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  1. Add support to multi language server core 2019 when running on containers

    Default servercore:1809 image came with en-US.

    - At this moment, for Server Core 2019, you have to install language pack by yourself: https://docs.microsoft.com/pt-br/windows-server/get-started-19/rel-notes-19.
    - The way to do it, is using lpksetup: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4466511/cannot-configure-language-pack-for-windows-server-2019
    - But lpksetup.exe crashes when running on container

    I've described step by step how to reproduce lpksetup.exe error on container, **producing crash report logs** that I've extracted from container.
    All here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/issues/1#issuecomment-453078549

    With extra details here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/blob/master/langpack-on-servercore2019.md#why-am-i-playing-around-this-subject

    But I'm not able to understand logs or fix windows base image. And I can't open support ticket once I'm not MS partner.

    So if anyone could help I'm…

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    • Resolve the Windows Server 2019 bug stopping it from booting on certain servers with UEFI enabled when the Hyper-V Role is installed.

      There's a pretty big problem on some servers (at least two Dell PET Servers I've tried so far) that stops Server 2019 from booting/goes into a boot loop once the Hyper-V role is installed.

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      • Fix .NET-incompatibility with Essentials Dashboard on Server 2016

        With the latest .Net updates the dashboard is not useable anymore: Warnings can't be ignored or deleted, computers can't be removed...
        Only the progressbar appears, cpu usage rises to 100% and dashboard gets stuck or crashes.

        46 votes
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        • Fix Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Controller and Environment Bugs

          It would appears I'm not the only one experiencing the issue, I did a fresh install promote it to a Windows Server 2016 Forest and Domain AD. After the reboot I realize the Start Menu settings cannot be changed, next I found that whole load of permission error whenever I try to launch anything that requires Administrator privilege including Server Manager, Settings and Control Panel. After that I went to check the permission settings of the C drive and Windows folder as compared to previous version of Windows Server, "Authenticated Users" is no longer part of the default permissions. This…

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          • Server 2012 R2 VM Live Migration to Server 2019, VM won't boot after shutting down

            If you use Hyper V Live Migration from Server 2012 R2 (not sure if any other OS) to migrate to Server 2019. The migration works but as soon as you shut down the VM and try to start it again, will no longer boot. It turns on/off 3 times and remains off.

            I also did cluster to cluster migration in VMM and this is the same behaviour.

            It looks like it is due the migrated MAC address, if I set the VM to get a new dynamic mac address it seems to work. If I set it to it's original…

            7 votes
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            • Hyper-V Server 2019 (17763.1) did not detect CU for Windows

              Windows Update (sconfig 6) on Hyper-V Server 2019 does not detect any cumulative updates for Windows. It detect only cumulative updates for .NET Framework and Windows Defender Updates. I can manually install Cumulative Updates for Windows Server 2019 (downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog) to Hyper-V Server 2019.

              I know that I should not use the first ISO media (17763.1) I downloaded in early October. I just reported. I hope the early restart of ISO media offering.

              2 votes
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              • Windows Hyper-V Server Core 2019 RDP not listening on port 3389 after enabled.

                Even after the TermService service is enabled, the system is still not listening to port 3389. Settings double-checked to be enabled in the CLI enabler, via regedit, and running processes checked to be running, and ports checked with netstat.

                Still not working.

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                • Update Essentials 2012 R2 Dashboard to be compatible with current .NET releases

                  If any .NET version after 4.5.2 is installed, some dashboard functionality fails (can't remove computer, can't ignore alert) and the dashboard crashes randomly. Removing and blocking .NET 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 works around the issue, but that means the server is limited to the 4-year-old .NET 4.5.2. This article has more details:

                  https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2018/02/essentials-2012-r2-dashboard-fails-with-net-4-6-and-4-7/

                  42 votes
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                  • Windows Server 2016 Update Needs to be FIXED

                    Unacceptable windows server 2016 updates will take 48 hours to complete. My Linux servers will update in 10 minutes of time. This slow update process is akin to taking 48 hours to fill gas tank on your car. FIX IT ALREADY.

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                    • Windows Server Insider Preview 18334 notepad do not open dialog

                      Open dialog is not displayed in notepad of Windows Server Insider Preview 18334. I can not open an existing file.
                      If it is notepad filename, you can open an existing file.

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                      • Hyper-V Can't Enable Enhanced Mode For VM Sessions When RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter Assgined

                        Host OS: Windows 10 Pro for Workstation x64 en-US
                        Guest OS: Windows 10 LTSC 2019 x64 en-US

                        After assigned RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to the guest OS, it is impossible to enter the enhanced mode.

                        CPU: Intel Xeon E-2176M
                        RAM: 16G DDR4 2666MHz * 3
                        Assgined Startup Mem to Guest OS: 2048MB
                        GPU0: Intel P630
                        GPU1: Quadro P2000

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                        • please fix "ping /w" <mSecond> function

                          Please fix the command line Ping.
                          This is a very old function and feature that has be broken for a long time.
                          the -w or /w function does not work for Ping.

