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What steps do you recommend for UPLOADING Employee Photos to my Window Server 2016, Active Directory ?

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 ** # of employees = 100
 ** photos = under 100kb in size, named firstname_lastname.jpg
 ** AD Account Name = firstname lastname
 ** security = IT (me) will do upload
 ** software = powershell/etc is fine, or something like https://www.codetwo.com/freeware/active-directory-photos
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I purchased a new computer without an operating system.

I downloaded Windows Server 2016 ISO.

I extracted the data from the ISO, which contain the following files:
autorun.inf
bootmgr
bootmgr.efi
setup.exe

and the following folders:
boot
efi
NanoServer
sources
support

I can copy the files/folders to a 16 GB USB flash drive.

My question is, how do I create bootable USB media so that when I power on the computer, it finds Windows Server 2016 setup.exe?

Thanks for your help.
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I have two Windows 7 systems, acting as File Servers, that I need to migrate to Windows Server 2016. One system is setup (crudly) as the "main" Server; all User Shares are linked to that box. The 2nd system acts as the backup; mirroring of the data is accomplished by a script that utilizes ROBOCOPY that copies all the data from the Storage Array attached to System 1 to the Storage Array attached to System 2. I need to also be able to copy over (retain) ALL the Shares and permissions (ACL). Obvisouly you can't do an IPU from Windows 7 to Server 2016, nor do I think the the FSMT will run on Windows 7.

Since the shares, and files are on a Storage Array attached to the machine(s), if I do a fresh install of Server 2016, will it retain the permissions (ACL) of the shares? I know I'll have to reshare the data to point it to the new machine, but I'm concerned about the ACL for each share. I read this article from Microsoft: Saving and restoring existing Windows shares, and was wondering if this is all I needed to do. Since the data is already on the Storage Arrays attached to the machines, there is nothing to ROBOCOPY over after the new OS install.

Can someone please give me some insite on how I shoud do this?
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Dear experts,
We would like to find out if our BYODs (mobile phone = IOS/Androids AND Windows PCs/MACs) can use Intune MAM (without enrollment) aka 'non-domain joined'. Can someone please shed some light? Can we use app protection policies on these non-domain joined devices not enrolling with Intune MDM? FYI, we use Blackberry UEM as our EMM/MAM for mobile phones....

In addition, On BYOD PCs, not domain joined, can desktop Outlook be managed to perform the following?
•    Provide remote wipe of any OSTs and PSTs associated with the Office 365 tenant
•    Provide restrictions on storage of email and attachments. i.e. Not allow desktop Outlook to save attachment to local computer/desktop, only to OneDrive
•    Continue to allow desktop Outlook to access personal accounts
•    Restrict OneDrive files from being moved to local computer/desktop or sent with other mail clients
•    Provide remote wipe of any cached local OneDrive for desktop files
•    Restrict desktop Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint similarly

Thanks!
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Can anyone provide me with a link to how to uninstall 'Docker Compose' from Windows server 2016 ?

There is plenty out there about how to uninstall Docker from Win 2016 and RHEL but nothing I can find that is specifically about 'Docker Compose' and Win 2016.
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Active Directory On-Prem to Azure Replication Scenarios:
For an SMB customer, Azure AD is costly.
What is the best AD Authentication solution for "Citrix Cloud and Azure Workload" implementation?
Shall I use Standalone Domain Controllers on Azure and create a new forest and replace with on-prem AD?
Are there any other solutions for this Scenario?
What are the possible AD solutions for Citrix Cloud and Azure?
Please suggest.
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I have 8 Group Policy Objects that I apply to an OU.

When I look at the GroupPolicy event logs, specifically Event ID 5312 that shows applicable Group Policy Objects, it continuously changes.

One minute I will see all 8 applied like this:

List of applicable Group Policy objects: 
GPO-1
GPO-2
GPO-3
GPO-4
GPO-5
GPO-6
GPO-7
GPO-8

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The next minute I look I only see 3 applied like this:

List of applicable Group Policy objects: 
GPO-1
GPO-2
GPO-3

Open in new window


When I view this specific eventID, sort, I can see the change sometimes happening within 2 minutes. Almost like it's "flapping" so to speak.

Can anyone provide insight on this? I have 4 domain controllers in 1 forrest.

Thank you in advance.
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We would like to implement Lockscreen with Intune Azure , but the device restriction or URI OMA at Intune Azure only works for Windows 10 pro Enterprise/EDU. We want to try it using powers shell with Intune. Do you have any shell script for Locked screen after x minutes that work for window 10 pro ( Version 1812)  ? I tested one , but it does not run. If you can share one that worked for you will be great!

