January 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms


News

Microsoft has released a hotfix that you should install on your Windows Server 2003 R2 DFSR servers to address a protocol interoperability issue with up-level DFSR servers. The hotfix is described in the following KB:

DFSR fails from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 to a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2462352

If you are the administrator of any sort of terminal server environment, its recommended you keep these links in your favourites:

186645 Troubleshooting RDP Client Connection Problems (aggregate article that points to the three below)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;186645

2477023 Remote Desktop Disconnected or Can’t Connect to Remote Computer or Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) running Windows Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2477023

2477133 Remote Desktop Disconnected or Can’t Connect to Remote Computer or Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) running Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2477133

2477176 Remote Desktop Disconnected or Can’t Connect to Remote Computer or Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2477176

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

The World Simplified is a Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

The App-V Product Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/appv

The Official MDOP Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop

Ask the Directory Services Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askds

Ask the Performance Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf

Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team

http://blogs.technet.com/networking

Ask the Core Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore

Ntdebugging Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging

The Hot Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/hot

TRM

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

Documents

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - December Update

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=413e88f8-5966-4a83-b309-53b7b77edf78

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Active Directory Certificate Services Upgrade and Migration Guidance

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c70bd7cd-9f03-484b-8c4b-279bc29a3413

Single Sign-On from Active Directory to a Windows Azure Application Whitepaper

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1296e52c-d869-4f73-a112-8a37314a1632

Downloads

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=aa86c849-15c0-4f97-a7b4-a23a2ba37890

HPC Pack 2008 SP2 Fix for Removing Users from an HA Headnode Fails

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9f523427-50c5-4faf-b9c4-906f0db36f87

Windows CE 5.0 Monthly Update November 2010

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=346eb338-971f-474f-8236-f44d2950b0e0

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update November 2010

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=56066fe4-2450-472a-be82-d1a48446cbac

Update for Windows 7 (KB2446496)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7ba05d41-2238-4135-8a53-0376b766b4e3

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB2446496)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1588b25e-716e-4769-bac3-7df0ef5e3c49

Events/Webcasts

Live Webcasts:

Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx

Interactive Webcast Calendar

The interactive calendar will help you quickly find live webcasts that fit your schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can choose your time zone and filter this list by audience, webcast series, product or topic, and presenter.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/calendar/monthview.aspx

Monthly Archived Webcasts:

http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/library/default.mspx

TechNet Presents: Windows Server 2008 and the cost savings it can bring to your infrastructure

Event ID: 1032400916

Language(s): English.

Product(s): Windows Server 2008.

Audience(s): IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist.

Event Overview:

Prepare yourself for Windows Server 2008. Tune in and learn how you can leverage the new features to improve your organisation's networking infrastructure and security, server performance and reliability, remote resource access, and client deployment. Windows Server will help reduce the cost of managing your server infrastructure, alongside delivering improved facilities for your users. Subject matter experts break down what these upgrades mean for your infrastructure and how to take advantage of them.

We will be talking about the key things that UK customers have found from deploying Windows Server 2008 in the real world.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032400916&EventCategory=5&culture=en-GB&CountryCode=GB

The Modern Desktop

Event ID: 1032473616

Presenter(s): Andrew Fryer, Simon May

Language(s): English.

Audience(s): Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager, Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Support - Partners, Training - Partners.

Event Overview:

An introduction to what's possible with Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8, Silverlight, Direct Access and Branch Cache.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032473616&EventCategory=4&culture=en-GB&CountryCode=GB

New KB's

“Permission Denied" error when you run the rsh command on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer that has installed Utilities and SDK for SUA

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2360829

Virtual Disk Service (VDS) crashes while the service is shutting down in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465972

An NFS server does not respond when the server is processing lots of data in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458701

A security group member still cannot modify a certificate template even if you delegate management control to the group in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458866

You cannot receive event notifications after you back up and then clear event logs in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458331

A query takes a long time to complete and increases CPU usage to a high level on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller when you use NSPI API functions to query address book information

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2456603

How to enable LDAP signing in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935834

"0x800423f3 - VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE" error occurs when you perform a System State backup operation in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2462710

Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Servers can only be managed by computers running Windows Server 2008 or later

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2027440

MS10-101: Vulnerability in Windows NetLogon Service could allow denial of service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2207559

MS10-094: Vulnerability in Windows Media Encoder could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2447961

The host record of a computer that has a static IP address and that is running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista SP2 is removed incorrectly from the DNS server when the DHCP Client service is restarted

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2470540

Office documents that are hosted on a DAV server are opened as read-only through the WebDav protocol in Windows Vista SP2 and in Windows Server 2008 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2444142

The Value field under the Attribute item for event ID 5136 is empty in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458125

Remote Desktop Session Host is not supported on Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466908

List of rules for the Windows Small Business Server Migration Prepartion Tool

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2481235

The WMI repository is corrupted on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2464876

You cannot open a rights-protected Office 2010 document in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2469597

Applications that are built on ESENT and that run on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer may not work correctly after the reported physical sector size of the storage device changes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2470478

The COM+ applications stop responding (hang) intermittently on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981818

The print queue remains offline after a restart of the Spooler Service on a print server that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980945

Error message when you start Windows Vista: "Your activation period has expired"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925616

The MPR still calls the NPPasswordChangeNotify function to notify that a password change event occurred in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 even though the password change is unsuccessful

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2470774

Error 0xC004E002 during activation for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978305

MS10-093: Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2424434

A UEFI-enabled computer stops responding at a black screen in the startup process in Windows Vista or in Windows 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2430683

When drivers are written by using UnidrvUI or PS5UI, the Tabloid Extra paper size may be displayed as 11.69 x 18 instead of 12 x 18

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2478415

When you keep repeatedly starting and exiting a program that plays audio, this may spawn more icons for the program in Volume Mixer.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483284

MS10-096: Vulnerability in Windows Address Book could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2423089

MS10-098: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2436673

MS10-100: Vulnerability in Consent User Interface could allow elevation of privilege

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2442962

MS10-092: Vulnerability in Task Scheduler could allow for elevation of privilege

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2305420

The call operation fails with error code "0x800706f7" when you run an application that calls the OleCreateFromFile() function to create an embedded object from the contents of a named file in a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or of Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2457836

An USB device may intermittently disconnect and reconnect when you use the USB device in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2416007

You cannot change User Account Control (UAC) settings on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978591

You cannot re-enable the prompt to delete a note in Sticky Notes in Windows 7.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971605

You do not receive an error message after you restore a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machine

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958665

CreateEnvironmentBlock(,,FALSE) function does not expand REG_EXPAND_SZ type environment variables on Windows Server 2008 R2.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2480007

CPU performance may decrease when you run sysprep after applying Service Pack 2 to Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2476788

Error message when you access a WebDAV resource in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7: "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2468498

How to troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services connectivity issues in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2477176

How to troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services connectivity issues in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2477133

Troubleshooting RDP Client connection problems

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;186645

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