New KB Articles March 1-21

Sorry for the delay. I’m having to catch up on some posts after being on vacation. In the meantime, plenty of wonderful Directory Services-related KB articles have been published. As expected, lots of content for Windows Server 2008 now that the product is out the door.


Information about new Group Policy preferences in Windows Server 2008


The “Prohibit ‘Make Available Offline’ for these files and folders” Group Policy setting does not remove the “Always available offline” check box on a Windows Vista-based computer


You are prompted for user credentials two times on a Windows Vista-based client computer when you access an online document that is on a site that uses Windows Live ID authentication


Description of the Crypto Operators security group that was added to Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to configure Windows Firewall for IPsec in Common Criteria mode


An additional domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 and that has the Japanese language locale installed does not receive updates to some attributes on an object during inbound replication


Event ID 15016 appears in the System log after you install Windows Server 2008 on a non-domain controller or after you install Windows Vista SP1 in a workgroup


The NETLOGON share is not present after you install Active Directory Domain Services on a new full or read-only Windows Server 2008-based domain controller


When you set the CertDBCleanupInterval registry value to 0 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, the functionality for cleaning up expired certificates is not disabled as expected


The System Information tool identifies the release version of Windows Server 2008 as Service Pack 1


The Microsoft IPsec Diagnostic Tool is available for Windows Server 2008, for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2003, and for Windows XP


Windows Server 2008 Group Policy settings for interoperability with non-Microsoft Kerberos realms


Error message when a user tries to connect to a shared printer in Windows Server 2008


Network shares become unresponsive on a Windows Server 2003-based computer after some time, and you receive an error message


Roaming profiles do not work after migration from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003


Error message when you try to check a database on a Windows Server 2003-based computer: “Operation terminated with error -1011 (JET_errOutOfMemory, Out of Memory)”


You cannot delete a group in a Windows Server 2003-based domain


Error message when you run the Icacls.exe utility to set ownership of a file or of a folder on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2: “Access is denied”


If network problems occur when you download files from a network share to an offline folder on a Windows Vista-based computer, the files are corrupted


The Work Online button remains visible for an offline folder after you put the folder into suspend mode on a Windows Vista-based computer


The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box displays after you upgrade to Windows Vista SP1 and after you manually configure a static IP address


When a Windows Vista-based client computer synchronizes a cached Outlook .pst file with the server, you cannot access the .pst file


The Windows Update agent may not follow the “Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations” Group Policy setting in Windows Vista


Relocation of the Users directory and the ProgramData directory to a disk drive other than the disk drive that contains the Windows directory on a Windows Vista-based or a Windows Server 2008-based computer


Misleading message when you remove a smart card in a RDP session on a Windows Vista-based computer: “The card supplied was not recognized”


An update to turn off default SNP features is available for Windows Server 2003-based and Small Business Server 2003-based computers


The DFS resource appears to be in a failed state when you create a DFS namespace in a Windows Server 2008-based cluster


The repadmin command ignores a Windows Server 2008-based RODC when the command is used together with the /syncall switch


You cannot create a remote desktop session as an administrator when Autologon is enabled in Windows Server 2008


A Group Policy setting is not available in the security policy settings list on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008


Event IDs 1173 and 1925 are logged after you perform an authoritative restore on a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller to restore an application partition that was previously deleted


Error message when you try to duplicate a certificate template in the certificate template store: “The Computer certificate template could not be duplicated The system cannot find the file specified”


A Windows Server 2003-based DNS server successfully resolves host names the first time, but then name resolution fails in later queries


The Icacls.exe utility cannot display non-English languages on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2-based computers


Files in an offline folder are randomly corrupted on a Windows Vista-based computer


Description of the support for Suite B cryptographic algorithms that was added in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and in Windows Server 2008


Information about Request for Comments (RFCs) that are supported in Windows Vista


A hotfix that adds Compound TCP (CTCP) support to computers that are running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP is available


Error message when you run the “Adprep /rodcprep” command in Windows Server 2008: “Adprep could not contact a replica for partition DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=Contoso,DC=com”

– Craig Landis