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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Http Action in Task Scheduler

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

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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)…

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          1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  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.

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            1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Unable to log in using RDP on Windows Server 2012 or 2016 when having more than about 900 local users

            Hello,

            I would like to report a huge bug in Windows Server 2012 and 2016. For 2012 I need to try multiple times to log in to system using RDP but for upgrading 2012 to 2016 I can't log in at all. Everything is described here:

            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/b45761b1-3949-4c9c-9e88-7d70cef6990f/long-delay-to-log-in-please-wait-for-the-local-session-manager?forum=ws2016

            Basically during RDP logging in process lsass.exe process is parsing ALL local users which takes too much time and incoming RDP session is being disconnected. As far as I can see in Windows Event log about 800-900 local users are being parsed before disconnection occurs.

            During logging in process lsass.exe is using large…

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              1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  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…

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

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                  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  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 →
                    • Give back System Protection tab

                      and system restore as is in Win10

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  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…

                        3 votes
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                        • Windows 10 start menu

                          In the Windows 10 start menu again the folders free sortable as in the old Windows versions make. Allow creation of folders in the Start menu again.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  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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                            • 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…

                              2 votes
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                              • 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.

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                                  2 comments  ·  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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                                  • Gruppenzugehörigkeit im Kontakt sichtbar machen

                                    Ich muss alle Kontakte einer Gruppe zuordnen. Leider kann man, wenn man die Kontakte durchklickt nicht ersehen, ob der Kontakt bereits einer Gruppe zugeordnet wurde. Die Konkurrenz GMX ist hier wesentlich besser aufgestellt.

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                                    • Server : Time Zone change log.

                                      Hi,

                                      When we change the system time zone,
                                      It would be logged in System Log:
                                      Event id 1:
                                      Source : Kernel-General.

                                      Details :
                                      The system time has changed to ‎2017‎-‎03‎-‎30T07:02:56.704492900Z from ‎2017‎-‎03‎-‎30T07:02:56.704492900Z.

                                      Change Reason: System time adjusted to the new time zone.

                                      Issue:
                                      The New time and the Old time are the same in the details which will not help much to know from which timezone it had been changed from .

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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.

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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.

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