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  1. Give back System Protection tab

    and system restore as is in Win10

    4 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 1 vote
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        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • New software Invention Update for machinery

        New software that causes machinery to become modern day technology and come alive.

        1 vote
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          1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do not install windows defender by default on windows server

          Windows Server 2016 shoulnd't have anti-malware enabled by default. Just had to reboot a production server 2 days after a clean install because AntiMaware was at 100% CPU for hours. Defender is already a memory hog, it shouldn't be enabled by default on servers.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dedupe on ReFS and Hyper-V non-VDI scenarioes...

            Please please please add support for Dedupe on ReFS volumes! If you want us to start using the new filesystem then you really should implement Dedupe as well. Also support for Dedupe on other than VDI loads would really be nice. It works very well, so why not??

            33 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bug: Backups stop working after about a month using windows server backup. I lose the System and hyper-v writers.

              Only way to recover is a reboot. On a Hyper-v server this is not acceptable.

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Windows server 2016 has the wrong version number when retrieving it by SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

                Retrieving the server version by SNMP returns the wrong version number for Windows 2016 Server. I'm getting "6.3" instead of the expected "10.0". Using SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 to retrieve the version.

                Please fix

                2 votes
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                  investigating  ·  3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update von Build legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

                  Ich habe ein paar Ideen um Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil noch besser zu machen.

                  1. Das größte Problem im Windows 10 und Windows 10 Mobil ist das automatische Update ohne Angabe der Dateigröße und der Zeit für die Installation. Update von Build oder App-Update legt Rechner für Stunden lahm!

                  2. Windows 10 Mobil hängt sich auf und das Smartphone sollte zurückgesetzt werden. Alle Daten auf dem Smartphone sind weg, sowas geht nicht in der Arbeitswelt.

                  3. Die Sicherheit ist bei Firmen sehr wichtig, darum muss klar sein wo die Daten liegen und teilweise kommt eine Cloudlösung nicht in Frage, weil die Daten nichts auf einem fremden System zu suchen…

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to enable Store on Windows Server

                    Add an option to add the Store to Windows Server (for GUI installations)

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Control Panel> System and Security> Windows Update

                      Control Panel> System and Security> Windows Update Gone?

                      Who are you helping when you remove windows update from the control panel completely... makes no sense.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix change password bug

                        Cross-posted from Technet forums:

                        I think we've identified a bug in Server 2016. Long story short:
                        1. Open lusrmgr.msc
                        2. Set an active users' properties to require password change at next logon
                        3. Reboot (or just logout, haven't tried that)
                        4. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to logon, enter user's current password
                        5. Press Cancel when informed you need to change your password
                        6. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del again, enter user's current password, proceed 7. with password change (notice username is blank at this point)
                        8. Password gets changed but you are returned to the change password screen with no way to go back or…

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disable logon screen background image by default

                          On Windows Server 2016 Eval (with Desktop Experience), the background image of logon screen is enabled by default.

                          I feel it would be better to disable by default than to enable.I think such a feature is not needed on the server product and it's better to be simple and to minimize resources for non-service.

                          23 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Group Policy Autoplay doesn't work with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

                            First of all, sorry my poor English. Recently my customer bought two Windows Server 2016 Standard and I have a general group policy to disable autoplay and autorun in all computers in this network. Of course, I have an Active Directory implemented with two DCs, one with W2K8R2 and another with W2K12R2. I´ve downloaded the new ADMX files for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 "www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430" and created a Central Store and I made all steps recomended by Microsoft. This Group Policy works well in all versions of Windows 2012/8.1 and below, but doesn´t work in Windows version…

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add hostname to shutdown dialog

                              Simple idea - add the hostname to the shutdown dialog, ie "Shutdown SERVERNAME". This would stop helpdesk/support personal from cheerfully shutting down critical servers instead of their workstations when going home for the day.

                              21 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement total file security for all computers connectd

                                I have a conceptual idea of how to secure all the communication, files, and computing resources without the regards where the resources are located. Basically, this would allow to control access to any file on the accessible network or a cloud using the infrastructure/code idea that I have in mind.

                                I had several conversation with the business owners about the security of the data (files and etc) when it comes to employees parting with the companies or trying to sabotage the resources. Business owners need total control of the data and preclude those leaving the company to copy the data…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 10 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 11 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Need the probably last audit setting for 'Service Control Manager'

                                      Hi Team,

                                      The Service Control Manager audits all service related events except the deletion in the event viewer.
                                      Probably the last thing that could be added?

                                      Thank you.

                                      2 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • create a community forum for Server 2016

                                        hello,
                                        in the community forums there is no forum for server 2016
                                        im having some issues and was hoping to get some help from the community.

                                        thanks
                                        Sean

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Eliminate Invalid redirected printers that may be available in a Remote Desktop Services session that connects to a RD Session Host server

                                          A hotfix was created by Microsoft to prevent further leaked redirected printers from accumulating in the registry. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2620656
                                          Unfortunately, according to the script provided in that KB article the hotfix only deals with the redirected printers that have "session" in the name. The issue is that Microsoft changed this a long time ago to now have "redirected" in the name instead as well as the format of the name being different.
                                          This means that the redirected printers with the new name format are still being leaked in the registry causing the same issue. Note that this is also proven simply…

                                          3 votes
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