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  1. Windows 2012 teaming have any inspection mechanism to check if one of NIC got network Problem

    The "teaming" NIC maybe connected, but the network connection not work well. If we have some rule to check network connection.Maybe customer worn't get server network issue.

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      1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Windows Server 2016 - A directory service error has occurred - (80072095)

      Here's an odd one.

      Promote Windows Server 2016 to a domain controller.

      Using Group Policy Management, edit the Default Domain Controllers Policy as follows:

      Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Local Policies - Security Options - Network security: Configure encryption types allowed for Kerberos

      Choose
      AES128_HMAC_SHA1
      AES256_HMAC_SHA1
      Future encryption types

      Restart your domain controller.

      Using Group Policy Management, edit the Default Domain Controllers Policy as follows:

      Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings

      Notice that an IP Security Policy Management error appears.

      A directory service error has occurred - (80072095)

      Also notice…

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        1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • fix a bug in windows shell link to cmd script with run as administrator enabled

          When I create a link to a cmd-script and enable the Option run as Administrator mostly it works fine.
          But when the cmd-script is in a Folder with () in the Name the script didn't run after UAC Dialog.
          Please fix this

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            0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows Defender Automatic update

            Give us the option to allow Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 to update automatically.
            Why would anyone want to wait for a maintenance window to install windows defender updates via windows update?

            If I turn on automatically install updates everything would be installed including definition updates but the server might reboot because of system and security updates.

            7 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Policy Analyzer Toolkit Open Source?

              I am reading about the Policy Analyzer. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2016/10/22/policy-analyzer-v3-1-pre-release

              Microsoft has been moving more projects open source into Git. Has there been any discussions about making this tool open? I imagine the community might be able to make some meaningful contributions. Based on the comments in this post there is lots of interest on this topic!

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                0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Active Directory dsa.msc Attribute Editor only if Object not searched

                if i open an computer object directly in the dsa.msc there is a tab called "Attribute Editor". If i open an object over the search function there is no tab "Attribute Editor". Bug or Feature? I can´t understand the sens of the difference.

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                  0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow tasks to be run at shutdown from the task scheduler

                  Currently there's not an easy way to run commands at shutdown from the task scheduler, aside from an Event trigger. The issue is that the task needs to run extremely quickly or the error 2147943515 shows up. In my specific case, I like to run a quick REST call to my monitoring service to remove it from the monitoring system before the host shuts down.

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                  • 1 vote
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                      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 (RSAT) fr-CA

                      I live in Québec in Canada and we would love to install the RSAT tool with our regional parameter but it is not available actually.

                      We need to install a language pack to successfully install it

                      Can you release a version of the RSAT tool for fr-CA ?

                      16 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Console interface

                        This belongs to Win10 Home and Pro but i cant find the link to it.

                        It would be great if theres an application for Win10 Home and Pro, which behaves and looks like an xbox one. I want to use my computer with my tv and wireless controller, just like a regular console.

                        - starting and shutting down the computer and games and steam, uplay,...
                        - no mouse and keyboard needed
                        - controlling absolutely everything with the controller
                        - one-click-switch to change between computer- and console-mode

                        That would be great

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                          0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Excel sheet notification to person that occupies my sheets

                          Is it possible to ensure a way of communicating with the person who is using my excel sheet? I was just about to open the file I created and one of my colleques seems to use it already. Unfurtunately it is urgend and the excel notification that states that I can open a copied version until my excel sheet is available again leaves me only with the option to get myself notified when the sheet is available again. It would be amazing to allow to send a message to that person using my file, unfortunately the person who is using…

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                          • Support full in-place upgrade

                            I believe it would help a lot of organizations if in-place upgrade of Windows Server to newer builds was fully supported. With the change of release schedule it would make it easier for smaller organizations and one-box setups to stay up to date.

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                              0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Powershell Bug: hash tables of length 1 are corrupted when returned from a function.

