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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 ?

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      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  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.

      15 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unable to log in using RDP on Windows Server 2012 or 2016 when having more than about 900 local users

        Hello,

        I would like to report a huge bug in Windows Server 2012 and 2016. For 2012 I need to try multiple times to log in to system using RDP but for upgrading 2012 to 2016 I can't log in at all. Everything is described here:

        https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/b45761b1-3949-4c9c-9e88-7d70cef6990f/long-delay-to-log-in-please-wait-for-the-local-session-manager?forum=ws2016

        Basically during RDP logging in process lsass.exe process is parsing ALL local users which takes too much time and incoming RDP session is being disconnected. As far as I can see in Windows Event log about 800-900 local users are being parsed before disconnection occurs.

        During logging in process lsass.exe is using large…

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  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…

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Configure Azure Backup fail on Windows Server 2016 Essentials Dashboard

            Configure Azure Backup fail on Windows Server 2016 Essentials (Japanese) Dashboard.
            It seems like "SetMachinePassphrase request failed".

            Log is below.

            [9248] 170611.195806.8596: General: Initializing...C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\OnlineBackupGettingStartedWizard.exe
            [9248] 170611.195806.9064: OnlineBackupObjectModel: OnlineBackupBacked created successfully.
            [9248] 170611.195807.0002: OnlineBackupObjectModel: Async connect called
            [9248] 170611.195807.0939: PfBinding: Information: [0] : Adding service dns identity [WS2016E] in proxy endpoint.
            [9248] 170611.195807.1564: OnlineBackupObjectModel: OnlineBackup connector created
            [9248] 170611.195807.1564: OnlineBackupObjectModel: Set connection identifier to 1
            [9248] 170611.195807.1721: StorageOM: StorageBacked created successfully.
            [9248] 170611.195807.1721: StorageOM: Set connection identifier to 1
            [7068] 170611.195810.2978: StorageOM: Getting storage data from server
            [10112] 170611.195834.6420: OnlineBackupObjectModel: Start Online Backup service
            [10112] 170611.195839.5951: MailServiceUtils: Try to Refresh Tab,…

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              1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  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.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  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.

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                  0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Azure AD Connector - wrong error message "Mailnickname"

                  Azure idFix Check will not check every standard

                  Problem:
                  A security group that contains a "." will result in an error with "mailnickname" Property in Azure AD Connector when syncing to Azure AD / Exchange online.

                  The Error message is irritating and wrong as not the property "Mailnickname" is wrong but the security group has an invalid display name which contains one or more dots "." characters.

                  Suggestion:
                  Implement a correct error message for this sync error.

                  There exist a support ticket for this issue.

                  1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Office iDFix tool - columns cannot be adjusted

                    When using the Office iDFix tool - columns cannot be adjusted to prepare an AD for Azure Sync, the result table can be flexible adjusted for nearly all columns but the first 2 from the left that is DN.

                    Especially the DN is very long and it is not helpful that you cannot adjust the width there.

                    also when clicking on DN the DN will be incorrectly sorted (not by OU / path / alphabetical)

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                      0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Office iDFix Tool will not notify about incompatible displaynames

                      Problem there is a technet document about the known limitations for Group names (255 char long, no dots allowed etc) but idFix will not flag them as errornous if they violate these rules.

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                        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix virtual TPM in Linux guests

                        I run CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 virtual machines on a Hyper-V Server 2016.

                        Virtual TPMs in the VMs somehow worked, at least as entropy sources, before June 2017 Patch Tuesday. After I've applied the latest cumulative patch every TPM got broken on the next VM restart.

                        The bug is a regression between 14393.1230 and 14393.1358.
                        (I've downgraded and everything seems fine now.)

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                        • Install client connector for Windows Server 2016 Essentials fails when IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled on network

                          Client connector install wizard fails when IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled on local network.
                          This issue is caused by name resolution problem on IPv6 during join active directory domain.

                          Connector should set both IPv4 DNS server address and IPv6 DNS server address on client computer to Essentials Server's IP automatically.

                          Client connector

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                          • 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 →
                            • Workflow intigration in Microsoft Oulook

                              This improvement suggestion is based on a problem which occurred often to me in my professional career, which cost a lot of nerves.
                              The improvement would be to set up a workflow in a graphical representation, which contains all concerned persons at each step of the workflow. So to speak it would be a kind of extension to the task manager in Microsoft outlook, which not only shows what task are done or not done, but also at which point of the workflow the task is stuck, and which tasks are in the pipline.
                              For example:
                              I want to order…

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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.

                                10 votes
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                                • Azure Site Recovery Integration issue in Server 2016 Essentials

                                  I'm facing an issue on Azure Site Recovery Integration in server 2016 Essentials(Japanese).
                                  I can see VMs on server dashboard and click [Enable replication to Azure], sign in Azure.
                                  But, I can't choose region of subscription.

                                  When I change system language, I can select region of Azure.

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                                  • Routing and RRAS

                                    Routing and RRAS is Broken on Windows Server 2016.
                                    I can''t dail up via pppoe.
                                    It would be great, if this could be fixed.

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                                    • 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…

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                                        • Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

                                          Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

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