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Windows Server 2019 Preview is out

Q: Windows Server 2019 Preview is out

Microsoft's Windows Server team released a preview of the next Windows Server product, Windows Server 2019, yesterday to the public.

Windows Server 2019 Preview is available for any participant of the Windows Insider program but the post on Microsoft's Windows Server website is unfortunately a bit vague when it comes to actual downloads of the preview version of Windows Server.

The very first thing you need to do is register an organization account or a personal account; Registering in this case means that you join the Windows Insider Program with the account so that you may download and use Insider Builds.

Once you have done that head over to the Windows Insider Preview Server download page and select "Windows Server vNext LTSC PReview" under available downloads. You can download localized versions of the Server 2019 Preview ISO and have 24 hours to download the 4.2 Gigabyte ISO image from Microsoft.

Microsoft plans to release the final version of Windows Server 2019 in the second half of the calendar year 2018. The company plans to release System Center 2019 as well which will support Windows Server 2019.Click to expand...

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Preferred Solution: Windows Server 2019 Preview is out

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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And I have a Server 2019 where my Windows Xp machine won?t connect
And I have a Canon printer the won?t connect either. But the printer is a business class Copier and should scan to email and stopped

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Hello, is there any support for 2019 and if not, is there any information about a future update for Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics?

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1) Suppose there are two user-defined data-collector sets: SQL and SQL-MEMORY. If I use

logman start/stop SQL or logman start/stop SQL_MEMORY
- both commands succeed.
2) If I export, for example, SQL data collector set to the xml file, delete the SQL from Performance Monitor, import it back by 
logman import SQL -xml C:\Distr\SQLServer2019\COUNTERS\SQL.xml

and try to start using the same command  (logman start/stop SQL ) the following error arises:

The same error arises when starting SQL in GUI.
This error does NOT arise if the SQL data collector set (its xml file) is imported manually!

It means no data collector sets can be started after being imported by
logman import command ... why???


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I have a little problem with a fresh installed windows 2019 server.

I have a default trusted site zone gpo, and on the 2019 server its applies but there are now entry in it.

If i disable the gpo, there are the sites what i have set up in the gpo and i can add new sites.

I want to login to a powerbi gateway, and ie didnt open the login screen just a white page.

I tried to search the forum but no luck.

Anybody has the solution for this?

Thanks for the help!


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I'm having an issue customizing the Start Page registry key in Windows Server 2019 (this method works fine in 2016) I would load C:\Users\Default\NTUSER.DAT and add \Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page REG_SZ "Company specific URL"
and when a new user logs in they'd get the "Company specific URL" but with Windows Server 2019 this isn't working.
I have also tried adding "First Home Page" and "Default_Page_URL" and it doesn't make a difference, it seems some sort of mini setup is configuring the registry keys and ignoring or overwriting what I entered into NTUSER.DAT from the
Default user profile.
I've also got IE Enhanced Security Configuration disabled for Admins and Users along with the following other registry keys set that all are working fine.
[HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Friendly http errors"="no"

[HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

[HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

Wondering if anyone has found a workaround or missing key that also needs to be set, thanks.

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Hello,I want to run Windowsserver 2019 on my Thinkcentre.But I can't find a install the LAN driver. I try the original INTEL drivers but device manager doesn't find the driver :-( have someone a tipp for me?  gojira 

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I have an application running .NET Framework 4.7.2 which we have recently started migrating onto Windows Server 2019 servers. We have started receiving reports of issues in Internet Explorer 11 having issues with controls (which we can replicate). Some of
the errors we see in the console include.

'WebForm_FireDefaultButton' is undefined
'WebForm_SaveScrollPositionSubmit' is undefined
'WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions' is undefined

When an app pool recycle is performed on the application, the issue seems to go away for a period of time, but does return.

I recently came across the following article in which the symptoms appear to be very similar, but for a previous version of Windows Server.


Has anyone else experienced similar issues with software running on Windows Server 2019 accessed with IE11?

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I am using windows server 2019 terminal server and can't find remote desktop service manager mmc to manage active session. If it is discontinued, is there any other tools I can use to manage sessions on terminal servers.

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Running the following cmdlet on a Setting that is in the "NOTSET" state works fine, after setting it to Enable/Disable using the following powershell cmdlet:

Set-ProcessMitigation -System -Enable SEHOP

I get this error:
Set-ProcessMitigation : Destination array was not long enough. Check destIndex and length, and the array's lower
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-ProcessMitigation -System -Enable SEHOP
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-ProcessMitigation], ArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ArgumentException,Microsoft.Samples.PowerShell.Commands.SetProcessMitigationsComm

and I am unable to ever change the setting again using PowerShell commands. The same process works without issue on Windows 10, the issue only seems to exist on Server 2019. Changing the setting using the Windows Security GUI works as expected.

