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  1. KB3159706 make WSUS console crash.

    After install KB3159706, WSUS console can't be opened. Need to do post installation action. It did make trouble. At firs, user doesn't know what cause this problem. After spending time to search for solution, user figure out that this problem is caused by KB3159706. It waste user's time. It's better to have a way to warning user that there is known issue in the update patch when user install the update patch.

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  2. IIS logging for WSUS

    Minimize number of 500 errors in IIS logs due to recycling of WSUS AppPool during client scans as it causes excessive false positives in monitoring systems.

    5 votes
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  3. Windows Deployment Services should not need the GUI

    As the title says, at the moment it is impossible to install WDS in server core mode, I personally would like to have a PXE server on a server core instance

    14 votes
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  4. Configuration process - wait for Update to complete, before "auto-restart"

    Hi Dev Team,

    Configuration process (Add / Remove Roles) should check if Updates are being downloaded / installed, before restarting the system.

    Cheers

    4 votes
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  5. Give us back lightning-fast Updates

    Consider having the entire Component-based Servicing Infrastructure running from RAM if available and as far as is possible.

    I've done extensive analysis and testing to what CSI is actually doing. While no doubt it is much much more secure/reliable then for example WinXP updates were, it does have a significant drawback, which hurts even more in Virtualization. Let me ask you: What do you commonly have enough of in Virtualization ? CPU ? Yes, Mem. ? Usually, also yes, Network ? Usually, yes, Disk I/O ? NO. Usually, disk I/O is the common bottleneck in most Virtualization-environments I've come across…

    11 votes
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  6. Cleanup Windows update cache file

    Cleanup automatically the cache file of the windows update file, or permit to put it on other disk that system disk

    13 votes
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  7. Improve the performance of WSUS to inventory and deploy patch on server

    Improve the time to see the missing patchs of a server in WSUS after use the command "wuauclt /detectnow" or change the system detection to have the same reactivity like Windows Update on internet.

    8 votes
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  8. When a system is using WSUS, the Delivery Optimization interface should be disabled.

    Currently, when a system is configured via GPO to use WSUS, the user can still to go 'Settings' / 'Update & Security' / 'Advanced Options' / 'Choose how updates are delivered' and change the settings.

    Since these settings have no effect on a machine that is using WSUS, the Choose how updates are delivered link on the 'Update & Security' / 'Advanced Options' interface should be disabled.

    3 votes
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  9. Add Windows Update missing in ServerManager

    Adding a dashboard for missing patch in ServerManager (from WSUS or Microsoft Update)

    11 votes
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  10. power saving in server SKU's

    Windows servers share the same power saving option than in workstations (balanced).
    As servers are designed to work with high load default setting should be high or similar.

    1 vote
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  11. Upgrading Windows 2012 x Server to Windows Server 2016+

    Please find a way for upgrading simple Windows 2012 x Servers to Windows Server 2016 +

    "simple" means Server with (imho) simple rolls such as
    - file and print Servers
    - hyper-v Server
    - RDS

    I understand that complex server scenarios with applications can't not simple upgraded.
    However, there are many simple servers, where you could save lots of time with an upgrade.

    9 votes
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  12. Provide search option in 'Add Server Roles and Features' wizard

    When selecting server roles and (specially features that is a long list and nested), provide an option to search for them. it will help to quickly find required roles/features for installation/uninstallation.

    9 votes
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  13. ADK download

    this is only available as a mini-download, with a subsequent download.
    the deployment tools should be available as a smaller easier msi to handle.

    5 votes
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  14. Provide better WSUS scheduling and force scans of systems.

    I would like to be able to select all updates I want and push them out at different times. Then have WSUS scan the systems again and push remainder of updates out until my servers are fully patched. I would also like to be able to fire updates out based on adhoc server right off the bat and watch progress.

    7 votes
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  15. Stop advertising unnecessary updates for server OS

    Each month for the last 2 years, a manual check of Microsoft Update reveals a lot of what I call junk or unwanted updates. For example, why in the earth should a Win2008/2012 server receive updates related to Surface3? Or why is some obscure critical updates presented on an English Server OS, when the fix is for some excotic Chinese languge setting? If somebody would really ready all the KB articles that follow each month, you would be really astonished over the sheer number of unwanted updates. And it takes time to download, deploy and install. Not a problem if…

    9 votes
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  16. 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.

    134 votes
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  17. 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.

    58 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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!

    23 votes
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  20. 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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