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i want to implement Azure information protection policy (AIP)on on premise windows servers  like for example sql server where very important files are sitting there.

we have Active directory and user accounts are synced through AAD sync to office 365 , we have user mailboxes are in office 365.

we have ADFS server in place and HAVE SSO configured.

we dont have on premise exchange server.

Are there any steps to do in azure AD or any good article which can help me implement the policy
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I'm trying to trouble shoot account locks using Microsoft ALTools.  I've downloaded it, extracted it, copied "acctinfo.dll" to SYSWOW64 folder on DC, register it but I dont see the "Additional Account Info" in users properties.  Is there a something im missing, is there a better tool to use?
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I have a virtual Windows 2016 server. Somehow it got corrupted. We are also using VMWare 5.5. I have a small amount of data on the E drive that I would like to recover and or repair the entire machine if possible. I do not have any backups. It just keeps taking me to the repair screen. I am able to boot up in Safe Mode for a limited amount of time then it shuts down. I even got in as SafeMode with networking for a short amount of time but have not been able to copy data off. Is there a way to copy data from a server booted up in VMWare 5.5 safemode? When I tried to copy and past the folders I wanted it did not work. I do not seem to be able to log in long enough to copy the data to to another server. Also, what about a repair process? I can probably find the ISO that the server was built from that that is about it. Any suggestions on how to pull the data from Windows or VMware is appreciated and if there is a possible way to repair the server that suggestion is welcome too.
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We use a GPO to direct all our workstations to get Windows Updates from a WSUS server.  

There are a lot of active domain workstations which their hostnames are not being seen when I do a search computer from the WSUS server.  

I have checked those workstation windows update history and they are getting updates.  It is just their names are not searchable on the WSUS server.  If I do a "Check for updates" on the workstations, I can search their names on the WSUS server again.

Is there a way to resolve this issue or we have to live with that?

Anyone knows, please advise.  

Thanks in advance.
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I'm hoping I can explain this adequately for some help.
I suspect it will be obvious anyway - but keep in mind I am quite new to vmWare!

I am running free VMware ESXi Hypervisor and have installed a PCI express eSata card to enable connecting an external 2 bay HDD enclosure. The card is recognized by ESXi and I have enabled passthrough with the intent to use with a MS Server 2016 Essentials VM. The card was also successfully added to the Server2016e VM. (This is only for internal testing and will not be a heavy use environment - eSata will be sufficient).

So - the problem?
Server2016e will not boot.
The Win Logo appears momentarily and disappears.
The VM returns to not running state without any "Windows" error.
If the eSata card is removed from the VM,  Server2016e starts and runs fine.

Is this because VMware does not support the card
(it would not seem so considering how far I got)
or an issue with Server2016e?

Any suggestions on how to get past this?

Thanks!


other info...
PCI Card: Startech PEXESAT322I
System: Lenovo ThinkServer TS140
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I'm running Windows server 2016. Users are connected via RDP. The local printers redirect fine, but...
When a user tries to print from a specific application (e.g. Crystal Reports), it does not print to default redirected printer, but to another one which is default for server, not for client machine.
Is there a fix to this problem?
Many thanks,
-Ben
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Has anyone any knowledge of a way to pass error codes from a Windows Server Backup in Server 2012/16/19 to a batch file.

Scenario - for sites that just want to run Windows Server Backup as their only backup method, I have a batch of XML files I import into Server 2008R2 Task Scheduler.  These file contain a list of responses to Return Codes from Windows server backup and email me + the client the details
e.g.
  • When an unrecognised drive is attached error 561 is generated in the event log
  • Task Schediuler generates an emai warning me they have used the wrong drive
I have ones covering things like low disks space, backup succeed, backup fail, no drive connected.....

With Server 2012 and 2016 I can generate the emails easily enough but want to pass the error code to the batch/script, so that the subject and body of the email is generated based on the error code.\

Have spent a few hours playing with various variable from the OS but cant find it...any clues
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I'm running Windows server 2016. Users are connected via RDP. The local printers redirect fine, but...
When a user tries to print from a specific application (e.g. Crystal Reports), it does not print to default redirected printer, but to another one which is default for server, not for client machine.
Is there a fix to this problem?
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We had server 2012 r2 with folder redirection. Ms Application especially excel started hanging a bit or taking a long time to open or close documents. It was terrible when users were outside the office. I had to disabled all add-ins and others that start with the application. It improved a little bit but nothing to write home about
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We upgraded to server 2016 had problems with GPOs applying properly to the computers that existed on server 2012. It affected folder redirection objects. Some users were disabled from folder redirection but it looks like they may be something (redirection related) happening in the background
 
How can I setup folder redirection such that when users are offline it would save to the local drive without trying to contact the file server and the GPO to run properly on the 2016?
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GPRESULT shows that all the GPOs have been applied. Checking the registry also shows the policies have been applied but they are not working as expected.

