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  1. Generating clean energy

    Hi there,

    I have selected a wrong topic as there was no other option.

    Topic here is an idea that has a very good potential of generating clean electricity.

    I am trying to find a place where I can pitch an idea to microsoft. I know this is not the right medium, but I have a solid idea which can change the world the way it generates electricity. I have drafted patented document with all details. Can someone help me to reach this to your team?

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Mac OS X 10.12

      Windows Server 2016 Essentials needs to be updated to support Mac OS X v10.12

      4 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • available updates for Honolulu from SCCM and not from Windows Update

        regarding honolulu: Are you planning something to be able to see the available updates distributed through SCCM and not from Windows Update

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          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Lower the priority of "automatic maintenance" (tiworker.exe)

          Every now and then after a server restart, tiworker.exe jumps to 100% CPU usage for a long time, effectively DOS-ing single-processor servers.

          Google (or bing) for `"automatic maintenance" tiworker.exe` for lots of reports on this issue, including blog posts of people recommending to disable this task.

          My suggestion would be to lower that task's priority by default ("below normal" works well based on my tests): 30 minutes of background maintenance and a responsive server is *much* better than 15 minutes of background maintenance and a server which is practically unusable during that time.

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          • almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

            almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

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              1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • About Windows Update in Project Honolulu Build 05002

              In Project Honolulu Build 05002, I found many available updates in Windows Update page. They are about server hardware drivers and software. But in server GUI console, there is no any new update. Please check the issue.

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              • Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Windows 10 1709

                After upgrading my Windows 10 Pro 1703 to 1709, the Essentials connector was de-installed and I'm no longer able to run the installer.

                Please update Windows Server 2016 Essentials to support Windows 10 1709.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows Defender suffers from Decompression Bomb attack

                  Windows Defender suffers from a "Decompression Bomb" attack.

                  Steps to reproduce:
                  * In Windows 10, enable Windows Defender scanning of an archive via PowerShell:
                  set-mppreference -disablearchivescanning $true

                  * Create a file larger than the free space on %SystemDrive%, place the file in an archive (e.g. image.gz), place archive file on a USB drive, and plug drive in mounted to E:\.

                  * Using either the Windows Defender GUI, command prompt, or PowerShell, scan the image.gz file. For example, with command prompt:
                  "%programfiles%\Windows Defender\mpcmdrun" -scan -scantype 3 -file E:\image.gz

                  What will happen next is after a few minutes, Windows Defender will create…

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                  • Upgrade from LTSC to Semi-Annual Channel

                    Prior to the announcement of Semi-Annual Channel we deployed a few Server 2016 Core machines. With the new 1709 release, I would like to be able to convert my existing machines to semi-annual.

                    6 votes
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                    • a better way to serve users

                      looking to talk to someone about this idea not give it away top shelf

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                      • Working automatic Removal of Entries in all Eventlogs after x days configured by GPOs

                        We need a working solution to automatically remove all entries in all eventlogs, not only for system, app, security, after several days, regardless how big the eventlog is. The limit should be configured with GPOs for Win 10 and Server 2016. At the moment all solutions in the Internet are not really working or are very painful. It will became important with the data privacy laws to have an easy reliable way to configure this.

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                          0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • smtp in 1709

                          With Office 365, the need for a on-premise SMTP Server for relaying from on-premise devices that send email is pretty high. Having SMTP Server in the lightweight Windows Server 1709 would seem to be a desireable feature

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                          • Add -WhatIf to Move-ClusterGroup

                            I would like to see a -WhatIf parameter added to the Move-ClusterGroup cmdlet.

                            3 votes
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                            • Improve/Automate database cleaning on WSUS / SCCM

                              Had a Microsoft Premier case to clean WSUS Database as was having synchronization problems. Microsoft gave manual scripts to run against the database to clean. They said the feature to optimize the database is not built in. I request it be added.
                              Applies to Windows 2008R2, 2012,2012R@

                              2 votes
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                              • no

                                no more

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                                • IP locks after x invalid login attempts

                                  An attacker's IP should be blocked for the Remote Desktop Access after X invalid logins.
                                  Best for a certain period of time.
                                  (A user can also be deactivated for x minutes after X invalid login attempts)

                                  We are seeing more and more server intrusion attempts with invalid usernames.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • 1709 WSUS client scan takes a long time and tries to connect to SLS.Update.Microsoft.com

                                    Unlike the 1607 full GUI client that scan in a few seconds, all 1709 servers take extremely long time to scan against WSUS (which is running 1709 btw) and the logs show that they are trying to connect to SLS.update.microsoft.com which fails due to lack of internet connectivity.

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                                    • Use a numeric sort instead of a string sort on DNS date field

                                      Whilst working through some of the DNS records for our network, we noticed we were seeing some records from 2015. We tried to sort the 'Date' column in ascending/descending order and found that the fields were not formatted as 'Date/Time' but rather as a text format as the timestamps were sorted in ascending order of the first 2 numbers of the date.
                                      As an example:
                                      Timestamp 1: 05/04/2015
                                      Timestamp 2: 01/02/2017
                                      Timestamp 3: 15/03/2016
                                      Timestamp 4: 19/06/2015

                                      When sorted in ascending order by timestamp, the DNS records SHOULD be organised in the following format:
                                      1: 05/04/2015
                                      2: 19/06/2015
                                      3: 15/03/2016 …

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                                      • Windows Customer Support ™ 1(855)844-0388 Toll Free Helpline.

                                        24*7 Helpline Support Staff

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                                        • Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs

                                          Hyper-V Replica Failover with running VMs. Eliminate the need to shutdown the VM.

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