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  1. Add back support for Edge

    Please add the option to install Microsoft Edge on the server.

    164 votes

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  2. AGPM

    Continue support and updates for Advanced Group Policy Management. Our company uses AGPM extensively and would like to see future enhancements and support continued. If there is a replacement Microsoft product, it doesn't seem to be found.

    139 votes

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  3. Add Snip & Sketch to Win Server

    Please add the "Snip & Sketch" feature of Windows 10 to Windows Server 2019. We'd love to have this basic feature for our users working with Citrix on Windows Server.

    113 votes

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  4. 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.

    110 votes

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  5. Add basic Linux management to Windows Admin Center

    Windows Admin Center is fantastic but we all manage a mix of Linux and Windows Servers. Add the ability to add Linux Servers, SSH over the browser, and a few basic items would be phenomenal (process list, disk info, file explorer)

    68 votes

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  6. 68 votes

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  7. Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

    Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

    45 votes

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  8. System cCnter Unified agent, as instalable Windows Server feature..

    Unify All the System Center Agents (virtual machine manager, SCOM, etc) in one solution (for example: SC unified Agent) .Integrate the System Center Agent as a Windows Server Feature (like .Net, BITS and the like).

    39 votes

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  9. Decouple Windows Media Stack from Desktop Experience

    Some Products requiere Windows Media Services as a prerequisite for Installation (for example Exchange Server). Currently you have to install Dekstop Expirience to get these Services.

    The downside of this is, that Applications which require these services are automatically required to run with a GUI (no server core support because of Desktop experience prerequisites)

    39 votes

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  10. RDP / Terminalserver: Allow Drag & Drop. Finally.

    You know, Drag & Drop is a useful feature.
    It's annoyoing, that RDP does not support Drag & Drop from / to the remote session.

    38 votes

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  11. Windows Desktop client list of connections instead of icons

    In the Windows Desktop client (Remote Desktop for WVD), there appears to be a limit of 15 characters in a connection name before it gets truncated and ... is added. This causes names to be indistinguishable if they are long, and a primary descriptor is at the end. For example:
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-EastUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-WestUS
    CompanyName-Department-Prod-NorEuro
    CompanyName-Department-Dev-SouthEast
    etc...

    The only way to see the available connections is by icon. Add functionality in the Windows Desktop client for list view, and functionality to configure a default.

    30 votes

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  12. 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.

    28 votes

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  13. Uninstall button greyed out in Software Center for applications that are pushed via a "required" collection

    When deploying an application through a collection in "required" state, uninstall button is greyed out. This doesn't happen if the application is installed through a collection in "available" state. We would like to have the uninstall button always accessible, no matter if the application was pushed in a required state or not. Corruption happens all the time and technicians need to be able to uninstall/reinstall all the time. Because uninstall is greyed out, they have to use the control panel instead, which defeats the purpose of using Software Center.

    25 votes

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  14. RSAT for Mac

    I currently use a Windows 10 VM with Remote Server Administration Tools to manage our servers (about 3 years running now). Would be super sweet if you put together a version that runs natively on Mac. Super sweet.

    22 votes

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  15. Include a MODERN web browser e.g. LTSB Edge browser rather than outdated, unsupported IE11.

    It's kind of lame to promote Win2k16 RDSH then not include a modern web browser. Make an LTSB Edge browser, it can't be THAT difficult.

    21 votes

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  16. import list of machines into remote desktop (windows store)

    In remote desktop connection manager you were able to import a list of servers to use. I would love to see that feature added to the remote desktop store app.

    20 votes

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  17. ADFS - Force authentication method per relying party on IDP-side

    related to ADFS 2016:

    it would be great if we can force a specific authentication method at ADFS for a relying party. in general forms and certificate authtentication is possible for our users, but for specific apps only certificate should be possible for security reasons. adding certificate as MFA is not a good solution from the users point of view because they will be forced to enter first their credentials before they have to use a certificate (which is more secure than forms and because of this sufficient).

    16 votes

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  18. Remote Desktop Connection linux client

    Microsoft could develop a linux version of the application client "Remote Desktop Connection", like a Android, iOS and macOS versions.

    15 votes

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  19. Bitlocker MFA unlock

    This days MFA is getting more and more popular so I was wondering why not add new feature to Windows family so when server boots Bitlocker could be unlocked not by network but by MFA
    What do you think would this be even possible ?

    13 votes

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  20. 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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