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  1. Provide a PowerShell cmdlet that reports on and discovers GPO settings

    Currently in order to report on GPOs, one has to run Get-GPOReport and then parse the XML/HTML report. And this is extremely challenging since GPO XML schemas are non-trivial to learn if you aren't a developer.

    Ideally this PowerShell cmdlet would enable any admin to easily identify GPO settings that apply to their OU and quickly discover the impact of GPO application order.

    Please add a Get-GPOSetting cmdlet which performs the following:

    * Identifies GPO settings when provided an OU, site or domain.

    * Provides a combined report of all settings applied to an OU,site, or domain, including detail on…

    15 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • console history

      A configurable Hyper-V console buffer setting, allowing to review console history for text based consoles (Linux).

      5 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Microsoft exchange - one Mailbox two user

        I was looking for possibility to link 2 user with one Mail account.. but i read that this kind of solution isn't possible because of the type of licensing.. This can only be implemented by a group mailbox.. but that wasn't what i need.. Maybe this function can be inserted one day in a new release? :)

        3 votes
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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 ?

          15 votes
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          • USB 2.0 & 3.0 Passthru for Hyper-V (Windows Server 2016)

            Currently, if I want to plug any USB 2.0 or 3.0 device into my Hyper-V host and use it through my VM it will not work.

            Make it so number one...

            2 votes
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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.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  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.

                18 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V GUI for DDA

                  I would like to see a GUI set up so that we can find the hardware that we want (PCI Express Devices or USB) and mount them or unmount them via a GUI. This is a lot easier than powershell. Click to mount/unmount hardware from host to VM or vice versa.

                  More people would use this feature and it would be easier to mount and unmount specific hardware items.

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                  • Minimal Server Interface Mode in Windows Server 2016

                    A minimal server interface mode in Windows Server 2016.

                    Similar to what was available in Windows Server 2012 R2.

                    This assisted in reducing the attack surface on the Server and also allowed administrator to switch back to Full Gui mode if needed.

                    1 vote
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                      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix startmenu when using fullscreen setting (Windows Server 2016)

                      When using the startmenu in fullscreen mode, the start menu won't open anymore after a restart. When you disable and re-enable fullscreen mode, it works once again until the next restart.

                      It seems to be the ShellExperienceHost:

                      Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: ShellExperienceHost.exe, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819bf85
                      Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: StartUI.dll, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819be04
                      Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
                      Fehleroffset: 0x00000000000b96b0
                      ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0xa50
                      Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d2ecced8231441
                      Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
                      Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\Windows\ShellExperiences\StartUI.dll
                      Berichtskennung: 563781c7-6fab-49ae-b3de-e0dd30c1c08c
                      Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets: Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14393.447_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
                      Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: App

                      It's also possible that this…

                      3 votes
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                      • Fail over Cluster Manager

                        If we can have a new column that displays free disk space under the Disks node in Fail over cluster manager.

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                        • Drag and drop bookmark

                          Allow people to drag and drop bookmarks in folders to not lose place when watching say a tv series etc. When you come back to it. :)

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                          • File Audit recording users activates not added to be audit

                            The security log still recording users activates not added to audit setting and recording permissions not added to be audit, like if you want to audit write only the security log still audit the read & list folder contents which is i don't need to audit and this is make the audit log huge.

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                            • Make the eraser in OneNote more efficient

                              Hello everbody,

                              if I wrote something with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus on my iPad Pro and i want to erase something, it would be great if it is possilbe to select a color that i want to erase. The option to make the eraser bigger or smaller would be great, too.

                              Best regards,

                              Alex

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                              • A faster way to write again after using the eraser in OneNote

                                Hello everybody,

                                I am using the iPad Pro and if i want to erase something I have written with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus and i want to write again with another color, it should be possible to click directly on the color that I want and if I do this the last pen i used should be selected automatically in the color i selected.
                                You see it is a simple comfort function and would be great.

                                Best regards,

                                Alex

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                                • 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…

                                  2 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report

                                      Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report! This Option makes issue Reporting much Simpler & Clearer to explain & describe a specific issue/s!

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                                      • Query Optimize Win32_Product without Side-Effects

                                        In https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394378.aspx

                                        Warning Win32_Product is not query optimized. Queries such as "select * from Win32_Product where (name like 'Sniffer%')" require WMI to use the MSI provider to enumerate all of the installed products and then parse the full list sequentially to handle the “where” clause. This process also initiates a consistency check of packages installed, verifying and repairing the install. With an account with only user privileges, as the user account may not have access to quite a few locations, may cause delay in application launch and an event 11708 stating an installation failure. For more information, see KB Article…

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                                        • In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Reverse please

                                          In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Wouldnt it be better to see the newest first? Cause i am sure in most cases you want the new data as quick as possible

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