This document addresses late-breaking issues and information about this beta release of the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system that are less critical than those reported in Release Notes: Important Issues in This Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=139330). For issues that may require you to work around them before you attempt to install this release, see Installing This Beta Release of Windows Server 2008 R2 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139331). Unless otherwise specified, these notes apply to all editions and installation options of Windows Server 2008 R2.
These issues affect operating systems in bidirectional languages, such as Arabic or Hebrew.
If you are using the Calculator application at a higher screen resolution (for example, at a DPI scale of 125%), the user interface may be truncated.
To avoid this, use the Calculator application at a DPI scale of 100%.
The user interface may also appear to be blocked by a black rectangle when you change modes or open or close various tools.
To correct this, minimize the Calculator application and then restore it.
If you export a virtual machine that is in a saved state and then import it, the original virtual machine will lose network connectivity.
To avoid this, ensure that any virtual machine is in the Off state before you export it. After importing the virtual machine, set it to use static MAC addresses, and then reset it to use dynamic MAC addresses before you start the virtual machine. If you have snapshots in the imported virtual machine, turn off the virtual machine after you apply the snapshot, and then repeat the above steps.
If this has already occurred, turn off the newly imported virtual machine and repeat the steps above.
If you attempt to use Internet Explorer to create an HTTP printer connection to a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 that is using a non-Microsoft driver not included in the operating system, the operation will fail with an “invalid data” error.
To avoid this, do any one of the following:
If you install a TWAIN driver for a scanner, you may receive error messages indicating that the scanner is not installed.
To avoid this, install a Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) driver for the scanner instead.
If you have added a signed driver to the Windows Deployment Services driver store and then try to delete it either through Windows Deployment Services or in Windows Explorer, you will receive an error. The driver package is no longer visible in management tools, but is present in Windows Explorer.
To correct this, restart the computer and then delete the driver package in Windows Explorer.
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