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  1. 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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        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

            3 votes
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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.

                2 votes
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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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                      0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              • Windows Server 2016 - A directory service error has occurred - (80072095)

                                Here's an odd one.

                                Promote Windows Server 2016 to a domain controller.

                                Using Group Policy Management, edit the Default Domain Controllers Policy as follows:

                                Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Local Policies - Security Options - Network security: Configure encryption types allowed for Kerberos

                                Choose
                                AES128_HMAC_SHA1
                                AES256_HMAC_SHA1
                                Future encryption types

                                Restart your domain controller.

                                Using Group Policy Management, edit the Default Domain Controllers Policy as follows:

                                Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings

                                Notice that an IP Security Policy Management error appears.

                                A directory service error has occurred - (80072095)

                                Also notice…

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                                • Excel sheet notification to person that occupies my sheets

                                  Is it possible to ensure a way of communicating with the person who is using my excel sheet? I was just about to open the file I created and one of my colleques seems to use it already. Unfurtunately it is urgend and the excel notification that states that I can open a copied version until my excel sheet is available again leaves me only with the option to get myself notified when the sheet is available again. It would be amazing to allow to send a message to that person using my file, unfortunately the person who is using…

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                                  • Policy Analyzer Toolkit Open Source?

                                    I am reading about the Policy Analyzer. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2016/10/22/policy-analyzer-v3-1-pre-release

                                    Microsoft has been moving more projects open source into Git. Has there been any discussions about making this tool open? I imagine the community might be able to make some meaningful contributions. Based on the comments in this post there is lots of interest on this topic!

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                                    • NO Red flags after clean install

                                      I find it very irritating when the event log starts to fill with Red Error events straight after a clean install. If the install succeeds without errors, then the server should run without logging a bunch of errors, or are these errors not really errors ??

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                                      • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 (RSAT) fr-CA

                                        I live in Québec in Canada and we would love to install the RSAT tool with our regional parameter but it is not available actually.

                                        We need to install a language pack to successfully install it

                                        Can you release a version of the RSAT tool for fr-CA ?

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                                        • Console interface

                                          This belongs to Win10 Home and Pro but i cant find the link to it.

                                          It would be great if theres an application for Win10 Home and Pro, which behaves and looks like an xbox one. I want to use my computer with my tv and wireless controller, just like a regular console.

                                          - starting and shutting down the computer and games and steam, uplay,...
                                          - no mouse and keyboard needed
                                          - controlling absolutely everything with the controller
                                          - one-click-switch to change between computer- and console-mode

                                          That would be great

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