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  1. Print Spooler Isolation

    Ever since Windows server 2012 we have had printer driver isolation, but there is a need for print spooler isolation. This would allow for an individual spooler for a printer to be stopped and the jobs deleted without affecting all other printers on the print server. This could be done in a method where the main print spooler service spawns child instances for each print and then through an api you would be able to stop and start these child instances.

    7 votes
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  2. 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 ?

    11 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Http Action in Task Scheduler

    It would be very helpful if, task scheduler support native http actions.

    4 votes
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  6. Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

    Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

    44 votes
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  7. New software Invention Update for machinery

    New software that causes machinery to become modern day technology and come alive.

    1 vote
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  8. 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.

    107 votes
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  9. Telecommute Add-on or App

    Our company is largely a Microsoft shop. We are also looking to take advantage of telecommute work options. Right now there isn't a good solution that integrates well with the tools we use to help managers do their jobs remotely. It is largely left up to high volume communication between manager and employees. With all the pitfalls that entails.

    My suggestion is a piece of software (maybe an Outlook addon) that can aggregate activity in most/all Microsoft products. For instance, it can show mail activity of your employees, TFS activity, Lync/Skype activity, etc... in one place to gauge productivity and…

    1 vote
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  10. Add option to enable Store on Windows Server

    Add an option to add the Store to Windows Server (for GUI installations)

    7 votes
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  11. Add back support for Edge

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

    161 votes
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  12. Gruppenzugehörigkeit im Kontakt sichtbar machen

    Ich muss alle Kontakte einer Gruppe zuordnen. Leider kann man, wenn man die Kontakte durchklickt nicht ersehen, ob der Kontakt bereits einer Gruppe zugeordnet wurde. Die Konkurrenz GMX ist hier wesentlich besser aufgestellt.

    2 votes
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  13. Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" bitte wieder zuschalten

    Bitte schalten Sie den Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" wieder zu. Wenn man einen neuen Kontakt nicht sofort speichert, findet man ihn nicht wieder, wenn man wie wir, mehrere Tausend Kontakte hat.

    1 vote
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  14. Outlook: Enable the possibility to move several tasks to a customized date

    If you Chose a Task you have different options to move/reschedule it like 'Today', 'Tomorrow', 'This week', 'Custom' etc.
    If you Chose more than one Task the Option 'Custom' is not available anymore but would be useful.

    3 votes
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  15. Hyperlinking page-entries within WORD 2016 keyword index

    Microsoft WORD 2016 is supporting page-hyperlinking within the table of the contents index field, but it doesn't within the table of the keywords index field. That is a serious lack in all cases of WORD documents with a great number of keywords and adjuncted textmarks { XE "<keyword>" \r "<textmark>" }. Most regrettable is loosing manually implemented hyperlinks by updating an existing keyword index field.

    1 vote
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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. Gathering feedback from the field (WaaS - Branches, Apps)

    Hi together,

    all my previous customers asked me how to gather feedback internally from the field when moving to Windows 10 with the WaaS model.

    Microsoft (we) should provide a tool where end users can send feedback internally regarding to the current branches. Here it should be possible to divide this feedback into 2 parts - OS feedback and Application feedback. Also a LOB-App-List should be possible to attach. So the end user in the field chooses between OS or App, which are predefined and provides feedback in a traffic light style with standardized error values e.g. not working, performance…

    3 votes
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  18. 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.

    8 votes
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  19. Edge and Flash on Server 2016 Removal

    why?? will these be removable features when it goes RTM?

    4 votes
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  20. Super Fine application control

    In Windows 2000 Advanced Server/Datacenter Server, User could set very fine controls for all applications running or applications that will launch at specific time/interval.
    User could set:
    Affinity
    Priority
    Memory Usage
    Other fine control settings

    Newer Windows versions removed this feature called "Process Control app UI", I hope in Windows Server 2016 we can get this functionality back so user can set super fine control for each application / process / filter / directshow filter .. etc

    Image from Windows 2000 Datacenter Server:
    http://xi-networks.net/Windows2000Server/Control.png

    10 votes
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