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  1. 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... ;-)

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      1 comment  ·  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 →
      • 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 →
          • Get-WindowsCapability Windows 10 Enterprise 1709

            If have some issues with Dism after a new Installation with Windows 10 1709 and Upgrade from Windows 1703 to 1709.

            Get-WindowsCapability : Error "Get-WindowsCapability". Errorcode: 0x800f0954
            Line:1 Zeichen:1
            + Get-WindowsCapability -online
            + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WindowsCapability], COMException
            + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.GetWindowsCapabilityCommand

            Some Lines from Dism Logfile:

            DISM OS Provider: PID=7180 TID=6088 Unable to set the DLL search path to the servicing stack folder. C:\Windows may not point to a valid Windows folder. - CDISMOSServiceManager::Final_OnConnect

            DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to load the provider: C:\Users\ADMIN~1.TES\AppData\Local\Temp\38977CD8-C67C-463B-8721-E72E5E46A990\PEProvider.dll. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e)

            DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to get and…

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              1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                    1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  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 →
                        • 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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                            • GUI for DNS policies and rate-limiting

                              Please implement GUI for configuring DNS policies and DNS rate-limiting in Windows Server 2016.

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                              • Wifi crashes explorer in TP5

                                When you click on the wireless network that you want to use, your previously entered Wifi password WPA key is not remembered and needs to be entered every time you reboot. That's not all, however after I click enter after typing in my password, the network settings window crashes and creates dump file everytime, Explorer is the application that crashes after entering my Wifi password.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • (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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                                        • 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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