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  1. 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.

          3 votes
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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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                1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          4 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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…

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong

                            Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong.
                            Memory usage displayed by the task manager is wrong (by factor 1000 too low compared with real). Resource monitor displays the values correctly. English OS and system locale, german regional formats.

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                            • Gathering feedback from the field (WaaS - Branches, Apps)

                              Hi together,

                              all my previous customers asked me how to gather feedback internally from the field when moving to Windows 10 with the WaaS model.

                              Microsoft (we) should provide a tool where end users can send feedback internally regarding to the current branches. Here it should be possible to divide this feedback into 2 parts - OS feedback and Application feedback. Also a LOB-App-List should be possible to attach. So the end user in the field chooses between OS or App, which are predefined and provides feedback in a traffic light style with standardized error values e.g. not working, performance…

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                                1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Server Core

                                Get back possibility to switch between Server Core and GUI

                                Since TP3 it is no longer possible to switch between the different user interface types. I think it is absolutely mandatory to get this option back untill RTM of Server 2016

                                98 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please keep same logic for control panel running app wuapp

                                  I do updates PC / servers so many times that typing ms-config:windowsupdates rather than wuapp is boring, please keep these shortcuts in the Windows + R commands

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Different colors in files

                                    Different Colors for various files in a folder to have a better overview of your files and documents.
                                    If you create a folder, in which you want to highlight several files, it would be an enormous help to be able to mark your files in various colors, so you can find them easier and have a better time organizing your documents

                                    4 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SD boot

                                      SD is becoming a common feature on many servers. I understand that Microsoft, via an OEM, will support booting Hyper-V Server from USB. SD is a low-cost option for deploying servers that would get all their storage from SAN or SMB, but Microsoft needs to support (not OEMs) Windows Server booting from SD.

                                      40 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dashboard in Hyper V manager for virtual machines

                                        Hi,

                                        It would be great and helpful if there is a dashboard view in
                                        hyper-V Manager

                                        Dashboard with basic details like
                                        Total no of VM
                                        No of VM running /Off
                                        OS details in VM
                                        Utilization / available free stoarge in Hyper V

                                        Just like what we get in VMM console

                                        This dashboard will be helpful in envrinment where there is not VMM in place

                                        23 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Hybrid Search of File Server with Office 365.

                                          I want to search files on on-pre file servers by Office 365 Search without SharePoint Server.

                                          Office 365 Hybrid Search with SharePoint Server 2016 can search files in on-pre file servers.
                                          I want Office 365 Hybrid Search with Windows Search.

                                          4 votes
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