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  1. Checksum mismatch of adlogin-selinux-1.0.004870001-1.x86_64.rpm

    The checksum of the package adlogin-selinux-1.0.004870001-1.x86_64.rpm in RedHat EL7 repo is not the same as in the file primary.xml.gz

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    • windows 10 disk manager- extend volume does not appear

      my local disk E of 450 MB with a system reserved of 16.1 MB and another area called Other of 399 MB ( not folders ) only 34 MB of free space, disk nearly full message all the time.
      disk manager extend volume does not appear, or I can't find it.
      I assume that increasing the size ( volume ) of disk E will resolve the problem. Could the area called Other be investigated in some way or be deleted of unknown things are in it ?? I'm not IT literate.

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      • Fix the dead-end URL's sent with Evaluation copies of Windows Server 2012R2

        Received my email with extra documentation regarding the evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 R2 and the links are all dead.

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        • Single Backup of VM's with Off State

          How about adding a new Boolean attribute to VM's to record whether it has been backed up by the VM host's Backup Server since it enter the "Off" state thus eliminating the need to back it up again. The Backup Server would set the attribute state to "Yes" once it has been backed up in the "Off" state. Once the VM enters the "Running" state the attribute would be reset to "No".

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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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            • under "Search"

              i was thinking that maybe when you type a(n) subject or name of service you run, maybe the search can go find it and tell you how to (everything) it. just an idea but I am getting sick of being in device manager and typeing subjects in help search for item\s im looking right at and seeing Nothing and reading no info available.

              ps side note, mmc told me it needed an update but theres no obvoius way so typed it in the search and it brought me to the content page....

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              • Add Message Analyzer updates including new Parsers to WSUS

                Netmon is still listed for products supported by WSUS but Message Analyzer is not there. Please add support for Message Analyzer. Thanks.

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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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                  • Single Use Admin Passwords

                    Single User Admin Passwords
                    Often I have to run to someone's computer just to enter the admin password. I wish there was some type of generated admin code that I could give someone else to type into the computer for a single time use.

                    Even better would be a popup sent to another computer where the person knows the admin credentials and they could type them in remotely.
                    Remote Popup Message "Bob has requested to install (Sage Accounting Software Update) Do you wish to give this person permission to perform this action?"

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                    • almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

                      almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

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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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                        • Schedule what days full backups occur and what days incremental backups occur

                          It should be simple to schedule in the GUI what days FULL backups occur - e.g. Sunday and what days incremental backups occur - e.g. Monday -Saturday. Again this should be in the GUI - no scripts, no powershell.

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                          • Update the integrated windows server backup. It works well but not if you want to backup specific guest VMs at particular times.

                            Windows Server backup works well - HOWEVER it doesn't let you easily schedule specific guest VMs for backups at different times through the GUI. Please no powershell - just simple GUI. It should also make it easy to schedule other items to stop or start at the beginning and end of a backup job.

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                            • 8 votes
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                              • Allow tasks to be run at shutdown from the task scheduler

                                Currently there's not an easy way to run commands at shutdown from the task scheduler, aside from an Event trigger. The issue is that the task needs to run extremely quickly or the error 2147943515 shows up. In my specific case, I like to run a quick REST call to my monitoring service to remove it from the monitoring system before the host shuts down.

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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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                                  • We need a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials

                                    Please create a new TechNet forum named Windows Server 2016 Essentials to align with new product released.

                                    35 votes
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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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                                      • 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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                                        • create a community forum for Server 2016

                                          hello,
                                          in the community forums there is no forum for server 2016
                                          im having some issues and was hoping to get some help from the community.

                                          thanks
                                          Sean

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