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  1. Windows Updates shouldn't fail constantly or take hours to complete

    I have a number of 2016 servers. It seems like 99% of them fail when doing automatic updates. I am able to install them manually by going through sconfig and selecting option 6 but it takes FOREVER. During installation, the CPU or Memory isn't maxed out at 100% so I have no idea what is causing it to take forever. All other previous versions of Windows run and install updates just fine in the same VMware environment.

    49 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  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.

      30 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        78 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show file extensions by default

          Show file extension by default on Windows Server. I can understand why the extension is hidden by default on the Desktop OS but for server it should be visible.

          14 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 8 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • to take out the google search from Microsoft

              my idea is to take out the google search from Microsoft and we create new search like google for Microsoft and it only used my Microsoft windows and I named it has micro search means even micro issue also will not escape means better then google search and lastly my hamble request sir please think about if we use this idea no company will beat the microsoft and have a nice day

              7 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                8 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  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.

                  26 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Microsoft Remote Desktop V10 for MAC keyboard changes when laptop sleeps and is brought back up

                    On my Macbook Pro, since I installed the latest Microsoft Remote Desktop V10, if I put the Mac to sleep and come back, keystrokes change from normal keystrokes to function keys. For instance the "d" key, instead of typing a "d" now toggles the show desktop on and off. In order to get the keyboard back I have to "Sign off" the Remote Desktop and Sign back in. Is there a setting to fix this as this defeats the purpose of using a Remote Desktop to preserve something you are working on.

                    Mac OS = High Sierra Version 10.13.6.

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                    4 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        7 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 33 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Printing from your iPad

                            Print from an iPad

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Keep Windows 2016 long term service channel.

                              No longer are Windows 8 and Windows 10 Professional suitable for my clients. Going to Windows 2016 Standard in LTSC has solved a lot of problems. The semi-annual channel is too disruptive (creates a number of problems) in the work that traders are doing.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Finer WSUS categories, especially by architecture and Windows 10 subversion

                                I end up declining 80% of all WSUS updates, because my products all use x64 architecture, hence I don't need ARM64, Itanium or IA-32 updates. As for Windows 10, I don't need updates for versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703 and 1709. There should be an easy way to tell WSUS not get any of these updates during synchronization.

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  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.

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • RD client missing the local resources option

                                    In the normal RDP client there is an option to connect local resources to your RDP session. Unfortunately this is not available in de RD Client (available in the Windows Store). Please add this functionality also in this client.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      15 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • phone-tablet

                                        I have come up with a great idea but need to attached a document (this idea could really bring microsoft to next stage of future technology of the tablet, that would lead the way to another product that will dominate the market place

                                        what if you could design a tablet for your phone to connect via wirelessly or by usb and everything be mirrored from your mobile to your tablet, so you could in theory surf the web on your tablet via your phone and on your tablet access all your apps photos, videos and more. Turning and integrating you…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • 3 votes
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