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  1. 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.

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      8 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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/

        28 votes
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        • Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 does not seem to be compatible with Apple OS split view like version 8 was

          Can you fix the fact that Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 no longer supports Apple OS Split View

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          • Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 does not seem to be compatible with Apple OS split view like version 8 was

            Can you fix the fact that Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 no longer supports Apple OS Split View

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            • please implement a seperation of architectures in WSUS for Itanium and ARM64

              There is no way to keep ARM64 and Itanium updates out of WSUS because one can only choose between x86 and x64 updates but there is no limitation to other architectures that do not belong to classic Intel or AMD64 architectures just like Itanium and ARM64. These should be filtered in WSUS as a seperate category.

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              • WSUS Powershell computerupdatestatus

                The "Get-Wsuscomputer -ComputerUpdateStatus Needed" powershell cmdlet does not work and fails to return objects that match the cmdlet.

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                • pagefile

                  Following this discussion:
                  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv

                  The core problem is the following, for example (simple config), for Exchange or SQL servers in a HYPER-V VM under Windows 2016:

                  systemdrive for windows system (and sql, exchange core),
                  datadrive for mbx data or sql-databases
                  datadrive for log file
                  drive for pagefile

                  We create for all this drive a separat VHDX file and add this to the VM as SCSI drive.

                  The drive for pagefile (fast SSD, NVMe or other) is exclusiv for the pagefile reserved. No other data on it. The drive for pagefile is the only drive with a pagefile for this vm.…

                  34 votes
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                  • suing someone to fix and actually test a generic april 10pro install to regain all existing virtual images that a generic home users wants

                    suing someone to fix and actually test a generic april 10pro install to regain all existing virtual images that a generic home users wants to use as in all the docker images, all their long time existing virtual box images etc without resorting to worse than Linux powershell lines of code

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                    • Windows Server 2016: Powershell Imports Appear Broken

                      Windows Server 2016: Powershell Imports Appear Broken

                      Version:
                      Major Minor Build Revision
                      ----- ----- ----- --------
                      5 1 14393 2339
                      Error:
                      Error: The term 'function' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was includ
                      ed, verify that the path is correct and try again.

                      Summary:
                      Last night, an update was implemented on our system via active directory. Today, I am unable to run file imports that work on other versions (5.1.16299.431 is working fine on my local machine, Windows 10). I'm not…

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                      • WDS , AD DS, IIS, Ethernet Settings

                        I've successfully installed Windows Server 2019. I've installed the following Roles: ADDS, DHCP, WDS. Active directory works fine, dhcp work proper. WDS when i try to open the WDS manager will freeze. I've installed in multiple system so it's not a problem with my VMWare Workstation 14. Also i've tried both versions. Standard and Data Center.

                        Second glitch it's the network settings. When you right click on ethernet icon and try to go to advance option. On the left panel click Ethernet and first option it's to change Adapter option. You will get an error which said that you don't…

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                        • Hi please read this post carefully

                          I am a microsoft trainer for about 8 years so i think its important for you to hear my suggestions about windows server 2016 (the latest update).
                          Win server 2016 has so many bugs and you are losing your customers.
                          Everyone tells me that master please dont tell me about winserver 2016 any more its not reliable and has so many issues.
                          So if you as microsoft server team want to know about all of the problems please send me an email so i will tell you all about the problems that im sure you dont know aboute all of…

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                          • Hyper V bug with saving before restore

                            When restoring another state (and discarding the current state) the machine "Saves" the current memory to the disk first, and then discards what it saved.

                            This started with Server 2016.

                            To reproduce the issue restore a previous machine state and discard the current state ... "saving" will come up before it restores the selected state.

                            This is silly and adds quite a lot of overhead (when dealing with ~200GB in memory), to the point that it is quicker for me to turn off the machine first, restore the state, then start the VM.

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                            • Switch Independent Teaming

                              The standby NIC in a Windows Server Switch Independent teaming configuration results in applications receiving duplicate broadcasts or multicasts. This is incorrect design and make switch independent teaming unusable in many use cases. Broadcasts or multi-casts on the standby adapter should be discarded.

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                              • Make Windows Deployment Server stop breaking on updates

                                Every time there is a major 6-month update for Windows Server 2016, my Windows Deployment Server will break and we will not be able to image computers without a complete re-install of Windows Server.

                                3 votes
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                                • There is a bug in DfsrHelper.dll

                                  If a Powershell script creates a DFSR RG and invokes the CmdLet "Set-DfsrMembership" multiple times to add several member servers then there is a high probability that the CmdLet will fail.
                                  I have a PowerShell script than creates a new DFSR RG, adds the local server and a folder, then calls the above CmdLet.
                                  if the script is run in a loop (deleting the RG between iterations) then the script will fail after 2 - 5 loops.

                                  I've used .NET Reflector to debug the DfsrPowershell, DfsObjectModel and DfsrHelper DLL's and I found that the error is as follows:
                                  Set-DfsrManagement attempts…

                                  4 votes
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                                  • powershell ISE Editor debugger crashes index out of range

                                    In a certain powershell script i'm working on i get the following error when i try and debug:

                                    E:\logs\Invoke-IISGraphInteractive_V1_4.ps1 :
                                    Exception : System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
                                    Parameter name: length
                                    at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Span..ctor(Int32 start, Int32 length)
                                    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.ISEEditor.MarkPosition(Int32 lineNumber, Int32 startPosition, Int32
                                    endPosition, String marking)
                                    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.ISEFile.SetDebuggerCurrentPosition(Int32 lineNumber, Int32
                                    startColumn, Int32 endColumn)
                                    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.PowerShellTab.DoEnterDebugger()
                                    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.PowerShellTab.DoEnterNestedPrompt(Object context)
                                    at
                                    Microsoft.Windows.PowerShell.Gui.Internal.WPFHelper.<>c__DisplayClass9.<SendToUIThread>b__8(Object obj)
                                    TargetObject :
                                    CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [Write-IISResponseCharts], ArgumentOutOfRangeException
                                    FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException,Write-IISResponseCharts

                                    here is the code block:

                                    $DataToUse = $data.data |Where {$_['time']}| where $CoreFilterSB | where $FilterSB
                                    $TransformedData = $DataToUse |
                                    select @{n='Series';e={Invoke-Command $seriesSB -ArgumentList $_}}, …

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                                    • unable to change WINS Server IP Binding in Windows Server 2016.

                                      Unable to change WINS Server, IP Binding in Windows Server 2016. In the MMC of WINS Server, you can see an IP Address which suggests that the WINS Service is only listing on this Network Adapter. Even you change the Network Adapter metric, the IP will be not changed in the WINS MMC Gui. It's only changing, if you disable the used interface. With a netstate you can see that the WINS Service is listening on all Interfaces. This is confusing

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                                      • Get-WindowsCapability -Online Hangs on Build 17133.73

                                        No activity in Task Manager. I waited it out for 1/2 hour. Only tried in a VM so far. Windows Module Installer shows stopping for a long time in Shutdown/Restart.

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                                        • Hello, after applying the below listed patches this past Sunday on Windows Server 2016 dedicated to File / Print services, searching for fil

                                          Hello, after applying the below listed patches this past Sunday on Windows Server 2016 dedicated to File / Print services, searching for files on Windows Server 2016 results in the search that appears to be searching but unable to display properly.

                                          If possible I'll send a picture comparing Windows Explorer search results from both Win10 & Win7 (both systems are up to date with latest patches, though the same view from Win 10 happens on Win 2016), a description of what I'm seeing can be described as follows:

                                          Win 10 / 2016; you see the file name only, the rest…

                                          2 votes
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