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  1. See to who a GPO (and a new Version of it) is applied from Group Policy Management Console

    It would be great if it could be displayed directly in the console to which users and computers a new or changed policy could already be applied.

    5 votes
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  2. Show file extensions by default

    Show file extension by default on Windows Server. I can understand why the extension is hidden by default on the Desktop OS but for server it should be visible.

    40 votes
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  3. Add WPF Support to WinPE

    While never fully supported, the support WinPE had for WPF was enough to allow folks to build flexible, customized tools. Most of us who have done it are SCCM admins building custom front-ends for the OSD process.

    The excellent community has found a workaround to keep WPF going, but it would be nice to have support officially back to at least the level it was.

    Thanks!

    4 votes
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  4. Fix the white frameless windows

    The new UI design of making the windows white and windows without frames is a poor design decision.
    If you try to counteract the white-everwhere look, and select the 'dark' theme, then you have a black title bar on the windows, and then you can't see the 'minimize, restore & close' options.

    If you've got multiple 'native' server 2019 applications open, its very difficult to differentiate where the edges of the windows are - so much I've had premier support staff get caught out by it when on remote support calls.

    If you run 'older' products such as SCCM, and…

    2 votes
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  5. Get-Item through Invoke-Command in Windows Server 2019 returns local result

    Invoking Get-Item 'HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\' locally will Return amongst others fDenyTSConnections When invoking the same command wrapped in an Invoke-Command the local server values were returned. When running the Get-Item cmdlet in locally or in a PSSession the right result is returned.

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  6. Unexpected Shutdown Event Tracker fails to save

    After a crash, windows prompts the user to provide information on why the failure occurred. This is done at login via a prompt. In server 2019 with UAC enabled (for local admin, and prompt on secure desktop). The system will prompt on EVERY login and never goes away. Only by disabling UAC does the system 'save' the failure reason and no longer prompts on login.

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  7. Allow PowerShell scripts to run directly in Scheduled Tasks

    Please allow to use PowerShell scripts directly within Scheduled Tasks.

    An update should offer this functionality for all current supported server versions.

    23 votes
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  8. Filter start menu search results windows 10

    The windows search exclutions does not work with the windows 10 start menu search. The windows explorer restriction are not active either. Users can find to much wich an administrator does not want. Like unc paths hidden drives en executable when you not the full file name.

    There a many excutables in the windows (sytem32) folder students are trying to abuse.

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  9. add lnk to application control policies

    Add to posibility to control from where lnk files can be used. Lnk files can be used to start a single line script or start executable with extra parameters an administrator is not happy with. My suggestion is to add this file type to the "application control policies"

    1 vote
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  10. auto rotation

    I own a surface and when I move by accident and the keyboard is still attached there should be a small window not to rotate the screen, it could be used to determine sleep. through motion and inactivity.. this could leads to less battery drain. by keeping the screen off often.

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  11. Group Policy Powershell Commandlets Registry Items

    I'm interested in using Powershell to bulk create Group Policy Objects for Registry Items using the command Set-GPPrefRegistryValue but I'm not able to modify any of the settings under the Common Tab. I would like to do Item-Level Targeting and Check the box for Remove this Item when it is no longer applied specifically. Is there some Commandlets that modify those values for a registry item? If not can you please make them? Thank you

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  12. Refresh interval in Server Manager

    According to the functionality of the refresh interval in server manager there's supposed to be limitations when adding other servers or monitoring multiple servers from one Server Manager well I regret to say that the limitation is also to a single server. I have tried setting different interval times to get the Volumes to refresh automatically so that when I log into the server I get a live update but unfortunately it doesn't do it for the past 3 months I have been monitoring this and I finally decided to report it so that at least it gets updated on…

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  13. Hyper-V : Icon by VM type

    3 different icons for the three types of VM please!
    Keep the current icon for a main VM. Then, use an icon for the replica and another icon for the secondary replica.

    1 vote
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  14. Add feedback option like in Windows 10

    Windows 10 now has a "send feedback" option; please add this to all versions of Windows currently supported.

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  15. Multiple Simultaneous Clipboards for Enhanced Copy/Paste Experience

    If a user wishes to copy multiple instances of data on different clipboards, lets take the number of clipboards as five, and he wishes to paste data from a certain clipboard, the system should allow the user to right-click and choose the clipboard from which data has to be pasted. This feature will have following benefits:

    1. Save copy/paste operation time
    2. Increase user's efficiency and productivity
    3. Empower user to perform smart copy/paste

    1 vote
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  16. Extend Features on Demand for Server Core

    Currently FOD for Server Core in Windows Server 2019 does not include a Services Snapin for MMC. Also missing: Task Scheduler, Hyper-V, etc. I know this is beeing worked on for Windows Server 1903.

    But those Admins that run the LTSC version of Windows Server won't get these additional consoles.

    Please consider a backport to Windows Server 2019 LTSC:

    Thanks

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  17. Failover Cluster Manager reports wrong role status count on open

    Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Manager when opening for the first time reports the wrong amount of active roles. I have a 4 node cluster with 170+ VMs and the count is always different and lower the first time I open FCM. when I click refresh it corrects itself.

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  18. Windows Update settings - Restart options

    In Windows Update on Server 2016 and beyond, there is the Restart options, which allows you to Schedule a time to restart and finish installing updates.

    The problem is you can only turn this on once the updates have fully completed installed.

    Instead of having to wait for the update to install, you should be allowed to Schedule the Restart time from this menu ONCE YOU HAVE ALREADY BEGUN to install updates. It's very annoying to have to wait for hours or however long, to then later have to go back and schedule the restart. You should be able to…

    7 votes
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  19. "Tear strips" for temporary notepad

    iI find Microsoft documentation about how to do something relating to W10 of other Microsoft products. It would be helpfl to be able to save the Microsoft instructions into a managaboe note which I could then position on the screen whil I wa trying to do the commands documented in the not so portable documention. Right now i print this stuff out - but that is a ess especially when I am doing the setup for use on severa machines or merely I am forgetful.

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  20. Remove GUI on all server editions completely.

    We need leaner, faster, more secure servers.

    3 votes
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