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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • RSAT tools to support below the typical N-1 level

      Often many of us work in an environment that is evolving to the latest OS, but perhaps technology or development of internal applications have held or slowed us from updating these to current standards. We are encouraged to use RSAT tools to manage these hosts and services, but these tools are only backwards compatible by N-1.

      This means that with a Windows 10 (current build) laptop, which will use RSAT for 2016, I cannot manage my older Windows 2012 or even 2008r2 hosts. I then have to either use a VM which is running Win7 or 8.1 with RSAT to…

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        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  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

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

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                1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hybrid Search of File Server with Office 365.

                I want to search files on on-pre file servers by Office 365 Search without SharePoint Server.

                Office 365 Hybrid Search with SharePoint Server 2016 can search files in on-pre file servers.
                I want Office 365 Hybrid Search with Windows Search.

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

                  4 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.

                    3 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix change password bug

                      Cross-posted from Technet forums:

                      I think we've identified a bug in Server 2016. Long story short:
                      1. Open lusrmgr.msc
                      2. Set an active users' properties to require password change at next logon
                      3. Reboot (or just logout, haven't tried that)
                      4. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to logon, enter user's current password
                      5. Press Cancel when informed you need to change your password
                      6. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del again, enter user's current password, proceed 7. with password change (notice username is blank at this point)
                      8. Password gets changed but you are returned to the change password screen with no way to go back or…

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  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.

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                        • Http Action in Task Scheduler

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

                          3 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)…

                            3 votes
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                            • 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.

                              3 votes
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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Eliminate Invalid redirected printers that may be available in a Remote Desktop Services session that connects to a RD Session Host server

                                    A hotfix was created by Microsoft to prevent further leaked redirected printers from accumulating in the registry. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2620656
                                    Unfortunately, according to the script provided in that KB article the hotfix only deals with the redirected printers that have "session" in the name. The issue is that Microsoft changed this a long time ago to now have "redirected" in the name instead as well as the format of the name being different.
                                    This means that the redirected printers with the new name format are still being leaked in the registry causing the same issue. Note that this is also proven simply…

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 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 →
                                        • Windows Customer Support ™ 1(855)844-0388 Toll Free Helpline.

                                          24*7 Helpline Support Staff

                                          Contact us.

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