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  1. Setting to set any program to run statically

    Set any program to run in the background on startup and such

    4 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • update the default logo on Windows Server 2016 Essentials "mobile" browser to display Windows Server, rather than Windows Server 2012 R2.

      i noticed when browsing to windows server 2016 essentials on my smartphone, the default logo displays "Windows Server 2012 R2", while the same page on my PC shows "Windows Server". perhaps the image needs to be updated for the mobile platform to match the desktop platform.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Different colors in files

        Different Colors for various files in a folder to have a better overview of your files and documents.
        If you create a folder, in which you want to highlight several files, it would be an enormous help to be able to mark your files in various colors, so you can find them easier and have a better time organizing your documents

        4 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • How do I send appreciate to Microsoft for this site?

          How do I send appreciate for this site? This is a great service. Id like to show my appreciation.

          - Is it possible to throw some like buttons on responses? P
          - Perhaps social integration to share certain issues?

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  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.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do not install windows defender by default on windows server

              Windows Server 2016 shoulnd't have anti-malware enabled by default. Just had to reboot a production server 2 days after a clean install because AntiMaware was at 100% CPU for hours. Defender is already a memory hog, it shouldn't be enabled by default on servers.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Outlook: Enable the possibility to move several tasks to a customized date

                If you Chose a Task you have different options to move/reschedule it like 'Today', 'Tomorrow', 'This week', 'Custom' etc.
                If you Chose more than one Task the Option 'Custom' is not available anymore but would be useful.

                3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Gathering feedback from the field (WaaS - Branches, Apps)

                  Hi together,

                  all my previous customers asked me how to gather feedback internally from the field when moving to Windows 10 with the WaaS model.

                  Microsoft (we) should provide a tool where end users can send feedback internally regarding to the current branches. Here it should be possible to divide this feedback into 2 parts - OS feedback and Application feedback. Also a LOB-App-List should be possible to attach. So the end user in the field chooses between OS or App, which are predefined and provides feedback in a traffic light style with standardized error values e.g. not working, performance…

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows Server Start Menu at least like Windows 7 Start Menú and old classic start menu.

                    Please, no more mobile UI and flat and ugly design like Windows 10.

                    3 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Energy Managment for Notebook

                      I think it makes sense for notebooks the energy performance in battery and mains operation to separate . For example, running the laptop on AC power to power mode . When disconnecting the power supply , it will then automatically depending on the setting in the power saving mode or Balanced .Please sorry my English... ;-)

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please keep same logic for control panel running app wuapp

                        I do updates PC / servers so many times that typing ms-config:windowsupdates rather than wuapp is boring, please keep these shortcuts in the Windows + R commands

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Removing Command Prompt is meanest MSFT idea ever. Roast in ****!

                          Do not remove Command Prompt, because millions of people will not ever be able to learn the terse, unintuitive, weird, creepy language of Powershell.
                          This makes computers 80% less useful to a large number of people.
                          You are nuts!

                          2 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Two-click sign-out

                            Bring back a quick two-click "sign-out" path.

                            In W2016 TP5 signing out requires, Right-click - Click - Click

                            I prefer my RDS users signing-out rather than disconnecting. It makes system maintenance and software upgrades easier.

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • NTFS security like , user can read write and modifies the files and folders, sub folders but can not delete any of them.

                              NTFS security like , user can read write and modifies the files and folders, sub folders but can not delete any of them.

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Get-WindowsOptionalFeature

                                https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2b030ed6-57c4-4631-940d-0142fe43940e(v=wps.640).aspx

                                The parameter
                                -FeatureName<String>
                                Accept Wildcard Characters?
                                false

                                But in fact, it can Accept Wildcard Characters.

                                PS C:\Windows\system32> $PSVersionTable

                                Name Value
                                ---- -----
                                PSVersion 5.1.14393.187
                                PSEdition Desktop
                                PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
                                BuildVersion 10.0.14393.187
                                CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
                                WSManStackVersion 3.0
                                PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
                                SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

                                PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName director* -Online

                                FeatureName : DirectoryServices-ADAM-Client
                                DisplayName : Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
                                Description : This installs Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).
                                RestartRequired : Possible
                                State : Enabled
                                CustomProperties :

                                PS C:\Windows\system32>

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                                • Http Action in Task Scheduler

                                  It would be very helpful if, task scheduler support native http actions.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bug: TP5: Notepad.exe often crashes when closing text files

                                    Repro 1:
                                    1) browse around the file system or any zip files, double click on any .txt files you find to read them.
                                    2) Click 'X' in the top right of notepad to close out of notepad.

                                    Repro 2:
                                    1) open explorer and click on "Documents" in the treeview to show your documents (and a folder you should definitely have permissions to).
                                    2) In the area showing your folders and files, right click and choose to create a new text document. (I named it test.txt)
                                    3) Double click the new text file and add some text. (I wrote "hello")
                                    4)…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add icons for office apps

                                      Would be nice to have file type handlers built in for Office files so that content is more easily identified on file servers. Adding this as an optional feature, as opposed to installing the Office suite for the same functionality.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Wifi crashes explorer in TP5

                                        When you click on the wireless network that you want to use, your previously entered Wifi password WPA key is not remembered and needs to be entered every time you reboot. That's not all, however after I click enter after typing in my password, the network settings window crashes and creates dump file everytime, Explorer is the application that crashes after entering my Wifi password.

                                        2 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give back System Protection tab

                                          and system restore as is in Win10

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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