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  1. [Bug] Windows Admin Center page keeps requesting credentials

    The Windows Admin Center page keeps requesting credentials for the Windows Admin Center when adding computers or installing extensions, and it often does so twice in a row.

    9 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hyper-V Server 2019 (17763.1) did not detect CU for Windows

      Windows Update (sconfig 6) on Hyper-V Server 2019 does not detect any cumulative updates for Windows. It detect only cumulative updates for .NET Framework and Windows Defender Updates. I can manually install Cumulative Updates for Windows Server 2019 (downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog) to Hyper-V Server 2019.

      I know that I should not use the first ISO media (17763.1) I downloaded in early October. I just reported. I hope the early restart of ISO media offering.

      2 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Server 2016 updates take over an hour, unacceptable!

        Updates in Server2012 and even Server2008 are much quicker and you at least get a gauge as to how long.
        Not the useless 'Getting windows ready' + rotating dots, aaaarrggghhh!

        8 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows Hyper-V Server Core 2019 RDP not listening on port 3389 after enabled.

          Even after the TermService service is enabled, the system is still not listening to port 3389. Settings double-checked to be enabled in the CLI enabler, via regedit, and running processes checked to be running, and ports checked with netstat.

          Still not working.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update Essentials 2012 R2 Dashboard to be compatible with current .NET releases

            If any .NET version after 4.5.2 is installed, some dashboard functionality fails (can't remove computer, can't ignore alert) and the dashboard crashes randomly. Removing and blocking .NET 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 works around the issue, but that means the server is limited to the 4-year-old .NET 4.5.2. This article has more details:

            https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2018/02/essentials-2012-r2-dashboard-fails-with-net-4-6-and-4-7/

            42 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows Server 2016 Update Needs to be FIXED

              Unacceptable windows server 2016 updates will take 48 hours to complete. My Linux servers will update in 10 minutes of time. This slow update process is akin to taking 48 hours to fill gas tank on your car. FIX IT ALREADY.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • windows 7

                gérer drivers périphériques

                1 vote
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                  2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Give Enterprise an LTSB/LTSC

                  LTSB is a beautiful thing. Its what Enterprise should be. No stupid candy crush icons, no cortana, no store. Updates are larger than normal, but you dont have to deal with compatibility issues every 12 months when the OS goes through radical changes.

                  MS have hamstrung LTSC by removing its ability to run o365...... They have made the greatest current OS build unusable.

                  I understand the whole "Its for critical systems...." Adapt it to Enterprise. Give w10 the wings to rise out of the candy crush, cortana, 'access any open hotspot' ashes.....

                  1 vote
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                    1 comment  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Upgrade a server running core to the next version. Example 1709 to 1803

                    Please post the methods to upgrade Short Term Service Branch Servers. If we are going to be living with these servers for less then 18 months we need to understand the methods for upgrades.

                    26 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ket noi wi fi khong duoc

                      lam the nao de cai dac lai wi-fi

                      1 vote
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                        4 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • to take out the google search from Microsoft

                        my idea is to take out the google search from Microsoft and we create new search like google for Microsoft and it only used my Microsoft windows and I named it has micro search means even micro issue also will not escape means better then google search and lastly my hamble request sir please think about if we use this idea no company will beat the microsoft and have a nice day

                        9 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow PowerShell scripts to run directly in Scheduled Tasks

                          Please allow to use PowerShell scripts directly within Scheduled Tasks.

                          An update should offer this functionality for all current supported server versions.

                          21 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Update registry value when w32tm /config type=ntp and ntpserver=ntp.org

                            After w32tm /config on PDCe, the registry still contains original domain values.

                            HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters
                            ...
                            NtpServer REG_SZ "time.windows.com,0x9"
                            Type REG_SZ "NT5DS

                            But w32tm configuration displays...
                            w32tm /query /configuration
                            ...
                            Type: NTP (Policy)
                            NtpServer: pool.ntp.org (Policy)

                            See details here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f633ea8a-81be-4a60-83fd-c9839f6a14f9/when-i-look-at-the-w32tm-registry-values-they-do-not-agree-with-query-status?forum=winserver8gen

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                              1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows Server Insider Preview 18334 notepad do not open dialog

                              Open dialog is not displayed in notepad of Windows Server Insider Preview 18334. I can not open an existing file.
                              If it is notepad filename, you can open an existing file.

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                                1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hyper-V Can't Enable Enhanced Mode For VM Sessions When RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter Assgined

                                Host OS: Windows 10 Pro for Workstation x64 en-US
                                Guest OS: Windows 10 LTSC 2019 x64 en-US

                                After assigned RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to the guest OS, it is impossible to enter the enhanced mode.

                                CPU: Intel Xeon E-2176M
                                RAM: 16G DDR4 2666MHz * 3
                                Assgined Startup Mem to Guest OS: 2048MB
                                GPU0: Intel P630
                                GPU1: Quadro P2000

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                                  1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • please fix "ping /w" <mSecond> function

                                  Please fix the command line Ping.
                                  This is a very old function and feature that has be broken for a long time.
                                  the -w or /w function does not work for Ping.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Issue on Windows10 Pro as RDP listener - internal error occurred

                                    Hello,

                                    I want to report one issue that is easy to reproduce, it occurs with any rdp client that connects to Windows10 Pro with enabled RDP connections, actually used mstsc.exe to connect from one Windows10 pro machine to another Windows10 pro machine with enabled RDP.

                                    After ~100 tries to restore interrupted connection the server refuses future rdp connection tries with internal error occurred message reported by mstsc.exe.

                                    It doesn't matter if you have logged off the session during running, as example did 20 connection restorings then logged off, logged in and did next 80 connection restorings, that was only example,…

                                    5 votes
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                                      • Add basic Linux management to Windows Admin Center

                                        Windows Admin Center is fantastic but we all manage a mix of Linux and Windows Servers. Add the ability to add Linux Servers, SSH over the browser, and a few basic items would be phenomenal (process list, disk info, file explorer)

                                        26 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • [bug] cannot install some future on 2019

                                          Cannot install other language or ssh server because every time i try i got error "Check your Windows Insider Program settings"

                                          This is joke right? I use latest stable release of 2019 Standard not insider preview. I download iso from my MSDN/MAPS site.

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