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  1. Update ADMT to be able to migrate Windows Apps

    We are currently waiting for Windows 10 to be fully supported within ADMT. We can migrate the user, system but all complete with errors regarding Windows store apps. I do not want to fork out extra $$ just because Microsoft hasn't updated their basic tool yet. If we could migrate properly we would have bought more CALs.

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  2. Windows Defender Automatic update

    Give us the option to allow Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 to update automatically.
    Why would anyone want to wait for a maintenance window to install windows defender updates via windows update?

    If I turn on automatically install updates everything would be installed including definition updates but the server might reboot because of system and security updates.

    35 votes
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  3. Lower the priority of "automatic maintenance" (tiworker.exe)

    Every now and then after a server restart, tiworker.exe jumps to 100% CPU usage for a long time, effectively DOS-ing single-processor servers.

    Google (or bing) for `"automatic maintenance" tiworker.exe` for lots of reports on this issue, including blog posts of people recommending to disable this task.

    My suggestion would be to lower that task's priority by default ("below normal" works well based on my tests): 30 minutes of background maintenance and a responsive server is *much* better than 15 minutes of background maintenance and a server which is practically unusable during that time.

    3 votes
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  4. ADFS WID Port 80 Requirement

    ADFS WID replication requires port 80 to be open. This is not outlined anywhere in this document: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/deployment/best-practices-securing-ad-fs

    It is outlined here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/adfs/set-adfssyncproperties?view=win10-ps

    "Note: The primary server must be accessible via HTTP on port 80 from the secondary server."

    Please add this note to the best practices document.

    2 votes
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  5. GUI for DNS policies and rate-limiting

    Please implement GUI for configuring DNS policies and DNS rate-limiting in Windows Server 2016.

    17 votes
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  6. configure the winrm client without starting the winrm server

    When trying to user psremoting you have to add a trusted host to your client's trusted hosts. This is fine and we normally default to '*' for developer machines that need to talk to prod and other infra. The problem is that this also requires the developer machine to start the winrm service which 'allows the computer to recieve Windows Powershell remote commands that are sent using the WS-Management technology'. I get pushback from devs who don't want to run this server service and see it as an unecessary security risk. We typically don't need CredSSP or have issues with…

    9 votes
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  7. 2016, WDS, Deduplication: Option to disable RES.WIM usage

    A bit of history here. Windows Deployment Services has been around for quite a number of years, and it uses a file-based deduplication mechanism to conserve disk space.

    When we capture an image with WDS, what it is actually doing is creating hashes for all files on the disk and then checking to see if those hashes are present in RES.WIM. Any hashed files not present in RES.WIM are copied up to the server, added to RES.WIM, and then the disk image itself is just a list of hashes to pull out of RES.WIM to reconstruct the image.

    Without deduplication,…

    5 votes
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  8. Give back System Protection tab

    and system restore as is in Win10

    6 votes
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  9. 12 votes
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  10. SD boot

    SD is becoming a common feature on many servers. I understand that Microsoft, via an OEM, will support booting Hyper-V Server from USB. SD is a low-cost option for deploying servers that would get all their storage from SAN or SMB, but Microsoft needs to support (not OEMs) Windows Server booting from SD.

    48 votes
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  11. Change PC Name without restart

    It is one of the most critical problem of Windows. Is not easy, I know this, but change the PC Name without force the restart could be one for the most important thing.

    Requirements:

    - Cannot be DC
    - Cannot be Exchange Server or SQL Server

    Scenarios where this feature could be interesting:

    - Change naming convention of same machines
    - File Server
    - IIS
    - RDS
    - Hyper-V

    S

    77 votes
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  12. Windows update / SQL update needs to have more control

    I just had SQL server restart at 9:36 am for me because of a microsoft update. I appreciate the importance of updating product, but I should never have to apologize to my customers for 10 minutes of down time while SQL is restarting. Active hours shouldn't be only 8 hours long. All in all the most frustrating part of running Windows 2016.

    16 votes
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  13. Windows Firewall Advanced - Allow rule by DNS name

    It is very important to include in the "Scope" tab, within a Windows Firewall rule, to release DNS names and not just IP addresses.

    13 votes
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  14. missing primary boot drive

    Primary boot drive failed in win10. Doesn't appear when using diskpart list volumes. 2nd drive (d) appears as C: drive. Believe partitions damaged or lost and if fixed could see the original boot disk C: again. Booted from a USB to get CMd line. But need instructions how to launch disk MGMT.msc. commands I would normally use in powershell or on server not working on win 10 pro on laptop. It is difficult to find instructions on how to get control panel, disk mgt, network etc launched from CMD.

    1 vote
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  15. what is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

    What is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

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  16. unregister vm, instead of remove vm configuration file on hyper-v

    When a VM come to "remove", It always be good for keep it some place with it configuration file with its vhd in place untouched. So many time, there always someone ask to add back the removed one even the next hour.
    Please provide "unregister/register" operation instead of "export and remove/import", because "export" takes time,space,IO bandwith.

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  17. If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

    If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

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  18. Windows Settings: after years finally fix finding settings??

    I know, it's annoying that paying customers are asking for most basic features, but it's really a shame that the 'new' Windows Settings:
    1) ignores disabled users and the usability, e.g. F3 does not work to focus the 'Find a setting' Textbox. (Shame #1)
    2) Windows Settings needs some days until it is able to finish creating the Index of all Windows Settings. For sure, we're talking about less than 500 keywords. M$$ needs some days? (Shame #2)
    3) Even after some days, we can search for e.g. "Curosor" and we get "Not found" (Shame #3)
    4) Windows Settings needs…

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  19. Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

    Your instructions for installing a new disk are excellent and thorough. But strangely my problem is never mentioned.

    I am trying to install a brand new Samsung 860 SSD DISK into a Windows 10 system. It connected easily into the slot. But the File Explorer never shows that it exists.

    All other information is accurate and up-to-date with a properly operating Win 10 system.

    No instructions are given for this eventuality. Your instructions never discuss this possibility. Can you indicate troubleshooting measures for this problem?

    2 votes
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  20. after about 1/4 century: gpresult: please display the value as readable text

    Hello

    it's a shame, very annyoing, error-prone and therefore a safety risk that gpresult thisplay this result:

    GPO: Default Domain Policy
    Folder Id: Software\Policies\Microsoft\W32time\Parameters\NtpServer
    Value: 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 123, 0, 0, 0
    State: Enabled

    Could you finally start offering tools as they should be?

    Thanks a lot
    kind regards,
    Thomas

    2 votes
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