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  1. 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 a temporary…

    2 votes

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  2. a better way to serve users

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

    1 vote

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  3. Add -WhatIf to Move-ClusterGroup

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

    3 votes

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  4. 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.

    2 votes

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  5. 4 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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,…

    1 vote

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  8. 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 ??

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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!

    3 votes

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  11. 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

    1 vote

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  12. 1 vote

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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    2 votes

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  15. 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…

    1 vote

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    1 vote

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  18. 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.

    1 vote

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  19. 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…

    2 votes

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  20. 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.....

    0 votes

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