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  1. powershell ISE Editor debugger crashes index out of range

    In a certain powershell script i'm working on i get the following error when i try and debug:

    E:\logs\Invoke-IISGraphInteractive_V1_4.ps1 :
    Exception : System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.
    Parameter name: length
    at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Span..ctor(Int32 start, Int32 length)
    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.ISEEditor.MarkPosition(Int32 lineNumber, Int32 startPosition, Int32
    endPosition, String marking)
    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.ISEFile.SetDebuggerCurrentPosition(Int32 lineNumber, Int32
    startColumn, Int32 endColumn)
    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.PowerShellTab.DoEnterDebugger()
    at Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.PowerShellTab.DoEnterNestedPrompt(Object context)
    at
    Microsoft.Windows.PowerShell.Gui.Internal.WPFHelper.<>c__DisplayClass9.<SendToUIThread>b__8(Object obj)
    TargetObject :
    CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [Write-IISResponseCharts], ArgumentOutOfRangeException
    FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException,Write-IISResponseCharts

    here is the code block:

    $DataToUse = $data.data |Where {$_['time']}| where $CoreFilterSB | where $FilterSB
    $TransformedData = $DataToUse |
    select @{n='Series';e={Invoke-Command $seriesSB -ArgumentList $_}}, …

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  2. Get-WindowsCapability -Online Hangs on Build 17133.73

    No activity in Task Manager. I waited it out for 1/2 hour. Only tried in a VM so far. Windows Module Installer shows stopping for a long time in Shutdown/Restart.

    1 vote
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  3. 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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  4. 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?

    2 votes
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. 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…

    12 votes
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  7. 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.

    5 votes
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  8. 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.

    1 vote
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  9. 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 …

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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…

    3 votes
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  20. 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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