Kindly help
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Hello Everyone,

Thank you in advance for any/all insights for this odd and annoying issue. We just introduced a new 2016 DC and everything worked out okay in terms of the integration/promotion process as per the many tests we ran afterwards. The other DC (we have two) is 2008R2 and the FFL/DFL is still 2008R2. Both DC have ADDS, DNS and are GC and for the time being run WINS (we replicated from the existing 2008R2 DC to the 2016 DC and they now have the same number of entries). Both servers have the computer browser service turned on and file & printer sharing is also turned on. Both DC are capable of running the AD network on their own, i.e. users can still log in, etc. The only oddity is that when we have all the FSMO roles sitting on the 2008R2 DC (with DC2 2016 on or off) then the network neighborhood (and our Dameware utility which uses NetBIOS to populate a list of servers/computers) shows systems (servers/W7 desktops) from both the 172.17 and the 172.20 subnets, but when we transfer all the FSMO roles to the 2016 DC (and turn the other one DC1 2008R2 off) then we can only see the 172.20 network (same subnet the 2 DC are in) in network neighborhood and in Dameware, but nothing from 172.17. I must confess I am a bit lost in figuring this out.
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RDP SettingsHi,
 
 Currently I have SBS2011 network where users (at home or out of town) can connect to their office domain-joined workstation PC using remote desktop connection program by entering computer name, domain username/password and remote.domain_name.com in RD Gateway (please see the screenshot).
 I need to upgrade this network to Windows 2016 and allow users to connect to their computers from home.
 I have set up two W2016 servers (a domain controller and another server to run Remote Desktop service) and I purchased RDS licensing already.
 Can you tell me exactly how I would go about setting up Remote desktop (previously Terminal server) server in Windows 2016?
 it looks way different than Windows server 2008.

Thanks.
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Hello,

I try to open the properties Windows of the \\.\pipe\microsoft##wid\tsql\query WID database on a Windows Server 2016 essentials to limit the maximum amount of memory available from the SQL Server Management Studio , but I receive this error:

TITRE : Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
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Impossible d'afficher la boîte de dialogue demandée.

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INFORMATIONS SUPPLÉMENTAIRES :

Impossible d'afficher la boîte de dialogue demandée. (SqlMgmt)

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Échec de la récupération de données pour cette demande. (SqlManagerUI)

Pour obtenir de l'aide, cliquez sur : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&LinkId=20476

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Une exception s'est produite lors de l'exécution d'une instruction ou d'un lot Transact-SQL. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)

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Une erreur grave s'est produite sur la commande actuelle. Les résultats éventuels doivent être ignorés.
RegQueryValueEx() returned error 2, 'Le fichier spécifié est introuvable.' (Microsoft SQL Server, Erreur : 0)

Pour obtenir de l'aide, cliquez sur : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&ProdVer=12.00.2000&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=0&LinkId=20476

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BOUTONS :

OK
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I installed Wordpress on IIS 10 on windows server 2016. Everything works fine. Now I need to make sure the wordpress is secure, I can make all the core files read only which is what i did, but  in doing so I have to manually update wordpress or change the rights update and change it back.
Wordpress has a bunch of methods to secure it https://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress, but do I set these security measures on IIS.

Thanks
Manoj
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I have Microsoft loopback adapter set in a windows server 2016 datacenter machine.  In the past , with windows server 2008 e.t.c , I could go to Network and sharing center -> Change adapter setting -> Advanced settings   and change the order of the network adapter to give loopback adapter the highest priority. But In Windows server 2016 DC , I don't see that option. Hiw do I get it ?
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We are migrating from an old Windows Server 2008 R2 (Win2K8) Certificate Authority (CA)
to a new Windows Server 2016 CA (Win2K16). In the new plan we would have an
Standalone Root CA (offline) and an Enterprise Subordinate CA (online).

The Subordinate CA will be part of the domain, but the Standalone Root CA will
be a workgroup NOT connected to the domain or network and will eventually be
turned off for safe keeping.

I had to do a Multi-tier or Two-tier approach. One of the requirements were
to copy the Certificate Templates from the old Win2K8 R2 CA to the new Online
Win2K16 CA. They were under the impression we have to copy the modified
Certificate Templates from the old Win2K8 CA to the new Win2K16 CA.

