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  1. Fix Windows Server Updates

    Today's Windows Updates are horrible and very unreliable and Windows Updates are one of the most riskiest operations. Microsoft should take the inspiration from Linux environment as Linux implementation of OS updates is informative, transparent to administrators, it's very nice to work with and administrators have all relevant info in case of any issue or update management. And Linux updates are very reliable.

    But in case of Windows Server updates they are a nightmare. Using sconfig provides only very basic information, when updates are downloaded with no information is provided about progress, about downloading process, details about downloaded packages etc.…

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    • Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

      Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

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      • Programmers learn their programs and forget Naive users do not

        Working month on a software undate blinds the helf maker to how a Naive individual *me" understands as well. Make sure that these new items can be handled by the Naive customer. Some idea whoulc be: Flag new features, peraps a flag until the user has awareness of a change in how to use the new feature. Provide a trail to get to the steps needed. Validate the user interfae as usable - the Naive User undertands less then the programmer. Provide a "fiinder" - for example I once forgot safe mode. I got into it fast and then spent…

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        • Slipstreamed new features show up unannounced with no linked help

          New features are often accompanied by soome help in the form or a multistep how to fix. There should be a link to the fix -- and six written ssteps. A a minimum shere should be a temporary window to guide me rather than having me have to copy these steps down as looosingn the instructions while rying to do them is no fun.

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          • I have three laptops with W10. Why do they look different?

            My three Dell Laptops are all the same Inspirons. One is from an ungrade from W8, The other two are new buys. They do not have the same opening screen disoays. W10 should look as much alike as possible.

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            • I get a lot of demanded updates of Windows 10 just before I must leave with my laptop

              Microsoft Windows 10 demands an update, I ama often shutidng down to go with my machine to an appoitmen. There should be the ability for me to defer the uncate unless the update is massively rcritical. Being late for a meeting gets me into big troubles. There once was such a tool

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              • Start over

                Go back to caring about what your customers want and stop bullying people into the cloud.

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                • windows 10 repair

                  windows 10 find downloads

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                  • 'Sort' fucntion on the meeting tracking status (in Outlook) and export to list

                    When booking large meetings it would be useful to be able to sort the attendees lists by accepted, tentative, declined and none. At the moment it is just a bit of a mess to look at and hard to read. grouping them together would be much easier. It often means resorting to rewriting the list either by hand or in word. You could also export the table to excel which would also solve this problem.

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                    • When will EVAL Server 2019 be available? We have 2019 already...

                      The new eval version is still not available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2019 - but there is nothing new to download, only the redirection so https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/11/13/update-on-windows-server-2019-availability/
                      I was among the lucky ones who got it in the few hours it was available, but it complains at every installation when I don't disconnect the network, even when I integrated the update in the WIM/ISO.

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                      • After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PR

                        After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PROBLEM. WHY ????????????

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                        • Change General Feedback Page

                          Change the link on the General Feedback page to https://support.microsoft.com/oas so that it takes you to a place where you can actually select Windows Server instead of just Windows 10. I had to call support to find this out.

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                          • Scroll to Change The Wall

                            Nothing..lets give scroll up down button of mouse a work to change the desktop wallpaper if the user keeps on scrolling. The user can make a collection of wallpapers assigning each wallpaper a mood or can keep group of wallpapers in a different package of different moods..i think you are getting it what i mean, And then he dont need to always go through setting to change the wallpaper he just need to scroll up or down using mouse.

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                            • make it more intuitive. For normal everyday users. I know of many new Apple users who have been using PC's for years have given up on Apple

                              make it more intuitive for normal everyday users. I know of many new Apple users who have been using PC's for years have given up on Apple because of the confusing operating system. You need feedback from regular users, not nerds ! Make Siri more useful - not only to suggest answers but to provide solutions as well.

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                              • LPD on Windows Server 2016

                                If there is no LPD what is alternative to this?

                                LPD helps for remote printing:

                                User Computer->Print Server->Another Print Server (with LPD Service listening on port 515 for incoming requests)->Printer

                                In above architecture assume "Another Print Server (with LPD Service listening on port 515 for incoming requests)" cannot be removed from architecture?

                                Without LPD how do I achieve the above?

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                                • Integrate Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) into Cumulative Updates (CU) so that we don't need to worry about installation order.

                                  Periodically Microsoft releases an update to the Servicing Stack. As of this posting, the latest SSU for Server 2016 is KB4132216. These updates can throw off WSUS admins if they aren't applied before Cumulative Updates. Please simplify the update process by including the SSU update in the CU.

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                                  • Not able to add Notes / annotation on Hyper-V VM

                                    Hello,

                                    Is there any way possible to add Annotations on Newly created Hyper-V VM (either using Failover Cluster Manager OR Hyper-V Manager).

                                    Annotations are the details which would be helpful to know the exact reason of creation of the Hyper-V VM.

                                    Regards,
                                    Sud

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                                    • Remove Xbox Live related services from Server 2016

                                      IMHO "Xbox Live Game Save" service left in a product aimed for corporate use is a bit embarrassing.

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                                      • Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs

                                        Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs. Eliminate the need to shutdown the VM.

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                                        • Add file hash checking capability to Task Scheduler

                                          Scheduled Tasks should have the ability to verify a file’s authenticity prior to executing. For example, if a Scheduled Task is executing a PowerShell script that is being run with an account that has Domain Admin rights, anyone that has access to modify the PowerShell script on the server essentially has Domain Admin rights.
                                          If there was an option added to the Scheduled Task setup where the owner could input the file hash of the PowerShell script and Task Scheduler checked the hash prior to executing the script, it would eliminate unauthorized changes.
                                          One example where this would stop malicious…

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