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      0 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bug: Narrow start menu cuts off shutdown/restart reason dialog box

      On Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, if the Start menu is sized to its narrowest (i.e., without space for live tiles), the 'Continue' button in the reason for shutdown/restart dialog is inaccessible (cropped at the edge of the Start menu).

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        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Services aren't started after a reboot

        It seems that on Windows Server 2016 TP5 services configured on Automatic aren't started after a reboot. This happens with third party services and can be tested by adding a service yourself with sc.exe.

        In the event viewer these two events are placed:

        Event ID: 7000, The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
        Event ID: 7009, A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the service to connect.

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          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Replace the server GUI with a website

          I do believe that servers do not need a GUI and probably should not have one for performance and security reasons. With Windows Server 2016, the default installation is Server Core, and I do think this is a very good thing.

          However, there are scenarios when a GUI can be handy, particularly for small business with limited IT resources (for example, for the Essentials role). In this scenario, instead of installing a GUI on the server (with calculator, Explorer, Internet Explorer, etc.) the user should be able to access and configure the server from a webpage just like most routers…

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            1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                1 comment  ·  Other  ·  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 →
                • Allow Ethernet Connections to be Metered

                  Since only wifi connections can be metered it is not possible to control the application of updates. Anyone with an Ethernet connection to the internet can have long runs interrupted and days even weeks of work can be damaged. Allowing Ethernet connections to be metered should add a necessary degree of control.

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                    0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bug: Backups stop working after about a month using windows server backup. I lose the System and hyper-v writers.

                    Only way to recover is a reboot. On a Hyper-v server this is not acceptable.

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                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Microsoft® Visual Studio® Professional 2012 Sngl OPEN 1 License KEY not available in VLSC site

                      I am not getting product key details of this product which i bought in 2013.Not available in vslc site also.From where Will i get informatyion regarding this.

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                        1 comment  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Need the probably last audit setting for 'Service Control Manager'

                        Hi Team,

                        The Service Control Manager audits all service related events except the deletion in the event viewer.
                        Probably the last thing that could be added?

                        Thank you.

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                          0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Storage Replica Partnership is un-removable

                          I tried to implement Storage Replica (Server-to-Server), Once It sets up the partnership, I could not remove the partnership to bring live the destination drive. The error message says that "There is no Partnership between both servers" but I confirm it has with get-srpartnership cmdlet.

                          Destination drive is totally unmountable even via Diskpart.

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                            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Wir brauchen einen Computer oder Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.

                            Hallo liebes Microsoft Team
                            Ich habe oft darüber nachgedacht was der Menschheit fehlt die Geschäftlich oder auch Privat oft unterwegs sind. Stellen Sie sich einmal vor jemand der beruflich oft Reist, nie an einem Punkt ist hat so gut wie immer sein Notebook oder Laptop dabei. Jetzt muss der jenige was ausdrucken, aber wo ? Wie währe die Idee mit einem Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.
                            Oder ein ALL IN ONE Rechner mit integriertem Drucker. Vielleicht hat man nicht soviel Platz zuhause oder man will sich etwas kaufen wo alles mit drinnen ist.

                            Ich würde mich über eure Meinung interessieren wie…

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                              0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Slight mod to new servicing/patching model

                              I'm a big fan of the new CU based model except...the CUs are getting big. Maybe release 2 updates with each CU
                              1. The full CU as you do right now.
                              2. a delta CU from the last CU. I don't think you need to go any further back than that. option 1 will cover all other scenarios.

                              Also applies to Win 10

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                                0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Telecommute Add-on or App

                                Our company is largely a Microsoft shop. We are also looking to take advantage of telecommute work options. Right now there isn't a good solution that integrates well with the tools we use to help managers do their jobs remotely. It is largely left up to high volume communication between manager and employees. With all the pitfalls that entails.

                                My suggestion is a piece of software (maybe an Outlook addon) that can aggregate activity in most/all Microsoft products. For instance, it can show mail activity of your employees, TFS activity, Lync/Skype activity, etc... in one place to gauge productivity and…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • How about create a new device

                                  How about create a new device just connect to the internet and you can use a microsoft windows and office or you can install other product and store all you data but on cloud technology
                                  its a small device you can use it on your tv something like intel usb stick but its work on cloud.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VPN IKEv2

                                    Hi,
                                    since 2012 VPN IKEv2 doesn't work.
                                    i tried on Windows Server 2016 TP5 - still doesn't work.
                                    It works after first configuration, then i restart server to check how it will work after restart - it doesn't work any more.

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                                    • Add Itanium Support to Windows Server 2016

                                      Intel Itanium can emulate x64 but they are not officially supported in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 should be one edition and download should say for "64-bit systems" and that should be compatible with x86_64, Itanium, and 64-bit ARM.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Windows server 2016 has the wrong version number when retrieving it by SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

                                        Retrieving the server version by SNMP returns the wrong version number for Windows 2016 Server. I'm getting "6.3" instead of the expected "10.0". Using SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 to retrieve the version.

                                        Please fix

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