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  1. Dedicated Event Log for Windows Firewall Activity (pfirewall.log in the event logs)

    A dedicated Windows Event log for Windows Firewall activity - like pfirewall.log provides - would make centralized logging and reporting much easier and lead to greater adoption of the built in firewall. IPSec logging to the security Event Log is not a robust answer, as it causes too much log churn for most enterprises.

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    • Support for Network Policy Server (NPS) Role on Server Core

      Network Policy Server is an infrastructure services role much like ADDS, ADCS, DNS, and DHCP.

      We need to have support for this role added to Server Core. Requiring a GUI for this role means more patches, wasted CPU cycles and wasted memory.

      3 votes
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      • About Windows Update in Project Honolulu Build 05002

        In Project Honolulu Build 05002, I found many available updates in Windows Update page. They are about server hardware drivers and software. But in server GUI console, there is no any new update. Please check the issue.

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        • a better way to serve users

          looking to talk to someone about this idea not give it away top shelf

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          • Upgrade from LTSC to Semi-Annual Channel

            Prior to the announcement of Semi-Annual Channel we deployed a few Server 2016 Core machines. With the new 1709 release, I would like to be able to convert my existing machines to semi-annual.

            5 votes
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            • Windows Defender suffers from Decompression Bomb attack

              Windows Defender suffers from a "Decompression Bomb" attack.

              Steps to reproduce:
              * In Windows 10, enable Windows Defender scanning of an archive via PowerShell:
              set-mppreference -disablearchivescanning $true

              * Create a file larger than the free space on %SystemDrive%, place the file in an archive (e.g. image.gz), place archive file on a USB drive, and plug drive in mounted to E:\.

              * Using either the Windows Defender GUI, command prompt, or PowerShell, scan the image.gz file. For example, with command prompt:
              "%programfiles%\Windows Defender\mpcmdrun" -scan -scantype 3 -file E:\image.gz

              What will happen next is after a few minutes, Windows Defender will create…

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              • Windows Customer Support ™ 1(855)844-0388 Toll Free Helpline.

                24*7 Helpline Support Staff

                Contact us.

                4 votes
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                • Add -WhatIf to Move-ClusterGroup

                  I would like to see a -WhatIf parameter added to the Move-ClusterGroup cmdlet.

                  2 votes
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                  • Improve/Automate database cleaning on WSUS / SCCM

                    Had a Microsoft Premier case to clean WSUS Database as was having synchronization problems. Microsoft gave manual scripts to run against the database to clean. They said the feature to optimize the database is not built in. I request it be added.
                    Applies to Windows 2008R2, 2012,2012R@

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                    • IP locks after x invalid login attempts

                      An attacker's IP should be blocked for the Remote Desktop Access after X invalid logins.
                      Best for a certain period of time.
                      (A user can also be deactivated for x minutes after X invalid login attempts)

                      We are seeing more and more server intrusion attempts with invalid usernames.

                      1 vote
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                      • vmconnect.exe and Grant-VMConnectAccess

                        The Cmdlet Grant-VMConnectAccess provides a good service in that it allows you to grant Access to a VM to a specific user without giving them full access to ALL vm's and Network control on the machine. User's need VMConnect.exe to talk to VM's but it does not respect this change. Please update VMConnect.exe to respect and use this rights change. It should be able to talk directly to the VM if the rights are there and the machinename or Guid of the VM is targeted

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                        • Cortana becomes an alarm system listening, like Ring or Nest, records suspicious sounds, calls cellphone

                          Cortana voice command to alarm mode, listens while you're gone, calls when it hears suspicious sounds, plays recording of sound etc. Like Nest or Ring. MS could own this biz.

                          2 votes
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                          • Software Information bevore starting

                            I read in a computer magazin about an interesting software, and install this software on my computer. This is a normal process by many users.
                            Next time i test another software, and so on.....
                            The windows startmenu included a lot of old and new software, marked by the name of the software.
                            .. but when i´m looking for a software for a certain purpose and i dont no the name of the software, i had no chance to find the correct software. Otherwise i start the first software, than the next, ...
                            and may be, i find the correct software,…

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                            • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 (RSAT) fr-CA

                              I live in Québec in Canada and we would love to install the RSAT tool with our regional parameter but it is not available actually.

                              We need to install a language pack to successfully install it

                              Can you release a version of the RSAT tool for fr-CA ?

                              16 votes
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                              • NO Red flags after clean install

                                I find it very irritating when the event log starts to fill with Red Error events straight after a clean install. If the install succeeds without errors, then the server should run without logging a bunch of errors, or are these errors not really errors ??

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                                • Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report

                                  Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report! This Option makes issue Reporting much Simpler & Clearer to explain & describe a specific issue/s!

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                                  • In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Reverse please

                                    In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Wouldnt it be better to see the newest first? Cause i am sure in most cases you want the new data as quick as possible

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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…

                                      4 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 .

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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…

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