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  1. Add hostname to shutdown dialog

    Simple idea - add the hostname to the shutdown dialog, ie "Shutdown SERVERNAME". This would stop helpdesk/support personal from cheerfully shutting down critical servers instead of their workstations when going home for the day.

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      1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

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        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 8 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • create a community forum for Server 2016

          hello,
          in the community forums there is no forum for server 2016
          im having some issues and was hoping to get some help from the community.

          thanks
          Sean

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            0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 5 votes
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              • Replace the server GUI with a website

                I do believe that servers do not need a GUI and probably should not have one for performance and security reasons. With Windows Server 2016, the default installation is Server Core, and I do think this is a very good thing.

                However, there are scenarios when a GUI can be handy, particularly for small business with limited IT resources (for example, for the Essentials role). In this scenario, instead of installing a GUI on the server (with calculator, Explorer, Internet Explorer, etc.) the user should be able to access and configure the server from a webpage just like most routers…

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                  1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Eliminate Invalid redirected printers that may be available in a Remote Desktop Services session that connects to a RD Session Host server

                  A hotfix was created by Microsoft to prevent further leaked redirected printers from accumulating in the registry. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2620656
                  Unfortunately, according to the script provided in that KB article the hotfix only deals with the redirected printers that have "session" in the name. The issue is that Microsoft changed this a long time ago to now have "redirected" in the name instead as well as the format of the name being different.
                  This means that the redirected printers with the new name format are still being leaked in the registry causing the same issue. Note that this is also proven simply…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Wir brauchen einen Computer oder Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.

                    Hallo liebes Microsoft Team
                    Ich habe oft darüber nachgedacht was der Menschheit fehlt die Geschäftlich oder auch Privat oft unterwegs sind. Stellen Sie sich einmal vor jemand der beruflich oft Reist, nie an einem Punkt ist hat so gut wie immer sein Notebook oder Laptop dabei. Jetzt muss der jenige was ausdrucken, aber wo ? Wie währe die Idee mit einem Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.
                    Oder ein ALL IN ONE Rechner mit integriertem Drucker. Vielleicht hat man nicht soviel Platz zuhause oder man will sich etwas kaufen wo alles mit drinnen ist.

                    Ich würde mich über eure Meinung interessieren wie…

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

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                        investigating  ·  1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Itanium Support to Windows Server 2016

                        Intel Itanium can emulate x64 but they are not officially supported in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 should be one edition and download should say for "64-bit systems" and that should be compatible with x86_64, Itanium, and 64-bit ARM.

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                          3 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Need the probably last audit setting for 'Service Control Manager'

                          Hi Team,

                          The Service Control Manager audits all service related events except the deletion in the event viewer.
                          Probably the last thing that could be added?

                          Thank you.

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                          • Telecommute Add-on or App

                            Our company is largely a Microsoft shop. We are also looking to take advantage of telecommute work options. Right now there isn't a good solution that integrates well with the tools we use to help managers do their jobs remotely. It is largely left up to high volume communication between manager and employees. With all the pitfalls that entails.

                            My suggestion is a piece of software (maybe an Outlook addon) that can aggregate activity in most/all Microsoft products. For instance, it can show mail activity of your employees, TFS activity, Lync/Skype activity, etc... in one place to gauge productivity and…

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                              0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Gruppenzugehörigkeit im Kontakt sichtbar machen

                              Ich muss alle Kontakte einer Gruppe zuordnen. Leider kann man, wenn man die Kontakte durchklickt nicht ersehen, ob der Kontakt bereits einer Gruppe zugeordnet wurde. Die Konkurrenz GMX ist hier wesentlich besser aufgestellt.

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                              • update the default logo on Windows Server 2016 Essentials "mobile" browser to display Windows Server, rather than Windows Server 2012 R2.

                                i noticed when browsing to windows server 2016 essentials on my smartphone, the default logo displays "Windows Server 2012 R2", while the same page on my PC shows "Windows Server". perhaps the image needs to be updated for the mobile platform to match the desktop platform.

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                                • Windows 2016 start menu search on GUI should be as comprehensive as Windows 10 and Windows 2012R2

                                  When I hit start and type "Active", for example, the start menu correctly finds "Active Directory Users and Computers", "Active Directory Domains and Trusts", etc. on Windows 10 and Windows 2012R2.
                                  that is NOT the case in Windows 2016 TP5. I have to type in "administrative" to get to "Windows Administrative Tools" and then run my mmc.

                                  I don't know if it is a setting I should enable (maybe Cortana), or I have to wait for some indexing to finish (I've already waited waaay to long; besides Windows 2012R2 does not have this index-wait-time) for this comprehensive search to happen,…

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                                    8 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Outlook: Enable the possibility to move several tasks to a customized date

                                    If you Chose a Task you have different options to move/reschedule it like 'Today', 'Tomorrow', 'This week', 'Custom' etc.
                                    If you Chose more than one Task the Option 'Custom' is not available anymore but would be useful.

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                                    • Allow Ethernet Connections to be Metered

                                      Since only wifi connections can be metered it is not possible to control the application of updates. Anyone with an Ethernet connection to the internet can have long runs interrupted and days even weeks of work can be damaged. Allowing Ethernet connections to be metered should add a necessary degree of control.

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                                      • Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen nach Nachnamen sortieren und nicht nach Emailadressen

                                        Die Kontakte in Kontaktgruppen werden nach Emailadressen sortiert und nicht nach den Nachnamen. Das ist mehr als unübersichtlich.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" bitte wieder zuschalten

                                          Bitte schalten Sie den Ordner "vorgeschlagene Kontakte" wieder zu. Wenn man einen neuen Kontakt nicht sofort speichert, findet man ihn nicht wieder, wenn man wie wir, mehrere Tausend Kontakte hat.

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