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  1. 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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  2. 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…

    4 votes
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  3. 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

    2 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    22 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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…

    4 votes
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  10. 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.

    11 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    22 votes
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  13. 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

    6 votes
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  14. 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…

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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)…

    3 votes
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