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  1. To improve Windows Server I suggest you get rid o this piece of **** win 10

    Win 7 is great just update that and agree that you screwed up with 10

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      0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create search button in "services.msc"

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

      5 votes
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      • please implement a seperation of architectures in WSUS for Itanium and ARM64

        There is no way to keep ARM64 and Itanium updates out of WSUS because one can only choose between x86 and x64 updates but there is no limitation to other architectures that do not belong to classic Intel or AMD64 architectures just like Itanium and ARM64. These should be filtered in WSUS as a seperate category.

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        • Remove GUI on all server editions completely.

          We need leaner, faster, more secure servers.

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            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows Server 2016 loses NTFS permissions

            Folder structure (example):

            Company (Company is shared as Company)
            Sales
            Administration
            Office

            Folder Company:
            Share permissions:
            Everyone, Change

            NTFS permissions:
            Group “Alle_MAs”, Read, This folder only
            Group “Admin”, “System”, Full control
            right inheritance, disabled

            Supfolders of Company (Sales, Administration, Office):
            Folder „Sales“, Group „Sales“, Change
            Folder „ Administration“, Group „ Administration“, Change
            Folder „ Office“, Group „ Office“, Change

            For example, if I delete the folder “Sales”, on the share “Company”, all NTFS permissions have disappeared except for “Administratos” and “System”

            Thanks for your help
            Michael

            8 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • phone-tablet

              I have come up with a great idea but need to attached a document (this idea could really bring microsoft to next stage of future technology of the tablet, that would lead the way to another product that will dominate the market place

              what if you could design a tablet for your phone to connect via wirelessly or by usb and everything be mirrored from your mobile to your tablet, so you could in theory surf the web on your tablet via your phone and on your tablet access all your apps photos, videos and more. Turning and integrating you…

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              • Improve Windows security

                I propose that all remote and sharing programs be installable, but not installed until the user requests the functionality. They should be uninstallable down to the last registry entry and file. This is for single users who who are the superuser.

                User should have settings stored, but not files.

                Any files that 3rd parties want to install, should be installed into the 'Program files' area. No files or settings should go into the Windows area.

                No future Windows version should allow 3rd party apps to access the internet directly.

                All application that want to access the internet should go through…

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                • 3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Screen: Scale and layout: PLEASE offer an individual scaling factor!

                    Hello

                    We have many servers and almost always have Issues with the limitation for the Screen Scaling factors to 100%, 125%, … 225%.

                    Of course, we could use the Custom Scaling, but this setting is assigned to all Screens. VERY Annoying.

                    We're in 2018 and it would be very useful, if we could scale each single Monitor using a custom scaling factor.

                    Thanks a lot, kind regards,
                    Thomas

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                      0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • We need a way to tell a Remote App to turn on the On-Screen Keyboard.

                      We need a way to tell a Remote App to turn on the On-Screen Keyboard. Currently the client has no way of doing this. I have a remote app I cannot use because my devices function key doe **** work to select letters.

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                        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows Update settings - Restart options

                        In Windows Update on Server 2016 and beyond, there is the Restart options, which allows you to Schedule a time to restart and finish installing updates.

                        The problem is you can only turn this on once the updates have fully completed installed.

                        Instead of having to wait for the update to install, you should be allowed to Schedule the Restart time from this menu ONCE YOU HAVE ALREADY BEGUN to install updates. It's very annoying to have to wait for hours or however long, to then later have to go back and schedule the restart. You should be able to…

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                        • Edit Local Computer Policy settings from the command line

                          Need support for editing Local Computer Policy settings (including those defined in the Administrative Templates) from the command line or Power Shell so that updates can be scripted.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • amaar

                            Good

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                            • 1 vote
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                              • A function to Pin application links to Start Screen using check boxes instead of right clicking them one by kne in Windows 10..

                                A function to Pin application links to Start Screen using check boxes instead of right clicking them one by one.

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                                • allow marquee select program shortcuts in windows 10

                                  Functionality to allow Marquee selection of program. shortcuts in Windows 10 Start screen to select them and then be able to resize or remove them in bulk instead of one by one

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                                  • AGPM

                                    Continue support and updates for Advanced Group Policy Management. Our company uses AGPM extensively and would like to see future enhancements and support continued. If there is a replacement Microsoft product, it doesn't seem to be found.

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                                    • RDP / Terminalserver: Allow Drag & Drop. Finally.

                                      You know, Drag & Drop is a useful feature.
                                      It's annoyoing, that RDP does not support Drag & Drop from / to the remote session.

                                      34 votes
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                                      • Quota Management on server core

                                        Add ability to setup quotas on shares when using Windows Server core installation

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016)

                                          Hi,

                                          In terms of the Extranet Smart Lockout featre (ADFS Windows Server 2016), it would be really good if, instead of merely locking out users' acocunts whom are the suspected target of a brute force attack, to banning the source IP of the attack instead.

                                          This could operate in a similar fashion to the Linux-based fail2ban whereby an offending IP address gets put in 'jail' for a timeout threshold.

                                          I think this is a better option than punishing the user (who is locked out as result of brute force attempt that is out of their control).

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