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Just downloaded the Xendesktop and I'm going through the installation on my newly spun up Windows Server 2016 core OS.  I'm getting an error always on IIS during the xendesktop setup.  Keeps saying "'dism' component failed to install with error 0x00000032." see screen shot.  IIS is installed on the 2016 server.  

Any clues on how to move forward?
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Hello,
I'm not familiar with the Windows 2016 licensing system.
I ask myself the following question. I am offered a promotional offer with a minimum of 16 licenses to buy.
If I get 16 Windows 2016 Server Datacenter licenses, it may cover 32 cores, if I understand correctly. These 32 cores can be distributed on 2 servers? for example: 2 servers bi-processors of 8 cores?
There is no limitation on the number of virtual machines (VmWare in my case), on each of the two servers. Is it correct?
Thank you for your answers.

JM
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Although 'Server Manager' indicates that Remote Management and Remote Desktop are both 'enabled', I get the standard:
   Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
      1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
      2) The remote computer is turned off  (nope... it's on)
      3) The remote computer is not available on the network (I can see it listed along with the other servers under network)

I can RDP from this workstation to any of the other servers.... just not the new Server Standard 2016.    Any suggestions?
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Is there a utility that will allow me to expand the OS partition on my new Server 2016?   The power went out while configuring the server just 'out of the box' and I ended up with 50Gb partition for the OS.   I had wanted 150Gb.   When I 'shrank' the size of the DATA drive D, it automatically placed the unallocated space AFTER the D: drive.   From what I can tell, Server 2016 doesn't let you allocate the unallocated anywhere BEFORE that Drive.
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I cannot seem to find a way with PowerShell to distinguish between Office 365 Retention Policies and Label Policies.
NOTE: I am not speaking about Exchange Retention Policies at all for this question

Any ideas?
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We've got a few old customers that, believe it or not, still have old classic ASP sites.   We recently began to migrate them from SQL 2012 to Azure SQL Database.  After the database migration, we get the following errors on the sites:

Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]The request for procedure '[tablename]' failed because '[tablename]' is a table object.

I figure at this point there has to be a fix for this however I cannot seem to locate it.

Anyone have the magic bullet?
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I have a management server that runs on Win2016 with among other applications, SpiceWorks and Axis Camera Station installed.
The issue is that both these applications consume a lot of CPU, is it possible to limit how much CPU these applications can use?
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Hello,

Imagine 3 x Windows Server 2016 and a bunch of Windows 7 PC's all joined together on a domain.

One of the Server VM's is for a specific piece of software.   The vendor of this software will need remote access to this server to install, configure and support the piece of software.

The simply way would be to give the domain administrator account, but I'm not comfortable with that.  There is no good reason to give this specific vendor complete access.

How can I create a login for this vendor that would give them "local admin" rights to this server only ?



Thanks
--Paul
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Howdy,

was wondering if anyone has any practical experience with enabling SSO via AADConnect and the new pass-through authentication - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnect-pass-through-authentication ?

Specifically, was wondering if the forest/domain functional level needs to be at Server 2012? The pre-reqs say Server 2012 required to run AAD Connect, but not why.

We have hybrid Azure infrastructure at the moment, so throwing in a 2012 server to run AAD Connect is easy, but upgrading all the DC's in order to increase the forest functional level is going to take some doing, and i would really preder not to have to create an ADFS cluster...

regards, Justin
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I am working on a project to create SSO for Office 365. So, I built a VM in Azure and upgraded it to DC from my on premise AD (2008r2 level)
I have opened following ports on my firewall and in Azure:

•      UDP Port 88 for Kerberos authentication
•      UDP and TCP Port 135 for domain controllers-to-domain controller and client to domain controller operations.
•      TCP Port 139 and UDP 138 for File Replication Service between domain controllers.
•      UDP Port 389 for LDAP to handle normal queries from client computers to the domain controllers.
•      TCP and UDP Port 445 for File Replication Service
•      TCP and UDP Port 464 for Kerberos Password Change
•      TCP Port 3268 and 3269 for Global Catalog from client to domain controller.
•      TCP and UDP Port 53 for DNS from client to domain controller and domain controller to domain controller.

I only get hits on UDP ports in my ASA firewall and I was able to promote this VM to DC and synchronize it so it works half way.
Now I need to install ADFS on it and that's where problem comes in. Configuration fails and when I go to the event viewer I see a lot of DNS and Domain Synch errors.

One of the problems I discovered is that Azure DC cannot communicate with my PDC even though I have opened ports in my firewall between Azure IP and my DC IP on prem. I do have IPSec VPN tunnel, but the server subnet (public) is not covered in it.

I need some thoughts and advice here.
Thanks,
Lev
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We would like to introduce a 10 year delete and allow recovery DPT.
Then we would like to modify the DPT (or delete and recreate) to have the duration of 3 years.
We would only modify the duration not the action.

Does it make more sense to modify the duration or delete and recreate the DPT?

