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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    1 vote
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Bring back NAP / Health Policy for Windows Server 2016

    Bring back NAP / Health Policy Server for Windows Server2016

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  12. Generating clean energy

    Hi there,

    I have selected a wrong topic as there was no other option.

    Topic here is an idea that has a very good potential of generating clean electricity.

    I am trying to find a place where I can pitch an idea to microsoft. I know this is not the right medium, but I have a solid idea which can change the world the way it generates electricity. I have drafted patented document with all details. Can someone help me to reach this to your team?

    1 vote
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  13. Windows Server 2016 Essentials (or "edition" + Essentials) needs to support Mac OS X 10.12

    Windows Server 2016 Essentials needs to be updated to support Mac OS X v10.12

    4 votes
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  14. available updates for Honolulu from SCCM and not from Windows Update

    regarding honolulu: Are you planning something to be able to see the available updates distributed through SCCM and not from Windows Update

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  15. Upgrade from LTSC to Semi-Annual Channel

    Prior to the announcement of Semi-Annual Channel we deployed a few Server 2016 Core machines. With the new 1709 release, I would like to be able to convert my existing machines to semi-annual.

    8 votes
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  16. almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

    almost most of the mouse is hand held why not make a mouse which can be operated by foot that will also reduce the chances of carpel tunnel

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  17. About Windows Update in Project Honolulu Build 05002

    In Project Honolulu Build 05002, I found many available updates in Windows Update page. They are about server hardware drivers and software. But in server GUI console, there is no any new update. Please check the issue.

    2 votes
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  18. Improve/Automate database cleaning on WSUS / SCCM

    Had a Microsoft Premier case to clean WSUS Database as was having synchronization problems. Microsoft gave manual scripts to run against the database to clean. They said the feature to optimize the database is not built in. I request it be added.
    Applies to Windows 2008R2, 2012,2012R@

    3 votes
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  19. Windows Defender suffers from Decompression Bomb attack

    Windows Defender suffers from a "Decompression Bomb" attack.

    Steps to reproduce:
    * In Windows 10, enable Windows Defender scanning of an archive via PowerShell:
    set-mppreference -disablearchivescanning $true


    • Create a file larger than the free space on %SystemDrive%, place the file in an archive (e.g. image.gz), place archive file on a USB drive, and plug drive in mounted to E:.


    • Using either the Windows Defender GUI, command prompt, or PowerShell, scan the image.gz file. For example, with command prompt:
      "%programfiles%\Windows Defender\mpcmdrun" -scan -scantype 3 -file E:\image.gz


    What will happen next is after a few minutes, Windows Defender will create a temporary…

    2 votes
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  20. a better way to serve users

    looking to talk to someone about this idea not give it away top shelf

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