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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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Since when the Active Directory doesn't accept same display names?  I have the 2nd jenny jones and it doesn't want to take it.  Unless I will do something else (2nd jenny) or whatever.

I remember I was supporting university with 3000 users and it wasn't an issue.   Is it recent in 2016 AD?
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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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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've successfully migrated 70 emails from Hosted exchange to Office 365.
user.name@business.com to user.name@business.com
I then set up Azure AD Connect to find that I needed to create an additional business.com UPN suffix because we had a business.local UPN
I changed the UPN suffix for existing users, with naming convention (buser@business.com) and added an SMTP email address in AD (b.user@business.com)

That being said, I now have an duplicate user, for each user:

,Display name Bob User     ,Username buser@business.com              Status Unlicensed                                 ,Sync Type Synced with Active Directory
,Display name Bob User     ,Username b.user@business.com             Status Office 365 Enterprise E3          ,Sync Type In cloud ,

I'm stuck now, with the domain username synching instead of the email username.

see error here: Capture.JPGIs there any hope? I can provide more info if needed.
Any suggestions appreciated.
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A client has many domains registered at GoDaddy. They also are starting to use Azure web Apps and have outside creative agencies developing websites, etc. for them. They also do in-house development.

For SSL purposes, we purchased a GoDaddy UCC SSL cert for up to 100 SANs.

Not being an SSL expert, I need guidance on how this UCC cert should be created and used for outside serivces (Azure / outside agencies).

I know we can create our own CSR in IIS, key the cert at GoDaddy and then install it in IIS on our own server (to secure, say, something.ourdomain.com). But what about for Azure and the outside agencies?

In Azure it seems like we create the CSR, export the cert in PFX format and upload to Azure.

What about the outside agencies? Do they create a CSR for us to then create a cert to export as PFX for them to install?

Not an SSL expert (as may be obvious from the above :^)
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Can someone please explain Azure/365 APP passwords?

Setup mutifactor authentication for Office 365.  Created APP passwords for users.

App passwords seem to work perfectly, except now we are back to single factor authentication.

If you guess/hack a user's APP password, you're into their Outlook.

Resetting the user's 365 credentials has no effect on the APP password.  Still works like a charm.

I'm clearly missing something.

Thanks,

Nathan
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I have a task to start working on how we will roll out azure information protection to accompanying to the Office ( RMS protection with windows server file classification and SharePoint 0365 projects.

we have azure premium license

is there any steps how to implement
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Hello there,I have SCCM 1702 on Windows Server 2016 and I've been encountering a strange problem. I have an automatic deployment rule set to distribute and install Windows 10 Updates to our Workstations. However, when they run each month, they force restarts of the workstations. I've had it set to suppress restarts but it unchecked that setting each month. Is there a higher setting somewhere overriding this?
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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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OMG Microsoft: is it me or is this article really confusing?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-atp/configure-server-endpoints-windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection

For Servers, we don't use System Center Endpoint Protection nor do we use System Center Operations Manager.

I'm really confused on their instructions for "Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016":  Specifically, it says to "Turn on server monitoring from Windows Defender Security Center".  However, it doesn't appear that Windows Defender is installed in GUI 2012 R2.

In the link above, it says to "Turn on server monitoring from the windows defender security center portal" which I don't seem to have.

Is this whole confusing article really meant to suggest I "install and configure Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) to report sensor data to Windows Defender ATP", even though I'm not using those other two products?

Thanks in advance if you can point me in the right direction,
Mike
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One of my customers servers is running Server 2016.  There was a Windows update the end of this month, it was update KB4091664.  2018-10 Update for Windows Server 2016 for X-64 -based Systems.  it downloaded up to 95% and just sat there.  So, I killed the update process and restarted the Server.

Last night, I wanted to perform the January updates and again the downloads got to 95%.  The server just sat there for 7 hours.  So, I killed the update process and restarted the Server.

I hope I'm not the only person have this problem.  Attached is a screen shot.

Thanks for your help.
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Windows Server 2016 NTFS.  

I have a file share with EVERYONE full control and NTFS at the root is EVERYONE full control.  Yet, when user A moves a file to this share, all other users have read-only access.  How can permissions be set such that when user A moves a file to this share, all users have full access to said file?

