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  1. Failed to import VM with virtual disk extension vhdx

    I have exported VMs with virtual disk extension vhdx created on Windows 10 1809 but can't import them on multiple Windows 10 versions. I exported VM with vhd extension and successfully imported on the sames systems that had issue with vhdx file.

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  2. 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.

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  3. MS DNS does not validate manual entries for RFC compliance

    When copying and pasting a CNAME in to MS DNS I accidentally got in a trailing space in the text selection. Even after verifying that spaces are not valid characters, DNS still permitted its use.

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  4. "Windows Update Cleanup 1.00 MB" bug of Windows Server 2016

    Recently, I found "Windows Update Cleanup 1.00 MB" in Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) Tool of Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience. I know of another bug that is incorrectly displayed as 3.55 TB, but I found this new 1.00MB bug on two machines (Hyper-V VM and Azure VM). I selected this item on my Hyper-V VM and delete start, it will take a day or more to finally complete, and about 30GB of space will be come back. That's good news, but 1.00 MB display is bug, and the time taken to delete is unusual. I do not have the courage…

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  5. SIMPLE not chaos and hyper complexity impossile to understand in less than month lost for update wrong

    update are too complex when wrong, please you must make simple solutions for update errors that works
    I understand why Boeing crashes with Microsoft software !!

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  6. Bug: Can not pin off the Start menu forWindows Server 2019 Essentials

    1. pin off the Start menu
    2. log off
    3. The Start menu is clear

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  7. Can't launch desktop icons from Settings - rundll32.exe error no permissions as administrator

    This is a BUG
    Why when attempting to launch desktop icons from settings do I get a rundll32.exe error 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item'
    EH WHAT? Fix your bugs and test your software

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  8. 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…

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  9. robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes

    robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes.

    It appears that if I change attribute settings on the source folders, it is not reflected on the destination folders if I run updates in Robocopy.

    Settings is OK on the first run, but it will not update on subsequent runs.

    Options : *.* /S /E /DCOPY:DAT /COPY:DATSO /SECFIX /PURGE /MIR /ZB /MT:128 /R:10 /W:30

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  10. Windows Server 2016 Update Needs to be FIXED

    Unacceptable windows server 2016 updates will take 48 hours to complete. My Linux servers will update in 10 minutes of time. This slow update process is akin to taking 48 hours to fill gas tank on your car. FIX IT ALREADY.

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  11. Fix failure to reconstruct _msdcs bug

    If the option "Network Connections -> Ethernet ?? -> Properties -> ipv4 -> advanced -> dns -> register this connection's address with dns" is disabled , then a DC will fail to recreate the _msdcs delegated domain. This option would appear to be responsible for the first CNAME entry in _msdcs , if that is missing then _msdcs will not be reconstructed. And might have been responsible for deleteing it in the first place

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  12. Removing SMB Bandwidth Limits causes BSOD

    You create an SMB Bandwidth limit using the "Set-SMBBandwidthLimit" cmdlet.

    You then attempt to remove the previously created SMB Bandwidth Limit using the "Remove-SMBBandwidthLimit" cmdlet.

    The machine will then immediately blue screen with Bugcheck 0x0000003b. Analyising the memory dump that is generated presents the following:

    PRIMARY_PROBLEM_CLASS: 0x3B_SmbBandwidthLimitFilter!SchedDispatchDeviceControl

    Tested on Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter 1607 (14393.2791) - February Cumulative Update.

    See here for original Technet Forum post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4283c98e-4326-4a99-ac73-5357d9c60909/removing-smb-bandwidth-limits-results-in-bsod?forum=ws2016

    Matt Hibberd

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  13. Windows Server Insider Preview 18334 enter-pssession do not get-windowsfeature

    In enter - pssession to Windows Server Insider Preview 18334, when get - windowsfeature is executed, the following message appears.
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    Remote host method get_WindowSize is not implemented.
         + CategoryInfo: ResourceUnavailable: (:) [out-lineoutput], PSRemotingDataStructureException
         + FullyQualifiedErrorId: System.Management.Automation.Remoting.PSRemotingDataStructureException, Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutLineOutputCommand
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    Although the installation itself has been successful, the install-Windows feature-name "Data-Center-Bridging", "Failover-Clustering", "Hyper-V", "RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell", "Hyper-V-PowerShell" "FS-Data-Deduplication" -IncludeManagementTools
    The same message is also displayed in the execution.

    There is no problem for get-windowsfeature running locally in Windows Server Insider Preview 18334.

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  14. 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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  15. 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…

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Windows 2016 - Scheduled Task Access for non-admin Domain users

    In Windows server 2016 we are unable to provide access on scheduled tasks for non-admin domain users. This is doable in windows 2012 by adding the permissions to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks folder but it is not working in windows 2016.

    Is this a know issue/bug with windows 2016 ?

    Thank You In Advance

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  19. 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.

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  20. bug in taskmanager winserver 2016

    I create a task that monitor Eventlogentries by EventID.
    I create 4 triggers listen to 4 different eventIDs (AD Group created, alterted, deleted) but only on action to start a powershell script.

    Each time one event occurs (only one evententry) the action will be performend 4 times

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