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  1. Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure and support folder redirection

    Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure (end user-manageable) and support folder redirection (especially in the Enterprise edition of Windows 10). The IE Favorites folder can be redirected to a network location and available on any computer a user logs into, Edge Favorites are stuck on the local hard drive in a non-user manageable form (ESE database). The same goes for Sticky Notes, in Windows 7 they were stored in the Roaming AppData folder and followed a user across computers. Now they have been converted to a "modern UI app" which is…

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      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

      This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

      Xbox Live Authencation
      Xbox Live Saved Games
      Xbox Live Networking
      Onedrive
      Phone
      Contacts
      Maps
      Mobile devices
      Geolocation
      Camera,
      Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
      Wallet services.

      43 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bitlocker MFA unlock

        This days MFA is getting more and more popular so I was wondering why not add new feature to Windows family so when server boots Bitlocker could be unlocked not by network but by MFA
        What do you think would this be even possible ?

        5 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove Cortana/Defender/XBox/UAC and the others bloatware

          Please don't tell me about core version or nano!

          We need a light weight GUI to speed up the settings and keep monitored the logs and other things. Please move all these stuff to "Add roles and Features"

          Do you remember windows NT?

          We don't need the heavyweight of all bloated stuff of windows 10.

          This is a server.

          Thank you

          31 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • RSAT tools to support below the typical N-1 level

            Often many of us work in an environment that is evolving to the latest OS, but perhaps technology or development of internal applications have held or slowed us from updating these to current standards. We are encouraged to use RSAT tools to manage these hosts and services, but these tools are only backwards compatible by N-1.

            This means that with a Windows 10 (current build) laptop, which will use RSAT for 2016, I cannot manage my older Windows 2012 or even 2008r2 hosts. I then have to either use a VM which is running Win7 or 8.1 with RSAT to…

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update documentation to indicate if VB6 runtime is supported on Windows Server 2016

              Update the documentation to indicate whether the VB6 runtime is supported (or already installed) in windows server 2016

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set task manager to show total network percent of total capacity

                I love Win Server 2012 R2 but HATE the sliding scale for network utilization. Every time I want only % of total bandwidth. If I have a 1GBit connection or a 10Gbit - I want to know if I'm using 1% of it or 15% or whatever. I don't know anyone with a 7.48gbit nic so the math isn't hard. The sliding scale is what I consider good for sleazy sales and marketing departments. PLEASE give us an OPTION to have your autoscale network throughput and a useful percent of total throughput like it had before.

                8 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Problems with March 2017 Security Rollup

                  The moderator from the server forum suggested I post here (please see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a894761b-963e-4e4a-a309-d28999209448/march-2017-security-updates-breaks-ntlm-authentication-of-samba-shares-over-netbios?forum=winserversecurity).

                  We had a production down weekend after installing Microsoft's security March 2017 rollup. This question is to help us understand what was included in the March rollup that broke production in order that we can properly document the workaround.

                  Scenario:

                  1. Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers.
                  2. March 2017 security rollup applied.
                  3. SAMBA shares hosted on AIX using NTLM authentication stopped working, giving access denied (client message)
                  Error on AIX host is: "FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS"
                  Error on AIX host is: "SPNEGO login failed: NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT" …

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

                    Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
                    The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
                    The manual trigger works correctly.
                    To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

                    21 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows 10 start menu

                      In the Windows 10 start menu again the folders free sortable as in the old Windows versions make. Allow creation of folders in the Start menu again.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove/hide Power button/icon from the Start Menu

                        Add a way, preferably via GPO, to remove/hide the Power Button from the Start Menu, or a way to move the Log Off action to the Power Button.

                        When you enable "Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep..." in a GPO. and remove the disconnect action, the Power Button still remains, and just opens up a blank menu. And I don't want my users to just see a useless button in the Start Menu.

                        Technet where I raised the issue: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/2cf3cbb9-73b3-45ef-8897-54896d0eda2b/removehide-the-power-button-in-windows-server-2016?forum=ws2016

                        45 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • WSUS on Win2012: Fix issue that causes Windows Server 2016 clients OS to be listed as "Windows (Version 10)"

                          When using WSUS on Windows 2012 (WSUS 4.x), the WSUS console incorrectly lists Windows Server 2016 clients with Operating System "Windows (Version 10)". This is confusing to customers, and causes them concerns related to reporting, as well as the ability to update Win2016 clients with WSUS on Windows 2012.

                          This issue does not occur with WSUS on Windows 2016, where Windows Server 2016 clients are listed with Operating System as "Windows Server 2016 <edition>".

                          17 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • active directory administrative center search feature is incomplete

                            well, WTH?! ADUC lets you find users, computers, group, printers, shares, etc.

                            why on earth the new ADAC is lacking this feature? why don't you have the option to choose primitive object types in ADAC search as you can in ADUC? I know you have LDAP query builder and all that (which is awesome by the way); but shouldn't simple stuff be available and intuitive stuff be as easy as they have always been with newer tools?

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                            • GUI for DNS policies and rate-limiting

                              Please implement GUI for configuring DNS policies and DNS rate-limiting in Windows Server 2016.

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

                                33 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Finally, please describe for each executable (standalone & services) it's necessity to access the Internet

                                  This is a security issue.

                                  Hello

                                  It's really strange that we use operating systems which do not describe its executables and their eligibility to access the internet.

                                  If we monitor which programms access the internet on a Windows Machine, then we really often have to google for its executable name and just get informations like "we do'nt know what it does, but it is probably safe to allow internet access".

                                  Therefore, please:
                                  1) Finally, create a professional application & service architecture. No, to route everything over svchost.exe is not a secure design. Not at all.

                                  2) Finally, create a datasheet…

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Server : Time Zone change log.

                                    Hi,

                                    When we change the system time zone,
                                    It would be logged in System Log:
                                    Event id 1:
                                    Source : Kernel-General.

                                    Details :
                                    The system time has changed to ‎2017‎-‎03‎-‎30T07:02:56.704492900Z from ‎2017‎-‎03‎-‎30T07:02:56.704492900Z.

                                    Change Reason: System time adjusted to the new time zone.

                                    Issue:
                                    The New time and the Old time are the same in the details which will not help much to know from which timezone it had been changed from .

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add back support for Edge

                                      Please add the option to install Microsoft Edge on the server.

                                      32 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Server Core allow background image / bginfo

                                        Customers want to embrace Server core, however the learning curve can be steep for their internal teams.

                                        Idea: Allowing background images to be set. This would enable scenarios like using BG info for quick system status , or images with instructions like "press ctrl alt delete if you have closed the last console window". This can be very beneficial for improving the learning curve!!

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

                                          Urgently need WSE-2106 Media pack to stream video/movies for home use

                                          47 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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