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  1. 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.

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      10 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • MSTSC Should Be More Forthcoming With Diagnostics; Beyond "An Internal Error Occurred"

        I manage a PC that runs Broadcast Software International's Simian application in production 24/7 for a radio station. It is royally impossible to manage the PC via mstsc which reports "An Internal Error Occurred." There is a VPN involved provided by WatchGuard's appliance. The VPN is NOT the problem. Remote Desktop works for the brother PC that also runs Windows 7 with University of Kansas's Telephone Reader application in production 24/7. My hypothesis is that the broadcast-quality sound card is being accessed, with catastrophic results, by the server part of RDP in Windows 7 even in the case where I…

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        • Windows Server 2019 Search function doesn't work without Internet connection

          Search function is not working when Server 2019 is not connected to internet. I'm not getting any search results when I search after installed programs from start menu. When I connect the server to Internet everything is fine. Sometimes it works when i go back to offline mode until I reboot server again. We have lots of offline servers so I hope you can fix this problem before we start to migrate to Sever 2019.

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          • Task Manager and Admin Centre cannot see CPU usage

            I have HPE Proliant MicroServer Gen8 and installed Windows Server 2019. After I set non-unicode language to Chinese(Simp), I cannot see CPU usage anymore in task manager, resource monitor, and Admin Centre. Even I revert it back to English(US), it still would not help.

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            • please implement a seperation of architectures in WSUS for Itanium and ARM64

              There is no way to keep ARM64 and Itanium updates out of WSUS because one can only choose between x86 and x64 updates but there is no limitation to other architectures that do not belong to classic Intel or AMD64 architectures just like Itanium and ARM64. These should be filtered in WSUS as a seperate category.

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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

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                  3 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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/

                    34 votes
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                    • Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 does not seem to be compatible with Apple OS split view like version 8 was

                      Can you fix the fact that Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 no longer supports Apple OS Split View

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                      • Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 does not seem to be compatible with Apple OS split view like version 8 was

                        Can you fix the fact that Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 no longer supports Apple OS Split View

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                        • pagefile

                          Following this discussion:
                          https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv

                          The core problem is the following, for example (simple config), for Exchange or SQL servers in a HYPER-V VM under Windows 2016:

                          systemdrive for windows system (and sql, exchange core),
                          datadrive for mbx data or sql-databases
                          datadrive for log file
                          drive for pagefile

                          We create for all this drive a separat VHDX file and add this to the VM as SCSI drive.

                          The drive for pagefile (fast SSD, NVMe or other) is exclusiv for the pagefile reserved. No other data on it. The drive for pagefile is the only drive with a pagefile for this vm.…

                          38 votes
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                          • WSUS Powershell computerupdatestatus

                            The "Get-Wsuscomputer -ComputerUpdateStatus Needed" powershell cmdlet does not work and fails to return objects that match the cmdlet.

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                            • suing someone to fix and actually test a generic april 10pro install to regain all existing virtual images that a generic home users wants

                              suing someone to fix and actually test a generic april 10pro install to regain all existing virtual images that a generic home users wants to use as in all the docker images, all their long time existing virtual box images etc without resorting to worse than Linux powershell lines of code

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                              • Windows Server 2016: Powershell Imports Appear Broken

                                Windows Server 2016: Powershell Imports Appear Broken

                                Version:
                                Major Minor Build Revision
                                ----- ----- ----- --------
                                5 1 14393 2339
                                Error:
                                Error: The term 'function' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was includ
                                ed, verify that the path is correct and try again.

                                Summary:
                                Last night, an update was implemented on our system via active directory. Today, I am unable to run file imports that work on other versions (5.1.16299.431 is working fine on my local machine, Windows 10). I'm not…

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                                • WDS , AD DS, IIS, Ethernet Settings

                                  I've successfully installed Windows Server 2019. I've installed the following Roles: ADDS, DHCP, WDS. Active directory works fine, dhcp work proper. WDS when i try to open the WDS manager will freeze. I've installed in multiple system so it's not a problem with my VMWare Workstation 14. Also i've tried both versions. Standard and Data Center.

                                  Second glitch it's the network settings. When you right click on ethernet icon and try to go to advance option. On the left panel click Ethernet and first option it's to change Adapter option. You will get an error which said that you don't…

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                                  • Hi please read this post carefully

                                    I am a microsoft trainer for about 8 years so i think its important for you to hear my suggestions about windows server 2016 (the latest update).
                                    Win server 2016 has so many bugs and you are losing your customers.
                                    Everyone tells me that master please dont tell me about winserver 2016 any more its not reliable and has so many issues.
                                    So if you as microsoft server team want to know about all of the problems please send me an email so i will tell you all about the problems that im sure you dont know aboute all of…

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                                    • Hyper V bug with saving before restore

                                      When restoring another state (and discarding the current state) the machine "Saves" the current memory to the disk first, and then discards what it saved.

                                      This started with Server 2016.

                                      To reproduce the issue restore a previous machine state and discard the current state ... "saving" will come up before it restores the selected state.

                                      This is silly and adds quite a lot of overhead (when dealing with ~200GB in memory), to the point that it is quicker for me to turn off the machine first, restore the state, then start the VM.

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                                      • Switch Independent Teaming

                                        The standby NIC in a Windows Server Switch Independent teaming configuration results in applications receiving duplicate broadcasts or multicasts. This is incorrect design and make switch independent teaming unusable in many use cases. Broadcasts or multi-casts on the standby adapter should be discarded.

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                                        • Make Windows Deployment Server stop breaking on updates

                                          Every time there is a major 6-month update for Windows Server 2016, my Windows Deployment Server will break and we will not be able to image computers without a complete re-install of Windows Server.

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