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      • Windows Firewall should block all communication until core windows services are 100% available

        Currently,automating a windows deployment causes undo complexity as a server will being responding to commands on boot regardless of if internal systems are completely available. The biggest culprit to this is WinRM, as it will answer and even allow authentication despite the host OS still being in a boot state. For example, I can tell Ansible to poll windows WinRM 5985 while it reboots, but it will open ports and allow authentication _during the boot screen_ even though the OS hasn't finished init, and thus when any followup commands are guaranteed to fail (even something as benign as gathering the…

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        • Windows Update Notifications/Nag Screen

          PLEASE get rid of the "new" Windows Update notification that takes over the screen and makes you open the Settings app... the 2012r2 way (with a clear option to cancel) was better. We already know when our servers need updates but can't necessarily take them down for updates at that very moment.

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            0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update Internet Printing Feature

            Hello,

            as it is quite comfortable for users to simply open a website, click on the desired printer and simply click connect to install it, I would like to ask if there are plans to update the Internet Printing Feature as it is only working with IE. And as we all know IE is going to be kicked sooner or later so that the feature becomes useless. I would love to see this function updated with Corporate Identity options, domain trust settings. Maybe even one website for all print servers in the company? Or maybe you can put it in…

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                  • Win10/Hyper-V: Don't enable auto checkpoint by default

                    This setting is useless and just causes performance issues. If people want to take a checkpoint they can already just click "Checkpoint". At the very least there should be an option to disable this by default. Its frustrating to have to do it on an individual VM basis.

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                    • RDS in 2016 looks awfully complicated ...it certainly isn't Citrix

                      I have just reviewed the setup for RDS, it looks horribly complex...it certainly does not look like the easy setup with Citrix... Where are wizards? Where are even examples to show who you do things like present apps to desktops?

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                          • when i click on a web site it wont open up

                            help me to just click on a website to open it

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                              0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Additional filtering capabilties to applicable GET-AD* CmdLets

                              Select parameter to return a count of the "-first x" objects or "-last x" objects
                              Filters should support regular expression format
                              Filters should support "-match" for regular expression format

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                              • Group Policy > Preferences > Files > Action: Update

                                It's a shame that until today that group policy setting doesn't let us update the file based on the "LastWriteTime" attribute.
                                I have seen a lot of complains about that misunderstood setting.
                                Please consider on changing the action or to add a new one, that will help so many admins ou there!

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                                • No gold for free games

                                  This isn't necessarily for windows, actually its for the Xbox one. I think that making people pay for Xbox live gold for free games isn't the best idea, honestly I believe that making people do this would draw people towards other console that have paid online services but still allow you play free games for free. This is done both on the Nintendo switch and the PS4. Thank you for taking out of your time to read this, and I hope you implement this onto the console in an update.

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                                  • Dedicated Event Log for Windows Firewall Activity (pfirewall.log in the event logs)

                                    A dedicated Windows Event log for Windows Firewall activity - like pfirewall.log provides - would make centralized logging and reporting much easier and lead to greater adoption of the built in firewall. IPSec logging to the security Event Log is not a robust answer, as it causes too much log churn for most enterprises.

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                                    • Scroll to Change The Wall

                                      Nothing..lets give scroll up down button of mouse a work to change the desktop wallpaper if the user keeps on scrolling. The user can make a collection of wallpapers assigning each wallpaper a mood or can keep group of wallpapers in a different package of different moods..i think you are getting it what i mean, And then he dont need to always go through setting to change the wallpaper he just need to scroll up or down using mouse.

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                                        • SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe crashes when going to Region Language

                                          I have installed WS2016 with PL region, OS in English. I wanted to switch to all English - when trying to change the locale in Region, got this message: SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe : Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions

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