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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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" …

    5 votes
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  4. 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!!

    14 votes
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  5. 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.

    35 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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

    51 votes
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  8. Http Action in Task Scheduler

    It would be very helpful if, task scheduler support native http actions.

    3 votes
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  9. Removing Command Prompt is meanest MSFT idea ever. Roast in ****!

    Do not remove Command Prompt, because millions of people will not ever be able to learn the terse, unintuitive, weird, creepy language of Powershell.
    This makes computers 80% less useful to a large number of people.
    You are nuts!

    2 votes
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  10. Windows server 2016 has the wrong version number when retrieving it by SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

    Retrieving the server version by SNMP returns the wrong version number for Windows 2016 Server. I'm getting "6.3" instead of the expected "10.0". Using SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 to retrieve the version.

    Please fix

    6 votes
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    investigating  ·  5 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Change the use of hyperlinks in the graphical user interface

    In my opinion Microsoft is following a wrong paradigm when it comes to providing server admins with context based background information while working on a server desktop.
    It is regarding the use of referrals in the interface to sources on the internet in order to provide the administrator with more information. I know that, when Microsofts recommendation is followed and the core version is chosen, this is no issue at all, but since several server implementations still require the full graphical version (e.g. Exchange Server 2016) and many IT organisations still choose to use RDS for server administration, many admins…

    1 vote
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  12. Update von Build legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

    Ich habe ein paar Ideen um Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil noch besser zu machen.

    1. Das größte Problem im Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil ist das automatische Update ohne Angabe der Dateigröße und der Zeit für die Installation. Update von Build oder App-Update legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

    2. Windows 10 Mobil hängt sich auf und das Smartphone sollte zurückgesetzt werden. Alle Daten auf dem Smartphone sind weg, sowas geht nicht in der Arbeitswelt.

    3. Die Sicherheit ist bei Firmen sehr wichtig, darum muss klar sein wo die Daten liegen und teilweise kommt eine Cloudlösung nicht in Frage, weil die Daten nichts auf einem fremden System zu suchen…

    3 votes
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  14. New software Invention Update for machinery

    New software that causes machinery to become modern day technology and come alive.

    1 vote
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  15. Do not install windows defender by default on windows server

    Windows Server 2016 shoulnd't have anti-malware enabled by default. Just had to reboot a production server 2 days after a clean install because AntiMaware was at 100% CPU for hours. Defender is already a memory hog, it shouldn't be enabled by default on servers.

    3 votes
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  16. Bug: Backups stop working after about a month using windows server backup. I lose the System and hyper-v writers.

    Only way to recover is a reboot. On a Hyper-v server this is not acceptable.

    2 votes
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  17. Add option to enable Store on Windows Server

    Add an option to add the Store to Windows Server (for GUI installations)

    7 votes
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  18. Fix change password bug

    Cross-posted from Technet forums:

    I think we've identified a bug in Server 2016. Long story short:
    1. Open lusrmgr.msc
    2. Set an active users' properties to require password change at next logon
    3. Reboot (or just logout, haven't tried that)
    4. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to logon, enter user's current password
    5. Press Cancel when informed you need to change your password
    6. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del again, enter user's current password, proceed 7. with password change (notice username is blank at this point)
    8. Password gets changed but you are returned to the change password screen with no way to go back or…

    3 votes
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  19. Implement total file security for all computers connectd

    I have a conceptual idea of how to secure all the communication, files, and computing resources without the regards where the resources are located. Basically, this would allow to control access to any file on the accessible network or a cloud using the infrastructure/code idea that I have in mind.

    I had several conversation with the business owners about the security of the data (files and etc) when it comes to employees parting with the companies or trying to sabotage the resources. Business owners need total control of the data and preclude those leaving the company to copy the data…

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  20. 10 votes
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