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  1. System cCnter Unified agent, as instalable Windows Server feature..

    Unify All the System Center Agents (virtual machine manager, SCOM, etc) in one solution (for example: SC unified Agent) .Integrate the System Center Agent as a Windows Server Feature (like .Net, BITS and the like).

    39 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Super Fine application control

      In Windows 2000 Advanced Server/Datacenter Server, User could set very fine controls for all applications running or applications that will launch at specific time/interval.
      User could set:
      Affinity
      Priority
      Memory Usage
      Other fine control settings

      Newer Windows versions removed this feature called "Process Control app UI", I hope in Windows Server 2016 we can get this functionality back so user can set super fine control for each application / process / filter / directshow filter .. etc

      Image from Windows 2000 Datacenter Server:
      http://xi-networks.net/Windows2000Server/Control.png

      10 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give KMS an easy to use GUI and make it a no brainer to setup and maintain.

        KMS is annoying and provides no value to the customer, only to Microsoft. It should be made drop dead easy and flawless so admins have to spend virtually no time on it both for installing and maintaining it.

        147 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Keep the licensing model of Windows Server 2016 as in 2012

          The WS2012 licensing model with absolutely the same features in Standard and Datacenter Editions was the greatest thing. Virtualization rights was the only thing to think about - no headache about what is supported in which edition, what I should install, will it work etc. Please keep it like this in Windows Server 2016.

          112 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Decouple Windows Media Stack from Desktop Experience

              Some Products requiere Windows Media Services as a prerequisite for Installation (for example Exchange Server). Currently you have to install Dekstop Expirience to get these Services.

              The downside of this is, that Applications which require these services are automatically required to run with a GUI (no server core support because of Desktop experience prerequisites)

              39 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Default shell in Server Core and MinShell to PowerShell

                With the change to Server Core or MinShell as install options, MS should not default the way you interact with the server to the old command line. It should be PowerShell. I do this on my current servers by changing the registry, but I'm not sure why in 2015 MS doesn't do this by default.

                238 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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! ;-)

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                      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add cross-server service dependencies

                      If I have an application that needs SQL to be running on another server, it would be great to be able to add a dependency in my services control panel that would prevent that service from being started until it saw SQL running on another server, with an optional startup delay afterward.

                      In addition to this, in general, a "startup delay" you can specify in seconds for services would be beneficial. We've had some race conditions in our environment which have meant some services have failed to start due to network adapter/netlogon availabilty, and the options to correct this are…

                      17 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • baked in integration with azure/Office 365

                        The ability to move hyperv workloads or replicate AD objects to azure directly from the GUI without additional tools

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Setting to set any program to run statically

                          Set any program to run in the background on startup and such

                          4 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Access to Windows10 UAP APIs

                            The promise of the new Windows10 Universal Apps is that they will run anywhere. That should include the server and Azure. I'd like to write my core libraries so that the code can be used on phones, tablets, PCs, Consoles and in the cloud.

                            I especially want access to the MediaComposition and Win2D libraries for rendering my animations to video which I can then send to Azure Media Services for transcoding.

                            8 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update ADMT to be able to migrate Windows Apps

                              We are currently waiting for Windows 10 to be fully supported within ADMT. We can migrate the user, system but all complete with errors regarding Windows store apps. I do not want to fork out extra $$ just because Microsoft hasn't updated their basic tool yet. If we could migrate properly we would have bought more CALs.

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                                0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • How to modify the default configuration of RDP?

                                In default configuration, security was set to 'Warn me if authentication fails'. I want to set 'Always connect, even if authentication fails' as default. I found Default.rdp in RDC Connections folder but can not find 'security' setting.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • flash

                                  update and enable

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                                    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Clustered task scheduler service

                                      Task scheduler between clustered servers should have a way to easily configure it via GUI. Why not create it as a clustered service?

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