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  1. when i click on a web site it wont open up

    help me to just click on a website to open it

    1 vote
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  2. Add REFS support to File Server Resource Manager

    Please add support of REFS to FSRM.

    6 votes
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  3. Windows Admin Center - Tree Structure

    Windows Admin Center allows you to add connections or import from text files, but when you have a large number of servers to manage it is messy, and adding Tags and being able to search by them only goes so far. Being able to organize items in a tree structure like every over Windows module (ADUC, DSSITe, ADAC, etc) would make it a lot more user-friendly.

    4 votes
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  4. Create Different Icon Sizes

    Dear Microsoft,

    Would it be possible to include a feature which automatically changes the icon size of documents on the Windows desktop, or possibly throughout all of Windows?

    This feature would increase or decrease the size of icons based on usage. For example, a file that hasn’t been accessed in six months would gradually increase/decrease in size, while a file that’s used every day would do the opposite. Preferable with customizable options such as time frames, increasing or decreasing size, ect.

    This would allow a quick visual detection of which files are being used more frequently.

    Thanking you in advance,

    3 votes
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  5. ADFS MFA Password Change

    ADFS allows for the end user to change their password Externally if a specific end point is enabled on the ADFS Server. I'd like the ability to protect ADFS Password changes via ADFS to be protected by MFA. If a users credentials are compromised, the hacker could change the password on the employee as they know their "current" password.

    2 votes
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  6. Make ADFS OAuth2 Logout More Secure and Practical

    Server2016/ADFS 4.0 - OAuth2 Logout endpoint requires idtokenhint before it redirects a user back to the RP. This is good however the value used for the idtokenhint is original id_token issued at the time of sign in. This is not good for few reasons:


    1. In a server-side app, idtoken is used at the time of sign-in and claims are issued from the idtoken which gets saved to the session cookie. After the sign-in step, there's no use for the original idtoken. Now with idtoken being required for the Logout request, we have…

    3 votes
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  7. add Remote Desktop client Universal Resource Identifier (URI) scheme support to Windows 10

    The page at...
    Remote Desktop client Universal Resource Identifier (URI) scheme support
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-uri

    ...describes the feature, but it isn't supported on Windows. Now that we have the Remote Desktop modern app, Windows should handle the URI scheme by default too, perhaps when the Remote Desktop modern app is installed.

    4 votes
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  8. 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
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  9. Add back support for Edge

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

    138 votes
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  10. 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.

    102 votes
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  11. Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

    Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

    43 votes
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  12. Add basic image editing to snipping tool

    Snipping tool would really benefit from basic image editing options like drawing straight lines squares or circles to highlight or emphasise parts of the captured screen section. Similar to MS Paint drawing capabilities.
    Would be really great if that functionality would be added or at least a button to open the snip inside image editor like MS Paint.

    4 votes
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  13. 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.

    21 votes
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  14. Bitlocker MFA unlock

    This days MFA is getting more and more popular so I was wondering why not add new feature to Windows family so when server boots Bitlocker could be unlocked not by network but by MFA
    What do you think would this be even possible ?

    10 votes
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  15. 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
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  16. If Windows Server 2016 support "windows hello" feature?

    If Windows Server 2016 TP5 support "windows hello" feature? any declare or blog?

    I installed windows server 2016 (14393), and then I can't use "windows hello" in settings.

    this feature worked in windows 10.

    13 votes
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  17. 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
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  18. 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
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  19. 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
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  20. 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
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