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  1. Auto approve option for Unapproved, Needed Updates rule for WSUS

    I feel there should be an option in WSUS that allows you to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates. As it stands, a lot of products can be installed on many machines on a network. Selecting all products and categories in WSUS consumes a LOT of disk space when automatic approval is enabled. By being able to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates, we will be able to keep disk consumption to a minimum, ensure all Microsoft products on the network are patched appropriately, help prevent WSUS database problems when trying to perform cleanups…

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      0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • RS5's strange update behavior of .NET Framework Preview CU

      Today (1/22 PST), Microsoft released two preview udpates for RS5 - KB4476976 and KB4481031. Thease updates are D release. But Preview of Cumulative Update for .NET Framework (KB4481031) was automatically installed to some Windows 10 ver 1809 and Windows Server 2019. This behavior is not assumed. I did not click "Check for updates". KB4481031 says

      "Install this update
      To download and install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates.
      This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the standalone package for this update, go to…

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      • Where do Windows Server 2019 Evaluation users get FOD ISO Image?

        The following document says "The Server FOD ISO image file is available on the Microsoft Evaluation Center or on the Visual Studio portal for subscribers."

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/windows-admin-center

        FDO iso image was available from the Evaluation Center in early October 2018, but it is not found on the download site of the Windows Server 2019 evaluation re-released in January 2019. Therefore, it is not possible to get FOD iso image unless it is a Visual Studio subscribers or VL users ?

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          1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • locked GPT disk area (save my SSD)

          secure area GPT
          from 120gb SSD i have 2gb space and i cannot change it or open disk files nothing. But when i conected this disk to other laptop it is working but not in my own laptop :( ?? This disk locked me after windows update long time ago, can anyone help me pls?
          1: reinstall doesnt work
          2: formax only to mbt, if i try gtp it show me eror and format automaticly continue to mbr
          3: meybe reinstall my OS with disk can work but in not for this tip, i have important data in m primary…

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          • Add a version for home server/individual use.

            I want to use Windows Server at home. But I will never pay the current amount for a license.

            It would be nice to have a heavily-discounted (or free) version for individuals to use at home. I don't know what restrictions could be put in place to keep the license from being used for business, but I'm sure there's a way.

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              0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Windows server images should not install deskop services such as Maps, One sync

                Windows server should have the option to NOT install desktop services which are very unlikely to be used in a corporate environment these include Maps, Onsync, and XBox. Not only do they appear to be unnecessary they cause false positives with system monitoring software.

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                  0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When will EVAL Server 2019 be available? We have 2019 already...

                  The new eval version is still not available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2019 - but there is nothing new to download, only the redirection so https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/11/13/update-on-windows-server-2019-availability/
                  I was among the lucky ones who got it in the few hours it was available, but it complains at every installation when I don't disconnect the network, even when I integrated the update in the WIM/ISO.

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                  • Add support to multi language server core 2019 when running on containers

                    Default servercore:1809 image came with en-US.

                    - At this moment, for Server Core 2019, you have to install language pack by yourself: https://docs.microsoft.com/pt-br/windows-server/get-started-19/rel-notes-19.
                    - The way to do it, is using lpksetup: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4466511/cannot-configure-language-pack-for-windows-server-2019
                    - But lpksetup.exe crashes when running on container

                    I've described step by step how to reproduce lpksetup.exe error on container, **producing crash report logs** that I've extracted from container.
                    All here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/issues/1#issuecomment-453078549

                    With extra details here: https://github.com/sanguedemonstro/docker-playground/blob/master/langpack-on-servercore2019.md#why-am-i-playing-around-this-subject

                    But I'm not able to understand logs or fix windows base image. And I can't open support ticket once I'm not MS partner.

                    So if anyone could help I'm…

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                    • diag WSUS client et serveur

                      Il manque des outils pour diagnostiquer l'état de fonctionnement du client WSUS ; mais problème pour le WSUS serveur.
                      Comment savoir si le client se connecte bien au serveur, qu'il a envoyer un rapport... et que pour la partir serveur, forcer l'intégration des nouveau rapport afin de voir les nouveaux clients...
                      Il nous faut des commande Powershell pour effectuer des opération WSUS.

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                        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • option "Shutdown" qui attent qu'aucun utilisateur ne soit connecté (session, SMB, HTTP, FTP)

                        "Shutdown.exe" (ou PS: "Restart-Computer") ne permet pas de demander un reboot sous la condition qu'aucune session utilisateur ne soit ouverte. Cela serait très bien pour les serveurs RDS/remoteApp/AppV.
                        Deux autre conditionne possible : l'absence de connexions SMB (share) pour les serveur de fichier (DFS) ou absence de connexions IIS (HTTP, FTP).
                        Merci pour ses évolutions.

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                        • remove security questions from Server and Enterprise SKUs

                          The OOBE of Server 2019 1809 includes mandantory security questions for creating an initial local account.

                          This is apparently a left-over from Home / Pro SKU

                          Please release a CU to such remove consumer stuff from enterprise and server SKUs for Server 2016 / 2019.

                          I neither want to guess what's the favorite color of the admin that forgot the password nor where he went to school. Thank you very much!

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                          • After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PR

                            After your update my computer abruptly shuts off. HP ran an hardware check and there is no hardware problem. YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS PROBLEM. WHY ????????????

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                            • NSLookup add support for URI dns entries

                              NSLookup add support for URI dns entry schemes

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                              • NSLookup add support for URI dns entries

                                NSLookup add support for URI dns entry schemes

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                                  • Hyper-v Replication stops working

                                    Server 2016 replication worked to secondary server. Now, both machines are upgraded to 2019. Replication works for hours and then fails. Requires restart of machine (and killing VM tasks as they won't shutdown gracefully) to get replication working again only to have it fail again.

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                                    • Hyper-V management service stops listening

                                      Under 2019, the Hyper-V management service stops listening (Server was upgraded from 2016). Shutting down the service hangs.

                                      Hyper-V was stable under 2016.

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • get hackers out

                                          help they are running a **** business on my home wifi

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