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  1. 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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    • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                  • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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.

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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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                                • 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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                                    • 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>".

                                      25 votes
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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.

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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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