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  1. 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 .

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 1 vote
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  5. 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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  6. "On-Premesis" CRL distribution

    Create a capability to have on-premises copies of CRLs, that machines can be redirected to via Group Policy.

    6 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. If Windows Server 2016 support "windows hello" feature?

    If Windows Server 2016 TP5 support "windows hello" feature? any declare or blog?

    I installed windows server 2016 (14393), and then I can't use "windows hello" in settings.

    this feature worked in windows 10.

    13 votes
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  9. 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!

    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Make Storage Replica available for Standard Edition

    Storage Replica is a really useful feature, and Windows Admins and their companies would benefit if it's available in Standard Edition as well. The mean time to restore service could be improved massively, and Microsoft would be a big part in it.
    Storage Replica is not a Hosting Provider only feature!

    8 votes
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  14. to consider fighting poor video performance on RDSH

    From what I've seen watching videos on RDSH has always been a huge problem. The video stucks, there are artifacts, and very few frames per second. I'm talking about YouTube videos (HTML5 / Flash Player) or third-party-players like VLC Media Player.
    It would be great if you could investigate here so watching YouTube videos etc. will be possible on RDSH in the future! I known it is impossible to use graphics intensive applications on RDSH, but why are videos so slow?
    I think many users would be glad if they could watch videos in RDSH sessions, this might become a…

    8 votes
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  15. Manage Settings (New Control Panel) for RDSH Servers

    I am working on a new lockdown group policy that will be used for our future Windows 2016 XenApp servers.

    As this will be used for a lot of users, certain things will need to be locked down. For example the Settings need to be locked down in the same way as it possible with Control Panel.

    I want to be able to manage what settings is visible in Settings with GPO.

    We cannot allow users on a shared RDSH server to install windows update, add VPN connection, check what application is installed etc etc.
    With Control Panel it was…

    27 votes
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  16. Run group policy update silently when run from Group Policy Management

    On Server 2012 when running Group Policy Update from within the Group Policy Management Console the update runs interactive on the targeted systems. This makes the feature pretty much obsolete as you can't run a group policy update in real time urgently if it means the perception of interfering with end users.

    18 votes
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  17. Two-click sign-out

    Bring back a quick two-click "sign-out" path.

    In W2016 TP5 signing out requires, Right-click - Click - Click

    I prefer my RDS users signing-out rather than disconnecting. It makes system maintenance and software upgrades easier.

    4 votes
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  18. Disable Windows Store for regular users.

    Regular users are allowed to install Apps. This shouldn't be allowed on server . Any GPO I tried on W2016 TP5 had no effect.

    Also, I don't understand why an "Application" would not be a "software" and why there is a need for "Application Control Policies" GPO beside "Software Restriction Policies" GPO.

    15 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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