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  1. Add GUI management option for GPU DDA in Hyper-V Manager

    Hyper-V Manager does not have a GUI way to add DDA GPUs or manage them. This is really annoying and unnecessary

    2 votes
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  2. Kindly fix these problems: 'doskey /listsize' has no effect in Windows 10. Also, 'doskey /reinstall' terminates the command prompt session.

    Kindly fix these problems: 'doskey /listsize' has no effect in Windows 10. Also, 'doskey /reinstall' terminates the command prompt session instead of reloading doskey.

    4 votes
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  3. X11 forwarding in OpenSSH Server not implemented?

    It is simply unbelievable that the ssh server that microsoft provides does not include one of the most basic features of ssh. X11 forwarding. I wasted 3 hours of my life try to export an application from a windows machine my linux box.

    1 vote
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  4. Adjust notification size

    As a user (and not a dev) I find it highly annoying that I can't change the size of the notifications that pop up in the bottom right corner of my screen are huge.

    Also, the notification bar is ridiculously huge, especially on a 17 inch laptop screen.

    Please enable a way for ordinary end users without admin access to control the size of various windows, pop ups and notification bars.

    1 vote
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  5. [DCR Case-15787650] Add a Group policy or CSP policy which allows/blocks the Windows driver updates over metered networks

    We have several users under this scenario where they were working in a remote location with no wifi access and they connect through 4G, then a driver download for the Mobile broadband device kicks in and as it normally happens with network related device driver updates, once Windows starts the process of upgrading it, it will briefly disconnect the device, leaving the user with no connectivity.

    Currently, we only have an option to allow/block the entire Windows Updates on metered networks from Windows perspective
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/policy-csp-update#update-allowautowindowsupdatedownloadovermeterednetwork

    It would be great if we can have a granular setting which lets us decide…

    10 votes
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  6. Add gMSA support for DNS Dynamic Update Registration Credentials in DHCP

    DNS Dynamic Update Registration Credentials in DHCP Management Console or PowerShell (Set-DHCPServerDNSCredential) do not support the use of Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) when specifying credentials.

    17 votes
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  7. Publicar claves de productos para evaluación

    1 Porqué me pasan a ina página en inglés si estoy navegando en castellano

    2 Cuál es la bendita clave de instalación del windows server 2016? Lo acabo de bajar desde la zona de evaluación de vuestra página (dónde consta que el producto está liberado por 180 días para su evaluación) y, cuando lo quiero instalar solicita la CLAVE DEL PRODUCTO!!!! De dónde la obtengo????? En la página no figura en NINGUNA parte!!!

    Cordiales saludos

    1 vote
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  8. distribute a text editor with Powershell

    I just can't believe that Powershell doesn't have a default text editor...
    I mean something as simple as vi at least! This is ridiculous...

    2 votes
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  9. Provide simple and reliable graphical admin tools


    • Old admin tools using MMC snapins were simple and efficient tools. They were reliable. And users could easily tailor user interface with their favorite tools.

    • The Server Manager that appeared in 2012 is huge and inefficient. It's slow (each time you want to do something, you'll have to wait), and the UI is ******. Things are spread in separate buttons or popup menus all over the screen, which is far less efficient than a tree structure.

    • The new Admin center is even more terrible : it's a tool for server administration, but it can not be used on a server,…
    1 vote
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  10. Server 2019 - ALT-F4 - bring back the shutdown/logoff dialog box

    Historically, ALT-F4 will close out your windows...and if you were at the desktop, it would nicely bring up a dialog box asking if you'd like to sign-out or shutdown/reboot, etc. That is gone it seems...except for the built-in administrator. This leads to accidental logouts and closing of sessions that may have been active, etc. From what I've seen, MS has stated this is "by design" and needs to go to the forum to restore sanity. Seems odd it exists for one type of account and not able to be enabled for others. Regardless....bring back the logoff/shutdown dialog box please, or…

    5 votes
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  11. Add Services.msc to the Right-Click Start Menu (WinKey+x menu)

    Add Services to the Windows Server WinX menu (right click of start menu / the menu that appears when you press WinKey+x).

