

            We don't need the heavyweight of all bloated stuff of windows 10.

            This is a server.

            Thank you

            11 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update documentation to indicate if VB6 runtime is supported on Windows Server 2016

              Update the documentation to indicate whether the VB6 runtime is supported (or already installed) in windows server 2016

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

                Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

                38 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SMTP Virtual Server in Server 2016 Core and Nano

                  2016 Server Core and Nano don't have the ability to add-windowsfeature smtp-server. I feel the SMTP feature would lend itself well to the lightweight nature of Core and Nano.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WSUS on Win2012: Fix issue that causes Windows Server 2016 clients OS to be listed as "Windows (Version 10)"

                    When using WSUS on Windows 2012 (WSUS 4.x), the WSUS console incorrectly lists Windows Server 2016 clients with Operating System "Windows (Version 10)". This is confusing to customers, and causes them concerns related to reporting, as well as the ability to update Win2016 clients with WSUS on Windows 2012.

                    This issue does not occur with WSUS on Windows 2016, where Windows Server 2016 clients are listed with Operating System as "Windows Server 2016 <edition>".

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

                      Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

                      DFSRDiag.exe and DFSR powershell are not available to assign static port to DFSR in server core version

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Set task manager to show total network percent of total capacity

                        I love Win Server 2012 R2 but HATE the sliding scale for network utilization. Every time I want only % of total bandwidth. If I have a 1GBit connection or a 10Gbit - I want to know if I'm using 1% of it or 15% or whatever. I don't know anyone with a 7.48gbit nic so the math isn't hard. The sliding scale is what I consider good for sleazy sales and marketing departments. PLEASE give us an OPTION to have your autoscale network throughput and a useful percent of total throughput like it had before.

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove/hide Power button/icon from the Start Menu

                          Add a way, preferably via GPO, to remove/hide the Power Button from the Start Menu, or a way to move the Log Off action to the Power Button.

                          When you enable "Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep..." in a GPO. and remove the disconnect action, the Power Button still remains, and just opens up a blank menu. And I don't want my users to just see a useless button in the Start Menu.

                          Technet where I raised the issue: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/2cf3cbb9-73b3-45ef-8897-54896d0eda2b/removehide-the-power-button-in-windows-server-2016?forum=ws2016

                          21 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2016, WDS, Deduplication: Option to disable RES.WIM usage

                            A bit of history here. Windows Deployment Services has been around for quite a number of years, and it uses a file-based deduplication mechanism to conserve disk space.

                            When we capture an image with WDS, what it is actually doing is creating hashes for all files on the disk and then checking to see if those hashes are present in RES.WIM. Any hashed files not present in RES.WIM are copied up to the server, added to RES.WIM, and then the disk image itself is just a list of hashes to pull out of RES.WIM to reconstruct the image.

                            Without deduplication,…

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remove Xbox Live related services from Server 2016

                              IMHO "Xbox Live Game Save" service left in a product aimed for corporate use is a bit embarrassing.

                              53 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Removing Command Prompt is meanest MSFT idea ever. Roast in ****!

                                Do not remove Command Prompt, because millions of people will not ever be able to learn the terse, unintuitive, weird, creepy language of Powershell.
                                This makes computers 80% less useful to a large number of people.
                                You are nuts!

                                2 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • GPO to change Windows 2016 settings menu on RDS

                                  Hi,

                                  I have a new Windows 2016 RDS farm.
                                  Is there a possibility to adjust the Windows settings menu?
                                  For example, remove “Update and Security” or “Network and Internet” ….
                                  One problem is that a "normal" user can open the settings menu, install Windows updates and then restart the server. Restart a RDS server????

                                  The only possibility GPO is “Remove access to use all Windows Update feature” but this is a computer policy. When I configure this policy, also admin users have no more access to install updates.

                                  Thanks
                                  Michael

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Http Action in Task Scheduler

                                    It would be very helpful if, task scheduler support native http actions.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add back support for Edge

                                      Please add the option to install Microsoft Edge on the server.

                                      14 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Finally, please describe for each executable (standalone & services) it's necessity to access the Internet

                                        This is a security issue.

                                        Hello

                                        It's really strange that we use operating systems which do not describe its executables and their eligibility to access the internet.

                                        If we monitor which programms access the internet on a Windows Machine, then we really often have to google for its executable name and just get informations like "we do'nt know what it does, but it is probably safe to allow internet access".

                                        Therefore, please:
                                        1) Finally, create a professional application & service architecture. No, to route everything over svchost.exe is not a secure design. Not at all.

                                        2) Finally, create a datasheet…

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                                        • Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

                                          Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

                                          3 votes
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