Windows Hotfix List for September 2015

Jeff here from the SDK team. It is that time of the month again, here are September’s Hotfixes. Enjoy!     KB3075623   Configuring registry policy processing causes MUP to ignore Group Policy setting in Windows KB3078632   Backup software can’t take server backups in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 KB2877115   Error message when you try to…

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.NET Hotfix Rollup for August 2015

Jeff here, There is a .NET hotfix rollup for August. 3078646  Issues that this hotfix rollup resolves Issue 1 Assume that you have a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that creates an XPS file, and this XPS file has an embedded font that is missing some special characters. Assume then that you have another WPF…

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Windows August 2015 Hotfix List

Hey guys. Jeff here from the Windows SDK team. Here are this month’s hotfixes.   KB2966038   Printer managed by custom print providers is not visible in Devices and Printers in Windows KB3071345   Start screen customization is disabled for a Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro-based computer KB3073902   NDES stops working after you restart a Windows Server…

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Hotfixes and Patches for Windows for July 2015

Hey SDK friends, Jeff here with the July 2015 Hotfix List 3070714 “0x000000B8” Stop error during MPIO path failover in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 3060682 “The specified server cannot perform the requested operation” error occurs when GPO backup is unsuccessful and dynamic updates are disabled in Windows Server 2012 R2  3061817 Windows 8.1 does…

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How to get notified when going in and out of connected standby from a Windows Service?

Always on Connected Standby (AOAC) was introduced in Windows 8.  Here is the definition as described on MSDN: “Starting with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, connected standby is a new low-power state that features extremely low power consumption while maintaining Internet connectivity. For a PC that implements the connected standby power model, the connected standby power state serves…

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Disabling User Access Control (UAC) in Windows 8.X

I’ve recently come across several customers who were having issues with accessing a secured Windows Object as an Administrator.  They mention that this worked fine on Windows 7.  Before I continue, I would STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do NOT disable User Access Control for several reasons including: Windows Store Applications will NOT run. UAC forces your Administrators…

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Unable to do Digest Authentication on Windows 8.1

Programmatic Digest Authentication can be done using the SSPI APIs with the WDigest Package.  See the following: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa380500(v=vs.85).aspx On Windows 8.1, you may encounter the following error if you are using the SSPI APIs: AcquireCredentialsHandle fails with the error code 0x8009030e (or SEC_E_NO_CREDENTIALS) using the Default credentials on the client side. On Windows 8.1 the…

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