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  1. Creating an Answer File XML

    o15-ctrremove.diagcab is the best Office removal tool for manually removing older Office versions. There seems to be no way to run it silently. You can run if by command line using msdt, but no /qn or /q or silentmode=1, or similar parameters. it gives the option for an answer file, but there is no information on how to set this up.

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  2. how to clean e drive where i burn dvds

    my e drive is full from watching movies and burning movies. I dont see a easy way to delete files in e drive

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  3. 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…

    2 votes
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  4. make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

    make SMB work with MacOS Sierra and above

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  5. create a predictive text option when using a microsoft word document

    When using a word document I may use the same phrase over and over again but predictive text is not recognised. Is there a facility or can a facility be made whereby I can formulate or create my own predictive text or make a list of my common phrases that I can simply call up by using a function key for example to input that phrase for me each time I require it.

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  6. Guidance on choosing an static IPv6 address for AD/DNS/DHCP server.

    Global, site local, well-known? Any issues with changing? w/ or w/out default IPv6 Gateway?

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. The "fsutil fsinfo drivetype" command should distinquish between HDD and SSD for the Fixed Drive response.

    When the fsutil fsinfo drivetype command is issued, it should report the difference (and be able to distinguish) between a fixed drive on HDD and SSD.

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  9. Diskpart crashes when asked to delete volume

    In the article "Converting dynamic volume to basic volume" there is a routine for using Diskpart to delete unwanted volumes. However, Diskpart repeatedly crashes when asked to delete a volume.

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  10. Server 2019 - Change the default shell

    Can we have the option to select a default shell from Command Prompt to Powershell. For a lot of admins I feel like they would benefit from having a choice.

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  11. Need Nano Server list of supported features/roles

    There is a list on MS’s website regarding Server Core, but not nano server. Can we get a list of supported features.

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  12. We Really Need Help Finding the Disc E- for external devices !!

    Could I please get Help-- I plugged my new MP3 player into my Windows 10 Envy- and I cannot find it-- Thank you!

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  13. Server 2016 - Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. rundll32.exe

    On fresh install of Server 2016 Standard (several times), once I join the server to the domain, the domain admin account cannot "personalize" the desktop theme to include desktop icons. I get the error above, saying that you (domain admin) may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. It works fine with local admin before and after the server is joined to the domain, but not for domain admin.

    Anyone?

    2 votes
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  14. 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.

    5 votes
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  15. How to control or limitation the checkpoint limitation in hyper-v

    We need to control the checkpoint limitation for developer or end users. Also, ensure that recent checkpoint details, How and when it's created.

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  16. Windows Setup in a boot from SAN

    Permanent fix for Boot from SAN when there are multiple paths to the Boot LUN. There is a workaround mentioned in below article but this is preventing us from fully automating windows setup.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2826787/windows-setup-in-a-boot-from-san-configuration-reports-setup-was-unabl

    2 votes
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  17. Single Use Admin Passwords

    Single User Admin Passwords
    Often I have to run to someone's computer just to enter the admin password. I wish there was some type of generated admin code that I could give someone else to type into the computer for a single time use.

    Even better would be a popup sent to another computer where the person knows the admin credentials and they could type them in remotely.
    Remote Popup Message "Bob has requested to install (Sage Accounting Software Update) Do you wish to give this person permission to perform this action?"

    2 votes
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  18. Microsoft shold have a tools who helps IT

    Microsoft should have a tools for Windows server to help ITs select there's needs for example Windows Server 2016 has tons of roles and services none of remember all roles. If there a tools help people for example I ask the tool i need something for policy tool answer GPO or maybe choices you can select things you need and the tools gives you what server and service role you need.

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  19. Get-WindowsCapability Windows 10 Enterprise 1709

    If have some issues with Dism after a new Installation with Windows 10 1709 and Upgrade from Windows 1703 to 1709.

    Get-WindowsCapability : Error "Get-WindowsCapability". Errorcode: 0x800f0954
    Line:1 Zeichen:1
    + Get-WindowsCapability -online
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WindowsCapability], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.GetWindowsCapabilityCommand

    Some Lines from Dism Logfile:

    DISM OS Provider: PID=7180 TID=6088 Unable to set the DLL search path to the servicing stack folder. C:\Windows may not point to a valid Windows folder. - CDISMOSServiceManager::Final_OnConnect

    DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to load the provider: C:\Users\ADMIN~1.TES\AppData\Local\Temp\38977CD8-C67C-463B-8721-E72E5E46A990\PEProvider.dll. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e)

    DISM Provider Store: PID=7180 TID=6088 Failed to get and…

    12 votes
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