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  1. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 (RSAT) fr-CA

    I live in Québec in Canada and we would love to install the RSAT tool with our regional parameter but it is not available actually.

    We need to install a language pack to successfully install it

    Can you release a version of the RSAT tool for fr-CA ?

    15 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Windows Defender Automatic update

      Give us the option to allow Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 to update automatically.
      Why would anyone want to wait for a maintenance window to install windows defender updates via windows update?

      If I turn on automatically install updates everything would be installed including definition updates but the server might reboot because of system and security updates.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 1 vote
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          0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows Server 2016: The message "Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way" has displayed

          When I tried to update my Windows Server 2016 from Settings menu, The message "Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?" has shown.
          Even though WS2016 and Win10 is different OS.

          18 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix startmenu when using fullscreen setting (Windows Server 2016)

            When using the startmenu in fullscreen mode, the start menu won't open anymore after a restart. When you disable and re-enable fullscreen mode, it works once again until the next restart.

            It seems to be the ShellExperienceHost:

            Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: ShellExperienceHost.exe, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819bf85
            Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: StartUI.dll, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819be04
            Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
            Fehleroffset: 0x00000000000b96b0
            ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0xa50
            Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d2ecced8231441
            Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
            Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\Windows\ShellExperiences\StartUI.dll
            Berichtskennung: 563781c7-6fab-49ae-b3de-e0dd30c1c08c
            Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets: Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14393.447_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
            Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: App

            It's also possible that this…

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the eraser in OneNote more efficient

              Hello everbody,

              if I wrote something with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus on my iPad Pro and i want to erase something, it would be great if it is possilbe to select a color that i want to erase. The option to make the eraser bigger or smaller would be great, too.

              Best regards,

              Alex

              1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • A faster way to write again after using the eraser in OneNote

                Hello everybody,

                I am using the iPad Pro and if i want to erase something I have written with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus and i want to write again with another color, it should be possible to click directly on the color that I want and if I do this the last pen i used should be selected automatically in the color i selected.
                You see it is a simple comfort function and would be great.

                Best regards,

                Alex

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                  0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add file hash checking capability to Task Scheduler

                  Scheduled Tasks should have the ability to verify a file’s authenticity prior to executing. For example, if a Scheduled Task is executing a PowerShell script that is being run with an account that has Domain Admin rights, anyone that has access to modify the PowerShell script on the server essentially has Domain Admin rights.
                  If there was an option added to the Scheduled Task setup where the owner could input the file hash of the PowerShell script and Task Scheduler checked the hash prior to executing the script, it would eliminate unauthorized changes.
                  One example where this would stop malicious…

                  2 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Print Spooler Isolation

                    Ever since Windows server 2012 we have had printer driver isolation, but there is a need for print spooler isolation. This would allow for an individual spooler for a printer to be stopped and the jobs deleted without affecting all other printers on the print server. This could be done in a method where the main print spooler service spawns child instances for each print and then through an api you would be able to stop and start these child instances.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report

                      Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report! This Option makes issue Reporting much Simpler & Clearer to explain & describe a specific issue/s!

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                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Query Optimize Win32_Product without Side-Effects

                        In https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394378.aspx

                        Warning Win32_Product is not query optimized. Queries such as "select * from Win32_Product where (name like 'Sniffer%')" require WMI to use the MSI provider to enumerate all of the installed products and then parse the full list sequentially to handle the “where” clause. This process also initiates a consistency check of packages installed, verifying and repairing the install. With an account with only user privileges, as the user account may not have access to quite a few locations, may cause delay in application launch and an event 11708 stating an installation failure. For more information, see KB Article…

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                          0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Reverse please

                          In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Wouldnt it be better to see the newest first? Cause i am sure in most cases you want the new data as quick as possible

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                          • 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.

                            11 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows Server 2016 licencing model issues

                              For me I'm not looking to install as many vm's as i can possibly do. I'm looking to allocate more ram and processing power per VM to improve performance of older apps. Microsoft penalise users in this scenario which means i have less budget to licence development servers ect. I have 2 new dual 12 core servers so 48 cores. I have 8 VM's total and unlikely to need more. However I'm forced to licence 48 cores which is not cheap. Microsoft is assuming users are going to install as many VM's as possible which is not the case.....

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                                0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

                                Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

                                24 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  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.

                                  38 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • configure the winrm client without starting the winrm server

                                    When trying to user psremoting you have to add a trusted host to your client's trusted hosts. This is fine and we normally default to '*' for developer machines that need to talk to prod and other infra. The problem is that this also requires the developer machine to start the winrm service which 'allows the computer to recieve Windows Powershell remote commands that are sent using the WS-Management technology'. I get pushback from devs who don't want to run this server service and see it as an unecessary security risk. We typically don't need CredSSP or have issues with…

                                    4 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bitlocker MFA unlock

                                      This days MFA is getting more and more popular so I was wondering why not add new feature to Windows family so when server boots Bitlocker could be unlocked not by network but by MFA
                                      What do you think would this be even possible ?

                                      5 votes
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                                      • 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

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  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

                                          25 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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