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  1. 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)

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  3. 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! ;-)

    16 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. passwords accept hash, instead of Base64

    from autounattend.xml to powershell, user accounts are managed by base64encoded strings. This is ... frankly ... terrible, as it's not even technically encrypted. Want to see that admin password default in the autounattend.xml file? simply run:

    $nextstep = [System.Convert]::FromBase64String("<put it here>")
    $finalstep = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString($nextstep)

    Please allow hashing/salting to be used for password conifguration, be it from an unattend.xml file or as an option when creating new accounts to allow at least modest protection when passing credentials.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. flash

    update and enable

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  12. 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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