For other controls, such as DEP, CFG,  I still get the error, but the command applies the new setting properly anyway. So far SEHOP is the only setting that is unchangeable, but there may be others as we haven't tested extensively yet. It fails for both
System and App level settings.

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Hi Team,

I have a situation, where, we have commissioned new Windows Servers 2019 in our DMZ zone.

We manage Windows Defender Antivirus from SCCM server. Since the new servers are in DMZ, our SCCM server cannot push Antimalware policies to the server.

I have exported the required Antimalware policy. Is there any way, where I can import those settings in these servers manually?

Balaji R

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I've already asked the
question regarding auto-starting the data collector sets and have posted MS's answer - now it seems the issue can be much broader: I failed to make my user defined data collector sets start according to their schedules, for example:
I created a test data collector set (with several CPU counters), saved it as a template and tested it on Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows Server 2019:


I've tested various user defined data collector sets on all my Windows Server 2019 computers - physical and virtual, domain and non-domain joined, the result is always the same - the data collector sets just don't start and the following event(s) get registered
in the Diagnosis-PLA log:

Here's the codes' description -

No issues arise when starting the data collector sets manually.
Can anyone tell me if it works on your computers with Windows Server 2019?


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Windows Server code name 'Aurora' Preview now available!


We are very pleased to announce that today the Preview of Windows Small Business Server Codename “Aurora” is available for download.

Windows Small Business Server Codename “Aurora” is part of the greatly anticipated next generation of our award winning Windows Small Business Server, and represents a significant departure from our traditional on premise version because Aurora will be Microsoft’s first server to deliver both on premises and cloud computing capabilities for small businesses.

We believe that most small businesses need a server; however not all of them know it yet. That is why we designed Aurora, which is the ideal solution as a first server for those millions of Small Businesses worldwide that have less than 25 users and are still using a peer to peer network or have no network at all.

For those businesses, Windows Small Business Server Codename “Aurora” provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use way to simplify those businesses’ IT infrastructure, reduce cost and spend more time focusing on core business’ needs and less time worrying about their IT.

Aurora offers small businesses the help they need to ensure their data is safe through advanced backup and file restoration features. Aurora’s users can quickly set automatic, daily backups of ev... Read more

A:Windows Server code name 'Aurora' Preview now available!

Microsoft: Small Business Server 7 beta now due by the end of September

The third member of Microsoft?s new trio of small business servers, codenamed ?Small Business Server 7″ is running behind the other two, and is now set to go to public beta by the end of September.
The three new products ? the ?Vail? Windows Home Server release, the ?Aurora? hybrid-cloud small-business offering, and Small Business Server (SBS) 7 ? were all expected to hit new milestones before the end of August.

More: Microsoft: Small Business Server 7 beta now due by the end of September | ZDNet

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Download: Windows Server Technical Preview | TechNet Evaluation Center

Release Notes: Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

Changelog: What's New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

I may gonna test it out inside VMware

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I have a Canon Imagerunner 2330 and an XP SP3 Connect to a server that has been updated to Windows Server 2019. The XP machine has not been able to connect because it uses a primitive protocol, the server does not use and the Canon seems to be in the same situation were the Canon folk recognize as a potential Bug!

But also The Imagerunner Box had been able to scan documents and email to email users. It suddenly stopped.
it is configured to use gmail as it's SMTP server using smtp.gmail.com port 465 and now displays "Server Error" whenever we try to send an Scanned Document via email. Please advise

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17079 to Windows Server Insiders. This build is a preview build of the next Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows Server. For more information on the Semi-Annual channel, please see the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel overview

What?s New in Build 17079 for Windows Server
In-place OS Upgrade: Customers are now able to upgrade their Windows Server, version 1709 installations to the current preview build using In-place OS Upgrade. This feature is available starting in build 17079. This feature also enables customers to perform build-to-build upgrade of the next released preview build.

Running setup.exe, customers should be presented with the option to ?Keep personal files and apps?, which causes the migration steps in setup.exe to run and upgrade Windows Server while preserving applications, data, and user settings.

Please refer to the Known Issues section below for additional information.

