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  1. 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.

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      4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add option to enable Store on Windows Server

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

      7 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "On-Premesis" CRL distribution

        Create a capability to have on-premises copies of CRLs, that machines can be redirected to via Group Policy.

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          0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  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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                0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Storage Replica available for Standard Edition

                Storage Replica is a really useful feature, and Windows Admins and their companies would benefit if it's available in Standard Edition as well. The mean time to restore service could be improved massively, and Microsoft would be a big part in it.
                Storage Replica is not a Hosting Provider only feature!

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • 6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Print Spooler Isolation

                      Ever since Windows server 2012 we have had printer driver isolation, but there is a need for print spooler isolation. This would allow for an individual spooler for a printer to be stopped and the jobs deleted without affecting all other printers on the print server. This could be done in a method where the main print spooler service spawns child instances for each print and then through an api you would be able to stop and start these child instances.

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • configure the winrm client without starting the winrm server

                        When trying to user psremoting you have to add a trusted host to your client's trusted hosts. This is fine and we normally default to '*' for developer machines that need to talk to prod and other infra. The problem is that this also requires the developer machine to start the winrm service which 'allows the computer to recieve Windows Powershell remote commands that are sent using the WS-Management technology'. I get pushback from devs who don't want to run this server service and see it as an unecessary security risk. We typically don't need CredSSP or have issues with…

                        6 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure and support folder redirection

                          Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure (end user-manageable) and support folder redirection (especially in the Enterprise edition of Windows 10). The IE Favorites folder can be redirected to a network location and available on any computer a user logs into, Edge Favorites are stuck on the local hard drive in a non-user manageable form (ESE database). The same goes for Sticky Notes, in Windows 7 they were stored in the Roaming AppData folder and followed a user across computers. Now they have been converted to a "modern UI app" which is…

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                            0 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

                            5 votes
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                            • Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

                              Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

                              5 votes
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                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SMTP Virtual Server in Server 2016 Core and Nano

                                  2016 Server Core and Nano don't have the ability to add-windowsfeature smtp-server. I feel the SMTP feature would lend itself well to the lightweight nature of Core and Nano.

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                                  • baked in integration with azure/Office 365

                                    The ability to move hyperv workloads or replicate AD objects to azure directly from the GUI without additional tools

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                                    • 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 ?

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                                      • 5 votes
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                                        • 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…

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