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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 →
    • Windows Server 2016 licencing model issues

      For me I'm not looking to install as many vm's as i can possibly do. I'm looking to allocate more ram and processing power per VM to improve performance of older apps. Microsoft penalise users in this scenario which means i have less budget to licence development servers ect. I have 2 new dual 12 core servers so 48 cores. I have 8 VM's total and unlikely to need more. However I'm forced to licence 48 cores which is not cheap. Microsoft is assuming users are going to install as many VM's as possible which is not the case.....

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        0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Query Optimize Win32_Product without Side-Effects

        In https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394378.aspx

        Warning Win32_Product is not query optimized. Queries such as "select * from Win32_Product where (name like 'Sniffer%')" require WMI to use the MSI provider to enumerate all of the installed products and then parse the full list sequentially to handle the “where” clause. This process also initiates a consistency check of packages installed, verifying and repairing the install. With an account with only user privileges, as the user account may not have access to quite a few locations, may cause delay in application launch and an event 11708 stating an installation failure. For more information, see KB Article…

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          0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
          • Support for Network Policy Server (NPS) Role on Server Core

            Network Policy Server is an infrastructure services role much like ADDS, ADCS, DNS, and DHCP.

            We need to have support for this role added to Server Core. Requiring a GUI for this role means more patches, wasted CPU cycles and wasted memory.

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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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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                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.

                3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  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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                      1 comment  ·  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 →
                        • Remove all in-box dependancies on WOW64 (e.g. - misexec.exe)

                          I've been experimenting with removing WOW64 support from servers. There have been several instances where I've had to reinstall it for operations that have very little to do with the actual server function. The most common scenario is installing MSIs like System Center agents. After the installation is complete I can remove WOW64 and the server operates perfectly. Why can't we just have a native x64 Windows Installer?

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  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 →
                            • 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!

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                                2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • In Event Viewer the link by More Information: Event Log Online Help points to a non existing page:

                                The link is https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee958049.aspx which is a 404.

                                Please update Event Viewer to remove the link to Event Log Online Help or create the page proper.

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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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                                      • Windows 2012 teaming have any inspection mechanism to check if one of NIC got network Problem

                                        The "teaming" NIC maybe connected, but the network connection not work well. If we have some rule to check network connection.Maybe customer worn't get server network issue.

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                                        • pagefile

                                          Following this discussion:
                                          https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv

                                          The core problem is the following, for example (simple config), for Exchange or SQL servers in a HYPER-V VM under Windows 2016:

                                          systemdrive for windows system (and sql, exchange core),
                                          datadrive for mbx data or sql-databases
                                          datadrive for log file
                                          drive for pagefile

                                          We create for all this drive a separat VHDX file and add this to the VM as SCSI drive.

                                          The drive for pagefile (fast SSD, NVMe or other) is exclusiv for the pagefile reserved. No other data on it. The drive for pagefile is the only drive with a pagefile for this vm.…

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