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  1. Give option to uncheck "Automatically upgrade any superseded version of this application" for Available deployments to Device Collections

    Give SCCM administrators the option to uncheck "Automatically upgrade any superseded version of this application" for Available deployments to Device Collections. This option is available for user collection deployments, which makes no sense on why you would not give the same option on Available deployments to Device Collections. The option is grayed out and there is no way to uncheck it.

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      • Please include the same accessibility support in to Windows Server Core as in the rest of Windows. I am blind and need Narrator.

        Include Narrator or maybe a program on Windows 10 to allow configuration of a new server core installation over the same network. The problem is that I am a completely blind network systems engineer and I require access to Server core. Microsoft has made great increases in their accessibility on the client side but they have never considered the needs of blind technology professionals on the server side.I don't know how Narrator could be available directly on Server Core or if it could be some kind of add-on that worked over RDP or if there coud be some kidn of…

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          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Monitor Windows Server status

          I work in a software company as a systems engineer for many years, and I always had a problem: "How do I track the status of all Windows servers that install, some of which are of primary importance that they are always very efficient and online?"
          I started searching online, and actually there are several services which offer a monitoring system. But they all have the same problem, or are very confusing, or require the opening of some doors or cost absurd figures.
          Then I began to search through the Windows Server tools, but nothing.

          It was essential that it…

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            0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove all in-box dependancies on WOW64 (e.g. - misexec.exe)

            I've been experimenting with removing WOW64 support from servers. There have been several instances where I've had to reinstall it for operations that have very little to do with the actual server function. The most common scenario is installing MSIs like System Center agents. After the installation is complete I can remove WOW64 and the server operates perfectly. Why can't we just have a native x64 Windows Installer?

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              0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 9 votes
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              • Add OS Version and Build numbers to "Overview"

                Great to quickly recognize current patch level

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                  0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring the kinect to Windows mixed reality for full body tracking

                  Bring this to vr so it can be new and great

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                    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support full in-place upgrade

                    I believe it would help a lot of organizations if in-place upgrade of Windows Server to newer builds was fully supported. With the change of release schedule it would make it easier for smaller organizations and one-box setups to stay up to date.

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                    • Cortana becomes an alarm system listening, like Ring or Nest, records suspicious sounds, calls cellphone

                      Cortana voice command to alarm mode, listens while you're gone, calls when it hears suspicious sounds, plays recording of sound etc. Like Nest or Ring. MS could own this biz.

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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Software Information bevore starting

                        I read in a computer magazin about an interesting software, and install this software on my computer. This is a normal process by many users.
                        Next time i test another software, and so on.....
                        The windows startmenu included a lot of old and new software, marked by the name of the software.
                        .. but when i´m looking for a software for a certain purpose and i dont no the name of the software, i had no chance to find the correct software. Otherwise i start the first software, than the next, ...
                        and may be, i find the correct software,…

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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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                            0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Anchore a window in foreground

                            Hello,
                            a great little thing would be an option to anchor a window in the foreground.
                            For example watching a video or a website in foreground while working in a programm or in explorer.
                            Usually if you have 2 windows open and you click somewhere in the background window, it comes to the foreground and the other one is concealed.

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                              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows 2012 teaming have any inspection mechanism to check if one of NIC got network Problem

                              The "teaming" NIC maybe connected, but the network connection not work well. If we have some rule to check network connection.Maybe customer worn't get server network issue.

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                                1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Software Inventory Logging (SILA) SQL Conversion (Localization?) Bug

                                SILA complements the built-in SIL. After tricking the setup to successfully install on a German server using an existing database (see my install localization bug report) another issue pops up.

                                Executing Sop-SilAggregator in PowerShell will result in a .Net SqlClient Data Provider InvalidOperation exception referring to conversion problems from nvarchar to datetime with the value being out-of-range (see screenshot with German error message).

