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  1. WSUS should have much better reporting functionality

    In the WSUS console, I should be able to search a KB, then get back a list of not only the overall compliance, but get lists of servers that do and don't have the patches installed, without having to dig deep into PowerShell or .NET libraries. I also think the same should be possible for the inverse, where you query a computer and should get back a list of patches WSUS knows is installed/not installed. You can currently sort of do this all via hokey scripts and Excel Vlookup magic, but it would be so much nicer if it was…

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  2. Start menu performance

    Clicking on the start menu on a server should do far less than on Windows 10. I am always finding delays with the start menu showing when clicking on it on a server and a long wait for the search to start when I start typing. I know part of this is related to disk resources -- I need to make some improvements there on the Host machine as the VMS are sharing disk resources. However, I feel like the functionality behind the start menu on server 2016 could be reduced down to what it used be like on 2008…

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  3. Please Retain powershell session in Windows admin Center

    I am using Windows Admin Center and it disconnects PowerShell Session in case you switch to a different tab. Please allow PowerShell to retain the session after switching the tabs

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  4. Translation problem English/French in RSAT GPO console for power options

    I'm using French RSAT for Windows and I found a translation problem when watching parameters of my power options GPP. When configuring the power option GPP, there is no problem. When watching the parameters of the GPO, instead of showing me values with a %, it is written "For XX minutes" You can see the problem in the attachment. The problem is there on my Windows 2012 R2 servers and is still there on my Windows 2019 servers. I don't remember if I had the problem on 2008 R2. Is there a way please to resolve that little translation problem?…

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  5. add clipboard history feature to Windows Server OR a password manager

    I want to have sort of security for "pasting" passwords into legacy apps, from the GUI.
    So was surprised that Windows Server 2019 does not have this feature yet of clipboard history just like Windows 10.
    Or maybe a password manager with a safe delete after a timeout
    I realize it might be anyway a security problem with scripts and stuff.. anyway !

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  7. I dont agree with the OpenSSH installation on Windows.

    People like Windows cause its a generally easy operating system to use for a non-techy person. The whole Linux based system of using the command prompt to specify which user or groups can access your so called "server" is utter bullshit because for one thing it adds to the things the user would have to learn to use the operating system. Linux is a complicated operating system. Most of the tutorials on Youtube are HOURS long. Lastly and more importantly, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE ANYONE OR ANY OTHER GROUP TO ACCESS YOUR MACHINE? Absolute privacy on a machine…

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  8. Add PathName column to MMC Services Snap-in

    I'd like to be able to view and sort executable paths for installed services in the mmc snap-in without opening each service individually. The services snap-in currently includes columns for "Name", "Description", "Status", "Startup Type", and "Log On As". The pathname can be retrieved via PowerShell/WMI query, but it would be helpful in identifying 3rd party and rogue services through the mmc GUI.

    I'm attaching a screenshot of the columns available in the services mmc snap-in as well as the WMI output which includes the executable path name.

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  9. create local desktop application

    my suggestion is to create an application similar to SSMS, which doesn't run the GUI on the target server but on the client station,
    so similarly, running application which pulls only data from the target server and shows it on the local GUI, lowering the business of the server

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  10. modernize event viewer

    Seems like event viewer is stuck in time. Here are some ideas for features to add

    quick filters with search as you type
    ability to add a column from eventdata that will be searchable by quick filters
    ability to use search to locate application and services logs
    ability to filter out message not to be displayed
    ability to use search queries in a manner similar to loginsight

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  11. Add GUI management option for GPU DDA in Hyper-V Manager

    Hyper-V Manager does not have a GUI way to add DDA GPUs or manage them. This is really annoying and unnecessary

    2 votes
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  12. Kindly fix these problems: 'doskey /listsize' has no effect in Windows 10. Also, 'doskey /reinstall' terminates the command prompt session.

    Kindly fix these problems: 'doskey /listsize' has no effect in Windows 10. Also, 'doskey /reinstall' terminates the command prompt session instead of reloading doskey.

    4 votes
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  13. X11 forwarding in OpenSSH Server not implemented?

    It is simply unbelievable that the ssh server that microsoft provides does not include one of the most basic features of ssh. X11 forwarding. I wasted 3 hours of my life try to export an application from a windows machine my linux box.

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  14. Add gMSA support for DNS Dynamic Update Registration Credentials in DHCP

    DNS Dynamic Update Registration Credentials in DHCP Management Console or PowerShell (Set-DHCPServerDNSCredential) do not support the use of Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) when specifying credentials.

    21 votes
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  15. Adjust notification size

    As a user (and not a dev) I find it highly annoying that I can't change the size of the notifications that pop up in the bottom right corner of my screen are huge.

    Also, the notification bar is ridiculously huge, especially on a 17 inch laptop screen.

    Please enable a way for ordinary end users without admin access to control the size of various windows, pop ups and notification bars.

    1 vote
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  16. [DCR Case-15787650] Add a Group policy or CSP policy which allows/blocks the Windows driver updates over metered networks

    We have several users under this scenario where they were working in a remote location with no wifi access and they connect through 4G, then a driver download for the Mobile broadband device kicks in and as it normally happens with network related device driver updates, once Windows starts the process of upgrading it, it will briefly disconnect the device, leaving the user with no connectivity.

    Currently, we only have an option to allow/block the entire Windows Updates on metered networks from Windows perspective
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/policy-csp-update#update-allowautowindowsupdatedownloadovermeterednetwork

    It would be great if we can have a granular setting which lets us decide…

    10 votes
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  17. Publicar claves de productos para evaluación

    1 Porqué me pasan a ina página en inglés si estoy navegando en castellano

    2 Cuál es la bendita clave de instalación del windows server 2016? Lo acabo de bajar desde la zona de evaluación de vuestra página (dónde consta que el producto está liberado por 180 días para su evaluación) y, cuando lo quiero instalar solicita la CLAVE DEL PRODUCTO!!!! De dónde la obtengo????? En la página no figura en NINGUNA parte!!!

    Cordiales saludos

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  18. distribute a text editor with Powershell

    I just can't believe that Powershell doesn't have a default text editor...
    I mean something as simple as vi at least! This is ridiculous...

    2 votes
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  19. Server 2019 - ALT-F4 - bring back the shutdown/logoff dialog box

    Historically, ALT-F4 will close out your windows...and if you were at the desktop, it would nicely bring up a dialog box asking if you'd like to sign-out or shutdown/reboot, etc. That is gone it seems...except for the built-in administrator. This leads to accidental logouts and closing of sessions that may have been active, etc. From what I've seen, MS has stated this is "by design" and needs to go to the forum to restore sanity. Seems odd it exists for one type of account and not able to be enabled for others. Regardless....bring back the logoff/shutdown dialog box please, or…

    7 votes
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  20. Provide simple and reliable graphical admin tools


    • Old admin tools using MMC snapins were simple and efficient tools. They were reliable. And users could easily tailor user interface with their favorite tools.

    • The Server Manager that appeared in 2012 is huge and inefficient. It's slow (each time you want to do something, you'll have to wait), and the UI is ******. Things are spread in separate buttons or popup menus all over the screen, which is far less efficient than a tree structure.

    • The new Admin center is even more terrible : it's a tool for server administration, but it can not be used on a server,…
    1 vote
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