Wish List

This list contains all features we still want in Windows Server 2012 and are working on at the forum. If you have any wishes, please leave a comment or place a request at the forum.

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  1. Dr54Qx says:

    Great guide – would like to see an item to remove the lock screen images, pointless data when accessing over slow remote connection

  2. Azmi Nawwar says:

    I think, how to disable “server” function to optimize windows server for workstation….

  3. Alex says:

    It would also be nice to have a page about New User account creation, in the manual.

    As for 2008 R2 I think you Arris said it very well with the words: “For security reasons it’s wise to not work on an Administrator account during your daily work and/or entertainment”.

  4. Alex says:

    The “Speech recognition”-link seems to be down.

  5. Husain says:

    Why my hola application cannot be use on Windows Server? Any ideas to solve?

  6. Shin says:

    Manage to use HDMI scaling screen working in AMD Catalyst Control Center…

  7. nace says:

    Hi, i am having a huge problems, my tech friend installed Windows Audio and Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, now this works sometimes, and sometimes it just doesnt and i have to restart services manualy every 15 seconds…. it there a way to fix this somehow, thanks a lot for explanation, i am also offering a reward of 40us for the solution, can send bitcoin moneybookers, neteller or paypal

  8. Server2012>Win8 says:

    Windows 8 utilizes a go-to-metro button, and detects a display’s orientation for auto-rotate through MSFT devices PNP0C40 and PNP0C60. (Hardware IDs ACPIMSFT9000 and ACPIMSFT9001) Can this be enabled in Windows Server 2012? PNP0C40 is described as a “Windows-compatible Button Array”, and PNP0C60 is a ‘Convertible Laptop display sensor device’ They’re GPIO devices. They appear to have been disabled in Server 2012.

  9. xuxing says:

    add sleep and hibernate options in the right power menu

  10. Sourav Bagchi says:

    I want to see app history in task manager like windows 8…

  11. xuxing says:

    3dsmax 2012 2013 2014 all of them can`t run in windows server 2012, the dump file gives a 0xC0000005 exception,
    I completely disabled DEP( using editbcd /set nx AlwaysOff, and disabled memory protection in bios ), and I disabled SEHOP, and they still can`t run,
    maxpayne 3 can`t run too

  12. Elliot-Labs says:

    Can you post a fix for Windows Media Player streaming? I have a media server and I can’t stream from Windows Server 2012 (laptop) but all of my client installations (Windows 8) can stream and Windows 7 can stream.

  13. Elliot-Labs says:

    Does the dev even visit the site any more?

  14. Sylvain says:

    +1 For speech recognition. I tried the same method than for 2008, but no luck until now.

  15. Elliot-Labs says:

    I was looking for speech but i can’t find it. can you please make a fix for speech recognition. Thanks!!!

  16. Mark says:

    x2 for sticky notes; it’s a very useful tool, I wonder why it’s missing from Server 2012

    • Elliot-Labs says:

      Yes i am missing Stick Notes also. i tried installing the version from server 2008 R2 but it is just a dud exe so it won’t start

      P.S. Love this site my computer ROCKS now!

  17. Cowboy says:

    I have added Windows logon and logoff sounds to the control panel and they play in control panel. But they are not triggered by logging on or off.

    I would like to be able to modify imageres as we did in Windows 7 to get a customized startup sound. Right now I don’t get any startup sound even though it is checked in control panel.

  18. Don Reynolds says:

    It seems that when you try to see the game controller settings from Devices and Printers, nothing happens. Can you post the System32 and SysWOW64 joystick control panel files for Windows Server 2012 64bit?

  19. Noname says:

    I would like Sticky Notes.

  20. ToKro says:

    I would like metro background ;). In windows 8 itΒ΄s possible to change background. Something like that: http://i.techrepublic.com.com/blogs/win8_metro_bigger.png

  21. Duke says:

    I would like windows defender in standard and enterprise editions.

  22. Perfect says:

    We need an offline pdf version is also available which can be downloaded like: http://www.win2008workstation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11

  23. PDF says:

    A PDF, verson is require. πŸ˜‰

  24. Follower says:

    all of your work is absolutely helpful or me! Thank you very much~
    By the way, windows journal should be added. I thinks some of 2012 users definitely want some similar features of windows 8 on tablets.

    Anyway I really appreciate you again~

  25. tema says:

    If you need transparent taskbar β€” just use personalization and download any windows theme. Apply and you got a nice W8 taskbar. It will be great to automate this and add theme to “converter”.

  26. Contributor says:

    I love your site, but I have one more thing left to get working that has been driving me crazy.

    If you enable the Hyper-V Role in 2012 it disables Sleep / Standby mode completely. Haven’t been able to reverse this yet.

    Any takers?

    • Arris says:

      Thanks for your comments! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately after installing Hyper-V, you can’t indeed use these features anymore. The only remedy is to uninstall Hyper-V but that’s probably what you don’t want. I think this limitation has something to do with the fact that Hyper-V is a type-1 hypervisor, although it seems like a type-2 one (wiki).

      • Tim Baker says:

        You can not use Sleep or Standby or Hibernate while running the Hyper-V role because when running hyper-v your desktop operating system is actually for all intents and purposes running on top of the hyper-visor as a virtual machine. Therefore, if you set it to hibernate or sleep, not only could you loose your systems state, if you have any other vm’s running, those will crash as well.
        There are other power-saving features you could enable such as having the processor slow way down and disks shut off (providing again you are not running any other vm’s other than your desktop.)

  27. Contributor says:

    You also need to add this step


    For enabling the windows search service. You don’t need to install the file services role anymore in 2012, just the Windows Search feature and you’re good to go!

  28. Canon says:

    I wish Task Manager shows disk performance like win8 task manager.

  29. Bala says:

    For – Quick Switch Between User Accounts, if you install the Classic Start Menu, you see the option for Switch User… this work well.

  30. Fullmetal99012 says:

    Can you log in with a Microsoft account?

  31. Lotusisrael says:

    Is there any way to install System Restore?

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