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  1. pagefile

    Following this discussion:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv

    The core problem is the following, for example (simple config), for Exchange or SQL servers in a HYPER-V VM under Windows 2016:

    systemdrive for windows system (and sql, exchange core),
    datadrive for mbx data or sql-databases
    datadrive for log file
    drive for pagefile

    We create for all this drive a separat VHDX file and add this to the VM as SCSI drive.

    The drive for pagefile (fast SSD, NVMe or other) is exclusiv for the pagefile reserved. No other data on it. The drive for pagefile is the only drive with a pagefile for this vm.…

    52 votes

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    1 vote

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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. 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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  9. 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
    AES128HMACSHA1
    AES256HMACSHA1
    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…

    3 votes

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  10. 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] …

    1 vote

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  11. 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.

    1 vote

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  12. 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\ShellExperienceHostcw5n1h2txyewy\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
    10.0.14393.447neutralneutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: App

    It's…

    4 votes

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  13. 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.

    23 votes

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  14. 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.

    14 votes

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  15. Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

    Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

    DFSRDiag.exe and DFSR powershell are not available to assign static port to DFSR in server core version

    8 votes

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  16. 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>".

    28 votes

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  17. 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&quot; 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…

    4 votes

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  18. 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.

    27 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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

    8 votes

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