Unable to install any roles or features in Windows Server 8 Beta

Symptom: You installed the Win8 Server Beta without issue, but you are unable to install any roles or features like Hyper-V role. It just fails, no events in the Event Log. You can install Hyper-V role through powershell (e.g. Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V), but you can not start any VM you created.   Resolution: This is a known issue with…

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You cannot backup a VHD to a network share which is a local drive

Symptom: When you backup a VHD to a network share which is a local drive, it may fails with the following error: The backup operation to \serverb$dailya is starting.Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup…Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup…The backup of volume System(C:) could not be completed. …

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Error "The certificate enrollment page you are attempting to access cannot be used with this version of Windows" after MS11-051 patch installation

Symptom: You have Windows Server 2003 with installed Certification Authority and Web Enrollment components. When you try to access web enrollment pages from a Windows Vista-based (or newer) computer you receive error: The certificate enrollment page you are attempting to access cannot be used with this version of Windows. To enable Web certificate enrollment for clients…

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Windows 2008 R2 cluster validation shows installed updates as missing

Symptom: Customer has installed a Hyper-V Cluster. The host os is Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1. When he runs cluster validation wizard, the wizard shows lots of missing updates, however those updates are already in SP1 package. When he checks for updates from Windows Update, no new updates are detected. He is unable to…

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Windows Update (WSUS) failed with error 0x80080005? try this solution!

Some customers reported that they got error 0x80080005 on their WSUS client. A simple fix is adding the following registry key: HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl Key = RegistrySizeLimit Type = DWORD Value = 4294967295   If the above solution can not resolve your failure, please send me the log files.

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CA restore fails from time to time

Customers reported that their CA restore failed. The symptom is: When migrating the issuing CA using keys which protected by the nCiphers Security World Module Key it works using the existing certificate after first importing the certificate and assignment of private key using certutil -repair.  If private key requires interaction with the desktop, then associated…

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error 31313 when you are trying to create a protection group that includes Hyper-V protection

Symptom: A few customers reported the following issue: Environment: DPM 2010 installed on Windows2008 R2 SP1 with hyper-v enabled. When the customers go to create a protection group that includes Hyper-V protection, they get an error message (ID: 31313) that you need to install the patch from KB975354. The problem is when installing this hotfix,…

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Event 315 with error 2114 on startup

Recently some customers reported then got event 315 with error 2114 on every system startup. The printers and the system both work fine. The only problem is the event with error when the system starts up each time. The detailed log is similar as following: Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-PrintService/AdminSource:        Microsoft-Windows-PrintServiceDate:          6/10/2011 4:47:13 PMEvent ID:      315Task Category:…

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2507938 causes event ID 33

Symptom: After you install the security update 2507938 on a computer that is running the release version of Windows 7 or the release version of Windows Server 2008 R2, you may notice that Event ID 33 is logged in the event log. Log Name: ApplicationSource: SideBySideEvent ID: 33Task Category: NoneLevel: ErrorKeywords: ClassicDescription:Activation context generation failed…

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Windows Server Backup failed to backup with error 0x81000101

Symptom: Sometimes Windows Server Backup failed to backup the data. The error is: The shared restore point operation failed with error (0x81000101) The creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. In the event viewer, found the following error: The backup operation that started at ‘‎**** has failed because the Volume…

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