    As an administrator, one of the first things I do after connecting to a server is open services.msc. The fastest way to do it has always been click Start, type "services.msc" press enter.

    What I would prefer to be able to do is right-click start, choose "Services" but inexplicably, that option that admins use EVERY DAY is simply not in the list when obscure things that we rarely use low Power Options are in the list. Please add…

    1 vote
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  12. biometric

    Add Support for Remote Desktop using a Biometric for Key Trust environments

    5 votes
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  13. Make Windows 10\Office 2016 Searches as good as they were with on Windows 7\Office 2010

    In Windows 7, Office 2010 I used to be able to search EVERYTHING that was indexed on my computer, files, emails, .psts, etc. INSTANTLY.

    I have since been upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and the searches are a nightmare and very slow. I can only search emails while in Outlook 2016(no longer from Windows Search) and it is significantly slower than the searches on my old computer. Would like to have the ability to search EVERYTHING in my computer returned from Windows Search(Type Here to Search) since I regularly have to find old emails for customers.

    2 votes
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  14. Add WPF Support to WinPE

    While never fully supported, the support WinPE had for WPF was enough to allow folks to build flexible, customized tools. Most of us who have done it are SCCM admins building custom front-ends for the OSD process.

    The excellent community has found a workaround to keep WPF going, but it would be nice to have support officially back to at least the level it was.

    Thanks!

    10 votes
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  15. Allow scheduled tasks to use Boolean operators

    Allow the filtering for a scheduled task depending on what operators are used. Similar to CSE advanced options

    1 vote
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  16. regedit address bar

    When is (did?) the regedit address bar coming (come) to Windows Server?

    It would be a big help navigating remote registries. We would save bandwidth and improve performance to go directly to a location in registry on our remote clients on slow networks, instead of slowly opening trees.

    1 vote
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  17. Work with Server 2019 server OS, but common setting/configuration/GPO editor/Registry... dialog windows/mmc windows always opens in small si

    Windows NT 4 Server era

    No feeling, VGA resolution era, especially monitor that connect to server usually run on VGA mode only.

    Windows 2000 Server era

    Just fine, VGA monitor is major choose too.

    Windows Server 2003/2003R2

    Little bit small, adjust the window size sometime for rich info/setting situation.

    Windows Server 2008/2008R2

    Feels window/dialog size small, 720P, 1080i TV boardcasting era.

    Windows Server 2012/2012R2

    Hey, always require to keep busy on mouse resizing... move...click...drag...release...move...
    Full HD is means standard in almost cases in the world, and even space station.

    Windows Serve 2016/2019

    Sir, Smartphone may come with 4K screen, right? …

    1 vote
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  18. See to who a GPO (and a new Version of it) is applied from Group Policy Management Console

    It would be great if it could be displayed directly in the console to which users and computers a new or changed policy could already be applied.

    7 votes
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  19. Make powershell appearance like linux terminal

    It's 2019 and still when I open powershell, I feel like I'm running windows XP! Please make a change in Powershells appearance. Make it like lInux's one!

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  20. integrate professionally sharepoint search connection native in Windows Explorer and make it the preferred choice in its search applet

    Windows search has to be deprecated.
    - It is not cluster-aware.
    - You cannot automate the rollout and
    - Cannot orchestrate a bunch of nodes with the same configuration and
    - last but not least you only have the choice between pest or cholera if you want to use an abstract namespace with all the advantages for background migrations by using the distrubuted file system (dfs), cause windows search is still incompatible with dfs - and never was it!

    Sharepoint does it!

    But sharepoint is still not integrated in windows explorer. You only have the possibility to import an „osdx-File“…

    4 votes
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