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  1. There is a bug in DfsrHelper.dll

    If a Powershell script creates a DFSR RG and invokes the CmdLet "Set-DfsrMembership" multiple times to add several member servers then there is a high probability that the CmdLet will fail.
    I have a PowerShell script than creates a new DFSR RG, adds the local server and a folder, then calls the above CmdLet.
    if the script is run in a loop (deleting the RG between iterations) then the script will fail after 2 - 5 loops.

    I've used .NET Reflector to debug the DfsrPowershell, DfsObjectModel and DfsrHelper DLL's and I found that the error is as follows:
    Set-DfsrManagement attempts…

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      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Server Essentials 2016 Connector More Robust to Windows Upgrades

      The Server Essentials Connector client often loses its connection to the server following a Windows Update. This is both frustrating if seen, or an issue if missed (if the icon is not always shown) as it can lead to backups not happening for a number of days. Normally it is then just a case of running the ClientDeploy app, but you have to know where to find this (it is not added to the all programs list).

      Ideally the connector should be much more robust to Windows Updates and should simply "just work" but, if it does not connect it…

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        0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • unable to change WINS Server IP Binding in Windows Server 2016.

        Unable to change WINS Server, IP Binding in Windows Server 2016. In the MMC of WINS Server, you can see an IP Address which suggests that the WINS Service is only listing on this Network Adapter. Even you change the Network Adapter metric, the IP will be not changed in the WINS MMC Gui. It's only changing, if you disable the used interface. With a netstate you can see that the WINS Service is listening on all Interfaces. This is confusing

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        • DPM - AN absolutely worthless product

          I would like to see the Microsoft developers get off of their lazy @#$#@ and improve the DPM server. I am being forced to use a product that Microsoft should be ashamed to have their name on.

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          • Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Mac OS X 10.12

            Windows Server 2016 Essentials needs to be updated to support Mac OS X v10.12

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            • Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Windows 10 1709

              After upgrading my Windows 10 Pro 1703 to 1709, the Essentials connector was de-installed and I'm no longer able to run the installer.

              Please update Windows Server 2016 Essentials to support Windows 10 1709.

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                0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Windows Customer Support ™ 1(855)844-0388 Toll Free Helpline.

                24*7 Helpline Support Staff

                Contact us.

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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove all in-box dependancies on WOW64 (e.g. - misexec.exe)

                  I've been experimenting with removing WOW64 support from servers. There have been several instances where I've had to reinstall it for operations that have very little to do with the actual server function. The most common scenario is installing MSIs like System Center agents. After the installation is complete I can remove WOW64 and the server operates perfectly. Why can't we just have a native x64 Windows Installer?

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                    0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Active Directory dsa.msc Attribute Editor only if Object not searched

                    if i open an computer object directly in the dsa.msc there is a tab called "Attribute Editor". If i open an object over the search function there is no tab "Attribute Editor". Bug or Feature? I can´t understand the sens of the difference.

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                      1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support full in-place upgrade

                      I believe it would help a lot of organizations if in-place upgrade of Windows Server to newer builds was fully supported. With the change of release schedule it would make it easier for smaller organizations and one-box setups to stay up to date.

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                        0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\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_10.0.14393.447_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
                        Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: App

                        It's also possible that this…

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                          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • RSAT tools to support below the typical N-1 level

                          Often many of us work in an environment that is evolving to the latest OS, but perhaps technology or development of internal applications have held or slowed us from updating these to current standards. We are encouraged to use RSAT tools to manage these hosts and services, but these tools are only backwards compatible by N-1.

                          This means that with a Windows 10 (current build) laptop, which will use RSAT for 2016, I cannot manage my older Windows 2012 or even 2008r2 hosts. I then have to either use a VM which is running Win7 or 8.1 with RSAT to…

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                            0 comments  ·  Interoperability & Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Problems with March 2017 Security Rollup

                            The moderator from the server forum suggested I post here (please see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a894761b-963e-4e4a-a309-d28999209448/march-2017-security-updates-breaks-ntlm-authentication-of-samba-shares-over-netbios?forum=winserversecurity).

                            We had a production down weekend after installing Microsoft's security March 2017 rollup. This question is to help us understand what was included in the March rollup that broke production in order that we can properly document the workaround.

                            Scenario:

                            1. Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers.
                            2. March 2017 security rollup applied.
                            3. SAMBA shares hosted on AIX using NTLM authentication stopped working, giving access denied (client message)
                            Error on AIX host is: "FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS"
                            Error on AIX host is: "SPNEGO login failed: NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT" …

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                            • Finally, please describe for each executable (standalone & services) it's necessity to access the Internet

                              This is a security issue.

                              Hello

                              It's really strange that we use operating systems which do not describe its executables and their eligibility to access the internet.

                              If we monitor which programms access the internet on a Windows Machine, then we really often have to google for its executable name and just get informations like "we do'nt know what it does, but it is probably safe to allow internet access".

                              Therefore, please:
                              1) Finally, create a professional application & service architecture. No, to route everything over svchost.exe is not a secure design. Not at all.

                              2) Finally, create a datasheet…

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                              • update the default logo on Windows Server 2016 Essentials "mobile" browser to display Windows Server, rather than Windows Server 2012 R2.

                                i noticed when browsing to windows server 2016 essentials on my smartphone, the default logo displays "Windows Server 2012 R2", while the same page on my PC shows "Windows Server". perhaps the image needs to be updated for the mobile platform to match the desktop platform.

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                                • Windows Server Start Menu at least like Windows 7 Start Menú and old classic start menu.

                                  Please, no more mobile UI and flat and ugly design like Windows 10.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please keep same logic for control panel running app wuapp

                                    I do updates PC / servers so many times that typing ms-config:windowsupdates rather than wuapp is boring, please keep these shortcuts in the Windows + R commands

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                                    • Different colors in files

                                      Different Colors for various files in a folder to have a better overview of your files and documents.
                                      If you create a folder, in which you want to highlight several files, it would be an enormous help to be able to mark your files in various colors, so you can find them easier and have a better time organizing your documents

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                                      • Hybrid Search of File Server with Office 365.

                                        I want to search files on on-pre file servers by Office 365 Search without SharePoint Server.

                                        Office 365 Hybrid Search with SharePoint Server 2016 can search files in on-pre file servers.
                                        I want Office 365 Hybrid Search with Windows Search.

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                                        • How do I send appreciate to Microsoft for this site?

                                          How do I send appreciate for this site? This is a great service. Id like to show my appreciation.

                                          - Is it possible to throw some like buttons on responses? P
                                          - Perhaps social integration to share certain issues?

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