General Feedback

Do you have an idea or suggestion based on your experience with Windows Server? We would love to hear it! Please take a few minutes to submit your idea in the one of the forums available on the right or vote up an idea submitted by another Windows Server customer. All of the feedback you share in these forums is monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building Windows Server. Suggestions can apply to both released and Technical Preview versions of Windows Server.

Important:

1. Remote Desktop Services (RDS)-related feedback must be provided in their UV site: https://remotedesktop.uservoice.com/forums/266795-remote-desktop-services-for-enterprises

2. Requests for feature changes around the end-user experience, such as desktop shell, start menu, individual consumer apps, etc. must be provided through the Windows 10 Feedback Hub tool. We have no ownership of these types of non-Windows Server components.

3. This forum (General Feedback) is used for any broad feedback related to Windows Server. Feedback for specific areas like Storage, Networking, Virtualization, Nano Server, etc., should be provided in one of the forums available on the right. It is not for bug filings. If you find a bug with Windows Server please open a support case at https://support.microsoft.com and report it – these cases are free.

If you have technical questions or need help with Windows Server, please visit our “TechNet Forums” https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?category=windowsserver

To improve Windows Server I suggest you ...

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 43 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      Fix .NET-incompatibility with Essentials Dashboard on Server 2016

      With the latest .Net updates the dashboard is not useable anymore: Warnings can't be ignored or deleted, computers can't be removed...
      Only the progressbar appears, cpu usage rises to 100% and dashboard gets stuck or crashes.

      11 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 41 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        Update Essentials 2012 R2 Dashboard to be compatible with current .NET releases

        If any .NET version after 4.5.2 is installed, some dashboard functionality fails (can't remove computer, can't ignore alert) and the dashboard crashes randomly. Removing and blocking .NET 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 works around the issue, but that means the server is limited to the 4-year-old .NET 4.5.2. This article has more details:

        https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2018/02/essentials-2012-r2-dashboard-fails-with-net-4-6-and-4-7/

        17 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 38 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          pagefile

          Following this discussion:
          https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv

          The core problem is the following, for example (simple config), for Exchange or SQL servers in a HYPER-V VM under Windows 2016:

          systemdrive for windows system (and sql, exchange core),
          datadrive for mbx data or sql-databases
          datadrive for log file
          drive for pagefile

          We create for all this drive a separat VHDX file and add this to the VM as SCSI drive.

          The drive for pagefile (fast SSD, NVMe or other) is exclusiv for the pagefile reserved. No other data on it. The drive for pagefile is the only drive with a pagefile for this vm.…

          6 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 25 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            WSUS on Win2012: Fix issue that causes Windows Server 2016 clients OS to be listed as "Windows (Version 10)"

            When using WSUS on Windows 2012 (WSUS 4.x), the WSUS console incorrectly lists Windows Server 2016 clients with Operating System "Windows (Version 10)". This is confusing to customers, and causes them concerns related to reporting, as well as the ability to update Win2016 clients with WSUS on Windows 2012.

            This issue does not occur with WSUS on Windows 2016, where Windows Server 2016 clients are listed with Operating System as "Windows Server 2016 <edition>".

            2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 22 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              Windows Server 2016: The message "Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way" has displayed

              When I tried to update my Windows Server 2016 from Settings menu, The message "Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?" has shown.
              Even though WS2016 and Win10 is different OS.

              2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 22 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

                Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
                The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
                The manual trigger works correctly.
                To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

                6 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 16 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  Add support to multi language server core 2019 when running on containers

                  Default servercore:1809 image came with en-US.

                  - At this moment, for Server Core 2019, you have to install language pack by yourself: https://docs.microsoft.com/pt-br/windows-server/get-started-19/rel-notes-19.
                  - The way to do it, is using lpksetup: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4466511/cannot-configure-language-pack-for-windows-server-2019
                  - But lpksetup.exe crashes when running on container

                  I've described step by step how to reproduce lpksetup.exe error on container, **producing crash report logs** that I've extracted from container.
                  All here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/issues/1#issuecomment-453078549

                  With extra details here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/blob/master/langpack-on-servercore2019.md#why-am-i-playing-around-this-subject

                  But I'm not able to understand logs or fix windows base image. And I can't open support ticket once I'm not MS partner.

                  So if anyone could help I'm…

                  6 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 14 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    Resolve the Windows Server 2019 bug stopping it from booting on certain servers with UEFI enabled when the Hyper-V Role is installed.

                    There's a pretty big problem on some servers (at least two Dell PET Servers I've tried so far) that stops Server 2019 from booting/goes into a boot loop once the Hyper-V role is installed.

                    4 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 12 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      Get-WindowsCapability Windows 10 Enterprise 1709

                      If have some issues with Dism after a new Installation with Windows 10 1709 and Upgrade from Windows 1703 to 1709.