Thanks,
L.
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Hi, currently have two ADFS servers and two ADFS Proxy servers setup on our ESXi cluster in production and working.  The ESXi cluster is going away and have built new servers in Azure and joined the two ADFS servers to our domain and the ADFS Proxy servers are still in a work group.  My question is how do I go about getting the new ADFS farm and proxy server up and running with minimal downtime to the end users.  Any thoughts/insight would be great.
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Issue: In Microsoft Azure DevOps, external users (from our domain) that have "Basic" user licenses are unable to assign issues to other team members or tag people (by searching for their names) in the Discussion text area.  When trying to assign work items to other team members, they get the message "No identities found" and they are unable to type in that field.  When tagging people in the discussion area, they receive the message "sign-in required" when searching for names (even though they are signed in).  I believe this is some sort of permissions issue but am unsure how to solve.  Our company domain is tied to our Azure account and Office365 account.  We are adding these external users to our Azure Active Users section, so their account names are theirname@ourdomainname.onmicrosoft.com.  They use this to log into sharepoint and our DevOps platform.  This issue does not happen with users within our domain, which makes me believe it is a permissions issue or AD issue.  I searched google for this error and see lots of posts about how the reason you can't search for names is that you have to type their names and then it will take a minute to search AD and find their name.  That is not the case here, so please don't reference those solutions.  If you have any other questions of need further details, please let me know. Thank you!
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Hello there,

I'm looking to do the following:

We have a work item called "Support Ticket" that was a spinoff of "Bug" in Azure DevOps.

1. Create drop down lists
2. Use those lists to impact subsequent drop down lists by changing what you can select
3. Remove or change fields in the Support Ticket work item that originally came from the Bug work item field.

Pretty much, we are looking to customize work items in Azure DevOps. Is there a way to accomplish what I'm asking?
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Is it possible to shorten the Windows Server DFS Namespace root address or domain name using an alias? Currently, we have it set up with \\domain.com\dfs\ but our domain name is too long and we are running into character limitations for some paths in our ERP system.  I know I can just point the paths directly to one of our file server's Hostname by that defeats the purpose of having a distributed file system.  We have two Windows 2016 Files Servers and one Windows 2008 R2 Files Server in this DFS Namespace.
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Hello All,

I have a new Server 2016 system that is a DC and will be taking over for an old SBS 2011 server once I have finished the migration.  For some reason I can't login as the Administrator account.  I can RDP into a server as the administrator but can't login locally.  I get the error "The sign in method you're trying to use isn't allowed.  I have checked gpedt and logon locally is set to allow all members of the administrator group and there are no deny logon users set.  So I don't know why I can't login as the Administrator.  I can login as other users that I have set up as administrators just no the Administrator account.  Am I missing something?

Regards,

Rob
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Hello All,

I have a new Server 2016 system that I have setup up a DC.  This will be a new server taking over for an old SBS 2011 system being decommissioned.  I am logged in as a domain admin but can't get Remote Access for VPN to install.  It keeps saying that the server needs to be restarted to finish the install but it won't finish.  It does the same thing each time I try to install the role.  I can install the snap-in and turn on RRAS and I can set up the VPN that way but  I don't know if it really is setting everything up correctly.  I can't test yet since the SBS Server is till the VPN host and I want to make sure this is set up before I turn that one off.   I have done this on other Server 2016 systems with no problem so I don't know what is missing here.

Regards,

Rob
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Windows 7 machines not listening to Folder Redirection group policy after a DC migration to Windows 2016.

At present, the old Windows 2012 Essentials server is still in place but a new Windows Server 2016 Standard server has been added. The domain has been migrated across along with the FSMO roles. After having issues with getting machines to pick up the new Group policy settings due to DNS issues, all does appear to be ok - at least, it is for Windows 10 clients. However, although Windows 7 clients can be coaxed into seeing the correct group policy, they are all ignoring the change in Folder Redirection location.

Things I've tried:
1. gpupdate /force
2. ipconfig /flushDNS
3  Several reboots

4. gpresult /v
This is interesting. After clearing the DNS cache, Windows 7 PCs do now pick up their group policy from the new server. However, they are still ignoring the folder redirection and the result of the above command shows:
FOLDER REDIRECTION
--------------------------------
N/A

5. I've tried removing the WMI filter from the redirection policy - no effect.
6. I've tried creating the new GPO and putting the redirection in there. GPRESULT lists the policy, so it's seeing the right stuff, but it still ignores the redirection.

Remember - Windows 10 PCs are working fine. This appears to be just Windows 7 machines.

Any ideas? I'm getting short of them!
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I have a BAK file from an MS SQL database, and I want to access the data in it. I have access to AZURE and have created an instance of a MS SQL database, but I can't figure out what to do next. I have read that one cannot restore a BAK file to AZURE, and instead one should restore it to a local database - but I don't know how to do that.

