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  1. Diskpart crashes when asked to delete volume

    In the article "Converting dynamic volume to basic volume" there is a routine for using Diskpart to delete unwanted volumes. However, Diskpart repeatedly crashes when asked to delete a volume.

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      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Server 2019 - Change the default shell

      Can we have the option to select a default shell from Command Prompt to Powershell. For a lot of admins I feel like they would benefit from having a choice.

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        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Virtual Desktops To Have Its Own Shortcuts

        In Windows Server 2019, I love the idea of being abke to easily switch your desktop with one mouse click. Better Than the Button in Windows Server 2016 and 10. But What would be nice, is if in that Menu, you could make and empty Desktop and Add your own icons to it yourself. As Well as be able to move icons between desktops.

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        • Add option to re-check for updates before installing

          When going to apply updates, there should at least be an option to check for updates if updates are already found. This was previously an option through Server 2012 R2 and is no longer possible. Because of this, changes to available updates may not be received by the client computer until after the update list is applied and the server is rebooted. Given how locked down the update interface is now, even having that option automatically happen in the background would be great.

          In my environment, I use WSUS to patch all of my servers. This month, KB4041691 was installed…

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            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Need Nano Server list of supported features/roles

            There is a list on MS’s website regarding Server Core, but not nano server. Can we get a list of supported features.

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              0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • We Really Need Help Finding the Disc E- for external devices !!

              Could I please get Help-- I plugged my new MP3 player into my Windows 10 Envy- and I cannot find it-- Thank you!

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              • Nested virtualization for AMD Epyc and Ryzen

                Please support nested virtualization on AMD Epyc and Ryzen processors.

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                  5 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How to control or limitation the checkpoint limitation in hyper-v

                  We need to control the checkpoint limitation for developer or end users. Also, ensure that recent checkpoint details, How and when it's created.

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                    0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows Setup in a boot from SAN

                    Permanent fix for Boot from SAN when there are multiple paths to the Boot LUN. There is a workaround mentioned in below article but this is preventing us from fully automating windows setup.

                    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2826787/windows-setup-in-a-boot-from-san-configuration-reports-setup-was-unabl

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                      0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • certmgr improvements (UX, etc) for finding certificates

                      Adjust columns as desired, by default have thumbprint viewable. Group by issuer would also be really great. A menu item to find a specific certificate by thumbprint, or all issued by that thumbprint.

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                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Server 2016 - Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. rundll32.exe

                        On fresh install of Server 2016 Standard (several times), once I join the server to the domain, the domain admin account cannot "personalize" the desktop theme to include desktop icons. I get the error above, saying that you (domain admin) may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. It works fine with local admin before and after the server is joined to the domain, but not for domain admin.

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                          1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Microsoft shold have a tools who helps IT

                          Microsoft should have a tools for Windows server to help ITs select there's needs for example Windows Server 2016 has tons of roles and services none of remember all roles. If there a tools help people for example I ask the tool i need something for policy tool answer GPO or maybe choices you can select things you need and the tools gives you what server and service role you need.

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                            0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow licensing of single virtual machine

                            It would be great if we could license just the virtual machines, not the entire host. There are lot of mixed environments where customers need to run several Windows Server VMs, but not all of them and not on Hyper-V. The minimum price can be licensing 16 cores, regardless of actual number of cores is less. Running just a few Windows Servers VMs in cluster environment and properly licensing them is way to expensive. This wan't push customers to cloud if that is the intention of present virtual machine licensing.

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                              0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ReFs RAW and metadata inconsistency issues

                              We have a storage spaces two way mirror two column setup with ReFs.

                              Each time the DataIntegrityScan runs we get a warning.
                              Volume metadata inconsistency was detected and was repaired successfully.
                              Volume name: D:
                              Metadata reference: 0x204
                              Range offset: 0x0
                              Range length (in bytes): 0x0
                              Bytes repaired: 0x3000
                              Status: STATUS_SUCCESS

                              And each time Windows update requires a reboot the volume is detected as RAW!

                              If we reboot the server again it is detected as ReFs.

                              Running Windows Server 2016 Standard.

                              3 votes
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                              • Support for Network Policy Server (NPS) Role on Server Core

                                Network Policy Server is an infrastructure services role much like ADDS, ADCS, DNS, and DHCP.

                                We need to have support for this role added to Server Core. Requiring a GUI for this role means more patches, wasted CPU cycles and wasted memory.

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                                • Get-WindowsCapability Windows 10 Enterprise 1709

                                  If have some issues with Dism after a new Installation with Windows 10 1709 and Upgrade from Windows 1703 to 1709.

                                  Get-WindowsCapability : Error "Get-WindowsCapability". Errorcode: 0x800f0954
                                  Line:1 Zeichen:1
                                  + Get-WindowsCapability -online
                                  + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                  + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WindowsCapability], COMException
                                  + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.GetWindowsCapabilityCommand

                                  Some Lines from Dism Logfile:

                                  DISM OS Provider: PID=7180 TID=6088 Unable to set the DLL search path to the servicing stack folder. C:\Windows may not point to a valid Windows folder. - CDISMOSServiceManager::Final_OnConnect

                                  DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to load the provider: C:\Users\ADMIN~1.TES\AppData\Local\Temp\38977CD8-C67C-463B-8721-E72E5E46A990\PEProvider.dll. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e)

                                  DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to get and…

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                                    • Single Use Admin Passwords

                                      Single User Admin Passwords
                                      Often I have to run to someone's computer just to enter the admin password. I wish there was some type of generated admin code that I could give someone else to type into the computer for a single time use.

                                      Even better would be a popup sent to another computer where the person knows the admin credentials and they could type them in remotely.
                                      Remote Popup Message "Bob has requested to install (Sage Accounting Software Update) Do you wish to give this person permission to perform this action?"

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                                        • Bring back NAP / Health Policy for Windows Server 2016

                                          Bring back NAP / Health Policy Server for Windows Server2016

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