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  1. 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 →
    • (Microsoft Survey & Interview) Improve deployment and servicing

      Do you want your server OS deployment and servicing to move faster? We're a team of Microsoft engineers who want your experiences and ideas around solving real problems of deploying and servicing your server OS infrastructure. We're interested in many aspects of deployment, including servicing, migration, and upgrades.

      Click the link below if you wish to fill out a brief survey and perhaps participate in a short phone call.

      https://aka.ms/deployland

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        survey  ·  0 comments  ·  Survey  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 2016, WDS, Deduplication: Option to disable RES.WIM usage

        A bit of history here. Windows Deployment Services has been around for quite a number of years, and it uses a file-based deduplication mechanism to conserve disk space.

        When we capture an image with WDS, what it is actually doing is creating hashes for all files on the disk and then checking to see if those hashes are present in RES.WIM. Any hashed files not present in RES.WIM are copied up to the server, added to RES.WIM, and then the disk image itself is just a list of hashes to pull out of RES.WIM to reconstruct the image.

        Without deduplication,…

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          0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  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 →
          • Group Policy Autoplay doesn't work with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

            First of all, sorry my poor English. Recently my customer bought two Windows Server 2016 Standard and I have a general group policy to disable autoplay and autorun in all computers in this network. Of course, I have an Active Directory implemented with two DCs, one with W2K8R2 and another with W2K12R2. I´ve downloaded the new ADMX files for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 "www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430" and created a Central Store and I made all steps recomended by Microsoft. This Group Policy works well in all versions of Windows 2012/8.1 and below, but doesn´t work in Windows version…

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              0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update von Build legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

              Ich habe ein paar Ideen um Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil noch besser zu machen.

              1. Das größte Problem im Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil ist das automatische Update ohne Angabe der Dateigröße und der Zeit für die Installation. Update von Build oder App-Update legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

              2. Windows 10 Mobil hängt sich auf und das Smartphone sollte zurückgesetzt werden. Alle Daten auf dem Smartphone sind weg, sowas geht nicht in der Arbeitswelt.

              3. Die Sicherheit ist bei Firmen sehr wichtig, darum muss klar sein wo die Daten liegen und teilweise kommt eine Cloudlösung nicht in Frage, weil die Daten nichts auf einem fremden System zu suchen…

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                0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong

                Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong.
                Memory usage displayed by the task manager is wrong (by factor 1000 too low compared with real). Resource monitor displays the values correctly. English OS and system locale, german regional formats.

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                  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  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 →
                  • Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen nach Nachnamen sortieren und nicht nach Emailadressen

                    Die Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen werden nach Emailadressen sortiert und nicht nach den Nachnamen. Das ist mehr als unübersichtlich.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change the use of hyperlinks in the graphical user interface

                      In my opinion Microsoft is following a wrong paradigm when it comes to providing server admins with context based background information while working on a server desktop.
                      It is regarding the use of referrals in the interface to sources on the internet in order to provide the administrator with more information. I know that, when Microsofts recommendation is followed and the core version is chosen, this is no issue at all, but since several server implementations still require the full graphical version (e.g. Exchange Server 2016) and many IT organisations still choose to use RDS for server administration, many admins…

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                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" bitte wieder zuschalten

                          Bitte schalten Sie den Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" wieder zu. Wenn man einen neuen Kontakt nicht sofort speichert, findet man ihn nicht wieder, wenn man wie wir, mehrere Tausend Kontakte hat.

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                            0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              • RemoteApp and Remote Desktop services issue with gateway

                                I have installed Remote Desktop Services on Windows Terminal Server 2016 TP5 servers.
                                I'm using a gateway, in order to connect from outside over HTTPS.
                                RemoteApp and Remote Desktop are working really good from Windows Computers Clients with the Remote Desktop Application (from the Windows Store) or with the default mstsc client.
                                When I use the same application for a Windows Phone 10 device, or with the Android or iOS application it doesn't work, even if I use the same wifi network as my laptop.
                                I can add the remote ressources, but I cannot connect to them with the same…

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                                • New software Invention Update for machinery

                                  New software that causes machinery to become modern day technology and come alive.

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                                  • Hyperlinking page-entries within WORD 2016 keyword index

                                    Microsoft WORD 2016 is supporting page-hyperlinking within the table of the contents index field, but it doesn't within the table of the keywords index field. That is a serious lack in all cases of WORD documents with a great number of keywords and adjuncted textmarks { XE "<keyword>" \r "<textmark>" }. Most regrettable is loosing manually implemented hyperlinks by updating an existing keyword index field.

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                                    • Implement total file security for all computers connectd

                                      I have a conceptual idea of how to secure all the communication, files, and computing resources without the regards where the resources are located. Basically, this would allow to control access to any file on the accessible network or a cloud using the infrastructure/code idea that I have in mind.

                                      I had several conversation with the business owners about the security of the data (files and etc) when it comes to employees parting with the companies or trying to sabotage the resources. Business owners need total control of the data and preclude those leaving the company to copy the data…

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                                      • live.com menu

                                        Under live.com be found in the top left 9 points to a display menu . This menu would still be adjusted if I am staying under onenote . There are still at the time the old terms .

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                                        • Support c++ dll build in VS 2008 toolset to work in 2016 server OS.

                                          It was found that the c++ dll which was build using VS 2008 toolset was causing problem when deployed in Windows 2016 server . The dependency walker shows missing dll errors ( few are given below) which i suppose is misleading.

                                          API-MS-WIN-CORE-LOCALIZATION-L2-1-0.DLL
                                          API-MS-WIN-SECURITY-BASE-L1-2-0.DLL
                                          API-MS-WIN-CORE-HEAP-L1-2-0.DLL
                                          API-MS-WIN-CORE-DELAYLOAD-L1-1-1.DLL
                                          API-MS-WIN-POWER-SETTING-L1-1-0.DLL

                                          The same dll runs in Windows 2008 and windows2012 server .
                                          When the dll was build with VS 2013 toolset every thing started working.
                                          Re-building the existing dll in VS 2013 toolset and deploying has huge test effort.

                                          so My suggestion is to provide support for dlls which are built in VS2008 toolset in…

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