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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

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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 The following domain user account is no longer valid for this role: 'mydomain\SERVERNAME$'.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,…

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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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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…

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  7. 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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Reverse please

    In Windows if you want to look at your DCIM folder, the oldest data shows up first and it takes years to load the newest. Wouldnt it be better to see the newest first? Cause i am sure in most cases you want the new data as quick as possible

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  13. Change the use of hyperlinks in the graphical user interface

    In my opinion Microsoft is following a wrong paradigm when it comes to providing server admins with context based background information while working on a server desktop.
    It is regarding the use of referrals in the interface to sources on the internet in order to provide the administrator with more information. I know that, when Microsofts recommendation is followed and the core version is chosen, this is no issue at all, but since several server implementations still require the full graphical version (e.g. Exchange Server 2016) and many IT organisations still choose to use RDS for server administration, many admins…

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  15. Implement total file security for all computers connectd

    I have a conceptual idea of how to secure all the communication, files, and computing resources without the regards where the resources are located. Basically, this would allow to control access to any file on the accessible network or a cloud using the infrastructure/code idea that I have in mind.

    I had several conversation with the business owners about the security of the data (files and etc) when it comes to employees parting with the companies or trying to sabotage the resources. Business owners need total control of the data and preclude those leaving the company to copy the data…

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  16. New software Invention Update for machinery

    New software that causes machinery to become modern day technology and come alive.

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  17. Wir brauchen einen Computer oder Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.

    Hallo liebes Microsoft Team
    Ich habe oft darüber nachgedacht was der Menschheit fehlt die Geschäftlich oder auch Privat oft unterwegs sind. Stellen Sie sich einmal vor jemand der beruflich oft Reist, nie an einem Punkt ist hat so gut wie immer sein Notebook oder Laptop dabei. Jetzt muss der jenige was ausdrucken, aber wo ? Wie währe die Idee mit einem Laptop mit integriertem Drucker.
    Oder ein ALL IN ONE Rechner mit integriertem Drucker. Vielleicht hat man nicht soviel Platz zuhause oder man will sich etwas kaufen wo alles mit drinnen ist.

    Ich würde mich über eure Meinung interessieren wie…

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  18. Replace the server GUI with a website

    I do believe that servers do not need a GUI and probably should not have one for performance and security reasons. With Windows Server 2016, the default installation is Server Core, and I do think this is a very good thing.

    However, there are scenarios when a GUI can be handy, particularly for small business with limited IT resources (for example, for the Essentials role). In this scenario, instead of installing a GUI on the server (with calculator, Explorer, Internet Explorer, etc.) the user should be able to access and configure the server from a webpage just like most routers…

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  19. Telecommute Add-on or App

    Our company is largely a Microsoft shop. We are also looking to take advantage of telecommute work options. Right now there isn't a good solution that integrates well with the tools we use to help managers do their jobs remotely. It is largely left up to high volume communication between manager and employees. With all the pitfalls that entails.

    My suggestion is a piece of software (maybe an Outlook addon) that can aggregate activity in most/all Microsoft products. For instance, it can show mail activity of your employees, TFS activity, Lync/Skype activity, etc... in one place to gauge productivity and…

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  20. Allow Ethernet Connections to be Metered

    Since only wifi connections can be metered it is not possible to control the application of updates. Anyone with an Ethernet connection to the internet can have long runs interrupted and days even weeks of work can be damaged. Allowing Ethernet connections to be metered should add a necessary degree of control.

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