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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add basic Linux management to Windows Admin Center

      Windows Admin Center is fantastic but we all manage a mix of Linux and Windows Servers. Add the ability to add Linux Servers, SSH over the browser, and a few basic items would be phenomenal (process list, disk info, file explorer)

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        2 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  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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          0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            4 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Initiate SCCM Wake-on-LAN from the Secondary Site Servers/DPs.

            Request for Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to be initiated from the Secondary Site Servers and DPs. Currently only the Primary Servers are able to initiate WoL but due to certain security concerns and geographical challenges, multicast and unicast broadcasts is either not permitted or limited. These limitations prevents the Primary Server to wake up clients at remote locations. If WoL traffic is initiated on the Site Servers and DPs, the WoL traffic will remain within their respective local networks while maintaining a security posture by blocking external unicast and multicast traffic.

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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "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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                1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support Azure AD domain join for Windows Server 2016

                Microsoft should strongly consider implementing support for Azure AD join in future builds of Windows Server 2016. I how a couple of customers that have nearly finished the transition to all cloud and is left with a couple of servers due to legacy software. They are currently left with the option to deploy Azure AD Domain Services for supporting a couple (2-5) servers.

                35 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • MERGE needs to combine partitions

                  If one can create multiple partitions, how does one recombine them?

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                    1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove GUI on all server editions completely.

                    We need leaner, faster, more secure servers.

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Feature Request: server manager RDP control, are you sure before Sign out

                      Hi there in Redmond,

                      the (not so much) new Server-Manager is quite an improvement for the daily work. Especially the feature to simple connect to some users RDP-Session and help him or her out with something is very nice...

                      But if you see the context menu, that what you get right clicking to ones users session, you see the following four items: disconnect, send message shadow and log out. Not to much often but still once a month or so it can happen that you click the mouse and without your intention your cursor glitched down a few pixels and…

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                        0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • For Active Directory Certificate Services (MS ADCS), add MS SQL Server (at a minimum) as an option for the CA database

                        The JET database format is old, non-resilient, suffers from bloating problems due to an inability to automatically reclaim space and requires the CA database to be stored on a 'local' disk. In addition, it only allows flat file backup and does not support 'replay' or other recovery features.

                        It's high time ADCS was bought kicking and screaming into the 21st Century by allowing at least MS SQL to be used as a proper backend relational database. This would then allow proper resiliency to be built into the database, recovery using transaction logs (potentially no more lost, unmanageable certificates due to…

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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Auto approve option for Unapproved, Needed Updates rule for WSUS

                          I feel there should be an option in WSUS that allows you to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates. As it stands, a lot of products can be installed on many machines on a network. Selecting all products and categories in WSUS consumes a LOT of disk space when automatic approval is enabled. By being able to create a rule that automatically approves unapproved, needed updates, we will be able to keep disk consumption to a minimum, ensure all Microsoft products on the network are patched appropriately, help prevent WSUS database problems when trying to perform cleanups…

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                            0 comments  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Where do Windows Server 2019 Evaluation users get FOD ISO Image?

                            The following document says "The Server FOD ISO image file is available on the Microsoft Evaluation Center or on the Visual Studio portal for subscribers."

                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/windows-admin-center

                            FDO iso image was available from the Evaluation Center in early October 2018, but it is not found on the download site of the Windows Server 2019 evaluation re-released in January 2019. Therefore, it is not possible to get FOD iso image unless it is a Visual Studio subscribers or VL users ?

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                              1 comment  ·  Applications & Add-ons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • locked GPT disk area (save my SSD)

                              secure area GPT
                              from 120gb SSD i have 2gb space and i cannot change it or open disk files nothing. But when i conected this disk to other laptop it is working but not in my own laptop :( ?? This disk locked me after windows update long time ago, can anyone help me pls?
                              1: reinstall doesnt work
                              2: formax only to mbt, if i try gtp it show me eror and format automaticly continue to mbr
                              3: meybe reinstall my OS with disk can work but in not for this tip, i have important data in m primary…

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                              • Add a version for home server/individual use.

                                I want to use Windows Server at home. But I will never pay the current amount for a license.

                                It would be nice to have a heavily-discounted (or free) version for individuals to use at home. I don't know what restrictions could be put in place to keep the license from being used for business, but I'm sure there's a way.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Licensing, SKU, & Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Windows server images should not install deskop services such as Maps, One sync

                                    Windows server should have the option to NOT install desktop services which are very unlikely to be used in a corporate environment these include Maps, Onsync, and XBox. Not only do they appear to be unnecessary they cause false positives with system monitoring software.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When will EVAL Server 2019 be available? We have 2019 already...

                                      The new eval version is still not available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2019 - but there is nothing new to download, only the redirection so https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/11/13/update-on-windows-server-2019-availability/
                                      I was among the lucky ones who got it in the few hours it was available, but it complains at every installation when I don't disconnect the network, even when I integrated the update in the WIM/ISO.

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                                      • diag WSUS client et serveur

                                        Il manque des outils pour diagnostiquer l'état de fonctionnement du client WSUS ; mais problème pour le WSUS serveur.
                                        Comment savoir si le client se connecte bien au serveur, qu'il a envoyer un rapport... et que pour la partir serveur, forcer l'intégration des nouveau rapport afin de voir les nouveaux clients...
                                        Il nous faut des commande Powershell pour effectuer des opération WSUS.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • option "Shutdown" qui attent qu'aucun utilisateur ne soit connecté (session, SMB, HTTP, FTP)

                                          "Shutdown.exe" (ou PS: "Restart-Computer") ne permet pas de demander un reboot sous la condition qu'aucune session utilisateur ne soit ouverte. Cela serait très bien pour les serveurs RDS/remoteApp/AppV.
                                          Deux autre conditionne possible : l'absence de connexions SMB (share) pour les serveur de fichier (DFS) ou absence de connexions IIS (HTTP, FTP).
                                          Merci pour ses évolutions.

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