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  1. Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs

    Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs. Eliminate the need to shutdown the VM.

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    • Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

      Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

      5 votes
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      • Update the integrated windows server backup. It works well but not if you want to backup specific guest VMs at particular times.

        Windows Server backup works well - HOWEVER it doesn't let you easily schedule specific guest VMs for backups at different times through the GUI. Please no powershell - just simple GUI. It should also make it easy to schedule other items to stop or start at the beginning and end of a backup job.

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        • Schedule what days full backups occur and what days incremental backups occur

          It should be simple to schedule in the GUI what days FULL backups occur - e.g. Sunday and what days incremental backups occur - e.g. Monday -Saturday. Again this should be in the GUI - no scripts, no powershell.

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          • 6 votes
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            • Allow tasks to be run at shutdown from the task scheduler

              Currently there's not an easy way to run commands at shutdown from the task scheduler, aside from an Event trigger. The issue is that the task needs to run extremely quickly or the error 2147943515 shows up. In my specific case, I like to run a quick REST call to my monitoring service to remove it from the monitoring system before the host shuts down.

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              • 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…

                5 votes
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                • We need a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials

                  Please create a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials to align with new product released.

                  34 votes
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                  • Remove Xbox Live related services from Server 2016

                    IMHO "Xbox Live Game Save" service left in a product aimed for corporate use is a bit embarrassing.

                    81 votes
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                    • Removing Command Prompt is meanest MSFT idea ever. Roast in ****!

                      Do not remove Command Prompt, because millions of people will not ever be able to learn the terse, unintuitive, weird, creepy language of Powershell.
                      This makes computers 80% less useful to a large number of people.
                      You are nuts!

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                      • create a community forum for Server 2016

                        hello,
                        in the community forums there is no forum for server 2016
                        im having some issues and was hoping to get some help from the community.

                        thanks
                        Sean

                        5 votes
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                        • Slight mod to new servicing/patching model

                          I'm a big fan of the new CU based model except...the CUs are getting big. Maybe release 2 updates with each CU
                          1. The full CU as you do right now.
                          2. a delta CU from the last CU. I don't think you need to go any further back than that. option 1 will cover all other scenarios.

                          Also applies to Win 10

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                          • "On-Premesis" CRL distribution

                            Create a capability to have on-premises copies of CRLs, that machines can be redirected to via Group Policy.

                            6 votes
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                            • Hybrid Search of File Server with Office 365.

                              I want to search files on on-pre file servers by Office 365 Search without SharePoint Server.

                              Office 365 Hybrid Search with SharePoint Server 2016 can search files in on-pre file servers.
                              I want Office 365 Hybrid Search with Windows Search.

                              4 votes
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                              • How do I send appreciate to Microsoft for this site?

                                How do I send appreciate for this site? This is a great service. Id like to show my appreciation.

                                - Is it possible to throw some like buttons on responses? P
                                - Perhaps social integration to share certain issues?

                                4 votes
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                                • More flexibility in Windows Server Backup Scheduling

                                  Current daily only (or more frequent) schedules in Server Backup mean that this does not work well on larger servers where the maintenance mode initiated for large (TB) volumes can mean backup running almost continuously. If Server Backup could have ability to run backups less frequently and with multiple schedules without having to manually configure this as command-line jobs through Task Scheduler (i.e. every Tue @ 3am backup system volumes, daily backup fast moving data volumes, every week or even two weekly backup of slow moving TB volumes, etc.), this would make the built in capabilities much more applicable in…

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Cleanup font cache files

                                    Remove these unnecessary files when user logs off or print job is finished:

                                    c:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\~FontCache....dat

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Reward user feedback

                                      It's all wonderful to post ideas here but some sort of rewards would be in order as we help you sell more software with great new features! ;-)

                                      16 votes
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