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  1. 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…

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      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  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)

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        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  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 →
        • 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.

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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…

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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 →
              • "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 →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  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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                      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edge and Flash on Server 2016 Removal

                            why?? will these be removable features when it goes RTM?

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                              3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix startmenu when using fullscreen setting (Windows Server 2016)

                              When using the startmenu in fullscreen mode, the start menu won't open anymore after a restart. When you disable and re-enable fullscreen mode, it works once again until the next restart.

                              It seems to be the ShellExperienceHost:

                              Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: ShellExperienceHost.exe, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819bf85
                              Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: StartUI.dll, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819be04
                              Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
                              Fehleroffset: 0x00000000000b96b0
                              ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0xa50
                              Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d2ecced8231441
                              Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
                              Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\Windows\ShellExperiences\StartUI.dll
                              Berichtskennung: 563781c7-6fab-49ae-b3de-e0dd30c1c08c
                              Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets: Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14393.447_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
                              Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: App

                              It's also possible that this…

                              4 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!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ink And Handwriting Services

                                  Noticed that in Windows Server 2016 TP5 with latest cumulative update (KB3158987) Ink And Handwriting Services feature is missing:
                                  Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.Name -like '*ink*'}
                                  returns no results... Looking at the files on the disk drive (C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink) it seem that feature is actually installed. Some applications which relay on this feature fail during installation/instantiation since they determine feature is not installed. There was not mention in the release notes of the TP4 and TP5 in which this feature is no longer present (it was still present in TP3). Please fix this or suggest a workaround.

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                                    5 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Problems with March 2017 Security Rollup

                                    The moderator from the server forum suggested I post here (please see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a894761b-963e-4e4a-a309-d28999209448/march-2017-security-updates-breaks-ntlm-authentication-of-samba-shares-over-netbios?forum=winserversecurity).

                                    We had a production down weekend after installing Microsoft's security March 2017 rollup. This question is to help us understand what was included in the March rollup that broke production in order that we can properly document the workaround.

                                    Scenario:

                                    1. Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers.
                                    2. March 2017 security rollup applied.
                                    3. SAMBA shares hosted on AIX using NTLM authentication stopped working, giving access denied (client message)
                                    Error on AIX host is: "FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS"
                                    Error on AIX host is: "SPNEGO login failed: NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT" …

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                                      0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Give back System Protection tab

                                      and system restore as is in Win10

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                                        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Setting to set any program to run statically

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

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                                          2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Finally, please describe for each executable (standalone & services) it's necessity to access the Internet

                                          This is a security issue.

                                          Hello

                                          It's really strange that we use operating systems which do not describe its executables and their eligibility to access the internet.

                                          If we monitor which programms access the internet on a Windows Machine, then we really often have to google for its executable name and just get informations like "we do'nt know what it does, but it is probably safe to allow internet access".

                                          Therefore, please:
                                          1) Finally, create a professional application & service architecture. No, to route everything over svchost.exe is not a secure design. Not at all.

                                          2) Finally, create a datasheet…

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