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  1. Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

    Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

    328 votes
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  2. Remove Xbox Live related services from Server 2016

    IMHO "Xbox Live Game Save" service left in a product aimed for corporate use is a bit embarrassing.

    149 votes
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  3. Fix Windows Server Updates

    Today's Windows Updates are horrible and very unreliable and Windows Updates are one of the most riskiest operations. Microsoft should take the inspiration from Linux environment as Linux implementation of OS updates is informative, transparent to administrators, it's very nice to work with and administrators have all relevant info in case of any issue or update management. And Linux updates are very reliable.

    But in case of Windows Server updates they are a nightmare. Using sconfig provides only very basic information, when updates are downloaded with no information is provided about progress, about downloading process, details about downloaded packages etc.…

    59 votes
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  4. We need a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials

    Please create a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials to align with new product released.

    35 votes
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  5. Cleanup font cache files

    Remove these unnecessary files when user logs off or print job is finished:

    c:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\~FontCache....dat

    16 votes
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  6. Reward user feedback

    It's all wonderful to post ideas here but some sort of rewards would be in order as we help you sell more software with great new features! ;-)

    16 votes
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  7. More flexibility in Windows Server Backup Scheduling

    Current daily only (or more frequent) schedules in Server Backup mean that this does not work well on larger servers where the maintenance mode initiated for large (TB) volumes can mean backup running almost continuously. If Server Backup could have ability to run backups less frequently and with multiple schedules without having to manually configure this as command-line jobs through Task Scheduler (i.e. every Tue @ 3am backup system volumes, daily backup fast moving data volumes, every week or even two weekly backup of slow moving TB volumes, etc.), this would make the built in capabilities much more applicable in…

    15 votes
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  8. 10 votes
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  9. Add file hash checking capability to Task Scheduler

    Scheduled Tasks should have the ability to verify a file’s authenticity prior to executing. For example, if a Scheduled Task is executing a PowerShell script that is being run with an account that has Domain Admin rights, anyone that has access to modify the PowerShell script on the server essentially has Domain Admin rights.
    If there was an option added to the Scheduled Task setup where the owner could input the file hash of the PowerShell script and Task Scheduler checked the hash prior to executing the script, it would eliminate unauthorized changes.
    One example where this would stop malicious…

    8 votes
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  10. Remove insecure protocols from builtin VPN/Wifi

    Default VPN/WiFi settings shouldn't allow insecure connections, nor allow users to override acceptable CAs for a connection without the user acknowledging that what they're doing is very risky.

    6 votes
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  11. create a community forum for Server 2016

    hello,
    in the community forums there is no forum for server 2016
    im having some issues and was hoping to get some help from the community.

    thanks
    Sean

    6 votes
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  12. "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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  13. Hybrid Search of File Server with Office 365.

    I want to search files on on-pre file servers by Office 365 Search without SharePoint Server.

    Office 365 Hybrid Search with SharePoint Server 2016 can search files in on-pre file servers.
    I want Office 365 Hybrid Search with Windows Search.

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Integrate Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) into Cumulative Updates (CU) so that we don't need to worry about installation order.

    Periodically Microsoft releases an update to the Servicing Stack. As of this posting, the latest SSU for Server 2016 is KB4132216. These updates can throw off WSUS admins if they aren't applied before Cumulative Updates. Please simplify the update process by including the SSU update in the CU.

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Allow tasks to be run at shutdown from the task scheduler

    Currently there's not an easy way to run commands at shutdown from the task scheduler, aside from an Event trigger. The issue is that the task needs to run extremely quickly or the error 2147943515 shows up. In my specific case, I like to run a quick REST call to my monitoring service to remove it from the monitoring system before the host shuts down.

    3 votes
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  18. A correct running Windows server should not have 1 or 2 Errors on the dashboard

    On a normal working Windows 2016 server I pretty much always have 1 or 2 errors on the Server manager dashboard. Those 2 errors pretty much always relate to 2 services that have no use on a server as they relate to user stuff like syncronising mail and maps.
    Could you either simply by default disable those 2 services on a server or make the server manager smarter by not reporting those 2 services not running as an error. By the way, the Sync_Host... service seems to appear and disappear at random.

    2 votes
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  19. Change General Feedback Page

    Change the link on the General Feedback page to https://support.microsoft.com/oas so that it takes you to a place where you can actually select Windows Server instead of just Windows 10. I had to call support to find this out.

    2 votes
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  20. Improve Windows security

    I propose that all remote and sharing programs be installable, but not installed until the user requests the functionality. They should be uninstallable down to the last registry entry and file. This is for single users who who are the superuser.

    User should have settings stored, but not files.

    Any files that 3rd parties want to install, should be installed into the 'Program files' area. No files or settings should go into the Windows area.

    No future Windows version should allow 3rd party apps to access the internet directly.

    All application that want to access the internet should go through…

    2 votes
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