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  1. Schedule what days full backups occur and what days incremental backups occur

    It should be simple to schedule in the GUI what days FULL backups occur - e.g. Sunday and what days incremental backups occur - e.g. Monday -Saturday. Again this should be in the GUI - no scripts, no powershell.

    3 votes
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  2. Update the integrated windows server backup. It works well but not if you want to backup specific guest VMs at particular times.

    Windows Server backup works well - HOWEVER it doesn't let you easily schedule specific guest VMs for backups at different times through the GUI. Please no powershell - just simple GUI. It should also make it easy to schedule other items to stop or start at the beginning and end of a backup job.

    2 votes
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  3. Don't delete deactivated Inboxrules in Outlook

    If you have deactivated Inboxrules in Outlook your administrator cannot see the them. Also, if he changes one activated rule or create a new one, all the deactivated rules will be deleted.

    1 vote
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  4. On Hyper-V hosts, warn before running destructive actions on host

    When a Windows Server 2016 machine is a Hyper-V host, attempting to run system-wide destructive actions, such as sysprep, should be warned against more vocally than typical actions, such as shutdown. Such actions have far greater ramifications than mundane actions such as restart or shutdown. This will provide visual queues to administrators who are working directly on Hyper-V hosts and using the "Connect..." feature of Hyper-V Manager to open consoles to VMs on the host. Such destructive actions are frequently needed when building new VMs, but are very rarely needed on host machines.

    (Source: unfortunate experience)

    3 votes
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  5. Improve/Automate database cleaning on WSUS / SCCM

    Had a Microsoft Premier case to clean WSUS Database as was having synchronization problems. Microsoft gave manual scripts to run against the database to clean. They said the feature to optimize the database is not built in. I request it be added.
    Applies to Windows 2008R2, 2012,2012R@

    3 votes
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  6. Give option to uncheck "Automatically upgrade any superseded version of this application" for Available deployments to Device Collections

    Give SCCM administrators the option to uncheck "Automatically upgrade any superseded version of this application" for Available deployments to Device Collections. This option is available for user collection deployments, which makes no sense on why you would not give the same option on Available deployments to Device Collections. The option is grayed out and there is no way to uncheck it.

    1 vote
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  7. no

    no more

    1 vote
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. IP locks after x invalid login attempts

    An attacker's IP should be blocked for the Remote Desktop Access after X invalid logins.
    Best for a certain period of time.
    (A user can also be deactivated for x minutes after X invalid login attempts)

    We are seeing more and more server intrusion attempts with invalid usernames.

    2 votes
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  10. Monitor Windows Server status

    I work in a software company as a systems engineer for many years, and I always had a problem: "How do I track the status of all Windows servers that install, some of which are of primary importance that they are always very efficient and online?"
    I started searching online, and actually there are several services which offer a monitoring system. But they all have the same problem, or are very confusing, or require the opening of some doors or cost absurd figures.
    Then I began to search through the Windows Server tools, but nothing.

    It was essential that it…

    1 vote
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  11. Use a numeric sort instead of a string sort on DNS date field

    Whilst working through some of the DNS records for our network, we noticed we were seeing some records from 2015. We tried to sort the 'Date' column in ascending/descending order and found that the fields were not formatted as 'Date/Time' but rather as a text format as the timestamps were sorted in ascending order of the first 2 numbers of the date.
    As an example:
    Timestamp 1: 05/04/2015
    Timestamp 2: 01/02/2017
    Timestamp 3: 15/03/2016
    Timestamp 4: 19/06/2015

    When sorted in ascending order by timestamp, the DNS records SHOULD be organised in the following format:
    1: 05/04/2015
    2: 19/06/2015
    3: 15/03/2016 …

    2 votes
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  12. vmconnect.exe and Grant-VMConnectAccess

    The Cmdlet Grant-VMConnectAccess provides a good service in that it allows you to grant Access to a VM to a specific user without giving them full access to ALL vm's and Network control on the machine. User's need VMConnect.exe to talk to VM's but it does not respect this change. Please update VMConnect.exe to respect and use this rights change. It should be able to talk directly to the VM if the rights are there and the machinename or Guid of the VM is targeted

    9 votes
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  13. Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Mac OS X 10.12

    Windows Server 2016 Essentials needs to be updated to support Mac OS X v10.12

    4 votes
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  14. Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Windows 10 1709

    After upgrading my Windows 10 Pro 1703 to 1709, the Essentials connector was de-installed and I'm no longer able to run the installer.

    Please update Windows Server 2016 Essentials to support Windows 10 1709.

    5 votes
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  15. Add -WhatIf to Move-ClusterGroup

    I would like to see a -WhatIf parameter added to the Move-ClusterGroup cmdlet.

    3 votes
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  16. Bring the kinect to Windows mixed reality for full body tracking

    Bring this to vr so it can be new and great

    1 vote
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Add basic image editing to snipping tool

    Snipping tool would really benefit from basic image editing options like drawing straight lines squares or circles to highlight or emphasise parts of the captured screen section. Similar to MS Paint drawing capabilities.
    Would be really great if that functionality would be added or at least a button to open the snip inside image editor like MS Paint.

    25 votes
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  19. Please include the same accessibility support in to Windows Server Core as in the rest of Windows. I am blind and need Narrator.

    Include Narrator or maybe a program on Windows 10 to allow configuration of a new server core installation over the same network. The problem is that I am a completely blind network systems engineer and I require access to Server core. Microsoft has made great increases in their accessibility on the client side but they have never considered the needs of blind technology professionals on the server side.I don't know how Narrator could be available directly on Server Core or if it could be some kind of add-on that worked over RDP or if there coud be some kidn of…

    2 votes
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  20. Stop the "Windows update madness" on WS2016!

    Dear Microsoft Windows Server team. We would like complete control over when we would like our our WS2016 to install windows updates! No more slow / timeconsuming server restarts because of "Getting Windows ready. Do not turn off your computer" messages when we just would like a quick restart of a production server.. No more TiWorker.exe using 100% of a CPU core during "*********" and so on.. And please fix the issues with '2017-08 Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4035631)' asap. Thank you.

    420 votes
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