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  1. Software Inventory Logging (SILA) SQL Conversion (Localization?) Bug

    SILA complements the built-in SIL. After tricking the setup to successfully install on a German server using an existing database (see my install localization bug report) another issue pops up.

    Executing Sop-SilAggregator in PowerShell will result in a .Net SqlClient Data Provider InvalidOperation exception referring to conversion problems from nvarchar to datetime with the value being out-of-range (see screenshot with German error message).

    This raises suspicion to be a German vs. US date format issue ("23.10.2017 22:44:00" German vs. "10/23/2017 10:44:00pm" US vs. "2017-10-23 22:44:00" ISO).

    https://gntmrw-am3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4mQHyfRpoGlajra0F8TFHjtfjQM8wm-ijcChA-Q-O7ABZYMGfnoSM09fsLdH8YdnGv05o5v7PhZ5FBD6BrExpqULVfJj1KCJh3YBM-n03BsLc7wsHt2Jmk-EkoZ7Ek23pA_04nw1ntgs7O0z2V5cIC1t2L1v2q8656QXZ8Ytuna6qrl3cz4Iji2OFjP46sEnLaXZBOYcqYDJAytaib8g?width=994&height=834&cropmode=none

    1 vote
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  2. Software Inventory Logging Aggregator (SILA) Disjoint Namespace Bug

    SILA complements the built-in SIL but it seems the MSI (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49046) has an AD DNS domain/NetBIOS domain disjoint namespace bug.

    Assume you had an NT4 domain: OLD_DOMAIN
    Migrating to AD you created a proper DNS domain: mydomain.net
    Now you have a disjoint namespace (NetBIOS vs. AD DNS).

    Trying to install SILA on a remote server (not the SQL server itself) will lead to the following error:

    Microsoft.AnalysisServices.OperationException: Errors in the metadata manager. The 'Administrators' role includes domain account that does not exist. The following domain user account is no longer valid for this role: 'mydomain\SERVERNAME$'.
    at Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AnalysisServicesClient.SendExecuteAndReadResponse(ImpactDetailCollection impacts,…

    1 vote
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  3. Software Inventory Logging Aggregator (SILA) Install Localization Bug

    SILA complements the built-in SIL but it seems the MSI (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49046) though having a German download and UI is not working properly on German (and maybe other localized) servers.

    The setup breaks with an error regarding "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" which is localized to "NT-AUTORITÄT\SYSTEM" on German servers.

    Inspecting the MSI also shows one SQL script having "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" in hardcoded form.

    https://gnt7uq-am3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4mtP2tOncjwsBEW4a23maV1aDWnWw4i9lN3gUP63UIEy1YNfHy8wQNipzec6JCKcvyVJT3GM7pTusRXzg6LP6gHYun0Ar7u85Z1LlUVP4jfkdtTGnGsh4KAdnJqEFaIJk0lb_6t3oFKlLHqpJBwb821PLZIPstwrNT5pdxNe4UX919JeqhOsBGxOHaVRc0Ja6d1z71gkdd2UTf4pGRLdNQBQ?width=1047&height=880&cropmode=none

    1 vote
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 2 votes
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  8. Excel sheet notification to person that occupies my sheets

    Is it possible to ensure a way of communicating with the person who is using my excel sheet? I was just about to open the file I created and one of my colleques seems to use it already. Unfurtunately it is urgend and the excel notification that states that I can open a copied version until my excel sheet is available again leaves me only with the option to get myself notified when the sheet is available again. It would be amazing to allow to send a message to that person using my file, unfortunately the person who is using…

    2 votes
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  9. Policy Analyzer Toolkit Open Source?

    I am reading about the Policy Analyzer. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2016/10/22/policy-analyzer-v3-1-pre-release

    Microsoft has been moving more projects open source into Git. Has there been any discussions about making this tool open? I imagine the community might be able to make some meaningful contributions. Based on the comments in this post there is lots of interest on this topic!

    1 vote
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  10. NO Red flags after clean install

    I find it very irritating when the event log starts to fill with Red Error events straight after a clean install. If the install succeeds without errors, then the server should run without logging a bunch of errors, or are these errors not really errors ??

    2 votes
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  11. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 (RSAT) fr-CA

    I live in Québec in Canada and we would love to install the RSAT tool with our regional parameter but it is not available actually.

    We need to install a language pack to successfully install it

    Can you release a version of the RSAT tool for fr-CA ?

    16 votes
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  12. Console interface

    This belongs to Win10 Home and Pro but i cant find the link to it.

    It would be great if theres an application for Win10 Home and Pro, which behaves and looks like an xbox one. I want to use my computer with my tv and wireless controller, just like a regular console.


    • starting and shutting down the computer and games and steam, uplay,...

    • no mouse and keyboard needed

    • controlling absolutely everything with the controller

    • one-click-switch to change between computer- and console-mode

    That would be great

    1 vote
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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.

    22 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Query Optimize Win32_Product without Side-Effects

    In https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394378.aspx

    Warning Win32Product is not query optimized. Queries such as "select * from Win32Product where (name like 'Sniffer%')" require WMI to use the MSI provider to enumerate all of the installed products and then parse the full list sequentially to handle the “where” clause. This process also initiates a consistency check of packages installed, verifying and repairing the install. With an account with only user privileges, as the user account may not have access to quite a few locations, may cause delay in application launch and an event 11708 stating an installation failure. For more information, see…

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report

    Please Offer file attachment option for Feedback or Bug Report! This Option makes issue Reporting much Simpler & Clearer to explain & describe a specific issue/s!

    3 votes
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  18. Print Spooler Isolation

    Ever since Windows server 2012 we have had printer driver isolation, but there is a need for print spooler isolation. This would allow for an individual spooler for a printer to be stopped and the jobs deleted without affecting all other printers on the print server. This could be done in a method where the main print spooler service spawns child instances for each print and then through an api you would be able to stop and start these child instances.

    7 votes
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  19. Make the eraser in OneNote more efficient

    Hello everbody,

    if I wrote something with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus on my iPad Pro and i want to erase something, it would be great if it is possilbe to select a color that i want to erase. The option to make the eraser bigger or smaller would be great, too.

    Best regards,

    Alex

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  20. A faster way to write again after using the eraser in OneNote

    Hello everybody,

    I am using the iPad Pro and if i want to erase something I have written with the Apple Pencil or another Stylus and i want to write again with another color, it should be possible to click directly on the color that I want and if I do this the last pen i used should be selected automatically in the color i selected.
    You see it is a simple comfort function and would be great.

    Best regards,

    Alex

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