Tag: Bug

Feature deploying email profiles to iOS using Intune/ConfigMgr

There is something fishy going on when deploying email profiles to iOS devices using Windows Intune and ConfigMgr 2012 R2. When you have deployed an email profile to an iOS (7.1) device you cannot choose to send pictures from that email account, as the account is then missing from the drop down menu when choosing “From”.

If you go into the Mail app in iOS and then write a new mail then you can choose the deployed email account, the problem is just related to sharing pictures (possibly also other stuff) via the  “Share button” > Mail feature in iOS.

Note: If you go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars you cannot see the email account listed in “Default account”.

UPDATE: Turns out that this is indeed not a bug but a feature. You must activate “Allow email to be sent from third-party applications” in the email policy.

Related article: Notes from the field – iOS device management using ConfigMgr 2012 and Windows Intune

Fix for the solid background delay problem in Windows 7

As discovered by a colleague some time ago there is a bug in Windows 7 where it takes 30 seconds+ to login when the background is set to a solid color. When having an image as a background the login is instant. The problem does not involve the first logon, but every logon after you have started the machine and logged in for the first time. Now, there is a fix for this interesting problem. Please see for http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;977346 more information and to download the hotfix.

A bug in the DNS service in Windows Server 2008

I’ve seen quite an interesting behaviour of the DNS service in Windows Server 2008 for a long time without even thinking about the DNS service having a bug. Apparently there has been a fix for this issue out since summer time but it was not until Microsoft blogged about the bug a few days ago that it got my attention.

The problem is with secondary DNS zones that suddenly loses all (or many) records of the zone, which is not a very good thing I can tell you.

After reading through the description of the bug a couple of times I just sat there with my mouth open. This is exactly what I have been experiencing for some time now. So what is the moral of the story? Always check if it is bug!

Download and more info: KB953317 A primary DNS zone file may not transfer to the secondary DNS servers in Windows Server 2008