Tell us more. How might your organization benefit from upgrade functionality? Please let us know by completing this short survey. Thanks in advance. Survey link

Developers and Containers
Optimized Server Core container base images (30% smaller). Available on Windows Insider Docker Hub here
MSMQ now installs in a Server Core container
Key Application Compatibility bug fixes

For more details, please see the Window Virtualization Blog here.

Available Content
Server Insiders have the choice... Read more

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Hello Windows Insiders!

On June 15th we announced some very exciting news: Windows Server will now have more frequent releases providing customers who are innovating quickly an opportunity to take advantage of new OS capabilities at a faster pace, both in applications ? particularly those built on containers and microservices ? as well as in the software-defined datacenter.

Today we are very excited to be releasing the first Windows Server Insider Preview to Windows Insiders: Build 16237. To access to the latest Windows Server preview release, register at the Windows Insiders for Business program or the Windows Insider Program.

Windows Server Datacenter Core and Standard Core editions are headless operating systems and are best managed remotely. For more information, please refer to Configure a Server Core installation of Windows Server with Sconfig.cmd. Updated remote administration information will be provided with future Insider releases.

General Scenario Highlights

Developers and Containers:
New base container images (available on Windows Insider Docker Hub repo)
Optimized Nano Server base image (over 70% smaller)
The .NET team is providing an preview image based on Nano Server with .NET Core 2.0
The PowerShell team is providing a preview image based on PowerShell 6.0

Optimized Server Core base image (over 20% smaller)

Support for SMB volume mounting
Infrastructure for Orchestrators
Networking enhancements for on going Kubernetes work
Named pipe mapping suppo... Read more

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17035 to Windows Server Insiders. This build is the first preview build of the next Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows Server. For more information on the Semi-Annual channel, please see the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel overview

New content available
Server Insiders now have your choice of ISO format or VHDX format. The images are pre-keyed ? no need to enter a key during setup.

Also new to Insiders, an early update to the Technical Preview of Project Honolulu. Project Honolulu is a flexible, lightweight browser-based customer-deployed platform and solution for Windows Server management scenarios for troubleshooting, configuration and maintenance. Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1711 Build 01003 is now available to Insiders before the public and is our first update since our initial Technical Preview 1709 released for Ignite.

Symbols are available on the public symbol server ? see Update on Microsoft?s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server. As before, matching Windows Server container images will be available via Docker Hub. For more information about Windows Server containers and Insider builds, click here.

This Server Insider pre-release build will expire on July 2nd, 2018. For the best experience, the Windows Server team recommends a clean install.

What?s New in Build 17035 for Windows Server
Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) is enabled. Stor... Read more

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After installing windows server 2019 on ThinkCentre M720q Network / **bleep** / Ethernet card is not detected. Can anyone please help me to locate windows server 2019 on ThinkCentre M720q Network / **bleep** / Ethernet card driver? Thanks,

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Starting with the Redstone insider previews, my HP mediasmart home server works for automatic backups, and I can open the server console to manage the server.

But it is impossible to map a folder on the WHS to a drive.; none of the shared folders on the WHS are visible, and the homes server is not visible under network.

Troubleshooting indicates a missing protocol, but has no solution. Solutions suggested in other threads in this forum don't work either. Everything works fine on the no-preview PCs on the network. I am concerned that MS is abandoning the WHS and am worried about future official updates.

Has anyone else run into this problem and found a solution?

A:Windows home server folder mapping fails in Redstone preview

The linked article essentially says that MS abandoned WHS and rolled it into Windows Server 2012 Essentials: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...s-home-server/

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I have some white / blank box that appears in Outlook 2019 / Excel 2019 after my computer goes to sleep. The only way to get it to go away is restarting Outlook / Excel. Any ideas how to fix this?It wasn't happening with my old Yoga 3 Pro... but since I got my new Yoga 920 it's happenning....and it's REALLY ANNOYING!

A:Lenovo YOGA 920 (92013IKB) - White Box in Outlook 2019 / Excel 2019 after computer goes to sleep

MORE DETAILS from another user reporting the same problem...https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-10-1809-cannot-change-screen-brightnes... Windows 10 1809: floating white shapes on screenAfter updating to Windows 10 version 1809, I have experienced several strange issues with my display. I am using a Lenova Yoga 920 laptop. These problems go away after rebooting the computer, but then re-emerge after using the computer for a while, and persist until I reboot again. It is getting very irritating, and interfering with my work.  - A mysterious floating white circle appeared on my desktop background. I cannot click on or interact with it, and changing the desktop background does not remove the circle. Then, a second circle appeared. Now, there is also a floating white rectangle. The rectangle poses the biggest issue, because it remains on TOP of whatever other windows I have open, constantly obstructing part of my screen unless I reboot the computer. The circles remain on the desktop background. I have attached a picture of these weird white artifacts on my display. Things I have already tried:- Installing all available Windows patches and updates- Updating graphics driver- Checking/unchecking auto-brightness settings

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Unable to install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview on RTM 8 Enterprise 

Standalone installer available here
fails with error code 0x80004005

Is this because my installation has issues, or would the admin pack files be updated for RTM?

