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  1. 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.…

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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/

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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…

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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…

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                • Bug Report: Powershell add-ipamaddress cmdlet does not commit to DHCP or DNS

                  The powershell add-ipamaddress cmdlet takes a number of parameters related to dhcp/dns, such as dhcp server, dns zones, etc... but does not sync this information to dhcp or dns.

                  The cmdlet is mostly useless without the ability to register this info automatically.

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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.

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                    • Diskpart crashes when asked to delete volume

                      In the article "Converting dynamic volume to basic volume" there is a routine for using Diskpart to delete unwanted volumes. However, Diskpart repeatedly crashes when asked to delete a volume.

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                      • Server 2016 - Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. rundll32.exe

                        On fresh install of Server 2016 Standard (several times), once I join the server to the domain, the domain admin account cannot "personalize" the desktop theme to include desktop icons. I get the error above, saying that you (domain admin) may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. It works fine with local admin before and after the server is joined to the domain, but not for domain admin.

                        Anyone?

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                        • ReFs RAW and metadata inconsistency issues

                          We have a storage spaces two way mirror two column setup with ReFs.

                          Each time the DataIntegrityScan runs we get a warning.
                          Volume metadata inconsistency was detected and was repaired successfully.
                          Volume name: D:
                          Metadata reference: 0x204
                          Range offset: 0x0
                          Range length (in bytes): 0x0
                          Bytes repaired: 0x3000
                          Status: STATUS_SUCCESS

                          And each time Windows update requires a reboot the volume is detected as RAW!

                          If we reboot the server again it is detected as ReFs.

                          Running Windows Server 2016 Standard.

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                          • Get-WindowsCapability Windows 10 Enterprise 1709

                            If have some issues with Dism after a new Installation with Windows 10 1709 and Upgrade from Windows 1703 to 1709.

                            Get-WindowsCapability : Error "Get-WindowsCapability". Errorcode: 0x800f0954
                            Line:1 Zeichen:1
                            + Get-WindowsCapability -online
                            + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                            + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WindowsCapability], COMException
                            + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.GetWindowsCapabilityCommand

                            Some Lines from Dism Logfile:

                            DISM OS Provider: PID=7180 TID=6088 Unable to set the DLL search path to the servicing stack folder. C:\Windows may not point to a valid Windows folder. - CDISMOSServiceManager::Final_OnConnect

                            DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to load the provider: C:\Users\ADMIN~1.TES\AppData\Local\Temp\38977CD8-C67C-463B-8721-E72E5E46A990\PEProvider.dll. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e)

                            DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to get and…

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                            • 1709 WSUS client scan takes a long time and tries to connect to SLS.Update.Microsoft.com

                              Unlike the 1607 full GUI client that scan in a few seconds, all 1709 servers take extremely long time to scan against WSUS (which is running 1709 btw) and the logs show that they are trying to connect to SLS.update.microsoft.com which fails due to lack of internet connectivity.

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                              • Use a numeric sort instead of a string sort on DNS date field

                                Whilst working through some of the DNS records for our network, we noticed we were seeing some records from 2015. We tried to sort the 'Date' column in ascending/descending order and found that the fields were not formatted as 'Date/Time' but rather as a text format as the timestamps were sorted in ascending order of the first 2 numbers of the date.
                                As an example:
                                Timestamp 1: 05/04/2015
                                Timestamp 2: 01/02/2017
                                Timestamp 3: 15/03/2016
                                Timestamp 4: 19/06/2015

                                When sorted in ascending order by timestamp, the DNS records SHOULD be organised in the following format:
                                1: 05/04/2015
                                2: 19/06/2015
                                3: 15/03/2016 …

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                                • In Event Viewer the link by More Information: Event Log Online Help points to a non existing page:

                                  The link is https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee958049.aspx which is a 404.

                                  Please update Event Viewer to remove the link to Event Log Online Help or create the page proper.

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                                  • Ensure that NTFS rights function identically whether using UNC path or mapped drive to same location

                                    I have been redirected here by recommendation of MSFT CSG in response to post on the Windows Server forum here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/4d27b27b-5354-413f-8eeb-48ae9fb1e795/ntfs-rights-unc-vs-mapped-explorer-vs-command-prompt?forum=winserverfiles. Apparently, my question has exceeded the limits of "how do I do this?" and entered the realm of "why does Windows behave inconsistently?", which I call a bug.

                                    Scope
                                    The behavior below is the same for at least Server 2008 R2 & 2012 R2, both with Windows 7 workstation. I have not tested elsewhere.

                                    Scenario
                                    User has only traverse & permissions NTFS rights at root of share but full share-level permissions. User has full access to a subfolder…

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                                    • 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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                                      • Please reach out to ninjatrader support

                                        Windows 10 offers a service called OneDrive that will need to remain disabled. This item will directly interfere with NinjaTrader Trading platform. https://www.ninjatraderbrokerage.com/ 1.800.496.1683

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                                        • 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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