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  1. 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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