Thank you in advance for any insight

A:Unable to install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview on RTM 8 Enterprise

Found the solution here:


Download the RSAT package intended for Windows 8 Release Preview: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28972Extract the .msu file with a tool such as 7-Zip.Open an Admin command prompt and change directory to where you extracted the .msu.Run the following command to install (if x86 you probably have a different .xml filename): pkgmgr /n:Windows6.2-KB2693643-x64.xmlWait a while. You can look in task manager for pkgmgr. When it disappears, the installation is done.Use the tools as per usual.

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Details to Reproduce

Our SP versions are given below ? SP 2010: Running on SP2 and Apr 2017 CU (KB3191846) Version: 14.0.7180.5001

SP 2013: Running on SP1 and Oct 2018 CU (KB4461458) Version: 15.0.5075.1000

Summary: Markus Wulftange from Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative has found a Remote Code Execution Vulnerability on Microsoft SharePoint Server CVE-2019-0604

Vulnerability Name : Microsoft SharePoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE Number : CVE-2019-0604 Attack Type : Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Attack vector
: Network Attack Complexity : Low Confidentiality Impact : High Integrity Impact : High Availability Impact : High Xforce score : 9.8

Description ? When software fails to check the source markup of an application package. ? An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code
in the context of the SharePoint application pool and the SharePoint server farm account. ? Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a user uploads a specially crafted SharePoint application package to an affected versions of SharePoint. ? The security
update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how SharePoint checks the source markup of application packages.

Detailed analysis ? MS Released a patch on February, The original patch only addressed the Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Infrastructure.EntityInstanceIdEncoder in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll
but not the Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRe... Read more

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We've recently installed Server 2012 on a new Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 and unfortunately it's unable to pick up the network adapter. We tried the Windows 8.1 versions of the network drivers from the Lenovo site (as they share the same kernel) but they didn't work.
Have also tried downloading the server 2012 versions of the specific drivers direct from Intel's website.
Has anyone had any luck finding a server 2012 network driver for this machine? 


Go to Solution.

A:ThinkCentre M700: Ethernet Network Driver - Server 2012 & 2019 - Intel I219-LM

m700 wrote:
Have also tried downloading the server 2012 versions of the specific drivers direct from Intel's website.

What is the issue with the drivers downloaded direct from Intel?  

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Hi, Guys.

Do you know about the Microsoft Release for CVE-2019-0708 | Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability this May 14, 2019?

Are the security updates for this considered emergency and out-of-band? Please advise.

Thank you.

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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today we are pleased to release Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803 to Windows Server Insiders. Also available is the Insider preview package of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.

Available Content
Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803
Remote Server Administration Tools Build 17108
What?s New in RSAT
This preview build of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) can be installed on Windows 10 Insider build 17110 or higher.

FIXED: DNS server tools are now correctly installed as part of the RSAT package.
FIXED: Shielding data files and template disks can now be created by their respective wizards in the RSAT package.
KNOWN ISSUE: The x86 RSAT package may fail during installation on Windows 10 builds older than 17110, and on builds other than the 171xx series.

What?s New in Project Honolulu Technical Preview 1803

Release Summary
In this iteration, we resolved 430 bugs, as well as the following feature improvements ?

Access Control
Major new functionality in this release ? we have added Azure Active Directory (AAD) based access control. Using AAD identities, you can configure conditional access policies that require Multi-Factor authentication, device compliance, and more. You can find instructions to configure this in the Azure Active Directory section of the Gateway access documentation.

Known issue with AAD authentication: If you are using a self-signed certificate, AAD ... Read more

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I have trouble with a particular position with the display windows,
When I'm putting the mouse over the thumbnail window I see it correctly but the original windows is "transparent" I don't see the information to say that I do not see its contents as I have not clicked on the thumbnail, on other items just drag the pointer over the thumbnail for the full window visible.

I hope I have made ​​clear, if anyone can help me?


