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  1. Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

    Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

    24 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dashboard in Hyper V manager for virtual machines

      Hi,

      It would be great and helpful if there is a dashboard view in
      hyper-V Manager

      Dashboard with basic details like
      Total no of VM
      No of VM running /Off
      OS details in VM
      Utilization / available free stoarge in Hyper V

      Just like what we get in VMM console

      This dashboard will be helpful in envrinment where there is not VMM in place

      23 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        20 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make a search box in windows services

          With a huge list of services in Windows services, I would like to have a search box to find rapidly a Windows services. Thanks for vote if you think that will be a good idea.

          19 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable logon screen background image by default

            On Windows Server 2016 Eval (with Desktop Experience), the background image of logon screen is enabled by default.

            I feel it would be better to disable by default than to enable.I think such a feature is not needed on the server product and it's better to be simple and to minimize resources for non-service.

            18 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change Your Thinking

              I recently downloaded Server 2016 from my VL portal, got it installed/configured for testing, and I just thought I would share my discontent with the product (or unimpressed is likely a better wording). This does not require any input from anyone, or have any questions that need to be answered.

              I dislike that they removed the ability to convert from GUI to Core, or Core to GUI. That was a great feature! Sorry I am not a PowerShell guru, but these feature allowed me to be flexible. Add this back in! I read your reasoning online. Find a way to…

              18 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                18 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add hostname to shutdown dialog

                  Simple idea - add the hostname to the shutdown dialog, ie "Shutdown SERVERNAME". This would stop helpdesk/support personal from cheerfully shutting down critical servers instead of their workstations when going home for the day.

                  17 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Storage spaces direct in Windows Server Standard

                    S2D is an awsome technology for small Business to create small Cluster environment without expensive SAN or NAS boxes. The datacenter licensing requirement absolutely kills the usecase for small deployments.

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add cross-server service dependencies

                        If I have an application that needs SQL to be running on another server, it would be great to be able to add a dependency in my services control panel that would prevent that service from being started until it saw SQL running on another server, with an optional startup delay afterward.

                        In addition to this, in general, a "startup delay" you can specify in seconds for services would be beneficial. We've had some race conditions in our environment which have meant some services have failed to start due to network adapter/netlogon availabilty, and the options to correct this are…

                        16 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove all components not required for a minimal GUI

                          Server Core is great, and I intend to use it more and more, but I'd like for the GUI version to be as stripped down as possible.

                          Yes, Jeffrey, I know we should never use the GUI version except for RDS but reality is reality. People use it and it would benefit everyone if the GUI went on a diet.

                          I don't have any specifics in mind as to what should be removed. I'll leave that up to you all to figure out.

                          15 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a PowerShell cmdlet that reports on and discovers GPO settings

                            Currently in order to report on GPOs, one has to run Get-GPOReport and then parse the XML/HTML report. And this is extremely challenging since GPO XML schemas are non-trivial to learn if you aren't a developer.

                            Ideally this PowerShell cmdlet would enable any admin to easily identify GPO settings that apply to their OU and quickly discover the impact of GPO application order.

                            Please add a Get-GPOSetting cmdlet which performs the following:

                            * Identifies GPO settings when provided an OU, site or domain.

                            * Provides a combined report of all settings applied to an OU,site, or domain, including detail on…

                            15 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 (RSAT) fr-CA

                              I live in Québec in Canada and we would love to install the RSAT tool with our regional parameter but it is not available actually.

                              We need to install a language pack to successfully install it

                              Can you release a version of the RSAT tool for fr-CA ?

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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

                                14 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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>".

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Include support for Group Managed Service Accounts in Task Scheduler GUI

                                    The GUI does not accept entering a gMSA as user for a scheduled task. This can only be done from PowerShell, and after doing that it is not possible to edit the task from GUI.

                                    I would love to see gMSA support in the scheduled tasks GUI.

                                    14 votes
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                                    • GPO to change Windows 2016 settings menu on RDS

                                      Hi,

                                      I have a new Windows 2016 RDS farm.
                                      Is there a possibility to adjust the Windows settings menu?
                                      For example, remove “Update and Security” or “Network and Internet” ….
                                      One problem is that a "normal" user can open the settings menu, install Windows updates and then restart the server. Restart a RDS server????

                                      The only possibility GPO is “Remove access to use all Windows Update feature” but this is a computer policy. When I configure this policy, also admin users have no more access to install updates.

                                      Thanks
                                      Michael

                                      12 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          12 votes
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