General Feedback

Do you have an idea or suggestion based on your experience with Windows Server? We would love to hear it! Please take a few minutes to submit your idea in the one of the forums available on the right or vote up an idea submitted by another Windows Server customer. All of the feedback you share in these forums is monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building Windows Server. Suggestions can apply to both released and Technical Preview versions of Windows Server.

Important:

1. Remote Desktop Services (RDS)-related feedback must be provided in their UV site: https://remotedesktop.uservoice.com/forums/266795-remote-desktop-services-for-enterprises

2. Requests for feature changes around the end-user experience, such as desktop shell, start menu, individual consumer apps, etc. must be provided through the Windows 10 Feedback Hub tool. We have no ownership of these types of non-Windows Server components.

3. This forum (General Feedback) is used for any broad feedback related to Windows Server. Feedback for specific areas like Storage, Networking, Virtualization, Nano Server, etc., should be provided in one of the forums available on the right. It is not for bug filings. If you find a bug with Windows Server please open a support case at https://support.microsoft.com and report it – these cases are free.

If you have technical questions or need help with Windows Server, please visit our “TechNet Forums” https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?category=windowsserver

To improve Windows Server I suggest you ...

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Hyper-V Manager, can't turn off crashed VM while it's in Shutting Down state. Need to kill the process.

    Hello,

    While working with Hyper-V Manager and hosting some VM's. While the VM crashes or it's frozen and you try to softly Shut it down. It's stays in this state for long time, and you can't do anything else. Nor interrupt shutting down or Turn the power off. There could be some way to force the Turn Off task while it's frozen.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

    This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

    Xbox Live Authencation
    Xbox Live Saved Games
    Xbox Live Networking
    Onedrive
    Phone
    Contacts
    Maps
    Mobile devices
    Geolocation
    Camera,
    Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
    Wallet services.

    96 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add back support for Edge

    Please add the option to install Microsoft Edge on the server.

    101 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    16 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

    Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

    43 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    9 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Include a MODERN web browser e.g. LTSB Edge browser rather than outdated, unsupported IE11.

    It's kind of lame to promote Win2k16 RDSH then not include a modern web browser. Make an LTSB Edge browser, it can't be THAT difficult.

    20 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. SMTP Virtual Server in Server 2016 Core and Nano

    2016 Server Core and Nano don't have the ability to add-windowsfeature smtp-server. I feel the SMTP feature would lend itself well to the lightweight nature of Core and Nano.

    10 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Ink And Handwriting Services

    Noticed that in Windows Server 2016 TP5 with latest cumulative update (KB3158987) Ink And Handwriting Services feature is missing:
    Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.Name -like '*ink*'}
    returns no results... Looking at the files on the disk drive (C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink) it seem that feature is actually installed. Some applications which relay on this feature fail during installation/instantiation since they determine feature is not installed. There was not mention in the release notes of the TP4 and TP5 in which this feature is no longer present (it was still present in TP3). Please fix this or suggest a workaround.

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    7 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off

    Enable Scheduled Jobs/Tasks in Task Scheduler to Run at Log off. Presently due to updates on Server 2008 and higher, against security risk, a scheduled task does not run when the user is logged off. Supposedly due to a "Session 0 Isolation" from the updates.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Wrong Pg info displayed in MS Word.

    Ever since I’ve moved to the Skip Ahead builds (10.0.18214.1000 & the earlier one), MS-Word is reporting incorrect page # for the doc.

    Here in page # reflected for Current & Total pages is incorrect.

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

    how to move the file in network Server 1 location to Server 2 location by using forefile

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Windows Admin Center add feature for Microsoft Remote Assistance for desktop

    RDP is already a feature. If you were looking to assist users that had an active session on a machine and could implement the Offer Remote Assistance from inside the WAC with a button push, it'd make life easier.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Printing from your iPad

    Print from an iPad

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. RD client missing the local resources option

    In the normal RDP client there is an option to connect local resources to your RDP session. Unfortunately this is not available in de RD Client (available in the Windows Store). Please add this functionality also in this client.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. We need a way to tell a Remote App to turn on the On-Screen Keyboard.

    We need a way to tell a Remote App to turn on the On-Screen Keyboard. Currently the client has no way of doing this. I have a remote app I cannot use because my devices function key doe **** work to select letters.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. amaar

    Good

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Quota Management on server core

    Add ability to setup quotas on shares when using Windows Server core installation

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016)

    Hi,

    In terms of the Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016), it would be really good if, instead of merely locking out users' acocunts whom are the suspected target of a brute force attack, to banning the source IP of the attack instead.

    This could operate in a similar fashion to the Linux-based fail2ban whereby an offending IP address gets put in 'jail' for a timeout threshold.

    I think this is a better option than punishing the user (who is locked out as result of brute force attempt that is out of their control).

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016)

    Hi,

    In terms of the Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016), it would be really good if, instead of merely locking out users' acocunts whom are the suspected target of a brute force attack, to banning the source IP of the attack instead.

    This could operate in a similar fashion to the Linux-based fail2ban whereby an offending IP address gets put in 'jail' for a timeout threshold.

    I think this is a better option than punishing the user (who is locked out as result of brute force attempt that is out of their control).

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Outlook: reduce mails during holidays and longer out off office periods; sender gets back the e-mail.

    When on holiday or during longer out of office periods Outlook-inboxes become overcrowded. Back at work there is a lot of work, just opening those e-mails. Very often you don't need to react anymore.
    Outlook automatic answers tell senders what is the reason of absence and give indications about when you are present again.
    E-mail-senders notice only that there will be an out of office reply, but can't see what's the reason and the period of out of office. This is too little information for helping you to decide sending the massage or not.

    My suggestions: when making an out…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. A voice activated program that allows you to draw

    A voice activated program that allows you to draw hands free for chikdren who can't draw due to illness, handicap, or circumstances

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base