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  1. Add an error preventing the deletion of checkpoints when the hypervisor is not running!

    I dual boot VMware and Hypervisor enabled versions of the OS and deleted a checkpoint while the hypervisor service wasn't running. The disk therefore did not merge, and when I rebooted with the hypervisor there was an id mismatch for some reason. Please prevent the deletion or atleast create a notification to confirm informing the disk merge won't occur while the hypervisor isn't running.

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  2. Make Storage Spaces Direct more reliable!

    We’ve had a nightmare experience with Storage Spaces Direct on 2016, on brand new HPE Gen 10 kit. We have a detailed account we can share.

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  3. 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.

    6 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. 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

    1 vote
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  9. 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

    6 votes
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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. ReFs RAW and metadata inconsistency issues

    We have a storage spaces two way mirror two column setup with ReFs.

    Each time the DataIntegrityScan runs we get a warning.
    Volume metadata inconsistency was detected and was repaired successfully.
    Volume name: D:
    Metadata reference: 0x204
    Range offset: 0x0
    Range length (in bytes): 0x0
    Bytes repaired: 0x3000
    Status: STATUS_SUCCESS

    And each time Windows update requires a reboot the volume is detected as RAW!

    If we reboot the server again it is detected as ReFs.

    Running Windows Server 2016 Standard.

    6 votes
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  12. Hello, after applying the below listed patches this past Sunday on Windows Server 2016 dedicated to File / Print services, searching for fil

    Hello, after applying the below listed patches this past Sunday on Windows Server 2016 dedicated to File / Print services, searching for files on Windows Server 2016 results in the search that appears to be searching but unable to display properly.

    If possible I'll send a picture comparing Windows Explorer search results from both Win10 & Win7 (both systems are up to date with latest patches, though the same view from Win 10 happens on Win 2016), a description of what I'm seeing can be described as follows:

    Win 10 / 2016; you see the file name only, the rest…

    3 votes
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  13. 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.

    1 vote
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  14. In Event Viewer the link by More Information: Event Log Online Help points to a non existing page:

    The link is https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee958049.aspx which is a 404.

    Please update Event Viewer to remove the link to Event Log Online Help or create the page proper.

    5 votes
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  15. Bug : Task Scheduler Repeat Calendar Trigger

    Scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2016, with a Repeat Calendar Trigger, do not appear to start after restarting the server.
    The date of departure being exceeded there is no more triggering. The date of the next trigger is correct but nothing happens.
    The manual trigger works correctly.
    To reactivate trigger it is necessary to set a later date on the current date.

    25 votes
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  16. 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…

    2 votes
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  17. WSUS on Win2012: Fix issue that causes Windows Server 2016 clients OS to be listed as "Windows (Version 10)"

    When using WSUS on Windows 2012 (WSUS 4.x), the WSUS console incorrectly lists Windows Server 2016 clients with Operating System "Windows (Version 10)". This is confusing to customers, and causes them concerns related to reporting, as well as the ability to update Win2016 clients with WSUS on Windows 2012.

    This issue does not occur with WSUS on Windows 2016, where Windows Server 2016 clients are listed with Operating System as "Windows Server 2016 <edition>".

    26 votes
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  18. Scheduled Tasks do not store domain information of runas account

    If you create a scheduled task in Server 2016, the domain information of the user is not saved or stored.
    Getting the principal with powershell or exporting the task as xml does not show the domain information either.

    13 votes
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  19. Windows server 2016 has the wrong version number when retrieving it by SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0

    Retrieving the server version by SNMP returns the wrong version number for Windows 2016 Server. I'm getting "6.3" instead of the expected "10.0". Using SNMP OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 to retrieve the version.

    Please fix

    7 votes
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  20. Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

    Server core version of Windows server 2016 doesn't support DFSR static port assignment.

    DFSRDiag.exe and DFSR powershell are not available to assign static port to DFSR in server core version

    8 votes
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