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  1. Disable Hardware Offloads By Default

    The vast majority of issues I encounter in the Hyper-V community, are related to hardware offloads such as VMQ and ODX. Microsoft is relying on drivers and firmwares that OEMs are either releasing with incorrect default configurations (VMQ enabled on 1 GbE NICs) or buggy releases (ODX corrupting VHD/X files). And to be honest, I'm thinking of getting business cards printed with "turn off VMQ" and "turn off ODX" on them.

    The customers blame Microsoft because "Hyper-V is buggy". It's time to shift the blame on OEMs and to stop giving us the tired line of "we're working with OEMs".…

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      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dedupe on ReFS and Hyper-V non-VDI scenarioes...

      Please please please add support for Dedupe on ReFS volumes! If you want us to start using the new filesystem then you really should implement Dedupe as well. Also support for Dedupe on other than VDI loads would really be nice. It works very well, so why not??

      26 votes
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      • Disable logon screen background image by default

        On Windows Server 2016 Eval (with Desktop Experience), the background image of logon screen is enabled by default.

        I feel it would be better to disable by default than to enable.I think such a feature is not needed on the server product and it's better to be simple and to minimize resources for non-service.

        17 votes
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        • Change Your Thinking

          I recently downloaded Server 2016 from my VL portal, got it installed/configured for testing, and I just thought I would share my discontent with the product (or unimpressed is likely a better wording). This does not require any input from anyone, or have any questions that need to be answered.

          I dislike that they removed the ability to convert from GUI to Core, or Core to GUI. That was a great feature! Sorry I am not a PowerShell guru, but these feature allowed me to be flexible. Add this back in! I read your reasoning online. Find a way to…

          17 votes
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          • Include support for Group Managed Service Accounts in Task Scheduler GUI

            The GUI does not accept entering a gMSA as user for a scheduled task. This can only be done from PowerShell, and after doing that it is not possible to edit the task from GUI.

            I would love to see gMSA support in the scheduled tasks GUI.

            13 votes
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            • Run group policy update silently when run from Group Policy Management

              On Server 2012 when running Group Policy Update from within the Group Policy Management Console the update runs interactive on the targeted systems. This makes the feature pretty much obsolete as you can't run a group policy update in real time urgently if it means the perception of interfering with end users.

              11 votes
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              • GPO for default programs

                Edge is potentially awesome, but COMPLETELY unfinished at Win 10 RTM, and until finished, unusable. Even as a consumer, after hours, I can't use Edge because it doesn't support IE features I use.

                This is the ONLY significant impediment to adopting Win 10, here.

                I need to be able to set IE11 as the default browser through GPO until Edge can truly replace it.

                Give me granular filetype/protocol selections and I'll only set IE11 as the default where I need it.

                But give ME the control, or we will stay on Win 7 until Edge is finished.

                6 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • update the default logo on Windows Server 2016 Essentials "mobile" browser to display Windows Server, rather than Windows Server 2012 R2.

                  i noticed when browsing to windows server 2016 essentials on my smartphone, the default logo displays "Windows Server 2012 R2", while the same page on my PC shows "Windows Server". perhaps the image needs to be updated for the mobile platform to match the desktop platform.

                  4 votes
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                  • Do not install windows defender by default on windows server

                    Windows Server 2016 shoulnd't have anti-malware enabled by default. Just had to reboot a production server 2 days after a clean install because AntiMaware was at 100% CPU for hours. Defender is already a memory hog, it shouldn't be enabled by default on servers.

                    3 votes
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                    • Server : Time Zone change log.

                      Hi,

                      When we change the system time zone,
                      It would be logged in System Log:
                      Event id 1:
                      Source : Kernel-General.

                      Details :
                      The system time has changed to ‎2017‎-‎03‎-‎30T07:02:56.704492900Z from ‎2017‎-‎03‎-‎30T07:02:56.704492900Z.

                      Change Reason: System time adjusted to the new time zone.

                      Issue:
                      The New time and the Old time are the same in the details which will not help much to know from which timezone it had been changed from .

                      2 votes
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                      • Finally, please describe for each executable (standalone & services) it's necessity to access the Internet

                        This is a security issue.

                        Hello

                        It's really strange that we use operating systems which do not describe its executables and their eligibility to access the internet.

                        If we monitor which programms access the internet on a Windows Machine, then we really often have to google for its executable name and just get informations like "we do'nt know what it does, but it is probably safe to allow internet access".

                        Therefore, please:
                        1) Finally, create a professional application & service architecture. No, to route everything over svchost.exe is not a secure design. Not at all.

                        2) Finally, create a datasheet…

                        2 votes
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                        • Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen nach Nachnamen sortieren und nicht nach Emailadressen

                          Die Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen werden nach Emailadressen sortiert und nicht nach den Nachnamen. Das ist mehr als unübersichtlich.

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                          • Implement total file security for all computers connectd

                            I have a conceptual idea of how to secure all the communication, files, and computing resources without the regards where the resources are located. Basically, this would allow to control access to any file on the accessible network or a cloud using the infrastructure/code idea that I have in mind.

                            I had several conversation with the business owners about the security of the data (files and etc) when it comes to employees parting with the companies or trying to sabotage the resources. Business owners need total control of the data and preclude those leaving the company to copy the data…

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                            • Support c++ dll build in VS 2008 toolset to work in 2016 server OS.

                              It was found that the c++ dll which was build using VS 2008 toolset was causing problem when deployed in Windows 2016 server . The dependency walker shows missing dll errors ( few are given below) which i suppose is misleading.

                              API-MS-WIN-CORE-LOCALIZATION-L2-1-0.DLL
                              API-MS-WIN-SECURITY-BASE-L1-2-0.DLL
                              API-MS-WIN-CORE-HEAP-L1-2-0.DLL
                              API-MS-WIN-CORE-DELAYLOAD-L1-1-1.DLL
                              API-MS-WIN-POWER-SETTING-L1-1-0.DLL

                              The same dll runs in Windows 2008 and windows2012 server .
                              When the dll was build with VS 2013 toolset every thing started working.
                              Re-building the existing dll in VS 2013 toolset and deploying has huge test effort.

                              so My suggestion is to provide support for dlls which are built in VS2008 toolset in…

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                                • Bug: Backups stop working after about a month using windows server backup. I lose the System and hyper-v writers.

                                  Only way to recover is a reboot. On a Hyper-v server this is not acceptable.

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                                  • How about create a new device

                                    How about create a new device just connect to the internet and you can use a microsoft windows and office or you can install other product and store all you data but on cloud technology
                                    its a small device you can use it on your tv something like intel usb stick but its work on cloud.

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                                    • ein maus für mehr als ein pc

                                      ich habe mehrere pcs zu hause und ich bin kein touchpadfan, deswegen damit ich die alle bedienen, muß ich für jedes gerät eine Maus anschließen, das ist finde ich mit sehr viel aufwand verbunden.
                                      ich finde es einfacher eine Muas für alle.....die Idee ist einfach und simple, man baut in der maus ein schalter und da kann man steuern, mit was für gerät man gerade arbeitet.....

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