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  1. Windows server images should not install deskop services such as Maps, One sync

    Windows server should have the option to NOT install desktop services which are very unlikely to be used in a corporate environment these include Maps, Onsync, and XBox. Not only do they appear to be unnecessary they cause false positives with system monitoring software.

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    • diag WSUS client et serveur

      Il manque des outils pour diagnostiquer l'état de fonctionnement du client WSUS ; mais problème pour le WSUS serveur.
      Comment savoir si le client se connecte bien au serveur, qu'il a envoyer un rapport... et que pour la partir serveur, forcer l'intégration des nouveau rapport afin de voir les nouveaux clients...
      Il nous faut des commande Powershell pour effectuer des opération WSUS.

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      • Add a cache drive to normal storage spaces

        It would be really handy if we could add SSD and NVMe drives to a normal Storage Space, as tiered/cache storage. Like you can in Storage Spaces Direct. Only less complex and less requirements...

        Ideally, I'd like to be able to add them after the Storage Space has been created.

        e.g. I currently have 4x4TB USB HDs in my storage space, to keep cost down, but it would be handy to put an SSD drive (internally connected, not USB) to provide performance.

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        • Hyper-V Error messages without copy message and without an Error ID - it's a shame

          M$ is really doing it's best to make the work with their products as hard as possible. This is example 291:

          If Hyper-V is not able to start a VM, then we get a lot of GUIDs.
          Of course, M$ no longer offers a professional path to the solution:

          a) M$ no longer displays a unique Error ID. So we have to google for Text and try to find the best matching solution.

          b) M$ does not allow to past the Error Message to the Clipboard, so we have to find a useful workaround to get the details.

          It's really…

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              • Windows Firewall should block all communication until core windows services are 100% available

                Currently,automating a windows deployment causes undo complexity as a server will being responding to commands on boot regardless of if internal systems are completely available. The biggest culprit to this is WinRM, as it will answer and even allow authentication despite the host OS still being in a boot state. For example, I can tell Ansible to poll windows WinRM 5985 while it reboots, but it will open ports and allow authentication _during the boot screen_ even though the OS hasn't finished init, and thus when any followup commands are guaranteed to fail (even something as benign as gathering the…

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                • missing primary boot drive

                  Primary boot drive failed in win10. Doesn't appear when using diskpart list volumes. 2nd drive (d) appears as C: drive. Believe partitions damaged or lost and if fixed could see the original boot disk C: again. Booted from a USB to get CMd line. But need instructions how to launch disk MGMT.msc. commands I would normally use in powershell or on server not working on win 10 pro on laptop. It is difficult to find instructions on how to get control panel, disk mgt, network etc launched from CMD.

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                  • what is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

                    What is maximum file size robocpy can transfer or copy to destination

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                    • unregister vm, instead of remove vm configuration file on hyper-v

                      When a VM come to "remove", It always be good for keep it some place with it configuration file with its vhd in place untouched. So many time, there always someone ask to add back the removed one even the next hour.
                      Please provide "unregister/register" operation instead of "export and remove/import", because "export" takes time,space,IO bandwith.

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                      • If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

                        If possible to provide all configuration with screenshot its good to understand.

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                        • Win10/Hyper-V: Don't enable auto checkpoint by default

                          This setting is useless and just causes performance issues. If people want to take a checkpoint they can already just click "Checkpoint". At the very least there should be an option to disable this by default. Its frustrating to have to do it on an individual VM basis.

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                          • Windows Settings: after years finally fix finding settings??

                            I know, it's annoying that paying customers are asking for most basic features, but it's really a shame that the 'new' Windows Settings:
                            1) ignores disabled users and the usability, e.g. F3 does not work to focus the 'Find a setting' Textbox. (Shame #1)
                            2) Windows Settings needs some days until it is able to finish creating the Index of all Windows Settings. For sure, we're talking about less than 500 keywords. M$$ needs some days? (Shame #2)
                            3) Even after some days, we can search for e.g. "Curosor" and we get "Not found" (Shame #3)
                            4) Windows Settings needs…

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                            • hide power button from terminal server users

                              TS users keep hitting the powerbutton. can we change the behaviour of the power button or hide it entirely

                              they intend to log off but they keep powering the server down.

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                              • Windows Server 2016 updates take over an hour, unacceptable!

                                Updates in Server2012 and even Server2008 are much quicker and you at least get a gauge as to how long.
                                Not the useless 'Getting windows ready' + rotating dots, aaaarrggghhh!

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                                • Please allocate more space to the C: drive when upgrading to Windows 10. I don't need a secondary partition.

                                  I have a lot of space I cannot use because you partitioned only 116 GB of space to my C drive on a 900 GB hard disk drive. Because the unallocated space is not contiguous to the C drive I cannot extend the C drive to include the additional space. This causes frequent occurrences of lack of disk space when operating the comptuer. Can you please fix this.

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                                  • How does one grant a specific user the privilege to change the system ip address, or install a new printer for example.

                                    Just read a page on how to implement least-privilege concept in windows , however I think what really needs to be addressed is how to grant users the ability to perform certain tasks without using 3rd party products. For instance it is fairly trivial to allow users to run a particular program and prevent others from running it simply by modifying the ACL on the .exe. However, how would one accomplish some of the other tasks that might be required of particular users without granting them Administrator privs, like changing an IP address or installing a new printer.

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                                    • Implement HSTS in ADFS

                                      According to Microsoft's documentation ADFS does not require HSTS because it uses HTTPS. ADFS is still vulnerable to insecure redirect and MITM from an insecure / untrusted network.

                                      On the first access over a non-secure network the browser sends a clear HTTP request. MITM intercepts this and responds as the endpoint and can now issue an insecure redirect to a malicious site OR proxy the real ADFS server to trick user into entering credentials etc.

                                      HSTS prevents the very first HTTP call from ever being sent. The browser instead only sends HTTPS and does not allow the user to bypass…

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                                      • Instead of continuos "Whats New..." at this page, you rather tell people why errors occurs in EventList dued by "Windows Hello.."-updates..

                                        Instead of this page`s "Whats new.." - you rather tell users why Windows 10, vers 1803 is not compatible for the update/grade "Windows Hello for Business" and therefore cause constantly errors in the EventList at every start of pc. And THIS is not new !

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                                        • Persistent Windows Server Pool

                                          I work with RDS Servers and since 2012, it is usually better to go into the Server Manager to do anything. What I don't understand is why I must repeatedly re-add servers to the Server Pool every time II need to do anything. Between the different Roles, I can have 7-8 servers in the RDS Collection, but find that one time I must add all non-localhost servers and the next I need add only one. Why can't the Server Pool be made persistent so that once I create the pool, I don't have to re-add servers?

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