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  1. Storage Replica Partnership is un-removable

    I tried to implement Storage Replica (Server-to-Server), Once It sets up the partnership, I could not remove the partnership to bring live the destination drive. The error message says that "There is no Partnership between both servers" but I confirm it has with get-srpartnership cmdlet.

    Destination drive is totally unmountable even via Diskpart.

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      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Disable Windows Store for regular users.

      Regular users are allowed to install Apps. This shouldn't be allowed on ** server **. Any GPO I tried on W2016 TP5 had no effect.

      Also, I don't understand why an "Application" would not be a "software" and why there is a need for "Application Control Policies" GPO beside "Software Restriction Policies" GPO.

      12 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Slight mod to new servicing/patching model

        I'm a big fan of the new CU based model except...the CUs are getting big. Maybe release 2 updates with each CU
        1. The full CU as you do right now.
        2. a delta CU from the last CU. I don't think you need to go any further back than that. option 1 will cover all other scenarios.

        Also applies to Win 10

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          0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Run group policy update silently when run from Group Policy Management

          On Server 2012 when running Group Policy Update from within the Group Policy Management Console the update runs interactive on the targeted systems. This makes the feature pretty much obsolete as you can't run a group policy update in real time urgently if it means the perception of interfering with end users.

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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • If Windows Server 2016 support "windows hello" feature?

            If Windows Server 2016 TP5 support "windows hello" feature? any declare or blog?

            I installed windows server 2016 (14393), and then I can't use "windows hello" in settings.

            this feature worked in windows 10.

            7 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Call UWP APIs from Server applications

              In the past I have always been able to call my WinForms or WPF or any Win32 code from my server-side applications. This was useful for rendering media on the fly to serve up on a web site.

              As far as I can tell, much of the UWP API set isn't available to the server. I'm thinking of the UI Composition layer and the video and audio APIs.

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                0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Manage Settings (New Control Panel) for RDSH Servers

                I am working on a new lockdown group policy that will be used for our future Windows 2016 XenApp servers.

                As this will be used for a lot of users, certain things will need to be locked down. For example the Settings need to be locked down in the same way as it possible with Control Panel.

                I want to be able to manage what settings is visible in Settings with GPO.

                We cannot allow users on a shared RDSH server to install windows update, add VPN connection, check what application is installed etc etc.
                With Control Panel it was…

                9 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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... ;-)

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                    1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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>

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                    • 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…

                      7 votes
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                      • 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.

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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "On-Premesis" CRL distribution

                          Create a capability to have on-premises copies of CRLs, that machines can be redirected to via Group Policy.

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                          • 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).

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                            • 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.

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                              • 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.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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…

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                                  • 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!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                      • 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.

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                                        • Two-click sign-out

                                          Bring back a quick two-click "sign-out" path.

                                          In W2016 TP5 signing out requires, Right-click - Click - Click

                                          I prefer my RDS users signing-out rather than disconnecting. It makes system maintenance and software upgrades easier.

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