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  1. to consider fighting poor video performance on RDSH

    From what I've seen watching videos on RDSH has always been a huge problem. The video stucks, there are artifacts, and very few frames per second. I'm talking about YouTube videos (HTML5 / Flash Player) or third-party-players like VLC Media Player.
    It would be great if you could investigate here so watching YouTube videos etc. will be possible on RDSH in the future! I known it is impossible to use graphics intensive applications on RDSH, but why are videos so slow?
    I think many users would be glad if they could watch videos in RDSH sessions, this might become a…

    8 votes
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  2. Energy Managment for Notebook

    I think it makes sense for notebooks the energy performance in battery and mains operation to separate . For example, running the laptop on AC power to power mode . When disconnecting the power supply , it will then automatically depending on the setting in the power saving mode or Balanced .Please sorry my English... ;-)

    3 votes
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  3. Get-WindowsOptionalFeature

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2b030ed6-57c4-4631-940d-0142fe43940e(v=wps.640).aspx

    The parameter
    -FeatureName<String>
    Accept Wildcard Characters?
    false

    But in fact, it can Accept Wildcard Characters.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> $PSVersionTable

    Name Value


    PSVersion 5.1.14393.187

    PSEdition Desktop

    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}

    BuildVersion 10.0.14393.187

    CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000

    WSManStackVersion 3.0

    PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3

    SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName director* -Online

    FeatureName : DirectoryServices-ADAM-Client
    DisplayName : Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
    Description : This installs Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).
    RestartRequired : Possible
    State : Enabled
    CustomProperties :

    PS C:\Windows\system32>

    2 votes
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  4. How about create a new device

    How about create a new device just connect to the internet and you can use a microsoft windows and office or you can install other product and store all you data but on cloud technology
    its a small device you can use it on your tv something like intel usb stick but its work on cloud.

    1 vote
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  5. Make Storage Replica available for Standard Edition

    Storage Replica is a really useful feature, and Windows Admins and their companies would benefit if it's available in Standard Edition as well. The mean time to restore service could be improved massively, and Microsoft would be a big part in it.
    Storage Replica is not a Hosting Provider only feature!

    8 votes
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  6. Support c++ dll build in VS 2008 toolset to work in 2016 server OS.

    It was found that the c++ dll which was build using VS 2008 toolset was causing problem when deployed in Windows 2016 server . The dependency walker shows missing dll errors ( few are given below) which i suppose is misleading.

    API-MS-WIN-CORE-LOCALIZATION-L2-1-0.DLL
    API-MS-WIN-SECURITY-BASE-L1-2-0.DLL
    API-MS-WIN-CORE-HEAP-L1-2-0.DLL
    API-MS-WIN-CORE-DELAYLOAD-L1-1-1.DLL
    API-MS-WIN-POWER-SETTING-L1-1-0.DLL

    The same dll runs in Windows 2008 and windows2012 server .
    When the dll was build with VS 2013 toolset every thing started working.
    Re-building the existing dll in VS 2013 toolset and deploying has huge test effort.

    so My suggestion is to provide support for dlls which are built in VS2008 toolset in…

    2 votes
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  7. Bug: Narrow start menu cuts off shutdown/restart reason dialog box

    On Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, if the Start menu is sized to its narrowest (i.e., without space for live tiles), the 'Continue' button in the reason for shutdown/restart dialog is inaccessible (cropped at the edge of the Start menu).

    1 vote
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  8. Services aren't started after a reboot

    It seems that on Windows Server 2016 TP5 services configured on Automatic aren't started after a reboot. This happens with third party services and can be tested by adding a service yourself with sc.exe.

    In the event viewer these two events are placed:

    Event ID: 7000, The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
    Event ID: 7009, A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the service to connect.

    1 vote
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  9. Hyperlinking page-entries within WORD 2016 keyword index

    Microsoft WORD 2016 is supporting page-hyperlinking within the table of the contents index field, but it doesn't within the table of the keywords index field. That is a serious lack in all cases of WORD documents with a great number of keywords and adjuncted textmarks { XE "<keyword>" \r "<textmark>" }. Most regrettable is loosing manually implemented hyperlinks by updating an existing keyword index field.

    1 vote
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  10. ein maus für mehr als ein pc

    ich habe mehrere pcs zu hause und ich bin kein touchpadfan, deswegen damit ich die alle bedienen, muß ich für jedes gerät eine Maus anschließen, das ist finde ich mit sehr viel aufwand verbunden.
    ich finde es einfacher eine Muas für alle.....die Idee ist einfach und simple, man baut in der maus ein schalter und da kann man steuern, mit was für gerät man gerade arbeitet.....

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  11. Add icons for office apps

    Would be nice to have file type handlers built in for Office files so that content is more easily identified on file servers. Adding this as an optional feature, as opposed to installing the Office suite for the same functionality.

    2 votes
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  12. Wifi crashes explorer in TP5

    When you click on the wireless network that you want to use, your previously entered Wifi password WPA key is not remembered and needs to be entered every time you reboot. That's not all, however after I click enter after typing in my password, the network settings window crashes and creates dump file everytime, Explorer is the application that crashes after entering my Wifi password.

    2 votes
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  13. Windows Server Start Menu at least like Windows 7 Start Menú and old classic start menu.

    Please, no more mobile UI and flat and ugly design like Windows 10.

    4 votes
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  14. live.com menu

    Under live.com be found in the top left 9 points to a display menu . This menu would still be adjusted if I am staying under onenote . There are still at the time the old terms .

    1 vote
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  15. Microsoft® Visual Studio® Professional 2012 Sngl OPEN 1 License KEY not available in VLSC site

    I am not getting product key details of this product which i bought in 2013.Not available in vslc site also.From where Will i get informatyion regarding this.

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  16. RemoteApp and Remote Desktop services issue with gateway

    I have installed Remote Desktop Services on Windows Terminal Server 2016 TP5 servers.
    I'm using a gateway, in order to connect from outside over HTTPS.
    RemoteApp and Remote Desktop are working really good from Windows Computers Clients with the Remote Desktop Application (from the Windows Store) or with the default mstsc client.
    When I use the same application for a Windows Phone 10 device, or with the Android or iOS application it doesn't work, even if I use the same wifi network as my laptop.
    I can add the remote ressources, but I cannot connect to them with the same…

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  17. Bug: TP5: Notepad.exe often crashes when closing text files

    Repro 1:
    1) browse around the file system or any zip files, double click on any .txt files you find to read them.
    2) Click 'X' in the top right of notepad to close out of notepad.

    Repro 2:
    1) open explorer and click on "Documents" in the treeview to show your documents (and a folder you should definitely have permissions to).
    2) In the area showing your folders and files, right click and choose to create a new text document. (I named it test.txt)
    3) Double click the new text file and add some text. (I wrote "hello")
    4)…

    3 votes
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  20. Logs of printing

    Hi,
    1) since 2012 we can't see in logs the names of printed documents. We, as a company, would like to control print flow in our company. we would like to know which documents were printed. Please return this inforamtion in logs.

    2) event id 805 includes information about amount of copies of printed document. but regardless of how many copies were printed, logs always contains only one copy. Please fix it.

    because of these bugs we have to install "heavy" third-party applications for print accounting instead of using the "light" Windows features.

    thank you!

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