In August, Microsoft released MS13-066 Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (Important). Its accompanying hotfixes, were labeled KnowledgeBase article 2843638 and KnowledgeBase article 2843639. Last month, Microsoft released a KnowledgeBase article describing an update to these patches to fix five specific issues. It is labeled KnowledgeBase article 2896713.
KnowledgeBase: A Windows 8-based client computer or Windows Server 2012-based member server does not use the BitLocker Network Unlock feature
Last month, Microsoft released a KnowledgeBase article regarding BitLocker Network Unlock. Basically, Windows 8-based and Windows Server 2012-based client computers sometimes may not receive or use the Network Unlock Protector feature, depending on whether the client receives unrelated BOOTP replies from a DHCP server or WDS server.
KnowledgeBase: Lost secure channel takes a long time to be reestablished when RPC Endpoint Mapper is secured on Windows Server 2012 Domain Controllers
Microsoft has released a KnowledgeBase article, in which they describe an issue you might encounter in a multi-domain environment, resulting in a loss of the secure channel between the domains and a long time for the secure channel to become reestablished.
KnowledgeBase: Kerberos authentication fails when the computer tries to request a service ticket from a Windows Server 2012-based Domain Controller
Earlier this month, Microsoft released KnowledgeBase Article 2877460, describing an issue where Kerberos authentication to an Active Directory-integrated service may fail, despite proper implementation and time synchronization, with an error describing time differences between the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) and a Backup Domain Controller (BDC).
KnowledgeBase: Smart card logon option is displayed incorrectly on the logon screen in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
Last week, Microsoft published a new KnowledgeBase article detailing two issues with the way (virtual) Smart Card login is displayed on the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 logon screen. The article contains a hotfix to address the issues.
KnowledgeBase: Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) reports a Processing Error while trying to detect Domain Controllers
Earlier this month, Microsoft released KnowledgeBase article 2891966. In this article, Microsoft engineers describe an issue when you open the Group Policy Management Console (gpmc.msc) and check the status of Active Directory and SYSVOL (DFSR) replication for the domain as it relates to Group Policy.
KnowledgeBase: Physical GPU in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V settings is unavailable post domain join
Last week, Microsoft introduced KnowledgeBase article 2878821, discussing some strange behavior on a domain-joined Windows Server 2012-based Remote Desktop Virtualization host. When such a host is added to a domain and the default domain policy is applied, the option to select a physical GPU used for RemoteFX (within Hyper-V settings) appears to be unavailable.
KnowledgeBase: Group Policy Preferences for Local Users and Groups fails with Event ID 4098 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Last week, Microsoft released KnowledgeBase article 2890259. It describes an issue in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with Group Policy Preferences for Local Users and Groups. In some circumstances, these Group Policy Preferences would not apply, resulting in events with EventId 4098 in the Windows Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe) on your domain-joined Windows 8-based device(s) … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Group Policy Preferences for Local Users and Groups fails with Event ID 4098 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012"
KnowledgeBase: Important Issues in Windows 8.1 (Release Notes)
At the same time Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 bits to TechNet and MSDN subscribers, they also released the Release Notes for Windows 8.1 on a page on the Microsoft Download Center. On this page you can a document (*.docx format) with the critical issues, that have currently been identified, … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: Important Issues in Windows 8.1 (Release Notes)"
KnowledgeBase: Internet Explorer 10 security settings are silently applied to client computers when you use GPMC to view the Group Policy Preferences settings
Last week, Microsoft issued KnowledgeBase Article 2849027, discussing that Internet Explorer security-related preferences are silently applied to targeted computers, without any indication this is happening.