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression all
Certificate Templates live in Active Directory and would be accessible by
the new CA anyways, so there should NOT be any copying of Templates to new
CA. Please clarify.
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Hello,
I have a DFS related question. I have only recently started working with DFS-N, so I am not quite sure about the details of how it works.

1. Does a DFS-N (namespace) server independent? For example, if I have 3x DCs and I would like to demote 2 old ones, is it safe to do without effecting DFS services/ namespace/ replications? Does DFS ties up with any specific server or domain wide?

2. I currently have two sites. One site with 1x AD, and 2nd site with 3x ADs with DFS-R syncing one folder between the two sites. The current DFS-N is domain.local\dfs . I have created a new DFS-N called domain.local\SharedFolders. I have moved all non DFS-R and regular server shared to the new DFS-N. I am basically looking for an easy way to move that single DFS-R folder which is currently replicated between the two sites to the new DFS-N I created. Essentially, creating a new replication for it. Whats the best way of doing it? Will I need to create the same folder on the remote site under the new DFS root?

Looking forward to hearing from you.
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My Exchange VSS admin writer is missing for some case.  I just discovered why my harddrive was filling up so quickly, because none of the logs have been truncated since February of this year.

I've tried different registry changes, but nothing worked, I searched online and everything I tried didn't work, so short of calling MS I'm hoping someone has experienced this and knows how to solve it?

My issue is that I am using Arcserve to backup my server, and its backing up exchange, but it's not truncating the logs, then I used windows backup server, and it ran successfully, but again, it didn't truncate the logs.

Thanks.

log filesvssadminlistwriters
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SSL CertificateHi,
I am try to set up Remote Access in Windows Server 2016 essentials and it is asking for SSL certificate.
(1) Is buying a certificate a must to set up remote access in Server 2016 essentials?
When I set up Remote Desktop Access in SBS2011, I used server-generated certificate which does not cost any money.
(2) If I am going to  set up Remote Desktop Access in Server 2016 Standard, do I also need to purchase SSL certificate? No server-generated certificate available anymore?

Thanks.
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Best way to install and download two VM's on 2016 Standard Server? Is it install the 180 Server 2016 Server trial then put in the key that came with the Dell PowerEdge operating system? I've had several licensing issues with VM's in the past.

Thanks in advance
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Dear All

   
              I have selected the specific OU to sync with O365, but after I ran ps "start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType delta", I still don't see the domain user sync to portal O365, any idea ?

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A couple years ago I found a Windows utility that was able to search for a filename or filename extension on multiple servers (as long as the user doing the search was an administrator or domain administrator).

This utility would then list the exact path \\server\drive letter\folder path to the file.

I am now looking for utilities that are able to do this.

What utilities are able to do this?
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I have a windows server 2016 std machine that is a VM and I am running routing and remote access on it as a VPN connection, and also it has a few NICs in it to go back and forth between 2 subnets. I have a file share on it and have noticed that I cannot move files across the network while RAS is on. Or at least it's not working well at all as it took several minutes to transfer a 24k file as a test. When I disable the RAS service the files transfer at normal speeds. Any suggestions?
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I am exploring using Azure Active Directory for a 100 person organization. There is no AD today, everything is local workgroups. We have deployed many elements of the O365 Stack and every user has an account. I have added 2 new laptops to the Azure Active Directory via Win 10 first boot. The devices are now managed by MDM/Intune.  We purchased AzureAD Premium 1 licenses.  

My issue is, can I apply GPO to these machines like they were in AD? The machines show they are in Workgroup. Printers are the only real AD type items to worry about. There is no file server, local share, etc. We are trying to be 100% Cloud.  

We are trying to avoid dedicated AD server, VPN, AD Connector, etc.  It seems like AzureAD is very close, but the devices showing they are Workgroup, not in a domain is my concern. I would much rather them show in a domain.
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Has anybody used Azure Site Recovery to protect a SQL Server 2008 standard edition cluster?

I am just trying to wrap my head around how the data gets sync'ed. Typically a hot data synchronization is an enterprise feature however this article states that ASR can be used to protect a SQL Server 2008 SE fail over cluster.

I don't see any details on how the data sync works though.
- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/site-recovery-sql

Can anybody share their experience with Azure Site Recovery specific to SQL Server 2008 standard edition.

Thanks experts!
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We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard installed at Headquarters that is functioning as a DC.

We just purchased a Windows Server 2016 Standard server that we'd like to make into a backup DC -- it's installed on a remote office subnet.

This article on PeteNetLive appears to show that this is straightforward:

https://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0001262

However, I'm wondering if there are any possible pitfalls with setting this up. Is there any possibility of corrupting the 2012 DC or otherwise harming the domain structure?
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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.