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  1. Enable Roaming Profiles to have START Right Click Context Menu "WinX"

    Move "C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\" to "C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\"

    Roaming User Profiles constantly lost right click context menu capability on start button. This capability should be improved on Roaming Profiles by now. Currently, we need copy the WinX folder from Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX to the user using logon script constantly.

    Its time for an improvement on thandling this WinX folder for Roaming Profiles and add a feature on GPO to include or exclude synchronization if needed.

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      1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Super Fine application control

      In Windows 2000 Advanced Server/Datacenter Server, User could set very fine controls for all applications running or applications that will launch at specific time/interval.
      User could set:
      Affinity
      Priority
      Memory Usage
      Other fine control settings

      Newer Windows versions removed this feature called "Process Control app UI", I hope in Windows Server 2016 we can get this functionality back so user can set super fine control for each application / process / filter / directshow filter .. etc

      Image from Windows 2000 Datacenter Server:
      http://xi-networks.net/Windows2000Server/Control.png

      10 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

        10 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          10 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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…

            9 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 8 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Access to Windows10 UAP APIs

                  The promise of the new Windows10 Universal Apps is that they will run anywhere. That should include the server and Azure. I'd like to write my core libraries so that the code can be used on phones, tablets, PCs, Consoles and in the cloud.

                  I especially want access to the MediaComposition and Win2D libraries for rendering my animations to video which I can then send to Azure Media Services for transcoding.

                  8 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      7 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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…

                        7 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Control Panel> System and Security> Windows Update

                          Control Panel> System and Security> Windows Update Gone?

                          Who are you helping when you remove windows update from the control panel completely... makes no sense.

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • GPO for default programs

                            Edge is potentially awesome, but COMPLETELY unfinished at Win 10 RTM, and until finished, unusable. Even as a consumer, after hours, I can't use Edge because it doesn't support IE features I use.

                            This is the ONLY significant impediment to adopting Win 10, here.

                            I need to be able to set IE11 as the default browser through GPO until Edge can truly replace it.

                            Give me granular filetype/protocol selections and I'll only set IE11 as the default where I need it.

                            But give ME the control, or we will stay on Win 7 until Edge is finished.

                            6 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please Stop Using Ugly Aero Lite Theme in Windows Server

                              The Aero Lite theme looks ugly and does not represent the client version (Windows 10) of the OS. Please just use regular Windows 10 theme. It is critical in RDS servers that the experience is the same with the client version of the OS. I understand that GUI on Server is very bad but the RDS role requires a GUI.

                              6 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                6 votes
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                                • Add option to enable Store on Windows Server

                                  Add an option to add the Store to Windows Server (for GUI installations)

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                                  • Why a mobile user interface on Windows Server?

                                    Why Microsoft develop a mobile user interface on a server operating system. Its unuseable, unpractical and without any comon sense.

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

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                                      • Update documentation to indicate if VB6 runtime is supported on Windows Server 2016

                                        Update the documentation to indicate whether the VB6 runtime is supported (or already installed) in windows server 2016

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                                          1 comment  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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

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