Already search in registry with no help,

A:Cannot the windows preview if I don't click on the preview thumbnail

Hello and welcome GUI mate is this a recent phenomena? and any chance of a screen shot if you know how to use snip then that would be good if not How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums it says Vista but it applies to 7 and I keep the icon on my taskbar for quick use > Start > type snip and then > right click on the small window Snipping tool > pin to taskbar.

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I have attached a WD "My Passport" hard drive to use as a home server onto my home router. When I try to access the drive contents remotely their are no thumbnail previews. For example a folder full of JPEG pictures and all you see are the generic tiles with no preview.

Things I have tried.

I have tried changing the tile size.
I have tried on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers.
I have done the whole view settings to show icons not thumbnails etc

Nothing seems to work. Is it even possible ?

Thanks in advance

A:WD FTP Media Server No Thumbnail Preview

Hello Modesty!

Do you mean that the view of the files is only in tile-mode and you cannot change it? Can you post a screenshot? Do you have any other problems: with performance, or access, can you open or transfer your files successfully?

Are the files/shortcuts broken? Are absolutely all files like that?


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Frontpage 2002, Windows XP Pro. Using an AllWebCO template and replacing their stock image with mine.

Not interested in debating the pluses and minuses of Frontpage here. I have used it for years and it works for me. Suddenly, I have an annoying issue, images will not show in Preview using IE7 or IE8. All images show using Firefox or Opera in preview mode. When published to the web all images show, so this is an issue on my local server. I have tried reinstalling FP and IE but this does not help. (Cleared all temp files, etc, and deleted all usage history.) IE is set to show PHOTOS. Anyone any idea what's happened?

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Hi there
Any users of Server 2012 preview here

Is the problem with IE11 and no videos on web sites fixed -- OK it's not perhaps the most pressing issue with a server but sometimes if you are actually doing work on the server itself you need to access the net and you don't always have a spare machine to hand (also if you look inside our server room you'd be hard pushed to find space for even a small CAT). You certainly wouldn't have enough space to "Swing a Cat". With IE10 and the standard version of Server 2012 the video never worked.

(Actually I want to be able to watch Netflix while working !!!!!!! ).

Note the IE11 video problem is only with the SERVER 2012 -- the video in the standard Windows 8.1 works (after a fashion).


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I noticed in screenshots that Server 2016 has different window decorations compared to Windows 10.

Do aero.msstyles and aerolite.msstyles define window decoration style? I noticed these files have a different size in Server 2016 preview compared to Windows 10.

If these files do contain a different style, any way to use them on Windows 10?

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I have an issue with Windows Explorer and the Preview Pane.  When I enable the preveiw pane and try to preview a Word Document it crashes Word even when Word is not open, this is only happening to Word documents all other types of documents can display
the preview.  This is happening on Windows 7 x64 systems, we have numerous systems displaying the same issue and all our systems are connected to a domain.  Anyone have a solution? 

I have tried the SFC /Scannow, booting to SafeMode, disabling Startup items and Services and it still happens everytime I try to preview a Word document.


A:Windows Explorer preview pane feature is crashing Word when trying to preview Word documents.

Does this issue happen when you open all the document or just Word? You can try the following suggestion:

Close any open word documents On the keyboard, press the Windows (Flag) button and 'R'
Enter in winword /a Press 'OK'
However if the issue only happen when you open the Word, the better platform you can post should be

Windows word support forum.Your Name
TechNet Community Support

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When could we expect the Windows 7 Updates for may 2019?
Apparently Windows 10 & Office are on-going already...

Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

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Hi All,
I installed MT4 Terminal in Windows 2019 but when reach 30 I can't install anymore. I want to know if any policy setting I can change or anything else to run more than 30 this app.

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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March 14th 2019 Windows 7 update

I am very concerned about the news I am reading about the REQUIRED Windows 7 Update that is coming down the pipe in March.

This has something to do with Security Algorithms and is irreversible from what I read.

I would prefer that Microsoft leave Windows 7 Pro alone but I know that they are not going to.

Usually when they do something major like this it kills older software and hardware.

Anyone else worried about what Microsoft is getting us into ??

I have Windows 7 pro computers at home and work.........and I am NOT going to Windows 10.
I will go to Linux.

How do I stop this potential mayhem ?

A:March 12 th 2019 Windows 7 update

Make sure the 'Restore' function works in case you need to undo any damage.
A drive image before the update would be wise.

