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  1. Print Spooler Isolation

    Ever since Windows server 2012 we have had printer driver isolation, but there is a need for print spooler isolation. This would allow for an individual spooler for a printer to be stopped and the jobs deleted without affecting all other printers on the print server. This could be done in a method where the main print spooler service spawns child instances for each print and then through an api you would be able to stop and start these child instances.

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      1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the eraser in OneNote more efficient

      Hello everbody,

      if I wrote something with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus on my iPad Pro and i want to erase something, it would be great if it is possilbe to select a color that i want to erase. The option to make the eraser bigger or smaller would be great, too.

      Best regards,

      Alex

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        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A faster way to write again after using the eraser in OneNote

        Hello everybody,

        I am using the iPad Pro and if i want to erase something I have written with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus and i want to write again with another color, it should be possible to click directly on the color that I want and if I do this the last pen i used should be selected automatically in the color i selected.
        You see it is a simple comfort function and would be great.

        Best regards,

        Alex

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          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report

          Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report! This Option makes issue Reporting much Simpler & Clearer to explain & describe a specific issue/s!

          2 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include a MODERN web browser e.g. LTSB Edge browser rather than outdated, unsupported IE11.

            It's kind of lame to promote Win2k16 RDSH then not include a modern web browser. Make an LTSB Edge browser, it can't be THAT difficult.

            10 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Reverse please

              In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Wouldnt it be better to see the newest first? Cause i am sure in most cases you want the new data as quick as possible

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                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Media Streaming Service for Windows Server Essentials 2016

                Need windows media streaming service back for server essentials 2016

                31 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Scheduled Tasks do not store domain information of runas account

                  If you create a scheduled task in Server 2016, the domain information of the user is not saved or stored.
                  Getting the principal with powershell or exporting the task as xml does not show the domain information either.

                  11 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • XBox, Mobile, Phone, Contacts, Maps, Geolocation, Camera, Radios, Onedrive Services in Windows Server 2016

                    This services makes Windows Server 2016 a toy, not a professional or enterprise product:

                    Xbox Live Authencation
                    Xbox Live Saved Games
                    Xbox Live Networking
                    Onedrive
                    Phone
                    Contacts
                    Maps
                    Mobile devices
                    Geolocation
                    Camera,
                    Radios (Phone,Airplane mode)
                    Wallet services.

                    48 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • configure the winrm client without starting the winrm server

                      When trying to user psremoting you have to add a trusted host to your client's trusted hosts. This is fine and we normally default to '*' for developer machines that need to talk to prod and other infra. The problem is that this also requires the developer machine to start the winrm service which 'allows the computer to recieve Windows Powershell remote commands that are sent using the WS-Management technology'. I get pushback from devs who don't want to run this server service and see it as an unecessary security risk. We typically don't need CredSSP or have issues with…

                      6 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure and support folder redirection

                        Allow Microsoft Edge Favorites to be easily managed like the Internet Explorer Favorites folder structure (end user-manageable) and support folder redirection (especially in the Enterprise edition of Windows 10). The IE Favorites folder can be redirected to a network location and available on any computer a user logs into, Edge Favorites are stuck on the local hard drive in a non-user manageable form (ESE database). The same goes for Sticky Notes, in Windows 7 they were stored in the Roaming AppData folder and followed a user across computers. Now they have been converted to a "modern UI app" which is…

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                          0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove Cortana/Defender/XBox/UAC and the others bloatware

                          Please don't tell me about core version or nano!

                          We need a light weight GUI to speed up the settings and keep monitored the logs and other things. Please move all these stuff to "Add roles and Features"

                          Do you remember windows NT?

                          We don't need the heavyweight of all bloated stuff of windows 10.

                          This is a server.

                          Thank you

                          35 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bitlocker MFA unlock

                            This days MFA is getting more and more popular so I was wondering why not add new feature to Windows family so when server boots Bitlocker could be unlocked not by network but by MFA
                            What do you think would this be even possible ?

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                • Set task manager to show total network percent of total capacity

                                  I love Win Server 2012 R2 but HATE the sliding scale for network utilization. Every time I want only % of total bandwidth. If I have a 1GBit connection or a 10Gbit - I want to know if I'm using 1% of it or 15% or whatever. I don't know anyone with a 7.48gbit nic so the math isn't hard. The sliding scale is what I consider good for sleazy sales and marketing departments. PLEASE give us an OPTION to have your autoscale network throughput and a useful percent of total throughput like it had before.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Windows 10 start menu

                                    In the Windows 10 start menu again the folders free sortable as in the old Windows versions make. Allow creation of folders in the Start menu again.

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                                    • Remove/hide Power button/icon from the Start Menu

                                      Add a way, preferably via GPO, to remove/hide the Power Button from the Start Menu, or a way to move the Log Off action to the Power Button.

                                      When you enable "Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep..." in a GPO. and remove the disconnect action, the Power Button still remains, and just opens up a blank menu. And I don't want my users to just see a useless button in the Start Menu.

                                      Technet where I raised the issue: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/2cf3cbb9-73b3-45ef-8897-54896d0eda2b/removehide-the-power-button-in-windows-server-2016?forum=ws2016

                                      57 votes
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                                      • 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" …

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                                          0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

                                          Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
                                          The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
                                          The manual trigger works correctly.
                                          To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

                                          21 votes
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