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New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 1/4-1/11.
How to recover from a DFSR database crash on designated primary member
Authentication does not take place using Service for User (S4U) Kerberos as implied in the documentation
Error message when you run the Encrypting File System (EFS) Wizard to create a self-signed certificate that is stored on a smart card in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and in Windows Server 2008: "No valid certificates found"
A long delay occurs when you try to open a network share by entering a path in the Run box on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer
The smart card personal identification number (PIN) dialog box does not appear in the foreground of the desktop when you enroll a smart card certificate in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008
Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses roaming user profiles: "Unable to log you on because your profile could not be loaded, please contact your administrator"
When you use Group Policy to create a VPN connection item, the IPv6 and IPv4 protocols may not be bound to the VPN connection item when you log on to the domain from a Windows Vista-based client computer
Unexpected behavior occurs in the Windows Time service when you enable the Windows Time Service Group Policy setting in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Per-machine printer connections that are deployed by using group policies may not be removed completely from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1-based computers
Home Folder searched when starting an Application on Terminal Server
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New KB articles related to Directory Services for the week of 1/18-1/25.
After you re-add a member server to a DFS replication group in Windows Server 2003 R2, initial replication does not occur on the member server, and changes in the replicated folder are replicated unexpectedly to other replication partners
SMB functions time out earlier than expected on a Windows 2003-based computer that has multiple processors installed
Error message when you try to browse a DFS namespace from DFS the Management Tool: "An item with the same key has already been added"
Certificate store ACL change supportability
How to enable Access-based Enumeration for a Distributed File System (DFS) share in Windows Server 2008
The User Profile Service (ProfSvc) crashes in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1 systems when the service loads or unloads user profiles that contain compressed files or folders
Error message when you try to access a network share in a private network: "There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request"
Error message when you try to unlock a Windows Vista-based or a Windows Server 2008-based computer that has the Fast User Switching feature disabled: "The password for this account has expired"
Error message when you try to perform certain operations on the files that are located on a network share: "Access is Denied"