Friday, August 27, 2010 6:15 PM
I have Windows 7 (x86 and x64). I'm using the remote management tools to manage my group policies, active directory, HyperV manager, etc.
The problem is the keyboard isn't reliable in the MMC. Backspace doesn't work, arrow keys don't work....I tried to rename a group policy today to "RDP Settings" but when I got to the "T" it acts like a shortcut key or something, refreshes the page and changes it's focus somewhere else...
These are random events. They'll begin to occur, last for a few minutes, and then later I can use my keyboard like normal. It's ridiculous. It's been an annoying issue for the last 6 months for sure. In that time frame I have reloaded my machine...changed from 64 bit to 32 bit...problem still exists...
Anyone else (other then my co-workers) experienced this?
Friday, August 27, 2010 8:27 PMDo you have anything going on with redirected input between twosystems, such as synergy:Are you using RDP to access the Windows system? What kind of keyboardand mouse are you using (and are any applicable drivers up to date)?
-- Mike Burr
Friday, August 27, 2010 11:38 PM
None of us are using synergy or anything of the sort. We have three separate computers, different mice and keyboards. We are just using a Windows 7 computer, with Remote Management tools installed to control our services via the MMC console.
Saturday, August 28, 2010 7:21 PMThat's odd,have you tried the other usual fixes:- Switching USB ports- Remove any USB devices other than keyboard and mouse- Switch from ports on the back of the system to the front (goal is toget a different controller)- Try a PS/2 keyboard and mouse (if the systems support them)Are you getting anything odd in the plug and play device log, for me this isC:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.logAre you receiving any other events/warnings in the event logs?Is the behavior isolated to one particular type of computer or oneparticular type of keyboard/mouse?
-- Mike Burr
Monday, August 30, 2010 5:29 AM
Try the PS2 KB and see and pls let me know
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 10:45 PM
I've seen this problem first-hand. This is not a hardware issue. It's a known bug with GPMC:
Microsoft is aware of the crappy code, but considers a fix to be low priority since a work around exists.
- Proposed As Answer by newmanth Tuesday, October 05, 2010 10:46 PM
Friday, January 28, 2011 1:00 AM
Btw, here's your answer:
Or just make sure you don't have the "settings" tab open (at least that's the case when you're using GPMC). What boggles me is the author of that blog says nothing can be done until someone opens a case?! How strange is that. It's a bug, why wouldn't you want to fix it?
Thursday, November 03, 2011 12:46 PM
So many many months down the line.... there’s still no solution for this apparently? Clearly MS are aware but care little (unless you want to pay premiere support to investigate that is).
Its annoying the hell out of me as I'm spending much of my day in MMC. Unable to rename objects or use backspace arrow keys at random times. I use a custom MMC where this occurs in GPMC ADUC etc. I also use a standalone MMC for SCCM and get the same issues.
I'm one of a few admins here griping about this problem. Were all running Win7 x86 SP1 Enterprise and patched up to the max... Sounds like this issue has been around since the Win7 RC. Still present in RTM version and SP1. I guess we can hope its fixed in SP2 :(
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 2:01 PMGot the exact same issue. Running MMC with AD and GPOeditor snap-in with Domain Admin account on Norwegian Win7 OS. No idea why this hasn't been addressed.
- Edited by Gorguss Wednesday, December 14, 2011 2:01 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:37 PM
This problem was driving me nuts too !!! I found a MS KB about this problem :
I installed it today and it seems to work for me !
- Proposed As Answer by Mike Soultanian Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:54 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:55 PMRight on!!!!!!!!!!!! Works great. Only took MS two years to figure out that their "bug by design" was actually a bug... gosh!
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:55 AM
Have been living with this bug for ages. Can a moderator please unmark Mike Burr's response as the answer and mark Dominic C at CUSM response as the true answer.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:04 PMThe OP, ODOE, can do that.
Monday, November 05, 2012 7:17 PM
FWIW, I also tried pressing "ALT-116" (which is the ASCII code for lowercase "t") and this also causes the F5 refresh symptom in MMC. An uppercase T can be typed without issues. I installed hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466373, but it did NOT fix the issue.
The symptom I'm seeing:
1. RDP (or use physical console, makes no difference) to Windows Server 2008 R2.
2. Open Group Policy Management MMC.
3. Select GPO, right-click, Rename (or highlight name of GPO).
4. Attempt to provide a new name containing a lower case "t".
Symptom: Rename aborted, MMC screen refreshes (as if I've pressed F5 or hit the refresh toolbar button).
New question thread started since this thread is already marked as answered. See: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverManagement/thread/93348b63-242b-44df-bb18-726017a1888e
- Edited by George Perkins Monday, November 05, 2012 10:20 PM added hyperlink to new thread