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  1. Update Essentials 2012 R2 Dashboard to be compatible with current .NET releases

    If any .NET version after 4.5.2 is installed, some dashboard functionality fails (can't remove computer, can't ignore alert) and the dashboard crashes randomly. Removing and blocking .NET 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 works around the issue, but that means the server is limited to the 4-year-old .NET 4.5.2. This article has more details:

    https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2018/02/essentials-2012-r2-dashboard-fails-with-net-4-6-and-4-7/

    47 votes
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  2. Windows Server 2016 loses NTFS permissions

    Folder structure (example):

    Company (Company is shared as Company)

    Sales
    
    Administration
    Office

    Folder Company:
    Share permissions:
    Everyone, Change

    NTFS permissions:
    Group “Alle_MAs”, Read, This folder only
    Group “Admin”, “System”, Full control
    right inheritance, disabled

    Supfolders of Company (Sales, Administration, Office):
    Folder „Sales“, Group „Sales“, Change
    Folder „ Administration“, Group „ Administration“, Change
    Folder „ Office“, Group „ Office“, Change

    For example, if I delete the folder “Sales”, on the share “Company”, all NTFS permissions have disappeared except for “Administratos” and “System”

    Thanks for your help
    Michael

    24 votes
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  3. Server 2016 Storage System 257 Error Refs

    Receiving error --> The volume Shares (E:) was not optimized because an error was encountered: The operation requested is not supported by the hardware backing the volume. (0x8900002A)

    This is a storage spaces tiered virtual disk formatted Refs.

    Any guidance?

    1 vote
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  4. 2019 HyperV: Upgrade Configuration Version breaks VMs with Checkpoints

    it's a shame that M$ does not test basic functions like this before deploying SW like the Windows 2019 Server: We have a 2019 Server with HyperV. One VM uses the VM-Configuration 5.0 and has two Checkpoints. If "Upgrade Configuration Version" is called, then HyperV creates one VM for each Checkpoint.

    Is it that hard to have a test case:
    "Upgrade Hyper-V Configuration using a VM containing at least 2 Checkpoints"?

    20 years ago, it was OK to deploy such bugs.
    Today… it's a shame.

    2 votes
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  5. Prevent Update nag firing when you clink in to the update screen

    When updates are pending on our Server 2016 estate handled by WSUS we should get a prompt to advise that updates are pending. This is all fair and well if you aren't particularly going in to do the updates.

    If you are straight on the box and going into updates as soon as you click Update and security the update nag fires taking over the screen only to have the option to show the updates that are locked in the background that I already navigated to. Clearly this is not the expected behaviour and hopefully is just the OS going…

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  6. zyci zycie jest nowela

    biale biale biale włosy
    bialy bialy bialy welon

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  7. Hyper-V Server 2019 (17763.1) did not detect CU for Windows

    Windows Update (sconfig 6) on Hyper-V Server 2019 does not detect any cumulative updates for Windows. It detect only cumulative updates for .NET Framework and Windows Defender Updates. I can manually install Cumulative Updates for Windows Server 2019 (downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog) to Hyper-V Server 2019.

    I know that I should not use the first ISO media (17763.1) I downloaded in early October. I just reported. I hope the early restart of ISO media offering.

    2 votes
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  8. Windows Hyper-V Server Core 2019 RDP not listening on port 3389 after enabled.

    Even after the TermService service is enabled, the system is still not listening to port 3389. Settings double-checked to be enabled in the CLI enabler, via regedit, and running processes checked to be running, and ports checked with netstat.

    Still not working.

    3 votes
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  9. Make Features on Demand work inside the Server Core Container

    Because there's no "product feedback" at <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/features-on-demand-v2--capabilities>, I'll post here. I'm the author of a popular Active Server Pages framework, ASP Xtreme Evolution (AXE), and we have a hack to leverage node.js npm packages to work inside our environment <https://github.com/nagaozen/evolved-npm2asp-bundler>.

    I evaluated the Windows Server 2019 DE and the ServerCore (with FoD) on a virtual machine and they both support this trick. But we are trying to move into a container strategy and installing FoD on the <mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:ltsc2019> seems impossible for the reasons already explained in this issue <https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-insider/issues/56>.

