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  1. Add icons for office apps

    Would be nice to have file type handlers built in for Office files so that content is more easily identified on file servers. Adding this as an optional feature, as opposed to installing the Office suite for the same functionality.

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  2. 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,…
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  3. 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.

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  4. Add Services.msc to the Right-Click Start Menu (WinKey+x menu)

    Add Services to the Windows Server WinX menu (right click of start menu / the menu that appears when you press WinKey+x).

    As an administrator, one of the first things I do after connecting to a server is open services.msc. The fastest way to do it has always been click Start, type "services.msc" press enter.

    What I would prefer to be able to do is right-click start, choose "Services" but inexplicably, that option that admins use EVERY DAY is simply not in the list when obscure things that we rarely use low Power Options are in the list. Please add…

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  5. 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...

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  6. Allow scheduled tasks to use Boolean operators

    Allow the filtering for a scheduled task depending on what operators are used. Similar to CSE advanced options

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  7. regedit address bar

    When is (did?) the regedit address bar coming (come) to Windows Server?

    It would be a big help navigating remote registries. We would save bandwidth and improve performance to go directly to a location in registry on our remote clients on slow networks, instead of slowly opening trees.

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  8. Work with Server 2019 server OS, but common setting/configuration/GPO editor/Registry... dialog windows/mmc windows always opens in small si

    Windows NT 4 Server era

    No feeling, VGA resolution era, especially monitor that connect to server usually run on VGA mode only.

    Windows 2000 Server era

    Just fine, VGA monitor is major choose too.

    Windows Server 2003/2003R2

    Little bit small, adjust the window size sometime for rich info/setting situation.

    Windows Server 2008/2008R2

    Feels window/dialog size small, 720P, 1080i TV boardcasting era.

    Windows Server 2012/2012R2

    Hey, always require to keep busy on mouse resizing... move...click...drag...release...move...
    Full HD is means standard in almost cases in the world, and even space station.

    Windows Serve 2016/2019

    Sir, Smartphone may come with 4K screen, right? …

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  9. Make powershell appearance like linux terminal

    It's 2019 and still when I open powershell, I feel like I'm running windows XP! Please make a change in Powershells appearance. Make it like lInux's one!

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  10. Server 2012 R2 Standard Start Menu

    You can only launch an application from the start menu one time for exactly I click start, Click control panel it loads then I click start, click control panel and nothing happens

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  11. Allow installation of Semi Annual Channel Server Core Features on Demand on LTSC Server Core Version

    It is not possible to install the Windows Server 1903 Version of Server Core Features on Demand on a Windows Server 2019 LTSC Server Core.

    This should be possible, because many admin tools are missing from the initial release of FOD for Server Core.

    I hope Microsoft does not seriously require customers to install a new server just to get additional admin tools on a server core.

    What makes this even more cumbersome is that it is not possible to inplace upgrade a semi annual servers to the next version!

    THANKS

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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"

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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

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