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  1. Hotfix checking for roles you are running on server

    Add an option to check what hotfixes (in addition to normal updates) are available for server roles that are running. Something like now manually checking against HyperV and clustering available HotFix list.

    25 votes
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  2. Support to boot from SD Card

    It's about time that Windows Server (fully licensed product and Hyper-V Server) offered support for customers (not just OEMs) to deploy Hyper-V hosts and Windows Serverson SD cards. I have talked to the OEMs and they want it too. The h/w is already there for vSphere - fault tolerant on-board dual card readers. This will reduce costs of hosts and make for faster & easier deployment.

    135 votes
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  3. Provide Cluster Aware Updating functionality for normal Servers

    CAU is a pretty handy tool for patching clusters. It would be great to have this automated and centralized patching functionality also for non clustered windows servers!

    24 votes
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  4. (Microsoft Survey & Email) Patching and Servicing

    Hi, we are in the Microsoft Windows Server product team in Redmond. We are studying customer patching pain points and behaviors within Linux and Windows Server environments across operating systems and applications.

    If you are a stakeholder in the patching/updating process for your company and would like to share your thoughts and feedback, please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYZKBS3

    If you want to give us direct and deep feedback, please email us at:

    patchfeed@microsoft.com

    Again, we are interested in feedback and experiences from both Windows Server administrators as well as Linux sysadmins.

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  5. Support WDS in Server Core installation mode

    Currently WDS is not supported in server core, this can be a hinderance as it prevents full reduction of attack surface and reboots.
    In addition, great PowerShell support would be fantastic

    25 votes
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  6. Enable custom schedules in Windows update configuration

    Daily and Weekly schedules do not offer enough flexibility to large organizations trying to update large numbers of systems. Please add support for monthly schedules.

    43 votes
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  7. Official tool to search for newest patches related to Server Role

    It would be great to have tool, where I could search for newest patches which are usually not released to Windows Update. So before calling support I could just validate my server if it has all components up-to-date. Or if there is a fix for certain server component.

    59 votes
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  8. Downloadable fully patched version VHD/WIM or tool to create fully patched ISO/VHD with minimum footprint

    Please make available fully patched VHD/WIM or make available tool to create fully patched ISO/VHD with minimum footprint!

    148 votes
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  9. Fewer restarts for updates

    There should be fewer restarts for updates. Especially for storage servers and network routers it's a hassle to reboot.

    Clustering all relevant servers is too much a hassle.

    89 votes
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