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  1. Serve ADFS metadata url with a more appropriate Cache-Control directive

    The ADFS metadata url for SAML and Ws-Federation is served with Cache-Control: no-cache which can cause a compliant SAML client to spin. I currently ignore this bad cache directive and impute a computed value from the embedded X509 certificates, which isn't a good choice but better than spinning. A suitable Cache-Control: max age should be provided, probably measured in hours.

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  2. Powershell bug with parameter set and Resolve-DnsName triggered -Debug prompt

    Expect non-interactive execution of script
    Result get debug prompt despite no -Debug flag

    It is so strange you have to see it to understand

    param (
    
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$True, ParameterSetName='defaults')]
    [ValidateSet('world', 'people')]
    [string]$Thing
    )
    Write-Host "Hello $Thing"

    Resolve-DnsName google.com -Server 8.8.8.8

    Try it:

    .\Test.ps1 -Thing world -Debug
    Hello world
    DEBUG: 196616

    Confirm
    Continue with this operation?
    [Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [H] Halt Command [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "Y"):

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    50 votes
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  4. Fix single update installation triggering multiple updates through sconfig (2016)

    Windows Server 2016 with GUI, Exchange Server 2016 running. When I attempt to install a single update using sconfig (in this case the Servicing Stack Update) the OS "helpfully" installed the pending Security Update for Exchange Server without prompting. The installation of this update stops all Exchange Server services.

    2 votes
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  5. 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

    7 votes
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  6. Server 2016 updates MUCH too slow!

    I've never seen Windows hosts take so long to update as Server 2016 does. Between taking sometimes over an hour to download 15MB updates on an extremely fast connection, to the sometimes HOURS-long process, something is BROKEN! And yet all I see in eventvwr is "Installation started" with null detail as to what's taking so bloody forever.

    FIX THIS MICROSOFT. People have been complaining about this for YEARS.

    2 votes
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  7. get-dhcpserverv4reservation command bug

    get-dhcpserverv4reservation command

    when use
    Get-DhcpServerv4Reservation -ScopeId $ScopeId -ComputerName $DHCPServer -ClientId $ClientId
    it returns the leased (not reserved) client IP if the ClientID exists and is active in the given scope
    There is a workaround = collect all reservations for the given scope and search in the result against ClientID

    2 votes
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  8. Bug: Add-Content keeps lock on file if file is locked

    When two PowerShell sessions execute Add-Content on the same file, both throw a "Stream is not readable." exception, and both keep the file open, so the lock they establish is never getting released.

    Please fix.

    1 vote
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  9. 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…

    11 votes
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  10. CAPS LOCK Problem

    I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop to access a Windows desktop remotely through a chromebook. About once or twice every ten minutes, the caps lock randomly activates on the windows machine without me activating it. The only way I can deactivate it is by typing at least one character in CAPS LOCK mode and at least one character out of CAPS LOCK mode consecutively. This is an annoying trait, and it seems to be a bug you may want to fix.

    1 vote
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  11. show "Disk Manager" window - mine doesn't show so i cant change drive letter

    I click on Start icon, then "disk Manager" - nothing happens

    1 vote
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  12. robocopy /mt causes incorrect summary for copied and skipped files

    Issue relating to robocopy is detailed here:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/cd9b83c1-bd01-41ee-8f56-ea9db4e598bb/robocopy-with-mt-switch-seems-to-show-different-summary-info-why?forum=winserverfiles&prof=required

    When using the /MT to a directory that already exists the files are not skipped. This is the opposite behavior to what happens without the /MT flag. This issue is picked up reviewing the summary.

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  13. [Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac] Display freezes after first frame

    I am connecting to a VirtualBox VM exposed via VRDP. The first frame loads but then it stops. Mouse and Keyboard events are still sent to the VM (I can see things happen in the preview window), but the screen on MS Remote Desktop never updates.

    1 vote
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  14. Bug in Android RD 8.1.71.387 using danish keyboard.

    Not sure why I was guided to windows server, the problem is with the Android RD client.

    In a danish environment, the bottom left key is supposed to be - (minus) and the shifted value _ (underscore), This is the key immediately to the left of the right shift key.
    Using the Android RD client on a Acer Chromebook with danish keyboard towards a Windows 10 VDI the keys come out as + (plus) and the shifted value ? (questionmark).
    Connecting to the same VDI with RD from a Windows PC renders the correct keys, and using the chromebook in…

    1 vote
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  15. Server 2016 jumping ahead of time

    I have found a wired thing, I got a file server that has shadow copies configured for one of its drives and it seems that server jumps ahead of time at some point and creates shadow copies for future. Not sure if it happens because of a bug. I've fully updated the server and reported the issue here as one of TechNet guy suggested. please reachout for more details. janindu@live.com Thanks

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  16. Offline files

    On Windows 10, Office 2016/2019 can not open offline files from redirected folders when internet connection is not available. If internet connection is available (even public one), there is no problem. Other file types (pdf, jpg) have no issues. The server that stores the redirected folders is not accessible through internet, only on local network. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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  17. 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.

    7 votes
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  18. Windows Server 2019 RDS Remote Apps Freeze/Disconnect

    When using LAPS UI or Server Manager which I believe these are .NET applications with RDS Remote Apps the right-click context menus or an admin prompt freeze the RemoteApp session and eventually disconnect. This issue is not present in Server 2016 and I assume this has something to do with the way RemoteApps works in 2019

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  19. Use a proper issue tracker such as available on github.com or gitlab.com

    Use a proper issue tracker such as available on github.com or gitlab.com.

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  20. 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/

    46 votes
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