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  1. 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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    • 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" 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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      • 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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        • 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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            • Bug: Narrow start menu cuts off shutdown/restart reason dialog box

              On Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, if the Start menu is sized to its narrowest (i.e., without space for live tiles), the 'Continue' button in the reason for shutdown/restart dialog is inaccessible (cropped at the edge of the Start menu).

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              • Services aren't started after a reboot

                It seems that on Windows Server 2016 TP5 services configured on Automatic aren't started after a reboot. This happens with third party services and can be tested by adding a service yourself with sc.exe.

                In the event viewer these two events are placed:

                Event ID: 7000, The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
                Event ID: 7009, A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the service to connect.

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                • Wifi crashes explorer in TP5

                  When you click on the wireless network that you want to use, your previously entered Wifi password WPA key is not remembered and needs to be entered every time you reboot. That's not all, however after I click enter after typing in my password, the network settings window crashes and creates dump file everytime, Explorer is the application that crashes after entering my Wifi password.

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                  • Bug: TP5: Notepad.exe often crashes when closing text files

                    Repro 1:
                    1) browse around the file system or any zip files, double click on any .txt files you find to read them.
                    2) Click 'X' in the top right of notepad to close out of notepad.

                    Repro 2:
                    1) open explorer and click on "Documents" in the treeview to show your documents (and a folder you should definitely have permissions to).
                    2) In the area showing your folders and files, right click and choose to create a new text document. (I named it test.txt)
                    3) Double click the new text file and add some text. (I wrote "hello")
                    4)…

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                        • Logs of printing

                          Hi,
                          1) since 2012 we can't see in logs the names of printed documents. We, as a company, would like to control print flow in our company. we would like to know which documents were printed. Please return this inforamtion in logs.

                          2) event id 805 includes information about amount of copies of printed document. but regardless of how many copies were printed, logs always contains only one copy. Please fix it.

                          because of these bugs we have to install "heavy" third-party applications for print accounting instead of using the "light" Windows features.

                          thank you!

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                          • VPN IKEv2

                            Hi,
                            since 2012 VPN IKEv2 doesn't work.
                            i tried on Windows Server 2016 TP5 - still doesn't work.
                            It works after first configuration, then i restart server to check how it will work after restart - it doesn't work any more.

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                            • Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong

                              Bug: memory usage shown by task manager is wrong.
                              Memory usage displayed by the task manager is wrong (by factor 1000 too low compared with real). Resource monitor displays the values correctly. English OS and system locale, german regional formats.

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