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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes

    robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes.

    It appears that if I change attribute settings on the source folders, it is not reflected on the destination folders if I run updates in Robocopy.

    Settings is OK on the first run, but it will not update on subsequent runs.

    Options : *.* /S /E /DCOPY:DAT /COPY:DATSO /SECFIX /PURGE /MIR /ZB /MT:128 /R:10 /W:30

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  5. Windows Server 2019 Search function doesn't work without Internet connection

    Search function is not working when Server 2019 is not connected to internet. I'm not getting any search results when I search after installed programs from start menu. When I connect the server to Internet everything is fine. Sometimes it works when i go back to offline mode until I reboot server again. We have lots of offline servers so I hope you can fix this problem before we start to migrate to Sever 2019.

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  6. Fix failure to reconstruct _msdcs bug

    If the option "Network Connections -> Ethernet ?? -> Properties -> ipv4 -> advanced -> dns -> register this connection's address with dns" is disabled , then a DC will fail to recreate the _msdcs delegated domain. This option would appear to be responsible for the first CNAME entry in _msdcs , if that is missing then _msdcs will not be reconstructed. And might have been responsible for deleteing it in the first place

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  7. Hyper-v Replication stops working

    Server 2016 replication worked to secondary server. Now, both machines are upgraded to 2019. Replication works for hours and then fails. Requires restart of machine (and killing VM tasks as they won't shutdown gracefully) to get replication working again only to have it fail again.

    2 votes
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  8. Removing SMB Bandwidth Limits causes BSOD

    You create an SMB Bandwidth limit using the "Set-SMBBandwidthLimit" cmdlet.

    You then attempt to remove the previously created SMB Bandwidth Limit using the "Remove-SMBBandwidthLimit" cmdlet.

    The machine will then immediately blue screen with Bugcheck 0x0000003b. Analyising the memory dump that is generated presents the following:

    PRIMARY_PROBLEM_CLASS: 0x3B_SmbBandwidthLimitFilter!SchedDispatchDeviceControl

    Tested on Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter 1607 (14393.2791) - February Cumulative Update.

    See here for original Technet Forum post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4283c98e-4326-4a99-ac73-5357d9c60909/removing-smb-bandwidth-limits-results-in-bsod?forum=ws2016

    Matt Hibberd

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  9. Windows Server Insider Preview 18334 enter-pssession do not get-windowsfeature

    In enter - pssession to Windows Server Insider Preview 18334, when get - windowsfeature is executed, the following message appears.
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    Remote host method get_WindowSize is not implemented.
         + CategoryInfo: ResourceUnavailable: (:) [out-lineoutput], PSRemotingDataStructureException
         + FullyQualifiedErrorId: System.Management.Automation.Remoting.PSRemotingDataStructureException, Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutLineOutputCommand
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    Although the installation itself has been successful, the install-Windows feature-name "Data-Center-Bridging", "Failover-Clustering", "Hyper-V", "RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell", "Hyper-V-PowerShell" "FS-Data-Deduplication" -IncludeManagementTools
    The same message is also displayed in the execution.

    There is no problem for get-windowsfeature running locally in Windows Server Insider Preview 18334.

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  10. Server 2019 Bugsd and workarounds

    - After installing and promoting to domain controller the network type in the Network & Sharing Center still shows Public when it should be Domain. This blocks many domain only functions from being possible. For example, remote desktop with or without the gateway is not possible unless you go into the firewall settings to allow public access to port 3389 and/or port 443. Setting the Network Location Awareness service to Automatic (Delayed Start) does not provide enough time for other services to start so the correct network type is used. What I had to do was set up a task…

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  11. Windows 2016 - Scheduled Task Access for non-admin Domain users

    In Windows server 2016 we are unable to provide access on scheduled tasks for non-admin domain users. This is doable in windows 2012 by adding the permissions to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks folder but it is not working in windows 2016.

    Is this a know issue/bug with windows 2016 ?

    Thank You In Advance

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  12. bug in taskmanager winserver 2016

    I create a task that monitor Eventlogentries by EventID.
    I create 4 triggers listen to 4 different eventIDs (AD Group created, alterted, deleted) but only on action to start a powershell script.

    Each time one event occurs (only one evententry) the action will be performend 4 times

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  13. Add an error preventing the deletion of checkpoints when the hypervisor is not running!

    I dual boot VMware and Hypervisor enabled versions of the OS and deleted a checkpoint while the hypervisor service wasn't running. The disk therefore did not merge, and when I rebooted with the hypervisor there was an id mismatch for some reason. Please prevent the deletion or atleast create a notification to confirm informing the disk merge won't occur while the hypervisor isn't running.

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  14. Make Storage Spaces Direct more reliable!

    We’ve had a nightmare experience with Storage Spaces Direct on 2016, on brand new HPE Gen 10 kit. We have a detailed account we can share.

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  15. 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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  17. Hyper-V management service stops listening

    Under 2019, the Hyper-V management service stops listening (Server was upgraded from 2016). Shutting down the service hangs.

    Hyper-V was stable under 2016.

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  20. SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe crashes when going to Region Language

    I have installed WS2016 with PL region, OS in English. I wanted to switch to all English - when trying to change the locale in Region, got this message: SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe : Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions

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