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  1. Change the use of hyperlinks in the graphical user interface

    In my opinion Microsoft is following a wrong paradigm when it comes to providing server admins with context based background information while working on a server desktop.
    It is regarding the use of referrals in the interface to sources on the internet in order to provide the administrator with more information. I know that, when Microsofts recommendation is followed and the core version is chosen, this is no issue at all, but since several server implementations still require the full graphical version (e.g. Exchange Server 2016) and many IT organisations still choose to use RDS for server administration, many admins…

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      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Http Action in Task Scheduler

      It would be very helpful if, task scheduler support native http actions.

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        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 1 vote
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        • Server Core allow background image / bginfo

          Customers want to embrace Server core, however the learning curve can be steep for their internal teams.

          Idea: Allowing background images to be set. This would enable scenarios like using BG info for quick system status , or images with instructions like "press ctrl alt delete if you have closed the last console window". This can be very beneficial for improving the learning curve!!

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            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

            Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

            DFSRDiag.exe and DFSR powershell are not available to assign static port to DFSR in server core version

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Removing Command Prompt is meanest MSFT idea ever. Roast in ****!

              Do not remove Command Prompt, because millions of people will not ever be able to learn the terse, unintuitive, weird, creepy language of Powershell.
              This makes computers 80% less useful to a large number of people.
              You are nuts!

              2 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

                Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement total file security for all computers connectd

                  I have a conceptual idea of how to secure all the communication, files, and computing resources without the regards where the resources are located. Basically, this would allow to control access to any file on the accessible network or a cloud using the infrastructure/code idea that I have in mind.

                  I had several conversation with the business owners about the security of the data (files and etc) when it comes to employees parting with the companies or trying to sabotage the resources. Business owners need total control of the data and preclude those leaving the company to copy the data…

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                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • New software Invention Update for machinery

                    New software that causes machinery to become modern day technology and come alive.

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                      1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove Cortana/Defender/XBox/UAC and the others bloatware

                      Please don't tell me about core version or nano!

                      We need a light weight GUI to speed up the settings and keep monitored the logs and other things. Please move all these stuff to "Add roles and Features"

                      Do you remember windows NT?

                      We don't need the heavyweight of all bloated stuff of windows 10.

                      This is a server.

                      Thank you

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update von Build legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

                        Ich habe ein paar Ideen um Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil noch besser zu machen.

                        1. Das größte Problem im Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil ist das automatische Update ohne Angabe der Dateigröße und der Zeit für die Installation. Update von Build oder App-Update legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

                        2. Windows 10 Mobil hängt sich auf und das Smartphone sollte zurückgesetzt werden. Alle Daten auf dem Smartphone sind weg, sowas geht nicht in der Arbeitswelt.

                        3. Die Sicherheit ist bei Firmen sehr wichtig, darum muss klar sein wo die Daten liegen und teilweise kommt eine Cloudlösung nicht in Frage, weil die Daten nichts auf einem fremden System zu suchen…

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                          0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • WSUS on Win2012: Fix issue that causes Windows Server 2016 clients OS to be listed as "Windows (Version 10)"

                          When using WSUS on Windows 2012 (WSUS 4.x), the WSUS console incorrectly lists Windows Server 2016 clients with Operating System "Windows (Version 10)". This is confusing to customers, and causes them concerns related to reporting, as well as the ability to update Win2016 clients with WSUS on Windows 2012.

                          This issue does not occur with WSUS on Windows 2016, where Windows Server 2016 clients are listed with Operating System as "Windows Server 2016 <edition>".

                          8 votes
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                          • XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

                            This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

                            Xbox Live Authencation
                            Xbox Live Saved Games
                            Xbox Live Networking
                            Onedrive
                            Phone
                            Contacts
                            Maps
                            Mobile devices
                            Geolocation
                            Camera,
                            Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
                            Wallet services.

                            14 votes
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                            • Do not install windows defender by default on windows server

                              Windows Server 2016 shoulnd't have anti-malware enabled by default. Just had to reboot a production server 2 days after a clean install because AntiMaware was at 100% CPU for hours. Defender is already a memory hog, it shouldn't be enabled by default on servers.

                              3 votes
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                              • Group Policy Autoplay doesn't work with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

                                First of all, sorry my poor English. Recently my customer bought two Windows Server 2016 Standard and I have a general group policy to disable autoplay and autorun in all computers in this network. Of course, I have an Active Directory implemented with two DCs, one with W2K8R2 and another with W2K12R2. I´ve downloaded the new ADMX files for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 "www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430&quot; and created a Central Store and I made all steps recomended by Microsoft. This Group Policy works well in all versions of Windows 2012/8.1 and below, but doesn´t work in Windows version…

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                                • Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

                                  Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
                                  The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
                                  The manual trigger works correctly.
                                  To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Bug: Backups stop working after about a month using windows server backup. I lose the System and hyper-v writers.

                                    Only way to recover is a reboot. On a Hyper-v server this is not acceptable.

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                                    • Give back System Protection tab

                                      and system restore as is in Win10

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                                      • Fix change password bug

                                        Cross-posted from Technet forums:

                                        I think we've identified a bug in Server 2016. Long story short:
                                        1. Open lusrmgr.msc
                                        2. Set an active users' properties to require password change at next logon
                                        3. Reboot (or just logout, haven't tried that)
                                        4. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to logon, enter user's current password
                                        5. Press Cancel when informed you need to change your password
                                        6. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del again, enter user's current password, proceed 7. with password change (notice username is blank at this point)
                                        8. Password gets changed but you are returned to the change password screen with no way to go back or…

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                                        • Wir brauchen einen Computer oder Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.

                                          Hallo liebes Microsoft Team
                                          Ich habe oft darüber nachgedacht was der Menschheit fehlt die Geschäftlich oder auch Privat oft unterwegs sind. Stellen Sie sich einmal vor jemand der beruflich oft Reist, nie an einem Punkt ist hat so gut wie immer sein Notebook oder Laptop dabei. Jetzt muss der jenige was ausdrucken, aber wo ? Wie währe die Idee mit einem Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.
                                          Oder ein ALL IN ONE Rechner mit integriertem Drucker. Vielleicht hat man nicht soviel Platz zuhause oder man will sich etwas kaufen wo alles mit drinnen ist.

                                          Ich würde mich über eure Meinung interessieren wie…

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