James
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I have an application that needs to be utilized by various users across a city.  I wanted to setup a server that allows several windows desktop sessions so that my program can be utilized from a Mac, chromebook, etc...   My guess is that Terminal server for Windows Server using Azure would be a good solution, but I'm no expert.  Could someone give me some direction as to what products from Microsoft Azure I can utilize or others that would accomplish this task?  Also what would I need?
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Hello Everyone and thank you for taking the time to reply to this question with your insights.
I just successfully deployed two new 2016 Domain Controllers (same name and IP as previous 2008R2 they replaced) and raised the FFL/DFL from 2008R2 to 2012R2 (cannot go to 2016 yet) and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who replied to questions about that entire process.
The next step is Group Policy. I have downloaded the W10 1803 GPO templates to be placed in the "policydefinitions" i.e. Central Store folder on the DC.
I know I can just replace the existing 2008R2 one's because they are merely templates and I have backed up the originals just in case.
However, it has been a while since I worked on making GPO templates since we skipped 2012R2 DC so all my knowledge is from 2008R2.
I was hoping someone would share their experiences with 2016 and W10/W7 (we are mostly W7) and any issues, etc. they might have come upon and/or the difference (high level) between the process for 2008R2 and 2016 if there is any.
Assuming that existing GPO's (for Office 2013, W7) will continue to work as I am merely replacing the templates or do I have to do something?
Also if I download the admx. etc. templates for server 2016 are they backward compatible for server 2012r2 and 2008r2 for the settings.
Thanks a bunch in advance.
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Hi, for the past month I've had a problem with handling leavers' accounts in O365.
We use Azure Active Directory Connect to handle the syncing between AD and O365.
The way the process used to work is this:
  • To begin with, the leaver's account appears in O365 Admin Center, with a Sync Type of 'Synced with Active Directory'.
  • In 0365 Exchange Admin Center, Convert the leaver's mailbox to a shared mailbox.
  • In 0365 Admin Center, remove their O365 licences
  • In ADUC, disable the leaver's user account and move the user to an OU which is not synced with O365.
  • In Azure Active Directory Connect, perform a delta sync cycle.
  • After the sync, the user will have moved from 'Active Users' to 'Deleted Users' in 0365 Admin Center.
  • Select the user and click 'Restore'. Set a new password for the user.
  • The user will now be restored to 'Active Users' in O365 Admin Center, with a Sync Type of 'In Cloud'.
  • In 0365 Exchange Admin Center, edit the settings of the leaver's mailbox and tick the 'Hide from Address Book' tickbox.

As I say, that's how it USED to work. But beginning about a month ago, the process isn't working properly.
When I restore the user from 'Deleted Users' in 0365 Admin Center, the user is restored but the Sync Type is still saying 'Synced with Active Directory' - even though the AD user account has been moved to an OU which is not synced with O365.
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Hi,
today I tried to access through RDP to a Windows Server 2016 machine, and I got an alert about certificate's fingerprint changed.
Yesterday I had no issues at all.
How can I determine why certificate is changed?
Thank you!
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I am currently running Windows Server 2008-R2 Standard and Exchange Server 2010.  
To filter emails, several years ago I purchased a site license for Vamsoft ORF Enterprise and installed version 4.4  
This filters about 99% of spam email.

I have purchased a new Windows Server 2016, that will run Exchange Server 2016.
My question is, can I use  Vamsoft ORF Enterprise version 4.4 to filter Exchange Server 2016 email?

Thanks for your help!
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i have a virtual machine within Azure which serves up a web site.

when i navigate to http://api.website.com it works fine.  i purchased a SSL certificate and it imported into IIS.  i edited the bindings for the cert using the default port of 443.  i added the site's name api.website.com to the bindings.  

when i navigate to https://api.website.com i get a "The connection has timed out" error.

the firewall rules allow 443 (default rule).

what else can i check and/or modify within IIS or the OS?  any help is appreciated.

thanks.
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Server 2016- Custom View in Event View logs-

I currently have a Custom View setup to check for failed logon attempts (Event ID 4625) for the last 30 days. Each time I view the log, I typically only see one event for a failed logon. This does not seem accurate for 100+ AD users. Before we upgraded to 2016; I had this same custom view setup on Server 2012, I would see a much larger history.

Can anyone offer any advice as to why the log is so sparse?
Event-Logs.jpg
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I have a web app in Azure and I’m trying to figure out where IP allowance might be occuring. That is, IPs that are allowed to access the website from a browser.  
I checked networking on the resource and don’t see any IP restrictions set. Meanwhile our public IP internally can get to the site, while others cannot.
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I am currently prepping to migrate from one forest to another.  The original forest has an ad azure connector and we use office 365 in the office.  Is there any links some can send me about how to migrate from one domain to another and keep office 365 intact?  Can i have the AD connector installed on the domain controller in the new domain and have sync at the same time as the old domain until the migration is complete?  I already have a two way trust between the two.
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Hi

What's the best way to failover a file server cluster? I need to take down the servers for maintenance separately but don't want any downtime.

Thanks
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Windows Defender Service pegged 100% CPU.  Any way to fix it?  Do I need to reboot the VM?
This is win 2016 server std edition.  Single CPU 8GB ram
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Hi,

In Azure I see there is an Azure Automation scheduler job which start and stop all dev vm during business hour. How can I remove a vm from that list or  create an exception? This shutdown and Start all DEV VM at specific hours. IM not talking about the shutdown option in VM properties... this is controlled by an automation scheduler.

Thanks
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Replication ErrorReplication ConfigurationFirewall Inbound RulesHi,
 I have two Hyper-V servers - W2012 (running Windows Server 2012, 192.168.1.139) & W2016 (running Windows Server 2016, 192.168.1.145) on the same network.  When I select the VM on W2012 and go thru replication, I get an error.
(1) I can ping W2016 from W2012 and ping W2012 from W2016.
(2) Both Hyper-V servers are "Enabled as a Replica server" using "Kerberos port 80" and chose "Allow replication from any authenticated server".
(3) I tried to replicate the VM in W2016 onto W2012, but it failed because I could not replicate 2016 VM to older version of HyperV.
(4) so I tried to replicate the VM in W2012 onto W2016, but I am getting this error. (please see the screenshot).
(5) On both Hyper-V servers, I enabled "Hyper-V Replicate HTTP and HTTPS Listeners" and rebooted the servers.
(6) Both Hyper-V servers have the same administrator password.


What can I do?
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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.