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Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.

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We have a new Windows 2016 server running SQL 2017 that is throwing memory errors during integrity testing of a migrated database.  When the server is restarted and begins fresh the integrity check runs successfully and SQL (as expected) consumes RAM up to the maximum configured values.  We then attempt to run another integrity check and it fails with the following error:

‘’ SQL Server was unable to run a new system task, either because there is insufficient memory or the number of configured sessions exceeds the maximum allowed in the server. Verify that the server has adequate memory. Use sp_configure with option 'user connections' to check the maximum number of user connections allowed. Use sys.dm_exec_sessions to check the current number of sessions, including user processes.”

If we restart the server (or all SQL services) we are able to run the first integrity check successfully but the second attempt (without restarting) has the same issue.  The following are the server details (systeminfo):

OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard
OS Version:                10.0.14393 N/A Build 14393
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Member Server
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
Original Install Date:     1/9/2018, 3:32:18 PM
System Boot Time:          7/20/2018, 9:19:24 AM
System Manufacturer:       VMware, Inc.
System Model:              VMware Virtual Platform
System Type:            …
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I'm having issues connecting a client windows 10 pro computer to a Windows Server Essentials 2016.

When I run the ComputerConnector.exe It connects to the server fine but when I put in the login details the process takes forever and delivers and error message saying:

"The server is not available. Try connecting this computer again."

I have run through microsoft's trouble shooting tips and none of them worked. Going through the log file I found this error

 ClientSetup: Failed to download Setup.cab from server: System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel. ---> System.Security.Authentication.AuthenticationException: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
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I have a powershell script that queries user's password expiration within AD and emails the user that their password is going to expire. The script looks at the email field for the user object to determine where to send it. We're using Azure AD Connect and syncing with O365, all is working well for my user accounts. My issue is with admin accounts in AD. I'd like to email the admins too. However, their email address is taken already for their user account so, I receive export errors from O365 back to AD if I populate the admins email field with their user email address. I tried to use a distribution list for the admin email field but, this doesn't seem to work either. Does anyone know of way to get this to work without having to assign an O365 license to the admin account?
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Hi Experts,

Is there a way to import xenapp applications from one farm to another? Existing farm is on xenapp 7.12 windows 2008 server, new farm is on xenapp 7.18 windows server 2016,  please advise .
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Hi All,
I've been tasked with migrating a company of around 400 users on to the Azure platform. Their current on site infrastructure consists of a few DC’s, web servers and a SQL server. They want all of this moved to Azure.

My question is around best practices for domain controllers/active directory placement. Which of these configurations would you recommend?

•      Leave the domain controllers on site and utilise Azure AD connect to sync users to the Azure platform.
•      Deploy new virtual machine domain controllers in azure and decommission the existing on premise servers.
•      Migrate from actual domain controllers to azure AD directory services. I’ve read this is not quite production ready as of yet.
•      None of the above. If you suggest this option, please recommend an alternative.

If you could also provide some supporting information as to why you chose the solution above that would be great.

Thanks,
Stuart
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AD Connect - Re-install Question

Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with re-installing AD Connect. It was installed quite a while ago and some of the options that are there in the install now as far as I am aware were not available when it was first installed.

This option we need '(User Identities Exist Across Multiple Directories) - ObjectSID and msExchMasterAccountSID ' is not able to be changed retrospectively from what I can tell.

Therefore I believe a reinstall is our only option get this option selected.

I'm just wondering if I can simply install this over the top of the existing install?

I noticed there is a SQL database and I have read about the option to 'use existing database - install mode' however this looks like it defaults to express mode which is no good for us as I need to select these advanced features.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Charles
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Hello Experts,

We've created remote desktop users in windows server 2012 R2 Standard & every user have an own folder in D: drive, how to restrict to folder access to user among themselves along with d: drive. Only one folder everyone can access e.g. D:\FTP.

e.g.

Remote User            Folder in D:\            Allowed Access            Restrict Access

administrator      N/A                        Complete D:\            N/A
Philips                  Philips                  Philips                        Dell, Root, Wendy, Manager
Dell                          Dell                        Dell                                Philips, Root, Wendy, Manager
Root                  Root                  Root                        Philips, Dell, Wendy, Manager
Wendy                  Wendy                  Wendy                        Philips, Dell, Root, Manager
Manager              Manager            Manager                  Philips, Dell, Root, Wendy
N/A                        FTP                        ALL Users                  N/A
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Hi Experts,
What ports do we need to open to be able to run the network performance assessment for Office 365? FYI, we are only looking to use Exchange Online, Desktop Applications (none of the Skype, Teams..etc offerings). We were able to install the executable file and for some reason can't connect to our tenant.

Thanks much!
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Hi Experts,

on one interface of my Printserver WIN2016 I have an error:
Our monitoring comes up with this message:

Too many outbound packets couldn´t be transmitted....

can you help me out with this ?
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What are the steps to set the Server 2016 firewall rules (via group policy) so that only certain IPs can access port 445 (file & printer sharing / SMB) on servers & workstations?