I have MS SQL SMS installed on my Windows 10 computer.
I have an azure account and already created my empty database, but I could delete it and create a new one.
I have the 8mb BAK file on my computer.

Thank you for your help.
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When attempting to use PXE boot on a client PC I'm getting the error: "Configuration Manager is looking for Policy." And then it aborts.

I'm following the article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4468612/troubleshoot-pxe-boot-issues-in-configuration-manager

Near the very bottom. It says to use SMSPXE.log but the log only has 4 errors:
Failed to load global logging configuration. Using defaults
Could not load logging configuration for component ccmperf. Using defaults.
Failed to load global logging configuration. Using defaults.
Could not load logging configuration for component ccmperf. Using defaults.

So I'm kind of stuck at this point.
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Intune in azure admin bypass device configuration profiles. These devices are Azure AD registered not joined. The device configuration profiles are assigned to machine groups not users. When signing in with local admin is there a way to bypass the profile set. Example, I removed most icons/access from control panel. This works great for the local user, but when admin work is needed the icons are still missing for local admin.
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We have an AZURE SQL DB that is a replicated copy of data from our point of sales system vendor. We are starting to use that AZURE SQL DB replicated copy to run reporting. Our vendor has provided us with a full replication so that we have all historical data in the DB but need to turn on a 90 day filter which will then write over everything on our replicated DB. I created a copy of the current DB so that we do have all historical data. I need some assistance in configuring a process that would archive data every 90 days to the db copy so that we have all data for reporting/queries in one database.
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I need to modify the domain password policy complexity requirements.  Symbols aren't required.   (e.g. ~!@%#$)  So users can have it but this is not a necessary requirement.
I do not see that option in group policy manager.  Is there a way to modify it somewhere?
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Windows Server 2016 Proxy Web Application is down. Can not to start it.
I'm not able to start services (appproxysvc and adfssrv)
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I have my web app running on Azure PaSS with scale out to have multiple instances.
I can get the list instances name using the Management API of Azure as below

    https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/"SubscriptionID"/resourceGroups/"ResournceGroupName"/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/"sitename"/instances?api-version=2018-02-01

This API provides me the below information

    "value": [
        {
          "id": "/subscriptions/subscriptionid/resourceGroups/websitename/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/websitename/instances/instancename",
          "name": "68e9f48782245c3a112318 INSTANCE NAME ac97aa9f0b55a4b0eb7a0",
          "type": "Microsoft.Web/sites/instances",
          "location": "UK West",
          "properties": {
            "name": "68e9f48782245c3a112318 INSTANCE NAME ac97aa9f0b55a4b0eb7a0",
            "siteInstanceName": "68e9f48782245c3a112318 INSTANCE NAME ac97aa9f0b55a4b0eb7a0"
          }


I wanted to know the IP address of each instance. Can any one please help me how can i get that.
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We have a problem with remoteFX usb redirection to a new windows 2016 server from a dell wyse unit.
Everything is setup correctly on the network and the thin client.
We have windows 2012r2 server and the usb shows up as a mapped drive every time.
If we RDS into the 2016 server from the same client using the same user the usb shows up and you can access it for around 10 seconds at first login.
It then errors out with the warning \\tsclient\U is not accessible etc

Any ideas ? on why 2012R2 is fine but not 2016
Same user, same domain, same wyse unit.

No users can use the USB redirection on the 2016 server.
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Hi All,

I recently upgraded our Cisco ASA 5545 to version 9.9(2)36.  Since the upgrade we are not able to transfer files to/from our Azure tenants via the site to site vpn we have setup.  Here is an example:  

Local Server: 10.1.1.151
Azure server: 10.211.20.100

We can ping both ways fine, but file trans are failing.  It just hangs when I try a transfer.  For the monitoring I am seeing TCP Reset-I from inside.  Could this be the reason the file transfers are failing?  If so, anybody have any idea how to remedy that reset??

Jan 08 2019      08:25:33      302014      10.211.20.100      445      10.1.1.151      51178      Teardown TCP connection 38499637 for outside:10.211.20.100/445 to inside:10.1.1.151/51178 duration 0:05:53 bytes 5384 TCP Reset-I from inside

Thanks in advance.
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2016 RDS. All RDS roles installed and otherwise working properly. We have users that after minimizing their session, when restoring it, it maximizes to their non-main screen and the application freezes. I found that if they  "restore" (not maximize or minimize.... ) move it to the mainscreen and maximize, it would become functional again.
"x'ing" out and reopening also fixed it. Remotefx is not configured but as a test was disabled on a test server (via gpedit) and the issue continued. Users are accessing the application through RD Web Access.
My searches so far have not yielded much, hoping one of you had seen this, or similar.
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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.