                              function SomeFunction
                              {
                              Write-Host "SomeFunction calling SomeOtherFunction"
                              $ht = SomeOtherFunction
                              Write-Host "Hash Table Returned"
                              for ($i=0; $i -lt $ht.length; $i++) {
                              $arrayEntry1 = $ht[$i][0]
                              $arrayEntry2 = $ht[$i][1]
                              Write-Host "($arrayEntry1, $arrayEntry2)"
                              }

                              Write-Host "SomeFunction calling SomeOtherOtherFunction"
                              $ht = SomeOtherOtherFunction
                              Write-Host "Hash Table Returned"
                              for ($i=0; $i -lt $ht.length; $i++) {
                              $arrayEntry1 = $ht[$i][0]
                              $arrayEntry2 = $ht[$i][1]
                              Write-Host "($arrayEntry1, $arrayEntry2)"
                              }
                              }

                              function SomeOtherFunction
                              {
                              Write-Host "SomeOtherFunction added one entry into the hash table"
                              $myHashTable = @()
                              $myHashTable += ,@(1,0.99)

                              Write-Host "This is what the hash table looks like before being returned."
                              for ($i=0; $i -lt $myHashTable.length; $i++) {
                              $arrayEntry1 = $myHashTable[$i][0] …

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                                0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bug: In New-FileCatalog

                                This bug also applies to Test-FileCatalog, I believe.

                                Create a script containing the following commands, and run it with the -Verbose switch

                                ----------------------------------------------------------

                                [CmdletBinding()]

                                param ( $path = 'SOMEPATHOROTHER' )

                                New-FileCatalog -Path $path -CatalogFilePath C:\Source.cat -CatalogVersion 2.0
                                New-FileCatalog -Path $path -CatalogFilePath C:\Destination.cat -CatalogVersion 2.0

                                ----------------------------------------------------------

                                The output will contain VERBOSE output, even though the script does not contain any Write-Verbose commands.

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                                • NO Red flags after clean install

                                  I find it very irritating when the event log starts to fill with Red Error events straight after a clean install. If the install succeeds without errors, then the server should run without logging a bunch of errors, or are these errors not really errors ??

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                                  • Windows Server 2016: The message "Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way" has displayed

                                    When I tried to update my Windows Server 2016 from Settings menu, The message "Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?" has shown.
                                    Even though WS2016 and Win10 is different OS.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Fix startmenu when using fullscreen setting (Windows Server 2016)

                                      When using the startmenu in fullscreen mode, the start menu won't open anymore after a restart. When you disable and re-enable fullscreen mode, it works once again until the next restart.

                                      It seems to be the ShellExperienceHost:

                                      Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: ShellExperienceHost.exe, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819bf85
                                      Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: StartUI.dll, Version: 10.0.14393.447, Zeitstempel: 0x5819be04
                                      Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
                                      Fehleroffset: 0x00000000000b96b0
                                      ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0xa50
                                      Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d2ecced8231441
                                      Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
                                      Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\Windows\ShellExperiences\StartUI.dll
                                      Berichtskennung: 563781c7-6fab-49ae-b3de-e0dd30c1c08c
                                      Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets: Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14393.447_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
                                      Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: App

                                      It's also possible that this…

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                                      • Query Optimize Win32_Product without Side-Effects

                                        In https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394378.aspx

                                        Warning Win32_Product is not query optimized. Queries such as "select * from Win32_Product where (name like 'Sniffer%')" require WMI to use the MSI provider to enumerate all of the installed products and then parse the full list sequentially to handle the “where” clause. This process also initiates a consistency check of packages installed, verifying and repairing the install. With an account with only user privileges, as the user account may not have access to quite a few locations, may cause delay in application launch and an event 11708 stating an installation failure. For more information, see KB Article…

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                                        • Add file hash checking capability to Task Scheduler

                                          Scheduled Tasks should have the ability to verify a file’s authenticity prior to executing. For example, if a Scheduled Task is executing a PowerShell script that is being run with an account that has Domain Admin rights, anyone that has access to modify the PowerShell script on the server essentially has Domain Admin rights.
                                          If there was an option added to the Scheduled Task setup where the owner could input the file hash of the PowerShell script and Task Scheduler checked the hash prior to executing the script, it would eliminate unauthorized changes.
                                          One example where this would stop malicious…

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