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  1. Do not remove Essentials Role in Server 2019

    We still need a Windows Version for small customers getting easy connection to Azure and Office 365. So do NOT remove the Essential Role out of Version 2019.

    68 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix .NET-incompatibility with Essentials Dashboard on Server 2016

      With the latest .Net updates the dashboard is not useable anymore: Warnings can't be ignored or deleted, computers can't be removed...
      Only the progressbar appears, cpu usage rises to 100% and dashboard gets stuck or crashes.

      11 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add native Let's Encrypt ACME client support to Windows Server and IIS

        Add native ACME Client v2 to Windows Server and IIS include auto renewal feature.

        16 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 19 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow PowerShell scripts to run directly in Scheduled Tasks

            Please allow to use PowerShell scripts directly within Scheduled Tasks.

            An update should offer this functionality for all current supported server versions.

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • RDP / Terminalserver: Allow Drag & Drop. Finally.

              You know, Drag & Drop is a useful feature.
              It's annoyoing, that RDP does not support Drag & Drop from / to the remote session.

              27 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Introduce AFP file server support for IOs Users please

                AFP in Windows Server File Serverfor - Mac ios file server interoperability with windows users

                3 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Upgrade a server running core to the next version. Example 1709 to 1803

                  Please post the methods to upgrade Short Term Service Branch Servers. If we are going to be living with these servers for less then 18 months we need to understand the methods for upgrades.

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update Essentials 2012 R2 Dashboard to be compatible with current .NET releases

                    If any .NET version after 4.5.2 is installed, some dashboard functionality fails (can't remove computer, can't ignore alert) and the dashboard crashes randomly. Removing and blocking .NET 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 works around the issue, but that means the server is limited to the 4-year-old .NET 4.5.2. This article has more details:

                    https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2018/02/essentials-2012-r2-dashboard-fails-with-net-4-6-and-4-7/

                    18 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • RSAT for Mac

                      I currently use a Windows 10 VM with Remote Server Administration Tools to manage our servers (about 3 years running now). Would be super sweet if you put together a version that runs natively on Mac. Super sweet.

                      10 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop the "Windows update madness" on WS2016!

                        Dear Microsoft Windows Server team. We would like _complete control_ over when we would like our our WS2016 to install windows updates! No more slow / timeconsuming server restarts because of "Getting Windows ready. Do not turn off your computer" messages when we just would like a quick restart of a production server.. No more TiWorker.exe using 100% of a CPU core during "*********" and so on.. And please fix the issues with '2017-08 Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4035631)' asap. Thank you.

                        120 votes
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                          22 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support CSV direct access with ReFS

                          Support CSV direct access with ReFS

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add basic Linux management to Windows Admin Center

                            Windows Admin Center is fantastic but we all manage a mix of Linux and Windows Servers. Add the ability to add Linux Servers, SSH over the browser, and a few basic items would be phenomenal (process list, disk info, file explorer)

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update ADMT to officially support Windows Server 2016 & Recent SQL version

                              Hi! There is currently no official support for Windows Server 2016 to run ADMT. It remains an important tool and I'm sure many will appreciate not needing to install older versions of Windows to migrate between AD's.

                              14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • revert from.ESD to .WIM so DISM will work

                                Many of your Windows users depend upon DISM repair so I suggest you revert to .WIM. .ESD can convert to .WIM but the level required to do so is above the majority of your users.
                                Please escalate.

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • notepad should support files without carriage returns

                                  It would be very useful and helpful to have better line ending support in Notepad.
                                  Third party software often comes with config files that's origin is from a Linux world and only having LF inside.
                                  Notepad just shows one big line and editing such files is almost impossible.
                                  As WordPad supports LF since years it would be that feature to have notepad.exe be aware of CRLF and LF files.

                                  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/12/08/cross-post-wsl-interoperability-with-docker/

                                  7 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials Connector broken on Windows 10 1803

                                    After upgrading a machine to Windows 10 1803 (build 17115) the Essentials Connector no longer connects to the server, does not run any of the apps and deinstallation/reinstallation including fresh install clearing down registry and ProgramData does not fix it. This will block upgrading my estate to Windows 10 1803 if not fixed urgently. Have also reported back through Feedback App on Windows 10.

                                    11 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • please implement a seperation of architectures in WSUS for Itanium and ARM64

                                      There is no way to keep ARM64 and Itanium updates out of WSUS because one can only choose between x86 and x64 updates but there is no limitation to other architectures that do not belong to classic Intel or AMD64 architectures just like Itanium and ARM64. These should be filtered in WSUS as a seperate category.

                                      1 vote
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                                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Notepad should have sync capability to user. Example like Google keep and evernote. And then it should be supported by cross-platform.

                                        Notepad should have sync capability to user. Example like Google keep and evernote. And then it should be supported by cross-platform like windows android and IOS

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                                          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Volume Balancer

                                          Create an app that will balance all volume to the level that the user sets. When watching programs on sites like CBC, their commercials are 1000% louder than the program, which is deadly with headphones, and annoying for the neighbourhood when using external speakers.

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