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  1. 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 →
    • Upgrade from LTSC to Semi-Annual Channel

      Prior to the announcement of Semi-Annual Channel we deployed a few Server 2016 Core machines. With the new 1709 release, I would like to be able to convert my existing machines to semi-annual.

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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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…

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          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  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 →
            • Support full in-place upgrade

              I believe it would help a lot of organizations if in-place upgrade of Windows Server to newer builds was fully supported. With the change of release schedule it would make it easier for smaller organizations and one-box setups to stay up to date.

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

                and system restore as is in Win10

                4 votes
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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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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

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

                            24*7 Helpline Support Staff

                            Contact us.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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?

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                                0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  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

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                                  1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

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                                    0 comments  ·  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.

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                                      0 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.

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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…

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                                        • Call UWP APIs from Server applications

                                          In the past I have always been able to call my WinForms or WPF or any Win32 code from my server-side applications. This was useful for rendering media on the fly to serve up on a web site.

                                          As far as I can tell, much of the UWP API set isn't available to the server. I'm thinking of the UI Composition layer and the video and audio APIs.

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                                            0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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