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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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What are some good utilities or programs that analyze event viewer logs (such as the system and application logs) to discover trends and provide detailed explanations of what the different events mean?
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hi experts,

I've setup a domain controller on Windows Server 2016.
Computer name: CMC-SERVER
Domain: cmc.local

I'm on the workstation trying to join domain and it keeps giving the error:

 Active Directory domain controller cannot be contacted...

cmd.local

please advise. ....
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How can I create a Server 2016 group policy that defines which Windows 10 applications are disabled at statrtup?

There are certain applications that are set to enabled by default on startup and I need to make sure that these applications don't automatically load at startup. They need to be disabled.

TASK-MANAGER-STARTUP-TAB
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My organization has a SonicWALL TZ600 firewall and two Server 2016 servers with the DNS role that handle DNS for our organization.

A previous IT administrator setup the SonicWALL TZ600 firewall so that it dynamincally assigns IP addresses to the Windows 10 client computers and assigns the following DNS server addresses:

172.16.0.26 (the static IP address of one of the Server 2016 domain controllers)
Two other IP addresses are also assigned:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

The reason that these public DNS server addresses are being used and we aren't using the DNS server IP addresses associated with our ISP is because we have a primary ISP and a fail over ISP connected to our firewall. That way if the primary ISP goes down then the secondary ISP will pick up in its place until the primary ISP comes back online. This is important since we have had several times where our primary ISP has gone offline.

However, I have been told in other postings here that the two DNS server addresses of 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 shouldn't be assigned to the Windows 10 client computers.

We need to make sure that our network is completely self sufficient so that if either one of the Server 2016 domain controllers/DNS servers go offline then the Windows 10 client computers will still be able to connect to websites on the internet even while the two servers are down.

So what is the right way to properly setup or organization's internal DNS?

Please let me know if any further information is needed.
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I need to add the following IP addresses to the A record of autodiscover.companyname.com within my Server 2016 AD domain:

        2603:1036:906:14::8
          2603:1036:3:66::8
          2603:1036:804:20::8
          2603:1036:101:4c::8
          2603:1036:906:84::8
          2603:1036:b00:15::8
          2603:1036:405:2::8
          2603:1036:101:2::8
          40.97.134.216
          40.97.121.8
          40.97.185.24
          40.100.162.200
          40.97.136.200
          40.97.124.40
          40.97.132.40
          40.97.115.56

What is the process to add all of these IP addresses to the DNS A record of autodiscover.companyname.com within my Server 2016 AD domain? All of these IP addresses need to be added, not just one.
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How can I determine if Thick or Thin provisioning is being used within Server 2016 Hyper-V for the Virtual Hard Drives (VHDs)?
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Where within the Server 2016 group policy settings can I set the "Taskbar Settings" for the Windows 10 client computers?

TASKBAR-SETTINGS
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Hi All, i have slowly been adding more and more items to my Azure backup as the bandwidth is limited.

I was able to add a few folder or items each day, but now, anything i try add, folder or file, i get this error:

The backup policy could not be modified. Error: Unable to save backup policy. Selected items list for backup is large or selected items have long path names or selected large number of retention choices. Please retry operation again after reducing individual items (selecting complete folders can help) or reducing retention choices. Unable to save backup policy. Selected items list for backup is large or selected items have long path names or selected large number of retention choices. Please retry operation again after reducing individual items (selecting complete folders can help) or reducing retention choices.

I managed to get it working a few times by removing Exceptions one by one, but now i have no exceptions left and it wont allow me to add anything new.

Some of these files are one folder deep on the volume root, so the long filename cannot be an issue

I also tried to change the retention policy but still no luck

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening

Thanks
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Outlook 2016 running on Windows 10 computers within my company's domain are having problems performing the initial Outlook Office 365 email setup.

All Windows 10 computers are using DHCP and are assigned the following DNS addresses through DHCP:

172.16.0.26 (the DNS server address for a Server 2016 domain controller with the DNS server role)
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

So what I've been doing to fix this issue is temporarily assigning these computers the following static DNS server addresses:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

This allows Outlook to connect to the Office 365 email servers and auto configure the user's Office 365 email accounts. Then once the Outlook email profile is configured I change these DNS server addresses back to using DHCP.

What DNS entries can I add to the Server 2016 DNS server so that the Windows 10 client computers will be able to connect to the Office 365 servers and perform the email auto configuration?

Please let me know if any further information is needed.
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I am looking to connect a few users (less than 20) using VDI on prem to Azure resources. What is the best way to do this? Are there any best practices if VDI is used?

Regards,
J
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We have made a fresh install of Windows Server 2016 DataCenter on a VM via HyperV, but we are unable to change the Display Language (to Norwegian) inside Windows.
We are able to change keyboard layout, date and time format, but there is a message saying Display Language unavailable. See attached files. We have tried when logged on both as local admin and as domain admin, but no go.
This server is a Terminal Server, so we want the display language to be the same as our customer, in this case Norwegian.