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                          • Issue on Windows10 Pro as RDP listener - internal error occurred

                            Hello,

                            I want to report one issue that is easy to reproduce, it occurs with any rdp client that connects to Windows10 Pro with enabled RDP connections, actually used mstsc.exe to connect from one Windows10 pro machine to another Windows10 pro machine with enabled RDP.

                            After ~100 tries to restore interrupted connection the server refuses future rdp connection tries with internal error occurred message reported by mstsc.exe.

                            It doesn't matter if you have logged off the session during running, as example did 20 connection restorings then logged off, logged in and did next 80 connection restorings, that was only example,…

                            5 votes
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                            • [bug] cannot install some future on 2019

                              Cannot install other language or ssh server because every time i try i got error "Check your Windows Insider Program settings"

                              This is joke right? I use latest stable release of 2019 Standard not insider preview. I download iso from my MSDN/MAPS site.

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                              • "PowerShell Core" 6.x "Remote Server Administration Tools" 1809 Get-* -Filter * Properties * broken

                                Get-AD* Cmdlets broken when using "-Filter *" and & or "-Properties *"
                                on Windows 10 1809 with Remote Server Administration Tools 1809:

                                Name : ConsoleHost
                                Version : 6.1.1
                                InstanceId : 376bfa55-d7c2-41ad-89dc-bc63b357ccb8
                                UI : System.Management.Automation.Internal.Host.InternalHostUserInterface
                                CurrentCulture : en-US
                                CurrentUICulture : en-US
                                PrivateData : Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost+ConsoleColorProxy
                                DebuggerEnabled : True
                                IsRunspacePushed : False
                                Runspace : System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace

                                Get-ADobject -Server $Forest.DomainNamingMaster -Credential $Creds.$ForestKey -LDAPFilter "(objectClass=site)" -SearchBase 'CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com' -Properties *
                                Get-ADobject : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
                                At line:1 char:1
                                + Get-ADobject -Server $Forest.DomainNamingMaster -Credential $Creds.$F ...
                                + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-ADObject], NullReferenceException
                                + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryCmdlet:System.NullReferenceException,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADObject

                                Same Windows…

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                                • Windows Server 2016 loses NTFS permissions

                                  Folder structure (example):

                                  Company (Company is shared as Company)
                                  Sales
                                  Administration
                                  Office

                                  Folder Company:
                                  Share permissions:
                                  Everyone, Change

                                  NTFS permissions:
                                  Group “Alle_MAs”, Read, This folder only
                                  Group “Admin”, “System”, Full control
                                  right inheritance, disabled

                                  Supfolders of Company (Sales, Administration, Office):
                                  Folder „Sales“, Group „Sales“, Change
                                  Folder „ Administration“, Group „ Administration“, Change
                                  Folder „ Office“, Group „ Office“, Change

                                  For example, if I delete the folder “Sales”, on the share “Company”, all NTFS permissions have disappeared except for “Administratos” and “System”

                                  Thanks for your help
                                  Michael

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                                  • SCVMM (VMM) & S2D should support cross-cluster migration of highly available VMs

                                    Migrations of highly-available VMs from one cluster to another while using S2D and SOFS as a storage solution (NOT hyper-converged) should be supported by VMM.

                                    VMM has built-in functionality to allow migration of a VM from one cluster to another.

                                    This does NOT work with HA VMs when your storage solution is SOFS on S2D. The VM will be placed in pause-critical, effectively a failed migration.

                                    I believe this is a shortcoming on the part of Failover Clustering not properly handling storage communication, but not sure as this action isn't able to be automated outside VMM.

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                                    • RS5's strange update behavior of .NET Framework Preview CU

                                      Today (1/22 PST), Microsoft released two preview udpates for RS5 - KB4476976 and KB4481031. Thease updates are D release. But Preview of Cumulative Update for .NET Framework (KB4481031) was automatically installed to some Windows 10 ver 1809 and Windows Server 2019. This behavior is not assumed. I did not click "Check for updates". KB4481031 says

                                      "Install this update
                                      To download and install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates.
                                      This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the standalone package for this update, go to…

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                                      • Can't launch desktop icons from Settings - rundll32.exe error no permissions as administrator

                                        This is a BUG
                                        Why when attempting to launch desktop icons from settings do I get a rundll32.exe error 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item'
                                        EH WHAT? Fix your bugs and test your software

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                                        • Make Features on Demand work inside the Server Core Container

                                          Because there's no "product feedback" at <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/features-on-demand-v2--capabilities>, I'll post here. I'm the author of a popular Active Server Pages framework, ASP Xtreme Evolution (AXE), and we have a hack to leverage node.js npm packages to work inside our environment <https://github.com/nagaozen/evolved-npm2asp-bundler>.

                                          I evaluated the Windows Server 2019 DE and the ServerCore (with FoD) on a virtual machine and they both support this trick. But we are trying to move into a container strategy and installing FoD on the <mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:ltsc2019> seems impossible for the reasons already explained in this issue <https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-insider/issues/56>.

                                          I'm sending an attachment with…

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