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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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.

                      19 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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                        • Scheduled Tasks do not store domain information of runas account

                          If you create a scheduled task in Server 2016, the domain information of the user is not saved or stored.
                          Getting the principal with powershell or exporting the task as xml does not show the domain information either.

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                          • Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

                            Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
                            The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
                            The manual trigger works correctly.
                            To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

                            21 votes
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                            • WSUS on Win2012: Fix issue that causes Windows Server 2016 clients OS to be listed as "Windows (Version 10)"

                              When using WSUS on Windows 2012 (WSUS 4.x), the WSUS console incorrectly lists Windows Server 2016 clients with Operating System "Windows (Version 10)". This is confusing to customers, and causes them concerns related to reporting, as well as the ability to update Win2016 clients with WSUS on Windows 2012.

                              This issue does not occur with WSUS on Windows 2016, where Windows Server 2016 clients are listed with Operating System as "Windows Server 2016 <edition>".

                              18 votes
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                              • Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

                                Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

                                DFSRDiag.exe and DFSR powershell are not available to assign static port to DFSR in server core version

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                                • Windows server 2016 has the wrong version number when retrieving it by SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

                                  Retrieving the server version by SNMP returns the wrong version number for Windows 2016 Server. I'm getting "6.3" instead of the expected "10.0". Using SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 to retrieve the version.

                                  Please fix

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                                  • Fix change password bug

                                    Cross-posted from Technet forums:

                                    I think we've identified a bug in Server 2016. Long story short:
                                    1. Open lusrmgr.msc
                                    2. Set an active users' properties to require password change at next logon
                                    3. Reboot (or just logout, haven't tried that)
                                    4. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to logon, enter user's current password
                                    5. Press Cancel when informed you need to change your password
                                    6. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del again, enter user's current password, proceed 7. with password change (notice username is blank at this point)
                                    8. Password gets changed but you are returned to the change password screen with no way to go back or…

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                                    • Group Policy Autoplay doesn't work with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

                                      First of all, sorry my poor English. Recently my customer bought two Windows Server 2016 Standard and I have a general group policy to disable autoplay and autorun in all computers in this network. Of course, I have an Active Directory implemented with two DCs, one with W2K8R2 and another with W2K12R2. I´ve downloaded the new ADMX files for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 "www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430&quot; and created a Central Store and I made all steps recomended by Microsoft. This Group Policy works well in all versions of Windows 2012/8.1 and below, but doesn´t work in Windows version…

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                                      • Eliminate Invalid redirected printers that may be available in a Remote Desktop Services session that connects to a RD Session Host server

                                        A hotfix was created by Microsoft to prevent further leaked redirected printers from accumulating in the registry. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2620656
                                        Unfortunately, according to the script provided in that KB article the hotfix only deals with the redirected printers that have "session" in the name. The issue is that Microsoft changed this a long time ago to now have "redirected" in the name instead as well as the format of the name being different.
                                        This means that the redirected printers with the new name format are still being leaked in the registry causing the same issue. Note that this is also proven simply…

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                                        • Storage Replica Partnership is un-removable

                                          I tried to implement Storage Replica (Server-to-Server), Once It sets up the partnership, I could not remove the partnership to bring live the destination drive. The error message says that "There is no Partnership between both servers" but I confirm it has with get-srpartnership cmdlet.

                                          Destination drive is totally unmountable even via Diskpart.

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