Funny thing is, we installed a fresh Windows 2016 Standard on a physical server, and on that one we were able to change the display language. But not on the Virtual one with the 2016 DataCenter license.
And for testing we also had an older 2012R2 DataCenter server that already had a Norwegian display language, and it stayed Norwegian when we upgraded it to server 2016 Datacenter. However, we are unable to change the display language on that to a different  one after the upgrade.

Anyone with any ideas ?  Please help.
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What are the steps necessary to schedule all Windows 10 computers to run the SFC & DISM commands within a Server 2016 domain? I would like to have these commands run once a week.

Can this be done using a group policy or task scheduler command?

The commands that I would like to run are:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth
sfc /scannow
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What are the steps to create a group policy to enable the System Restore feature & to use 13% of hard drive space for these restores on all Windows 10 and Windows 7 computers?
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Up until now most all of the group policies I have created have been assigned to all authenticated users.

I'm now looking for guides and references on how to create group policy exclusions within Server 2016 so certain users or computers can be excluded from certain group policies.

Please provide me with references and guides on how to do this.
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What kinds of group policies can be assigned to computers only (and not to users) within Server 2016?
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We have several Windows 10 Hyper-V virtual machines running on a Server 2016 server. These virtual machines have all been created with a 127 GB hard drive.

We have downloaded quite a bit of data onto these virtual machines which have almost completely filled up these virtual hard drives.

Now this data has been moved to other locations or deleted and these Windows 10 virtual machines now have over 100 GB of free space. However, the sizes of these Generation 2 Windows 10 virtual machine hard drives are still quite large.

Is there any way of compacting these Generation 2 Windows 10 virtual machine hard drives so that their size will only reflect the amount of space that is actually currently being used and so that these virtual hard drive sizes won't expand again until there is more data put on these Windows 10 virtual machines? How can this be done?
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Hello Experts
this customer has installed himself a win server 2016 in a HP Proliant ML10 GEN9   inten XEON 8 gb RAM  
I find it slow in general compared with other servers and when turning it of takes too long

What can I do here ?
Regards
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What are the steps to create power management settings within Server 2016 for Windows 10 client computers?
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Where within Server 2016 Group Policy do I need to go to create a group Policy to display the Computer, User's Files, Recycle Bin, & Network icons on Windows 10 client computer's desktops?

These are settings that can be set within the "Themes and Related settings" Desktop icon settings within Windows 10 (see below):

DESKTOP-ICONS
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Hi All

We have an o365 environment that doesn't use ADFS but we want to enable MFA to secure our environment. Is there a way to disable MFA from activesync and autodiscover as we do not want to be prompted for the one time passwords when logging on to devices.

Thanks in advance.
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I have taken over looking after a customer who have an on-premise domain with mailboxes in Office 365. Users are synced using Azure AD Connect.

The problem I have encountered is that when anyone leaves, the customer converts the users mailbox to a shared mailbox. However, when they go to remove the user from the on-prem AD, the shared mailbox is soft-deleted the next time O365 synchronization occurs.

I have restored them to a newly created shared mailbox using Powershell connected to Exchange Online but can anyone share how they deal with keeping mailboxes of leavers? Is there a better method than restoring soft-deleted mailboxes?

Thanks
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What are the steps necessary to create a group policy to enable Remote Desktop on all Windows 10 client computers within a Server 2016 network?
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I'm installing a new server (Win Server 2016 Std.)  and considering installing a Hyper-V machine as a Remote Desktop Server to host Quickbooks Enterprise 2018.  
I've called Intuit support to see if they have installation and configuration suggestions or documentation and found them to be be (predictably) unhelpful.  They claim that they no longer support Remote Desktop deployments for QB Enterprise and suggest signing up for their hosted service (which sounds remarkably like Remote Desktop!).
I don't want to waste company time and money on server setup and CALs only to find that it doesn't work.
Any current users/admins out there with recent experience that can comment, advise, endorse or dissuade on this topic?
Any input is appreciated.
Ken C.
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We have recently updated our Domain to work with Azure AD. We would like to utilize this service to be able to have our users change one password which it does with using Office 365. The other thing we would like to do is be able to pass the login information from the domain and use that in Outlook and Skype for Business vs having the user have to type their new password in each time there is a password change.

I have hit a dead end road with this as I have turned on Pass through authentication and Seamless Single Sign on on in Azure AD.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Hello Support

The attached download enables the ability to convert JSON file format to HCL format (which is developed by a company called Hashicorp.

There is a readme included in the download to describe how to carry out the conversion. However, the demonstration shows how to carry out the conversion in Linux. Unfortunately, I don't know Linux. Therefore, I was wondering if someone could show me how to carryout the conversion in Windows? If not, if someone to talk me through in simple terms how to carry out the conversion in Linux that would also be great - but as I mentioned I'm not a Linux person.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Carlton
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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.