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March 14th 2019 Windows 7 update

I am very concerned about the news I am reading about the REQUIRED Windows 7 Update that is coming down the pipe in March.

This has something to do with Security Algorithms and is irreversible from what I read.

I would prefer that Microsoft leave Windows 7 Pro alone but I know that they are not going to.

Usually when they do something major like this it kills older software and hardware.

Anyone else worried about what Microsoft is getting us into ??

I have Windows 7 pro computers at home and work.........and I am NOT going to Windows 10.
I will go to Linux.

How do I stop this potential mayhem ?

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Because of work requirements, I need to install VS 2012 but the downloads page has several links and it isn't clear which one I need!
I want the full version of VS (not just the update)
[email protected]

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Hello, I have installed all latest drivers, including the fingerprint reader driver [Synaptics Metallica MOH Touch Fingerprint Reader Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad5.1.335.2615 Oct 2018] The button still appears as gray  Thanks for helping!

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We have enable the preview pane for Windows Explorer within the Local Group Policy Editor, however no preview pane is showing in Windows Explorer. What other setting do we need to look for?

A:Enable preview pane for Windows Explorer, but no preview pane showing


I found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advices may help you, please refer to the link:

Windows 7 Preview Pane not working:

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The next bi-annual update for Windows 10 should be released in April 2019 and should be version 1903.

Version 1903 will automatically reserve about 7 GB of storage drive space for downloading and installing Windows updates.

For those users who have a very small capacity storage drive in their computer or who keep it very full, this will cause some issues.

You can read about it HERE.


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I've downloaded Windows 2019 software, but am unable to install it on my HP EliteBook.
If I try to launch the Office Deployment Tool, it reads: "an error occurred while loading the archive."
I get the same error when I click on the setup.exe file. 
I've downloaded Wine, which also doesn't work. 
How can I finish installing Windows 2019?

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hi guys

wasnt really sure where this should go...but since im trying it on a windows 7 machine i thought i would post it here.

i need to convert a windows 98 installation into a vm...the hardware on the 98 is failing and i dont want to lose an application that will cost thousands to replace.

I just wondered what the chances are of converting the 98 to a vm so i can run it on a newer pc
i googled but information looked old and wondered what the chances are of getting something installed on the 98 to to the conversion.

can you convert a hard drive to a vm? as in the system doesnt need to be running? or is there a soft i can use?
any help greatly appreciated


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I would like to know if i need a security update or patch to solve CVE-2019-0708 on Windows Embedded Compact V7.0, like KB4499175 for Windows 7 ultimate SP1, or KB4500331 for Windows XP.
Maybe i dont need to install anything because this version os Windows is not vulnerable to that problem, but im not sure.
Thanks in advance.
Yours, Fernando,

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The recent Windows Update on Jan 8, 2019 breaks our POS Program Using MS Jet 4.0 affecting hundreds of our customers with thousands of computers. It has affected everyone running
XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 as well as Server.

This update contains a "security update for MS Jet 4.0" but doesn't seem to replace the MSJET40.DLL. Users of our application get "Unrecognized Database Format" errors when accessing files through our program. Rewriting the entire
application to use MS Ace or something else then deploying to thousands of computers is not a viable solution.

Removing the Security Update for Microsoft Windows or the Monthly Rollup always repairs the issue. The problem is that Windows 10 users are unable to turn off updates and others who forget to are right back where they started when the update returns.

In July, this "bug" appeared in one of our "Windows 10 Insider Previews: for Windows version 1803. It was promptly fixed in the very next Windows Insider Preview Build and I currently have Insider Build 1809 without that latest patch
and everything works as it should. That said, I did have a customer with 1809 who had this issue. I currently have Build 18262.rs_prerelease 181012-1414 from the slow ring. 

Nobody has changed their database files and they are not using MS Access, just a VB app that uses Access files and Jet 4.0 to open them. The
only change has been this horrendous Windows update that has caused every... Read more

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I applied all three available KBs today (KB4480063, KB4480970, KB4480055) and ever since then I'm unable to RDP onto that machine. It worked fine for ages, never had issues with it. The issue originates from one of these updates.
The errors I'm getting are authentication based,
- from Windows client I get "The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted."
- from macOS client I get "We couldn't connect to the remote PC. This might be due to an expired password. If this keeps happening, contact your network administrator for assistance.

Error code: 0x207"
I tried EVERYTHING, different user accounts, different names domain\user or just user etc. It looks like one of these updates broke something, especially since I'm able to log on when I enable connections without Network Level Authentication (I always had
this enabled).

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