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XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

Xbox Live Authencation
Xbox Live Saved Games
Xbox Live Networking
Mobile devices
Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
Wallet services.

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  • John Dangerbrooks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously, Microsoft, Xbox apps not only don't belong to Windows Server, but also don't belong to Windows 10 Enterprise either. All these items are questionable: OneDrive, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Mobile Devices, Camera, Radios, Wallet Services...

    Please think back: Why did you invent FOD? To reduce footprint. Well, please reduce the footprint by removing these...

    Geolocation may be okay though, if you could modify it for server administration.

  • Roland Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Annoying as all ****. On one hand, MS promoting how lean and efficient Nano Server is within WS 2016 but on the other hand there is all this bloatware that comes along. Any running service that is not necessary for the operation of a server (and worse probably not even known by the system administrator) is just another vector for malware to exploit.

  • Dillon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Getting really tired of having to go through operating systems supposedly designed for "Datacenter" and finding various crapware. XBox services enabled by default on a server release of any sort is incredibly bad practice.

  • David Muscat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Come on guys what the **** are they thinking. We are professional adults here Time to put away the toys and games and get to business. They can go home and play games on their own time and equipment.

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