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  1. I get constant Microsoft demands to enter "my password". Which of my passwords do you mean.? Make it clear

    I have multiple passwords for Window 10 and other Micdrosoft products, global, pins even finger touch. When Microsoft demans a "password you should make it clear
    Which One and that the popup should be clearly stated

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Storage migration service re-sync modified files during or after cut over

      I setup a Server 2019 VM and migrated our old 2008R2 file server, to this server with the Storage migration services through Windows Admin Center.

      It seems to work as designed and seems to be a great tool for admins.

      However on our current production file server, the migration takes 7 days. Too long to perform it out of hours, and too long to downtime the server. The result is outdated files on the destination side. I haven't found a way with SMS to resolve the issues with latest files being left behind on the source machine.

      I'm not sure…

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      • Removing SMB Bandwidth Limits causes BSOD

        You create an SMB Bandwidth limit using the "Set-SMBBandwidthLimit" cmdlet.

        You then attempt to remove the previously created SMB Bandwidth Limit using the "Remove-SMBBandwidthLimit" cmdlet.

        The machine will then immediately blue screen with Bugcheck 0x0000003b. Analyising the memory dump that is generated presents the following:

        PRIMARY_PROBLEM_CLASS: 0x3B_SmbBandwidthLimitFilter!SchedDispatchDeviceControl

        Tested on Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter 1607 (14393.2791) - February Cumulative Update.

        See here for original Technet Forum post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4283c98e-4326-4a99-ac73-5357d9c60909/removing-smb-bandwidth-limits-results-in-bsod?forum=ws2016

        Matt Hibberd

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

          Go back to caring about what your customers want and stop bullying people into the cloud.

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          • Windows Server Insider Preview 18334 enter-pssession do not get-windowsfeature

            In enter - pssession to Windows Server Insider Preview 18334, when get - windowsfeature is executed, the following message appears.
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            Remote host method get_WindowSize is not implemented.
                 + CategoryInfo: ResourceUnavailable: (:) [out-lineoutput], PSRemotingDataStructureException
                 + FullyQualifiedErrorId: System.Management.Automation.Remoting.PSRemotingDataStructureException, Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutLineOutputCommand
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            Although the installation itself has been successful, the install-Windows feature-name "Data-Center-Bridging", "Failover-Clustering", "Hyper-V", "RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell", "Hyper-V-PowerShell" "FS-Data-Deduplication" -IncludeManagementTools
            The same message is also displayed in the execution.

            There is no problem for get-windowsfeature running locally in Windows Server Insider Preview 18334.

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            • Server 2019 Bugsd and workarounds

              - After installing and promoting to domain controller the network type in the Network & Sharing Center still shows Public when it should be Domain. This blocks many domain only functions from being possible. For example, remote desktop with or without the gateway is not possible unless you go into the firewall settings to allow public access to port 3389 and/or port 443. Setting the Network Location Awareness service to Automatic (Delayed Start) does not provide enough time for other services to start so the correct network type is used. What I had to do was set up a task…

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              • MERGE needs to combine partitions

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

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                • Windows 2016 - Scheduled Task Access for non-admin Domain users

                  In Windows server 2016 we are unable to provide access on scheduled tasks for non-admin domain users. This is doable in windows 2012 by adding the permissions to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks folder but it is not working in windows 2016.

                  Is this a know issue/bug with windows 2016 ?

                  Thank You In Advance

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                  • Document VHD Set File Format

                    VHD Set file format does not seem to be documented anywhere. Please publish the spec like it was done for VHDX.

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                    • windows 10 repair

                      windows 10 find downloads

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                        0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove GUI on all server editions completely.

                        We need leaner, faster, more secure servers.

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                          1 comment  ·  Shell, GUI, & Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • bug in taskmanager winserver 2016

                          I create a task that monitor Eventlogentries by EventID.
                          I create 4 triggers listen to 4 different eventIDs (AD Group created, alterted, deleted) but only on action to start a powershell script.

                          Each time one event occurs (only one evententry) the action will be performend 4 times

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                          • 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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                            • Hyper-V: Allow Replication also if one of the disks are physical

                              Actually i can't enable replication if one disk is a physical disk, also if i don't plan to enable replication for the physical disk. I would prefer to enable replication without this physical disk, but for the other virtual disks.
                              It seem to be only an block in the Hyper-V Manager, so it would be great to move this check for blocking the replication after the user was able to select the disk to be replicated.
                              Only if here the physical disk is still enabled, block the replication with the corresponding error message:

                              "Replication can't be activated. Replication can't activated…

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                              • gpo templates for this Alway On vpn setup. Huge scalability issue

                                gpo templates for this Alway On vpn setup. Very time consuming having to test scripts etc not to mention scalability

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                                • Update Internet Printing Feature

                                  Hello,

                                  as it is quite comfortable for users to simply open a website, click on the desired printer and simply click connect to install it, I would like to ask if there are plans to update the Internet Printing Feature as it is only working with IE. And as we all know IE is going to be kicked sooner or later so that the feature becomes useless. I would love to see this function updated with Corporate Identity options, domain trust settings. Maybe even one website for all print servers in the company? Or maybe you can put it in…

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                                  • 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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                                    • dex

                                      Android Remote Desktop app works almost flawless in Samsung DeX enviroment, however
                                      1. Android Remote Desktop and Dex's Minimized/Max/Close bar always interferance each other, cause Android RD close by accident all the time.
                                      2. Wish there is fullscreen mode for Androd RD to hide Dex Start bar

                                      Thanks

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                                      • same 321

                                        radexzcs and to klmi

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