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  1. Server 2016 updates MUCH too slow!

    I've never seen Windows hosts take so long to update as Server 2016 does. Between taking sometimes over an hour to download 15MB updates on an extremely fast connection, to the sometimes HOURS-long process, something is BROKEN! And yet all I see in eventvwr is "Installation started" with null detail as to what's taking so bloody forever.

    FIX THIS MICROSOFT. People have been complaining about this for YEARS.

    2 votes
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  2. Show file extensions by default

    Show file extension by default on Windows Server. I can understand why the extension is hidden by default on the Desktop OS but for server it should be visible.

    44 votes
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  3. get-dhcpserverv4reservation command bug

    get-dhcpserverv4reservation command

    when use
    Get-DhcpServerv4Reservation -ScopeId $ScopeId -ComputerName $DHCPServer -ClientId $ClientId
    it returns the leased (not reserved) client IP if the ClientID exists and is active in the given scope
    There is a workaround = collect all reservations for the given scope and search in the result against ClientID

    2 votes
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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Bug in Android RD 8.1.71.387 using danish keyboard.

    Not sure why I was guided to windows server, the problem is with the Android RD client.

    In a danish environment, the bottom left key is supposed to be - (minus) and the shifted value _ (underscore), This is the key immediately to the left of the right shift key.
    Using the Android RD client on a Acer Chromebook with danish keyboard towards a Windows 10 VDI the keys come out as + (plus) and the shifted value ? (questionmark).
    Connecting to the same VDI with RD from a Windows PC renders the correct keys, and using the chromebook in…

    2 votes
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  6. restore old posts from blogs.technet.com

    blogs.technet.com had several valuable articles (ie. VMQ deep-dive,etc,etc) that were covering the lack of documentation in the official Product portal (docs.Microsoft.com / technet.microsoft.com) . since hte move to https://techcommunity.microsoft.com several of those articles are lost.

    Please restore them or transfer the contents to docs.microsoft.com

    5 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. When I use the imac retina optimization mode rdp to connect win10, there will be a certain delay in the operation. Even if I am a LAN direct

    About RDP on MAC.

    When I use the imac retina optimization mode rdp to connect win10, there will be a certain delay in the operation. Even if I am a LAN directly connected to the network cable. Is this optimization on the agenda?

    1 vote
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  9. Windows server 2019 evaluation can't activate of download updates

    Hi all,

    I recently installed a Windows server 2019 evaluation on a Hyper-V virtual machine.

    after the install everything looked fine. I had internet access could install my Business Central and do everything I needed.

    10 days after the install the windows server suddenly said it was not activated.

    I know that when installing a windows server evaluation you need to have some form of internet access to activate it within the first 10 days and if that works it will be active for 180 days.

    Image

    but when I click on activateit says it is activated.

    Image

    also tried…

    1 vote
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  10. C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV_5R_VIP (2) — kopia.zip

    C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV5RVIP (2) — kopia.zip

    1 vote
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  11. C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV_5R_VIP (2) — kopia.zip

    C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV5RVIP (2) — kopia.zip

    1 vote
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  12. C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV_5R_VIP (2) — kopia.zip

    C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV5RVIP (2) — kopia.zip

    1 vote
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  13. C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV_5R_VIP (2) — kopia.zip

    C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV5RVIP (2) — kopia.zip

    1 vote
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  14. C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV_5R_VIP (2) — kopia.zip

    C:\Users\SEBANO3\Desktop\UV5RVIP (2) — kopia.zip

    1 vote
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  15. Installing Windows 2019 iso should fit on a single DVD.

    I recently downloaded a 2019 Server ISO file and discovered it is too big to write to a DVD. But Windows Server 2019 also requires a GPT partitioned bootable drive. The only thumb drives I had available were too small, or were initialized as MBR. And then I discovered that a lot of thumb drives can't be initialized as GPT drives. What with that, and the previous time spent tracking down potential problems, I have now been working on updating a server to 2019 for a month, and still have not even started the actual update.

    1 vote
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  16. Bug: Add-Content keeps lock on file if file is locked

    When two PowerShell sessions execute Add-Content on the same file, both throw a "Stream is not readable." exception, and both keep the file open, so the lock they establish is never getting released.

    Please fix.

    1 vote
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  17. Server 2012 R2 VM Live Migration to Server 2019, VM won't boot after shutting down

    If you use Hyper V Live Migration from Server 2012 R2 (not sure if any other OS) to migrate to Server 2019. The migration works but as soon as you shut down the VM and try to start it again, will no longer boot. It turns on/off 3 times and remains off.

    I also did cluster to cluster migration in VMM and this is the same behaviour.

    It looks like it is due the migrated MAC address, if I set the VM to get a new dynamic mac address it seems to work. If I set it to it's original…

    11 votes
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  18. ADFS should automatically issue claims requested in metadata

    Several major versions later, and ADFS STILL requires manual selection of claims, even when they're specified in referenced metadata. It would be much easier to walk clients through RP setup if that part of the standard were supported.

    1 vote
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  19. In Active Directory have an option to enable an account on a specified date.

    In Active Directory there is an option to disable an account a date. Yet there is no option to enable an account on a particular date. This would be helpful for provisioning new hire accounts without having the manually go in and remember to enable accounts created in advance.

    1 vote
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  20. Enable ACL tracking for resource access

    When accessing resources the user Token is presented and granted or denied access based on SIDs presented (Not taking DACL in to account). Tracking stale groups and ACLs is difficult in an environment, especially if there are multiple granting ACLs to a resource.

    It would be good if there could be an event or log that would show an audit of not just a principal getting access, but how they got access. E.g. SID of the user is present on the Resource and gained access by proxy of direct permissions... or by proxy of a SID of a group in…

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