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  1. Create search button in "services.msc"

    Create search button in "services.msc" in Windows Server versions

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • remove security questions from Server and Enterprise SKUs

      The OOBE of Server 2019 1809 includes mandantory security questions for creating an initial local account.

      This is apparently a left-over from Home / Pro SKU

      Please release a CU to such remove consumer stuff from enterprise and server SKUs for Server 2016 / 2019.

      I neither want to guess what's the favorite color of the admin that forgot the password nor where he went to school. Thank you very much!

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        0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PR

        After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PROBLEM. WHY ????????????

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        • NSLookup add support for URI dns entries

          NSLookup add support for URI dns entry schemes

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          • NSLookup add support for URI dns entries

            NSLookup add support for URI dns entry schemes

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              0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
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              • Hyper-v Replication stops working

                Server 2016 replication worked to secondary server. Now, both machines are upgraded to 2019. Replication works for hours and then fails. Requires restart of machine (and killing VM tasks as they won't shutdown gracefully) to get replication working again only to have it fail again.

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                • Hyper-V management service stops listening

                  Under 2019, the Hyper-V management service stops listening (Server was upgraded from 2016). Shutting down the service hangs.

                  Hyper-V was stable under 2016.

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                  • Restore RDP Connection Stability

                    RDP Connections to Server 2019 are not stable - connection drops within seconds.

                    1 Dell R730 and 1 Dell R710 upgraded from Server 2016 to Server 2019. RDP worked perfectly under 2016. 2019 cannot maintain a stable connection. Performed Clean install on R710 but problem persists.

                    This must be a new bug in 2019 as the same hardware and NIC configuration worked under 2016.

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                    • Update ADMT to officially support Windows Server 2016 & Recent SQL version

                      Hi! There is currently no official support for Windows Server 2016 to run ADMT. It remains an important tool and I'm sure many will appreciate not needing to install older versions of Windows to migrate between AD's.

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                        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • get hackers out

                        help they are running a **** business on my home wifi

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                          0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • HAVE LAST 60 SECONDS RECORDED OF MOVEMENT, LIKE CACHED ACTIONS, WATCH AND DELETE VIA VISUAL and audio and brainwave REWIND, NOT JUST UNDO

                          Basically its the first step to thought recording. We can navigate, store, rewind, remind and recall where our mouse, our screen and our mind were tracking at a specific time.
                          Applications could be-
                          undoing otherwise irreparable damage
                          a defence in court, time stamped the environmetr under which a decision might have been poorly made
                          where there is a debate over who came up with an idea first
                          research into the annuls (files) of a genius mind, or a madman, or a teacher

                          It allows for some bad decisions and rework
                          It might comfort loved ones to know via the holder…

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                            0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a cache drive to normal storage spaces

                            It would be really handy if we could add SSD and NVMe drives to a normal Storage Space, as tiered/cache storage. Like you can in Storage Spaces Direct. Only less complex and less requirements...

                            Ideally, I'd like to be able to add them after the Storage Space has been created.

                            e.g. I currently have 4x4TB USB HDs in my storage space, to keep cost down, but it would be handy to put an SSD drive (internally connected, not USB) to provide performance.

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                            • Hyper-V Error messages without copy message and without an Error ID - it's a shame

                              M$ is really doing it's best to make the work with their products as hard as possible. This is example 291:

                              If Hyper-V is not able to start a VM, then we get a lot of GUIDs.
                              Of course, M$ no longer offers a professional path to the solution:

                              a) M$ no longer displays a unique Error ID. So we have to google for Text and try to find the best matching solution.

                              b) M$ does not allow to past the Error Message to the Clipboard, so we have to find a useful workaround to get the details.

                              It's really…

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                              • Change General Feedback Page

                                Change the link on the General Feedback page to https://support.microsoft.com/oas so that it takes you to a place where you can actually select Windows Server instead of just Windows 10. I had to call support to find this out.

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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Windows Firewall should block all communication until core windows services are 100% available

                                      Currently,automating a windows deployment causes undo complexity as a server will being responding to commands on boot regardless of if internal systems are completely available. The biggest culprit to this is WinRM, as it will answer and even allow authentication despite the host OS still being in a boot state. For example, I can tell Ansible to poll windows WinRM 5985 while it reboots, but it will open ports and allow authentication _during the boot screen_ even though the OS hasn't finished init, and thus when any followup commands are guaranteed to fail (even something as benign as gathering the…

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                                      • Windows Update Notifications/Nag Screen

                                        PLEASE get rid of the "new" Windows Update notification that takes over the screen and makes you open the Settings app... the 2012r2 way (with a clear option to cancel) was better. We already know when our servers need updates but can't necessarily take them down for updates at that very moment.

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                                        • Update Internet Printing Feature

                                          Hello,

                                          as it is quite comfortable for users to simply open a website, click on the desired printer and simply click connect to install it, I would like to ask if there are plans to update the Internet Printing Feature as it is only working with IE. And as we all know IE is going to be kicked sooner or later so that the feature becomes useless. I would love to see this function updated with Corporate Identity options, domain trust settings. Maybe even one website for all print servers in the company? Or maybe you can put it in…

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