    I'm sending an attachment with…

    2 votes
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  10. mprddm.dll

    The pppoe in rras is broken, there are multiple reports on this, with 'patched' Windows server DLLs floating around. This is unacceptable, and these issues have even persisted from 2012 to the current 2019.
    Please advise.

    1 vote
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  11. Robocopy - Needs Creation Date Functionality

    Posted to Bug as all other robocopy posts have been placed here.

    It is fairly common for organisations to have a temporary area accessible by all staff to allow a common area to access files. For these type of temporary areas, some sort of scheduled cleaning regime needs to be in place so that files older than a certain number of days are automatically removed.

    A common cleaning approach is to move files past a nominated age to a staging folder and then empty the staging folder. Unfortunately robocopy's MINAGE switch operates on Modified Date that makes it non-functional for…

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  13. Windows Server Insider Preview 18334 notepad do not open dialog

    Open dialog is not displayed in notepad of Windows Server Insider Preview 18334. I can not open an existing file.
    If it is notepad filename, you can open an existing file.

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  14. Server 2019 Bugsd and workarounds


    • After installing and promoting to domain controller the network type in the Network & Sharing Center still shows Public when it should be Domain. This blocks many domain only functions from being possible. For example, remote desktop with or without the gateway is not possible unless you go into the firewall settings to allow public access to port 3389 and/or port 443. Setting the Network Location Awareness service to Automatic (Delayed Start) does not provide enough time for other services to start so the correct network type is used. What I had to do was set up a task in…
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  15. Respect Robocopy /NP switch when /MT switch is in use

    First reported in 2009, this issue documented and acknowledged in the following TechNet thread, but doesn't seem to be a topic in this forum.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/e8c38fe1-df36-4dfc-8dd5-50613b1a7984/robocopys-mt-option-disables-np-option?forum=w7itprogeneral

    Essentially you can use the /NP commmand to suppress progress percentages from the output, but it's not respected when you specify the /MT parameter to perform a multi-threaded operation, and only percentages are returned.

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  16. nanoserver:1809 inside docker does not rely CTRL_SHUTDOWN_EVENT

    When ever you run an application inside a container built on nanoserver:1809 they don't receive CTRLSHUTDOWNEVENT that happens when the container stopped.
    Same issue does not happen with Windows Server Core

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  17. Hyper-V Can't Enable Enhanced Mode For VM Sessions When RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter Assgined

    Host OS: Windows 10 Pro for Workstation x64 en-US
    Guest OS: Windows 10 LTSC 2019 x64 en-US

    After assigned RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to the guest OS, it is impossible to enter the enhanced mode.

    CPU: Intel Xeon E-2176M
    RAM: 16G DDR4 2666MHz * 3
    Assgined Startup Mem to Guest OS: 2048MB
    GPU0: Intel P630
    GPU1: Quadro P2000

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  18. please fix "ping /w" <mSecond> function

    Please fix the command line Ping.
    This is a very old function and feature that has be broken for a long time.
    the -w or /w function does not work for Ping.

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  19. Restore RDP Connection Stability

    RDP Connections to Server 2019 are not stable - connection drops within seconds.

    1 Dell R730 and 1 Dell R710 upgraded from Server 2016 to Server 2019. RDP worked perfectly under 2016. 2019 cannot maintain a stable connection. Performed Clean install on R710 but problem persists.

    This must be a new bug in 2019 as the same hardware and NIC configuration worked under 2016.

    3 votes
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  20. Issue on Windows10 Pro as RDP listener - internal error occurred

    Hello,

    I want to report one issue that is easy to reproduce, it occurs with any rdp client that connects to Windows10 Pro with enabled RDP connections, actually used mstsc.exe to connect from one Windows10 pro machine to another Windows10 pro machine with enabled RDP.

    After ~100 tries to restore interrupted connection the server refuses future rdp connection tries with internal error occurred message reported by mstsc.exe.

    It doesn't matter if you have logged off the session during running, as example did 20 connection restorings then logged off, logged in and did next 80 connection restorings, that was only example,…

    5 votes
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