                                This raises suspicion to be a German vs. US date format issue ("23.10.2017 22:44:00" German vs. "10/23/2017 10:44:00pm" US vs. "2017-10-23 22:44:00" ISO).

                                https://gntmrw-am3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4mQHyfRpoGlajra0F8TFHjtfjQM8wm-ijcChA-Q-O7ABZYM_GfnoSM09fsLdH8YdnG_v05o5v7PhZ5FBD_6BrExpqULVfJj1KCJh3YBM-n03BsLc7wsHt2Jmk_-EkoZ7Ek23pA_04nw1ntgs7O0z2V5cIC1t2L1v2q8656QXZ8Ytuna6qrl3cz4Iji2OFjP46sEnLaXZBOYcqYDJAytaib8g?width=994&height=834&cropmode=none

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                                  0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Software Inventory Logging Aggregator (SILA) Disjoint Namespace Bug

                                  SILA complements the built-in SIL but it seems the MSI (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49046) has an AD DNS domain/NetBIOS domain disjoint namespace bug.

                                  Assume you had an NT4 domain: OLD_DOMAIN
                                  Migrating to AD you created a proper DNS domain: mydomain.net
                                  Now you have a disjoint namespace (NetBIOS vs. AD DNS).

                                  Trying to install SILA on a remote server (not the SQL server itself) will lead to the following error:

                                  Microsoft.AnalysisServices.OperationException: Errors in the metadata manager. The 'Administrators' role includes domain account that does not exist. The following domain user account is no longer valid for this role: 'mydomain\SERVERNAME$'.
                                  at Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AnalysisServicesClient.SendExecuteAndReadResponse(ImpactDetailCollection impacts,…

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                                  • Software Inventory Logging Aggregator (SILA) Install Localization Bug

                                    SILA complements the built-in SIL but it seems the MSI (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49046) though having a German download and UI is not working properly on German (and maybe other localized) servers.

                                    The setup breaks with an error regarding "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" which is localized to "NT-AUTORITÄT\SYSTEM" on German servers.

                                    Inspecting the MSI also shows one SQL script having "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" in hardcoded form.

                                    https://gnt7uq-am3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4mtP2tOncjwsBEW4a23maV1aDWnWw4i9lN3gUP63UIEy1YNfHy8wQNipzec6JCKcvyVJT3GM7pTusRXzg6LP6gHYun0Ar7u85Z1LlUVP4jfkdtTGnGsh4KAdnJqEFaIJk0lb_6t3oFKlLHqpJBwb821PLZIPstwrNT5pdxNe4UX919JeqhOsBGxOHaVRc0Ja6d1z71gkdd2UTf4pGRLdNQBQ?width=1047&height=880&cropmode=none

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                                    • fix a bug in windows shell link to cmd script with run as administrator enabled

                                      When I create a link to a cmd-script and enable the Option run as Administrator mostly it works fine.
                                      But when the cmd-script is in a Folder with () in the Name the script didn't run after UAC Dialog.
                                      Please fix this

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                                      • Please reach out to ninjatrader support

                                        Windows 10 offers a service called OneDrive that will need to remain disabled. This item will directly interfere with NinjaTrader Trading platform. https://www.ninjatraderbrokerage.com/ 1.800.496.1683

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                                        • Bug: In New-FileCatalog

                                          This bug also applies to Test-FileCatalog, I believe.

                                          Create a script containing the following commands, and run it with the -Verbose switch

                                          ----------------------------------------------------------

                                          [CmdletBinding()]

                                          param ( $path = 'SOMEPATHOROTHER' )

                                          New-FileCatalog -Path $path -CatalogFilePath C:\Source.cat -CatalogVersion 2.0
                                          New-FileCatalog -Path $path -CatalogFilePath C:\Destination.cat -CatalogVersion 2.0

                                          ----------------------------------------------------------

                                          The output will contain VERBOSE output, even though the script does not contain any Write-Verbose commands.

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