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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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".

    2 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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?"

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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!

    2 votes
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  13. 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

    6 votes
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  14. Slight mod to new servicing/patching model

    I'm a big fan of the new CU based model except...the CUs are getting big. Maybe release 2 updates with each CU
    1. The full CU as you do right now.
    2. a delta CU from the last CU. I don't think you need to go any further back than that. option 1 will cover all other scenarios.

    Also applies to Win 10

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  15. "On-Premesis" CRL distribution

    Create a capability to have on-premises copies of CRLs, that machines can be redirected to via Group Policy.

    6 votes
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  16. How do I send appreciate to Microsoft for this site?

    How do I send appreciate for this site? This is a great service. Id like to show my appreciation.

    - Is it possible to throw some like buttons on responses? P
    - Perhaps social integration to share certain issues?

    4 votes
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  17. Cleanup font cache files

    Remove these unnecessary files when user logs off or print job is finished:

    c:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\~FontCache....dat

    16 votes
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  18. Reward user feedback

    It's all wonderful to post ideas here but some sort of rewards would be in order as we help you sell more software with great new features! ;-)

    16 votes
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