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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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                2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  3 votes
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                  • Wifi crashes explorer in TP5

                    When you click on the wireless network that you want to use, your previously entered Wifi password WPA key is not remembered and needs to be entered every time you reboot. That's not all, however after I click enter after typing in my password, the network settings window crashes and creates dump file everytime, Explorer is the application that crashes after entering my Wifi password.

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                      3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • live.com menu

                      Under live.com be found in the top left 9 points to a display menu . This menu would still be adjusted if I am staying under onenote . There are still at the time the old terms .

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                        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Microsoft® Visual Studio® Professional 2012 Sngl OPEN 1 License KEY not available in VLSC site

                        I am not getting product key details of this product which i bought in 2013.Not available in vslc site also.From where Will i get informatyion regarding this.

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                          1 comment  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Windows Server Start Menu at least like Windows 7 Start Menú and old classic start menu.

                          Please, no more mobile UI and flat and ugly design like Windows 10.

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                            4 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • RemoteApp and Remote Desktop services issue with gateway

                            I have installed Remote Desktop Services on Windows Terminal Server 2016 TP5 servers.
                            I'm using a gateway, in order to connect from outside over HTTPS.
                            RemoteApp and Remote Desktop are working really good from Windows Computers Clients with the Remote Desktop Application (from the Windows Store) or with the default mstsc client.
                            When I use the same application for a Windows Phone 10 device, or with the Android or iOS application it doesn't work, even if I use the same wifi network as my laptop.
                            I can add the remote ressources, but I cannot connect to them with the same…

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                            • Bug: TP5: Notepad.exe often crashes when closing text files

                              Repro 1:
                              1) browse around the file system or any zip files, double click on any .txt files you find to read them.
                              2) Click 'X' in the top right of notepad to close out of notepad.

                              Repro 2:
                              1) open explorer and click on "Documents" in the treeview to show your documents (and a folder you should definitely have permissions to).
                              2) In the area showing your folders and files, right click and choose to create a new text document. (I named it test.txt)
                              3) Double click the new text file and add some text. (I wrote "hello")
                              4)…

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                                  • Logs of printing

                                    Hi,
                                    1) since 2012 we can't see in logs the names of printed documents. We, as a company, would like to control print flow in our company. we would like to know which documents were printed. Please return this inforamtion in logs.

                                    2) event id 805 includes information about amount of copies of printed document. but regardless of how many copies were printed, logs always contains only one copy. Please fix it.

                                    because of these bugs we have to install "heavy" third-party applications for print accounting instead of using the "light" Windows features.

                                    thank you!

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                                    • VPN IKEv2

                                      Hi,
                                      since 2012 VPN IKEv2 doesn't work.
                                      i tried on Windows Server 2016 TP5 - still doesn't work.
                                      It works after first configuration, then i restart server to check how it will work after restart - it doesn't work any more.

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                                      • Ink And Handwriting Services

                                        Noticed that in Windows Server 2016 TP5 with latest cumulative update (KB3158987) Ink And Handwriting Services feature is missing:
                                        Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.Name -like '*ink*'}
                                        returns no results... Looking at the files on the disk drive (C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink) it seem that feature is actually installed. Some applications which relay on this feature fail during installation/instantiation since they determine feature is not installed. There was not mention in the release notes of the TP4 and TP5 in which this feature is no longer present (it was still present in TP3). Please fix this or suggest a workaround.

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                                        • Bug: Task Scheduler CalendarTrigger Repetition not working in Server 2016TP5

                                          Scheduled tasks on the current TP5 of Windows Server 2016, which have a CalendarTrigger with repetition configured, don't seem to trigger and cannot be started manually.
                                          The same trigger without repetition (e.g. after unchecking the "Repeat task every:" checkbox in taskschd.msc) works correctly.
                                          A TimeTrigger with the same repetition configuration works, too.
                                          taskschd.msc calculates and displays the next runtime correctly.

                                          When I try to start such a task manually in taskschd.msc, a message box appears (running any other task works):
                                          de-DE: "Der Aufgabenplanungsdienst ist nicht verfügbar. Die Aufgabenplanung wird erneut versuchen, eine Verbindung herzustellen."
                                          en-US: "Task Scheduler service is not…

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