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  1. 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 ?

    14 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Windows Server Essentials Media Pack for Server 2016

      Enable Windows Server Essentials Media Pack for Server 2016

      4 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Server 2016: The message "Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way" has displayed

        When I tried to update my Windows Server 2016 from Settings menu, The message "Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?" has shown.
        Even though WS2016 and Win10 is different OS.

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Scheduled Tasks do not store domain information of runas account

          If you create a scheduled task in Server 2016, the domain information of the user is not saved or stored.
          Getting the principal with powershell or exporting the task as xml does not show the domain information either.

          10 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            32 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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…

              3 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 ?

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update documentation to indicate if VB6 runtime is supported on Windows Server 2016

                  Update the documentation to indicate whether the VB6 runtime is supported (or already installed) in windows server 2016

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add file hash checking capability to Task Scheduler

                    Scheduled Tasks should have the ability to verify a file’s authenticity prior to executing. For example, if a Scheduled Task is executing a PowerShell script that is being run with an account that has Domain Admin rights, anyone that has access to modify the PowerShell script on the server essentially has Domain Admin rights.
                    If there was an option added to the Scheduled Task setup where the owner could input the file hash of the PowerShell script and Task Scheduler checked the hash prior to executing the script, it would eliminate unauthorized changes.
                    One example where this would stop malicious…

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                      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Problems with March 2017 Security Rollup

                      The moderator from the server forum suggested I post here (please see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a894761b-963e-4e4a-a309-d28999209448/march-2017-security-updates-breaks-ntlm-authentication-of-samba-shares-over-netbios?forum=winserversecurity).

                      We had a production down weekend after installing Microsoft's security March 2017 rollup. This question is to help us understand what was included in the March rollup that broke production in order that we can properly document the workaround.

                      Scenario:

                      1. Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers.
                      2. March 2017 security rollup applied.
                      3. SAMBA shares hosted on AIX using NTLM authentication stopped working, giving access denied (client message)
                      Error on AIX host is: "FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS"
                      Error on AIX host is: "SPNEGO login failed: NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT" …

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

                        Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

                        13 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove Cortana/Defender/XBox/UAC and the others bloatware

                            Please don't tell me about core version or nano!

                            We need a light weight GUI to speed up the settings and keep monitored the logs and other things. Please move all these stuff to "Add roles and Features"

                            Do you remember windows NT?

                            We don't need the heavyweight of all bloated stuff of windows 10.

                            This is a server.

                            Thank you

                            19 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

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                                0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make PowerShell PKI module cross-platform with PS Core incl New-SelfSignedCertificate

                                PowerShell Core doesn't include the PKI module, which has the New-SelfSignedCertificate cmdlet. It would be great to have it available cross-platform.

                                Hence the feature request to make the PKI module cross-platform and compatible with PS Core to be distributed in the PowerShell Gallery: https://www.powershellgallery.com

                                Feature request with PS Core team and the reference to this UserVoice here:
                                https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/3715

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                                  0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • RSAT tools to support below the typical N-1 level

                                  Often many of us work in an environment that is evolving to the latest OS, but perhaps technology or development of internal applications have held or slowed us from updating these to current standards. We are encouraged to use RSAT tools to manage these hosts and services, but these tools are only backwards compatible by N-1.

                                  This means that with a Windows 10 (current build) laptop, which will use RSAT for 2016, I cannot manage my older Windows 2012 or even 2008r2 hosts. I then have to either use a VM which is running Win7 or 8.1 with RSAT to…

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

                                    Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
                                    The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
                                    The manual trigger works correctly.
                                    To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

                                    17 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Windows 10 start menu

                                      In the Windows 10 start menu again the folders free sortable as in the old Windows versions make. Allow creation of folders in the Start menu again.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • active directory administrative center search feature is incomplete

                                        well, WTH?! ADUC lets you find users, computers, group, printers, shares, etc.

                                        why on earth the new ADAC is lacking this feature? why don't you have the option to choose primitive object types in ADAC search as you can in ADUC? I know you have LDAP query builder and all that (which is awesome by the way); but shouldn't simple stuff be available and intuitive stuff be as easy as they have always been with newer tools?

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                                        • GUI for DNS policies and rate-limiting

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

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