I need to make sure that only authorized workstations and servers are able to browse the C$ shares on the servers and workstations within my network.
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I am using SharePoint online (365), and am having an issue inviting 'external' users to a site collection. A few months ago, inviting users to the site worked without issue. We were able to share the site with multiple users on different domains, and each was able to view with the proper permissions they were assigned (invited from a group in "People & Groups"). I recently encountered an issue using the "Share" command, or trying to add users to groups. Doing so resulted in a pop-up error "Could not resolve memberid, (followed by the user i was inviting)"; after clearing the browser cache, this issue ceased, and I was able to invite people without getting any errors. The user would show up in the SharePoint groups & Office 365 "People" as 'user_domain_com#ext#sharepointdomain.onmicrosoft.com' after sending the invitation, and the link would send to their email; however when they use the link, they get the following:

If I invite 'user@domain.com', the message is:

"Access denied, the user 'user_domain_com#ext#sharepointdomain.onmicrosoft.com' does not have permission to view the site."

The user's email, name, and info seems to be correctly adding to the groups I assign & invite them to. External sharing is turned on at the top site collection level, and on the site itself. I have checked both via the SharePoint admin center, and the "Site Settings". Additionally, Azure AD shows them as "Users" with their proper email addresses.

Thanks
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Moving one small datacenter to AzureRM.

What tools do you recommend me to use for both:
- Analyzing the environment and
- Moving the physical and virtual workloads to AzureRM?
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Hi,

When I type powershell Get-AzureRmVM | select *

I get the following  on some of the fields:

NetworkProfile           : Microsoft.Azure.Management.Compute.Models.NetworkProfile
OSProfile                : Microsoft.Azure.Management.Compute.Models.OSProfile

how do I enumerate these and get the values ?

thank you in advance
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Within all of my Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual servers the color of the PowerShell window is black (and isn't blue).

This makes it difficult to differentiate between the PowerShell window and the command line window.

What can I do to make the PowerShell window always appear blue (and not black)?

Is there any way of making this change via some kind of group policy or global setting so I don't have to manually make this change on each and every virtual server?
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What are the folder locations where the Server 2016 CBS log files are stored?
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What are some programs besides Sysinternals Autologon that will automatically log in an Active Directory user account to either a Server 2016 or Windows 10 domain-joined computer?
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I am looking to talk to others who have rolled out Azure files, who are also utilizing Azure File Sync.  Azure FIle Sync is still in the Public Preview stage...

I have read that when using Azure file sync, it supports preserving existing ACL/DACL permissions.  Has anyone dared to  implement this bleeding edge feature for their organization?

If so, how is it working for you?
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Hello,

I've VMware host with 2x physical CPU sockets (14 cores each) and I'm planning to deploy 9 windows servers (max 2 vCPU per guest VM).

Just wondering how many windows server licensing would be required and what would be the math ?

Thanks
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Hi,
We currently use SCCM to patch our servers and have noticed that our Server 2016 servers running v1607 are not getting any further updates after the May 2018 Cumulative release. Looking at the WUAHandler Logs and other update deployment logs on each machine, I can see the scans detecting that the May update was required, after that, it analyses the updates we released in June and July and deems them as not required and therefore doesn't install anything further.

Reading up on Server 2016 v1607, MS have said that this version in particular is on the LTSB servicing ring, however there doesn't seem to be much documentation on how this servicing branch gets patched. Is anyone able to shed any light on this [links to the MS articles maybe]?
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I have followed the steps found in the attached document (from pages 263-269) to install the System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) client software (using the ccmsetup.msi file) by Assigning this software to install using group policy. I have already completed all of the other steps in the rest of this document to properly and completely deploy SCCM 2016 within my Server 2016 domain.

So far this software has installed on several Server 2016 servers but hasn't installed on any of the Server 2016 domain controllers.

What steps can I follow to troubleshoot, determine what is causing this installation to fail, and determine what needs to be done to fix this issue?

SCCM_2016_Setup_Created_by_Eddie.pdf
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I’m wanting to have a true full featured domain controller but it be hosted in Microsoft Cloud.  The default feature set of Azure is not quite there...  As I understand I can spin up a VPC (guess this is a micro VM) that will give me a full featured domain.  This being GPO’s and everything else that comes with an actual domain / domain controller.  Is this possible and at the same time allow remote hosts to log into the domain without a VPN?  My goal is to have the transparency of the public cloud without a VPN but at the same time have a full featured domain.
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I am using ADFS 4 on Windows Server 2016.  I am making a post request to the OAuth2/token endpoint with the grant_type of refresh_token.  After making the POST, I get back an updated access_token and id_token.  But I am not getting back an updated refresh_token so the user can remain with their permission without needing to re-authenticate.  Is there some setting I need to change in ADFS in order to get an updated refresh_token?
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When I go into the System Center Configuration Center 2016 administration > Updates and Servicing node I am made aware of two updates that are available to be installed.

How can I determine if I can simply install the latest update without first installing the other update?

 SCCM-Update-VersionsSCCM-update-versions.PNG
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Hi,

I have a Windows 2016 Server Standard with Hyper-V installed.  I have two VMs:  ADSRV and RDS (Active Directory Server and Remote Desktop Server).  Something happened the other night and now the RDS is in a Saved state.  I've seen this before and I was able to delete the saved state and continue on as usual on another server.  This time, if I try to delete the saved state, I get an error message:  An error occurred while attempting to delete the save state for the selected virtual machine.  RDS failed to turn off.  I've checked the details on the tskmgr and the only vwmp.exe that's running or showing up is the ADSRV.  Microsoft's website said something about deleting .bin and some other file.  I couldn't find those files in the VM folder.  I found the vmcx and vmrs files.  How can get this VM back up out of the saved state?  Any help is greatly appreciated!
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if you establish a windows 'RDP' connection to a windows server in the same domain, do any of the logs on the server you are 'rdp'ing' onto itself capture the IP address of where the RDP connection came from? Or any clues of the device used to establish the connection?
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Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.