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  1. Fix Windows Server Updates

    Today's Windows Updates are horrible and very unreliable and Windows Updates are one of the most riskiest operations. Microsoft should take the inspiration from Linux environment as Linux implementation of OS updates is informative, transparent to administrators, it's very nice to work with and administrators have all relevant info in case of any issue or update management. And Linux updates are very reliable.

    But in case of Windows Server updates they are a nightmare. Using sconfig provides only very basic information, when updates are downloaded with no information is provided about progress, about downloading process, details about downloaded packages etc.…

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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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      • When will EVAL Server 2019 be available? We have 2019 already...

        The new eval version is still not available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2019 - but there is nothing new to download, only the redirection so https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/11/13/update-on-windows-server-2019-availability/
        I was among the lucky ones who got it in the few hours it was available, but it complains at every installation when I don't disconnect the network, even when I integrated the update in the WIM/ISO.

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        • After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PR

          After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PROBLEM. WHY ????????????

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          • Change General Feedback Page

            Change the link on the General Feedback page to https://support.microsoft.com/oas so that it takes you to a place where you can actually select Windows Server instead of just Windows 10. I had to call support to find this out.

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            • Scroll to Change The Wall

              Nothing..lets give scroll up down button of mouse a work to change the desktop wallpaper if the user keeps on scrolling. The user can make a collection of wallpapers assigning each wallpaper a mood or can keep group of wallpapers in a different package of different moods..i think you are getting it what i mean, And then he dont need to always go through setting to change the wallpaper he just need to scroll up or down using mouse.

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              • make it more intuitive. For normal everyday users. I know of many new Apple users who have been using PC's for years have given up on Apple

                make it more intuitive for normal everyday users. I know of many new Apple users who have been using PC's for years have given up on Apple because of the confusing operating system. You need feedback from regular users, not nerds ! Make Siri more useful - not only to suggest answers but to provide solutions as well.

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                • LPD on Windows Server 2016

                  If there is no LPD what is alternative to this?

                  LPD helps for remote printing:

                  User Computer->Print Server->Another Print Server (with LPD Service listening on port 515 for incoming requests)->Printer

                  In above architecture assume "Another Print Server (with LPD Service listening on port 515 for incoming requests)" cannot be removed from architecture?

                  Without LPD how do I achieve the above?

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                  • Not able to add Notes / annotation on Hyper-V VM

                    Hello,

                    Is there any way possible to add Annotations on Newly created Hyper-V VM (either using Failover Cluster Manager OR Hyper-V Manager).

                    Annotations are the details which would be helpful to know the exact reason of creation of the Hyper-V VM.

                    Regards,
                    Sud

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                    • Remove Xbox Live related services from Server 2016

                      IMHO "Xbox Live Game Save" service left in a product aimed for corporate use is a bit embarrassing.

                      130 votes
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                      • More flexibility in Windows Server Backup Scheduling

                        Current daily only (or more frequent) schedules in Server Backup mean that this does not work well on larger servers where the maintenance mode initiated for large (TB) volumes can mean backup running almost continuously. If Server Backup could have ability to run backups less frequently and with multiple schedules without having to manually configure this as command-line jobs through Task Scheduler (i.e. every Tue @ 3am backup system volumes, daily backup fast moving data volumes, every week or even two weekly backup of slow moving TB volumes, etc.), this would make the built in capabilities much more applicable in…

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                        • Remove insecure protocols from builtin VPN/Wifi

                          Default VPN/WiFi settings shouldn't allow insecure connections, nor allow users to override acceptable CAs for a connection without the user acknowledging that what they're doing is very risky.

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                            • Improve Windows security

                              I propose that all remote and sharing programs be installable, but not installed until the user requests the functionality. They should be uninstallable down to the last registry entry and file. This is for single users who who are the superuser.

                              User should have settings stored, but not files.

                              Any files that 3rd parties want to install, should be installed into the 'Program files' area. No files or settings should go into the Windows area.

                              No future Windows version should allow 3rd party apps to access the internet directly.

                              All application that want to access the internet should go through…

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                              • I was interested in an audio format to study on the road. Will this able me made available?

                                I was downloading the DOC for Getting started with Server 2016 and could not find an audio format, I would like to see this added for those that can not read or would like to study on the road.

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                                • To improve Windows Server I suggest you get rid o this piece of **** win 10

                                  Win 7 is great just update that and agree that you screwed up with 10

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                                  • set a reminder in day/time clock

                                    We have a clock (date/time) on every Windows system. I would like to see a reminder clock. Currently scheduling a task in a scheduler is tedious process. See if you like it.
                                    Thanks
                                    _Mayur Bagmar

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                                    • Integrate Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) into Cumulative Updates (CU) so that we don't need to worry about installation order.

                                      Periodically Microsoft releases an update to the Servicing Stack. As of this posting, the latest SSU for Server 2016 is KB4132216. These updates can throw off WSUS admins if they aren't applied before Cumulative Updates. Please simplify the update process by including the SSU update in the CU.

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                                      • 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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                                        • Checksum mismatch of adlogin-selinux-1.0.004870001-1.x86_64.rpm

                                          The checksum of the package adlogin-selinux-1.0.004870001-1.x86_64.rpm in RedHat EL7 repo is not the same as in the file primary.xml.gz

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