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  1. Add option to re-check for updates before installing

    When going to apply updates, there should at least be an option to check for updates if updates are already found. This was previously an option through Server 2012 R2 and is no longer possible. Because of this, changes to available updates may not be received by the client computer until after the update list is applied and the server is rebooted. Given how locked down the update interface is now, even having that option automatically happen in the background would be great.

    In my environment, I use WSUS to patch all of my servers. This month, KB4041691 was installed…

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      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Windows 2012 teaming have any inspection mechanism to check if one of NIC got network Problem

      The "teaming" NIC maybe connected, but the network connection not work well. If we have some rule to check network connection.Maybe customer worn't get server network issue.

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      • 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.

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        • Ensure that NTFS rights function identically whether using UNC path or mapped drive to same location

          I have been redirected here by recommendation of MSFT CSG in response to post on the Windows Server forum here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/4d27b27b-5354-413f-8eeb-48ae9fb1e795/ntfs-rights-unc-vs-mapped-explorer-vs-command-prompt?forum=winserverfiles. Apparently, my question has exceeded the limits of "how do I do this?" and entered the realm of "why does Windows behave inconsistently?", which I call a bug.

          Scope
          The behavior below is the same for at least Server 2008 R2 & 2012 R2, both with Windows 7 workstation. I have not tested elsewhere.

          Scenario
          User has only traverse & permissions NTFS rights at root of share but full share-level permissions. User has full access to a subfolder…

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          • Please reach out to ninjatrader support

            Windows 10 offers a service called OneDrive that will need to remain disabled. This item will directly interfere with NinjaTrader Trading platform. https://www.ninjatraderbrokerage.com/ 1.800.496.1683

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              • In Event Viewer the link by More Information: Event Log Online Help points to a non existing page:

                The link is https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee958049.aspx which is a 404.

                Please update Event Viewer to remove the link to Event Log Online Help or create the page proper.

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                  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bug: In New-FileCatalog

                  This bug also applies to Test-FileCatalog, I believe.

                  Create a script containing the following commands, and run it with the -Verbose switch

                  ----------------------------------------------------------

                  [CmdletBinding()]

                  param ( $path = 'SOMEPATHOROTHER' )

                  New-FileCatalog -Path $path -CatalogFilePath C:\Source.cat -CatalogVersion 2.0
                  New-FileCatalog -Path $path -CatalogFilePath C:\Destination.cat -CatalogVersion 2.0

                  ----------------------------------------------------------

                  The output will contain VERBOSE output, even though the script does not contain any Write-Verbose commands.

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                    2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows Server 2016 - A directory service error has occurred - (80072095)

                    Here's an odd one.

                    Promote Windows Server 2016 to a domain controller.

                    Using Group Policy Management, edit the Default Domain Controllers Policy as follows:

                    Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Local Policies - Security Options - Network security: Configure encryption types allowed for Kerberos

                    Choose
                    AES128_HMAC_SHA1
                    AES256_HMAC_SHA1
                    Future encryption types

                    Restart your domain controller.

                    Using Group Policy Management, edit the Default Domain Controllers Policy as follows:

                    Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings

                    Notice that an IP Security Policy Management error appears.

                    A directory service error has occurred - (80072095)

                    Also notice…

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                    • Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

                      Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

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                      • Cortana becomes an alarm system listening, like Ring or Nest, records suspicious sounds, calls cellphone

                        Cortana voice command to alarm mode, listens while you're gone, calls when it hears suspicious sounds, plays recording of sound etc. Like Nest or Ring. MS could own this biz.

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                        • Remove all in-box dependancies on WOW64 (e.g. - misexec.exe)

                          I've been experimenting with removing WOW64 support from servers. There have been several instances where I've had to reinstall it for operations that have very little to do with the actual server function. The most common scenario is installing MSIs like System Center agents. After the installation is complete I can remove WOW64 and the server operates perfectly. Why can't we just have a native x64 Windows Installer?

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                            0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • fix a bug in windows shell link to cmd script with run as administrator enabled

                            When I create a link to a cmd-script and enable the Option run as Administrator mostly it works fine.
                            But when the cmd-script is in a Folder with () in the Name the script didn't run after UAC Dialog.
                            Please fix this

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                            • Policy Analyzer Toolkit Open Source?

                              I am reading about the Policy Analyzer. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2016/10/22/policy-analyzer-v3-1-pre-release

                              Microsoft has been moving more projects open source into Git. Has there been any discussions about making this tool open? I imagine the community might be able to make some meaningful contributions. Based on the comments in this post there is lots of interest on this topic!

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                              • Active Directory dsa.msc Attribute Editor only if Object not searched

                                if i open an computer object directly in the dsa.msc there is a tab called "Attribute Editor". If i open an object over the search function there is no tab "Attribute Editor". Bug or Feature? I can´t understand the sens of the difference.

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                                • Allow tasks to be run at shutdown from the task scheduler

                                  Currently there's not an easy way to run commands at shutdown from the task scheduler, aside from an Event trigger. The issue is that the task needs to run extremely quickly or the error 2147943515 shows up. In my specific case, I like to run a quick REST call to my monitoring service to remove it from the monitoring system before the host shuts down.

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                                    • 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 ?

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                                      • Console interface

                                        This belongs to Win10 Home and Pro but i cant find the link to it.

                                        It would be great if theres an application for Win10 Home and Pro, which behaves and looks like an xbox one. I want to use my computer with my tv and wireless controller, just like a regular console.

                                        - starting and shutting down the computer and games and steam, uplay,...
                                        - no mouse and keyboard needed
                                        - controlling absolutely everything with the controller
                                        - one-click-switch to change between computer- and console-mode

                                        That would be great

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                                        • Excel sheet notification to person that occupies my sheets

                                          Is it possible to ensure a way of communicating with the person who is using my excel sheet? I was just about to open the file I created and one of my colleques seems to use it already. Unfurtunately it is urgend and the excel notification that states that I can open a copied version until my excel sheet is available again leaves me only with the option to get myself notified when the sheet is available again. It would be amazing to allow to send a message to that person using my file, unfortunately the person who is using…

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