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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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      • 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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            • Remove insecure protocols from builtin VPN/Wifi

              Default VPN/WiFi settings shouldn't allow insecure connections, nor allow users to override acceptable CAs for a connection without the user acknowledging that what they're doing is very risky.

              6 votes
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              • suomenkielinen windows ei toimi ohjeiden suhteen

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                • Improve Windows security

                  I propose that all remote and sharing programs be installable, but not installed until the user requests the functionality. They should be uninstallable down to the last registry entry and file. This is for single users who who are the superuser.

                  User should have settings stored, but not files.

                  Any files that 3rd parties want to install, should be installed into the 'Program files' area. No files or settings should go into the Windows area.

                  No future Windows version should allow 3rd party apps to access the internet directly.

                  All application that want to access the internet should go through…

                  2 votes
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                  • I was interested in an audio format to study on the road. Will this able me made available?

                    I was downloading the DOC for Getting started with Server 2016 and could not find an audio format, I would like to see this added for those that can not read or would like to study on the road.

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                    • To improve Windows Server I suggest you get rid o this piece of **** win 10

                      Win 7 is great just update that and agree that you screwed up with 10

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                      • set a reminder in day/time clock

                        We have a clock (date/time) on every Windows system. I would like to see a reminder clock. Currently scheduling a task in a scheduler is tedious process. See if you like it.
                        Thanks
                        _Mayur Bagmar

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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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                          • Volume Balancer

                            Create an app that will balance all volume to the level that the user sets. When watching programs on sites like CBC, their commercials are 1000% louder than the program, which is deadly with headphones, and annoying for the neighbourhood when using external speakers.

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                            • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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