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  1. Services aren't started after a reboot

    It seems that on Windows Server 2016 TP5 services configured on Automatic aren't started after a reboot. This happens with third party services and can be tested by adding a service yourself with sc.exe.

    In the event viewer these two events are placed:

    Event ID: 7000, The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
    Event ID: 7009, A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the service to connect.

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  2. Hyperlinking page-entries within WORD 2016 keyword index

    Microsoft WORD 2016 is supporting page-hyperlinking within the table of the contents index field, but it doesn't within the table of the keywords index field. That is a serious lack in all cases of WORD documents with a great number of keywords and adjuncted textmarks { XE "<keyword>" \r "<textmark>" }. Most regrettable is loosing manually implemented hyperlinks by updating an existing keyword index field.

    1 vote
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  3. ein maus für mehr als ein pc

    ich habe mehrere pcs zu hause und ich bin kein touchpadfan, deswegen damit ich die alle bedienen, muß ich für jedes gerät eine Maus anschließen, das ist finde ich mit sehr viel aufwand verbunden.
    ich finde es einfacher eine Muas für alle.....die Idee ist einfach und simple, man baut in der maus ein schalter und da kann man steuern, mit was für gerät man gerade arbeitet.....

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  4. Add icons for office apps

    Would be nice to have file type handlers built in for Office files so that content is more easily identified on file servers. Adding this as an optional feature, as opposed to installing the Office suite for the same functionality.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Wifi crashes explorer in TP5

    When you click on the wireless network that you want to use, your previously entered Wifi password WPA key is not remembered and needs to be entered every time you reboot. That's not all, however after I click enter after typing in my password, the network settings window crashes and creates dump file everytime, Explorer is the application that crashes after entering my Wifi password.

    2 votes
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  6. Windows Server Start Menu at least like Windows 7 Start Menú and old classic start menu.

    Please, no more mobile UI and flat and ugly design like Windows 10.

    4 votes
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  7. live.com menu

    Under live.com be found in the top left 9 points to a display menu . This menu would still be adjusted if I am staying under onenote . There are still at the time the old terms .

    1 vote
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  8. Microsoft® Visual Studio® Professional 2012 Sngl OPEN 1 License KEY not available in VLSC site

    I am not getting product key details of this product which i bought in 2013.Not available in vslc site also.From where Will i get informatyion regarding this.

    1 vote
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  9. RemoteApp and Remote Desktop services issue with gateway

    I have installed Remote Desktop Services on Windows Terminal Server 2016 TP5 servers.
    I'm using a gateway, in order to connect from outside over HTTPS.
    RemoteApp and Remote Desktop are working really good from Windows Computers Clients with the Remote Desktop Application (from the Windows Store) or with the default mstsc client.
    When I use the same application for a Windows Phone 10 device, or with the Android or iOS application it doesn't work, even if I use the same wifi network as my laptop.
    I can add the remote ressources, but I cannot connect to them with the same…

    1 vote
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  10. Bug: TP5: Notepad.exe often crashes when closing text files

    Repro 1:
    1) browse around the file system or any zip files, double click on any .txt files you find to read them.
    2) Click 'X' in the top right of notepad to close out of notepad.

    Repro 2:
    1) open explorer and click on "Documents" in the treeview to show your documents (and a folder you should definitely have permissions to).
    2) In the area showing your folders and files, right click and choose to create a new text document. (I named it test.txt)
    3) Double click the new text file and add some text. (I wrote "hello")
    4)…

    3 votes
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Logs of printing

    Hi,
    1) since 2012 we can't see in logs the names of printed documents. We, as a company, would like to control print flow in our company. we would like to know which documents were printed. Please return this inforamtion in logs.

    2) event id 805 includes information about amount of copies of printed document. but regardless of how many copies were printed, logs always contains only one copy. Please fix it.

    because of these bugs we have to install "heavy" third-party applications for print accounting instead of using the "light" Windows features.

    thank you!

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  14. VPN IKEv2

    Hi,
    since 2012 VPN IKEv2 doesn't work.
    i tried on Windows Server 2016 TP5 - still doesn't work.
    It works after first configuration, then i restart server to check how it will work after restart - it doesn't work any more.

    1 vote
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  15. Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong

    Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong.
    Memory usage displayed by the task manager is wrong (by factor 1000 too low compared with real). Resource monitor displays the values correctly. English OS and system locale, german regional formats.

    1 vote
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  16. Gathering feedback from the field (WaaS - Branches, Apps)

    Hi together,

    all my previous customers asked me how to gather feedback internally from the field when moving to Windows 10 with the WaaS model.

    Microsoft (we) should provide a tool where end users can send feedback internally regarding to the current branches. Here it should be possible to divide this feedback into 2 parts - OS feedback and Application feedback. Also a LOB-App-List should be possible to attach. So the end user in the field chooses between OS or App, which are predefined and provides feedback in a traffic light style with standardized error values e.g. not working, performance…

    3 votes
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  17. Different colors in files

    Different Colors for various files in a folder to have a better overview of your files and documents.
    If you create a folder, in which you want to highlight several files, it would be an enormous help to be able to mark your files in various colors, so you can find them easier and have a better time organizing your documents

    5 votes
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  18. How do I send appreciate to Microsoft for this site?

    How do I send appreciate for this site? This is a great service. Id like to show my appreciation.


    • Is it possible to throw some like buttons on responses? P

    • Perhaps social integration to share certain issues?

    4 votes
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  19. Allow KMS to Store Computer Name and Last Activation Date in WID / SSEE

    Inventory is always a challenge and KMS is a great opportunity to help. Add an option to allow KMS to store computer name and last activation date in WID / SSEE Windows Integrated Database. Update slmgr.vbs to add an option to export a text file from the database. If the KMS protocol transmits other information such as Windows OS version or Microsoft Office version, also store this in the database.

    Thanks

    Steven

    12 votes
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  20. 10 votes
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