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  1. 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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      7 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Resolve the Windows Server 2019 bug stopping it from booting on certain servers with UEFI enabled when the Hyper-V Role is installed.

      There's a pretty big problem on some servers (at least two Dell PET Servers I've tried so far) that stops Server 2019 from booting/goes into a boot loop once the Hyper-V role is installed.

      16 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix .NET-incompatibility with Essentials Dashboard on Server 2016

        With the latest .Net updates the dashboard is not useable anymore: Warnings can't be ignored or deleted, computers can't be removed...
        Only the progressbar appears, cpu usage rises to 100% and dashboard gets stuck or crashes.

        43 votes
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        • Server 2012 R2 VM Live Migration to Server 2019, VM won't boot after shutting down

          If you use Hyper V Live Migration from Server 2012 R2 (not sure if any other OS) to migrate to Server 2019. The migration works but as soon as you shut down the VM and try to start it again, will no longer boot. It turns on/off 3 times and remains off.

          I also did cluster to cluster migration in VMM and this is the same behaviour.

          It looks like it is due the migrated MAC address, if I set the VM to get a new dynamic mac address it seems to work. If I set it to it's original…

          4 votes
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          • Update Essentials 2012 R2 Dashboard to be compatible with current .NET releases

            If any .NET version after 4.5.2 is installed, some dashboard functionality fails (can't remove computer, can't ignore alert) and the dashboard crashes randomly. Removing and blocking .NET 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 works around the issue, but that means the server is limited to the 4-year-old .NET 4.5.2. This article has more details:

            https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2018/02/essentials-2012-r2-dashboard-fails-with-net-4-6-and-4-7/

            41 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Controller and Environment Bugs

              It would appears I'm not the only one experiencing the issue, I did a fresh install promote it to a Windows Server 2016 Forest and Domain AD. After the reboot I realize the Start Menu settings cannot be changed, next I found that whole load of permission error whenever I try to launch anything that requires Administrator privilege including Server Manager, Settings and Control Panel. After that I went to check the permission settings of the C drive and Windows folder as compared to previous version of Windows Server, "Authenticated Users" is no longer part of the default permissions. This…

              5 votes
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              • SCVMM (VMM) & S2D should support cross-cluster migration of highly available VMs

                Migrations of highly-available VMs from one cluster to another while using S2D and SOFS as a storage solution (NOT hyper-converged) should be supported by VMM.

                VMM has built-in functionality to allow migration of a VM from one cluster to another.

                This does NOT work with HA VMs when your storage solution is SOFS on S2D. The VM will be placed in pause-critical, effectively a failed migration.

                I believe this is a shortcoming on the part of Failover Clustering not properly handling storage communication, but not sure as this action isn't able to be automated outside VMM.

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                  1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  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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                  • Issue on Windows10 Pro as RDP listener - internal error occurred

                    Hello,

                    I want to report one issue that is easy to reproduce, it occurs with any rdp client that connects to Windows10 Pro with enabled RDP connections, actually used mstsc.exe to connect from one Windows10 pro machine to another Windows10 pro machine with enabled RDP.

                    After ~100 tries to restore interrupted connection the server refuses future rdp connection tries with internal error occurred message reported by mstsc.exe.

                    It doesn't matter if you have logged off the session during running, as example did 20 connection restorings then logged off, logged in and did next 80 connection restorings, that was only example,…

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                    • Windows Server 2016 loses NTFS permissions

                      Folder structure (example):

                      Company (Company is shared as Company)
                      Sales
                      Administration
                      Office

                      Folder Company:
                      Share permissions:
                      Everyone, Change

                      NTFS permissions:
                      Group “Alle_MAs”, Read, This folder only
                      Group “Admin”, “System”, Full control
                      right inheritance, disabled

                      Supfolders of Company (Sales, Administration, Office):
                      Folder „Sales“, Group „Sales“, Change
                      Folder „ Administration“, Group „ Administration“, Change
                      Folder „ Office“, Group „ Office“, Change

                      For example, if I delete the folder “Sales”, on the share “Company”, all NTFS permissions have disappeared except for “Administratos” and “System”

                      Thanks for your help
                      Michael

                      11 votes
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                      • "PowerShell Core" 6.x "Remote Server Administration Tools" 1809 Get-* -Filter * Properties * broken

                        Get-AD* Cmdlets broken when using "-Filter *" and & or "-Properties *"
                        on Windows 10 1809 with Remote Server Administration Tools 1809:

                        Name : ConsoleHost
                        Version : 6.1.1
                        InstanceId : 376bfa55-d7c2-41ad-89dc-bc63b357ccb8
                        UI : System.Management.Automation.Internal.Host.InternalHostUserInterface
                        CurrentCulture : en-US
                        CurrentUICulture : en-US
                        PrivateData : Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost+ConsoleColorProxy
                        DebuggerEnabled : True
                        IsRunspacePushed : False
                        Runspace : System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace

                        Get-ADobject -Server $Forest.DomainNamingMaster -Credential $Creds.$ForestKey -LDAPFilter "(objectClass=site)" -SearchBase 'CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com' -Properties *
                        Get-ADobject : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
                        At line:1 char:1
                        + Get-ADobject -Server $Forest.DomainNamingMaster -Credential $Creds.$F ...
                        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-ADObject], NullReferenceException
                        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryCmdlet:System.NullReferenceException,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADObject

                        Same Windows…

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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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                                    • SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe crashes when going to Region Language

                                      I have installed WS2016 with PL region, OS in English. I wanted to switch to all English - when trying to change the locale in Region, got this message: SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe : Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions

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                                      • 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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                                        • Bug Report: Powershell add-ipamaddress cmdlet does not commit to DHCP or DNS

                                          The powershell add-ipamaddress cmdlet takes a number of parameters related to dhcp/dns, such as dhcp server, dns zones, etc... but does not sync this information to dhcp or dns.

                                          The cmdlet is mostly useless without the ability to register this info automatically.

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