                      Get-WindowsCapability : Error "Get-WindowsCapability". Errorcode: 0x800f0954
                      Line:1 Zeichen:1
                      + Get-WindowsCapability -online
                      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                      + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WindowsCapability], COMException
                      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.GetWindowsCapabilityCommand

                      Some Lines from Dism Logfile:

                      DISM OS Provider: PID=7180 TID=6088 Unable to set the DLL search path to the servicing stack folder. C:\Windows may not point to a valid Windows folder. - CDISMOSServiceManager::Final_OnConnect

                      DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to load the provider: C:\Users\ADMIN~1.TES\AppData\Local\Temp\38977CD8-C67C-463B-8721-E72E5E46A990\PEProvider.dll. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e)

                      DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to get and…

                      2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 11 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        Windows Server 2016 loses NTFS permissions

                        Folder structure (example):

                        Company (Company is shared as Company)
                        Sales
                        Administration
                        Office

                        Folder Company:
                        Share permissions:
                        Everyone, Change

                        NTFS permissions:
                        Group “Alle_MAs”, Read, This folder only
                        Group “Admin”, “System”, Full control
                        right inheritance, disabled

                        Supfolders of Company (Sales, Administration, Office):
                        Folder „Sales“, Group „Sales“, Change
                        Folder „ Administration“, Group „ Administration“, Change
                        Folder „ Office“, Group „ Office“, Change

                        For example, if I delete the folder “Sales”, on the share “Company”, all NTFS permissions have disappeared except for “Administratos” and “System”

                        Thanks for your help
                        Michael

                        4 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 11 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          Scheduled Tasks do not store domain information of runas account

                          If you create a scheduled task in Server 2016, the domain information of the user is not saved or stored.
                          Getting the principal with powershell or exporting the task as xml does not show the domain information either.

                          2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 9 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            Bug: Task Scheduler CalendarTrigger Repetition not working in Server 2016TP5

                            Scheduled tasks on the current TP5 of Windows Server 2016, which have a CalendarTrigger with repetition configured, don't seem to trigger and cannot be started manually.
                            The same trigger without repetition (e.g. after unchecking the "Repeat task every:" checkbox in taskschd.msc) works correctly.
                            A TimeTrigger with the same repetition configuration works, too.
                            taskschd.msc calculates and displays the next runtime correctly.

                            When I try to start such a task manually in taskschd.msc, a message box appears (running any other task works):
                            de-DE: "Der Aufgabenplanungsdienst ist nicht verfügbar. Die Aufgabenplanung wird erneut versuchen, eine Verbindung herzustellen."
                            en-US: "Task Scheduler service is not…

                            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 7 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

                              Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

                              DFSRDiag.exe and DFSR powershell are not available to assign static port to DFSR in server core version

                              0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 6 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                Windows server 2016 has the wrong version number when retrieving it by SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

                                Retrieving the server version by SNMP returns the wrong version number for Windows 2016 Server. I'm getting "6.3" instead of the expected "10.0". Using SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 to retrieve the version.

                                Please fix

                                investigating  ·  5 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 5 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  Fix Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Controller and Environment Bugs

                                  It would appears I'm not the only one experiencing the issue, I did a fresh install promote it to a Windows Server 2016 Forest and Domain AD. After the reboot I realize the Start Menu settings cannot be changed, next I found that whole load of permission error whenever I try to launch anything that requires Administrator privilege including Server Manager, Settings and Control Panel. After that I went to check the permission settings of the C drive and Windows folder as compared to previous version of Windows Server, "Authenticated Users" is no longer part of the default permissions. This…

                                  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 5 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    please implement a seperation of architectures in WSUS for Itanium and ARM64

                                    There is no way to keep ARM64 and Itanium updates out of WSUS because one can only choose between x86 and x64 updates but there is no limitation to other architectures that do not belong to classic Intel or AMD64 architectures just like Itanium and ARM64. These should be filtered in WSUS as a seperate category.

                                    1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 5 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      unable to change WINS Server IP Binding in Windows Server 2016.

                                      Unable to change WINS Server, IP Binding in Windows Server 2016. In the MMC of WINS Server, you can see an IP Address which suggests that the WINS Service is only listing on this Network Adapter. Even you change the Network Adapter metric, the IP will be not changed in the WINS MMC Gui. It's only changing, if you disable the used interface. With a netstate you can see that the WINS Service is listening on all Interfaces. This is confusing

                                      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 5 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        ReFs RAW and metadata inconsistency issues

                                        We have a storage spaces two way mirror two column setup with ReFs.

                                        Each time the DataIntegrityScan runs we get a warning.
                                        Volume metadata inconsistency was detected and was repaired successfully.
                                        Volume name: D:
                                        Metadata reference: 0x204
                                        Range offset: 0x0
                                        Range length (in bytes): 0x0
                                        Bytes repaired: 0x3000
                                        Status: STATUS_SUCCESS

                                        And each time Windows update requires a reboot the volume is detected as RAW!

                                        If we reboot the server again it is detected as ReFs.

                                        Running Windows Server 2016 Standard.

                                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 5 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          In Event Viewer the link by More Information: Event Log Online Help points to a non existing page:

                                          The link is https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee958049.aspx which is a 404.

                                          Please update Event Viewer to remove the link to Event Log Online Help or create the page proper.

                                          1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 4 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            Server 2012 R2 VM Live Migration to Server 2019, VM won't boot after shutting down

                                            If you use Hyper V Live Migration from Server 2012 R2 (not sure if any other OS) to migrate to Server 2019. The migration works but as soon as you shut down the VM and try to start it again, will no longer boot. It turns on/off 3 times and remains off.

                                            I also did cluster to cluster migration in VMM and this is the same behaviour.

                                            It looks like it is due the migrated MAC address, if I set the VM to get a new dynamic mac address it seems to work. If I set it to it's original…

                                            1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base