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  1. "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 →
    • 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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        4 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SCVMM (VMM) & S2D should support cross-cluster migration of highly available VMs

        Migrations of highly-available VMs from one cluster to another while using S2D and SOFS as a storage solution (NOT hyper-converged) should be supported by VMM.

        VMM has built-in functionality to allow migration of a VM from one cluster to another.

        This does NOT work with HA VMs when your storage solution is SOFS on S2D. The VM will be placed in pause-critical, effectively a failed migration.

        I believe this is a shortcoming on the part of Failover Clustering not properly handling storage communication, but not sure as this action isn't able to be automated outside VMM.

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          1 comment  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • RDP client: configuring source port

              (Upvote please for the sake of flexibility and security)

              Please allow configuring the client source port for RDP in stead of the currently random port selection.
              In addition to changing RDP on the remote server. I want to limit connectivity except from specific ports at the client side to enforce security.

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              • 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 →
                • 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 →
                  • Can't launch desktop icons from Settings - rundll32.exe error no permissions as administrator

                    This is a BUG
                    Why when attempting to launch desktop icons from settings do I get a rundll32.exe error 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item'
                    EH WHAT? Fix your bugs and test your software

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                      0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Features on Demand work inside the Server Core Container

                      Because there's no "product feedback" at <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/features-on-demand-v2--capabilities>, I'll post here. I'm the author of a popular Active Server Pages framework, ASP Xtreme Evolution (AXE), and we have a hack to leverage node.js npm packages to work inside our environment <https://github.com/nagaozen/evolved-npm2asp-bundler>.

                      I evaluated the Windows Server 2019 DE and the ServerCore (with FoD) on a virtual machine and they both support this trick. But we are trying to move into a container strategy and installing FoD on the <mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:ltsc2019> seems impossible for the reasons already explained in this issue <https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-insider/issues/56>.

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                        0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • MultiPoint

                        Please add back MultiPoint Service role to Server 2019

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                        • robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes

                          robocopy needs to be able to refresh folder attributes.

                          It appears that if I change attribute settings on the source folders, it is not reflected on the destination folders if I run updates in Robocopy.

                          Settings is OK on the first run, but it will not update on subsequent runs.

                          Options : *.* /S /E /DCOPY:DAT /COPY:DATSO /SECFIX /PURGE /MIR /ZB /MT:128 /R:10 /W:30

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                          • Multiple Simultaneous Clipboards for Enhanced Copy/Paste Experience

                            If a user wishes to copy multiple instances of data on different clipboards, lets take the number of clipboards as five, and he wishes to paste data from a certain clipboard, the system should allow the user to right-click and choose the clipboard from which data has to be pasted. This feature will have following benefits:

                            1. Save copy/paste operation time
                            2. Increase user's efficiency and productivity
                            3. Empower user to perform smart copy/paste

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                            • Make Internet Explorer 11 to support the new Chromium engine based Edge for modern pages

                              Lot of enterprises still using IE11 as a default browser, therefore modern solutions cannot be provided without enabling another browser. Because Internet Explorer 11 is still supported, maybe it would be a great idea to provide the possibility to webdevs to able to use modern engine (with meta tag).

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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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                                • Give stronger controls to enable updates to occur without requiring a user to be logged in.

                                  For my business, it seems like no matter how the IT department sets the network policies, 90% of the patches and updates will only occur AFTER a user is logged in. This seriously degrades the ability of the workers to conduct business. In a large business, even 15 minutes once a week is a substantial cost. Allow network adminstration policies to be established so that upgrades and patches are designed to occur WITHOUT being triggered by a user LOG-IN event.

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                                  • Windows Server 2016 allows a maximum of 12 active hours. This needs to be increased.

                                    active hours on the update screen can be a maximum of 12 hours. this needs to be extended to 23 hours. Many servers are actively used for more than 12 hours by users from multiple shifts and reboots should not take place while users are accessing files on the server.

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                                      • Extend Features on Demand for Server Core

                                        Currently FOD for Server Core in Windows Server 2019 does not include a Services Snapin for MMC. Also missing: Task Scheduler, Hyper-V, etc. I know this is beeing worked on for Windows Server 1903.

                                        But those Admins that run the LTSC version of Windows Server won't get these additional consoles.

                                        Please consider a backport to Windows Server 2019 LTSC:

                                        Thanks

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                                        • Please I Am Trying To Recover My Gmail salemhill2462@gmail.com,Please HelpMe To Recover It

                                          I Have Been Trying For Weeks To Recover My Old Gmail account That I Have Had For Years On Google,I Have All My Info,Everyone Knows This Gmail It Is salemhill2462@gmail.com,How Can I Get It Back,This Other Account Is Useless To me As Know one Knows it,Please Help Me Get It Back,Ty Carol Murray

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