Thank you
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Should it be necessary to enable Auto-Expanding Archive at the mailbox level too??
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Hi,
I just did file server migration from 2003 to 2016 using the following guide

https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/75097-replace-an-old-file-server-with-a-new-file-server-using-the-same-ip-same-name-same-shares

All is working well as i am able to access the shares from computer with appropriate permission, however some of the shares had an alias for example \\servername\files\123 was called \\filestore\files\123. I am not able to accesss those shares,whenever i click on it i get a prompt that says you were not connected because duplicate name exist on the network.

I have renamed the old server, re IP'd it and even turned it off. Nothing in DNS records pointing to the old server. Any suggestions?
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If userA, on a shared workstation, manually logs into OWA (portal actually) - portal.office.com  (where the needed URLs are in a zone that does not allow for automatic logon) ....

1. The domain, userA userB are all federated
2. userA signs out of OWA
3. userA closes IE
4. GPO deletes all cache and cookies upon closing of IE
5. userB opens IE
6. userB opens portal.office.com
7. userB is signed directly into userA's OWA

Where are the credentials kept?  In a cookie right?  where else?

Thank you.
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Hi Experts, we have Azure AD Connect syncing users to O365. Need to know how to activate O365 licenses based on OU. Country (US) has replicated to O365 and all users in O365 with/without licenses show that as Country. We are using E1 licenses, some of the users in that OU already have a license so we want  to make sure there is no conflict while assigning licenses to unassigned users

Thanks,
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Hello,

I have a Windows Server 2016 Standard running Hyper-V Role with four VM’s installed.

I have read a lot about not putting Antivirus on the host machine for all sorts of reasons and it’s isolated and rarely gets logged into and only by me. I don’t do any browsing or downloading on it. After the horror stories, I’ve decided to leave it Antivirus free.

The Guests are a different matter, I have four licenses of ESET File Security and just want to confirm I should install this Antivirus within the guest OS’s

The VM’s are backed up regularly on and off site by Altaro VM Backup software.

Your thoughts are welcomed…

Thanks

Dave
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Hi,

i have 2 domain controllers running 2012 R2

we have new servers we want to join our domain but they are running Server 2016

how to do this the right way?

1. upgrade my 2 DC's to version 2016
2. install a 3rd DC running 2016
3. just to DC prep to 2016 and add join the 2016 servers to the 2012 R2 domain

any help is appriciated
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Hi,

i have a server HP DL580 G7 running on RAID 50 with 8 1TB drives.

the server had Server 2016 DC installed and the HyperV role.

now everytime i want to copy a HyperV client on this server the server crashes with the blue screen " DPC Watchdog Violation "

what can this causing and how to solve?
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Hi Folks:

Relatively new to working with Windows Server. Setting up small office with only about 6 users. Can I set a password policy whereby the first time the user logs on they are required to change the default password I have given them, yet after that initial change by the user   the password will not expire?

Regards, Dave Melnyk
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Which are the best training sites for IT?

I have been using -

Pluralsight
Testout
CloudAcademy
Lynda

Most engaging so far and helpful for certification was Testout which does not have all content. But still all training gets less engaging.

I have seen Stormwind which is less engaging and am looking for company like Stormwind which has all training module and more engaging it look go on preview but I have not heard much good feedback on internet and it is a big investment
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Hi All

We are about to embark on a project to upgrade our Active Directory domain controllers from Win2008 to Win2016 - does anyone know if there are any gotchas to look out for, forewarned is forearmed as they say.

Many thanks

Eric
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We have an Amazon EC2 instance that has Windows Server 2016 Database center OS on it.

I need to vpn to a customes system.

On my Win10 PC I can connect to the other VPN with no problem using SonicWALL

No matter what I do on the EC2 server I cannot connect.

Any ideas?
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We have domain with current Active Directory level 2003 with 2 DC 1 2008R2 another 2008.
we also have exch  2007 on win 2003 server and exch 2010 on win 2008 r2.
we want to replace DC with 2016 server and have to raise Domain level to at least 2008 in order to DCPROMO 2016.
What will happen if I raise domain level to 2008 now? I can't take done exch 2007 on 2003 server yet.
Will exch 2007 still work? can we still login to srv 2003?
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Hi,

I have an office that's running a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (Dell Poweredge) that's about 6 years old.  Let me preface this question with: I've inherited the server from the former technician who set it up--it would not be the way I would have originally set it up (all IT guys say that, right?).  

There has been some indications with this server that it's nearing the end of it's life.  The owners would like to look at going to "the cloud."  They have recently had a taste of Google Docs from moving many of their Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to Google Sheets and really like it.  I've let them know about the pros and cons to using Google Docs.  They were curious about Google versus Microsoft.  They're considering moving their email server to Google Apps so that everything is on Google.  Their end goal is to completely get rid of their server.  They still need active directory for their 10 workstations on the network but I was thinking that can be possibly done with Microsoft Azure.  

I've been fighting going to "the cloud" for years but the current is getting really strong to go to a cloud based solution.  My question is two fold.  Have you had experience going to Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365?  What are the pros and cons?  Also, for Active Directory.  I've had experience with Google Apps and Office 365 but not with Azure for Active Directory.  What are the pros and cons for going to something cloud based for Active Directory?  Any help or …
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We have just acquired a firm and we are looking at creating a trust relationship so that we can share only some resources between the two firms, whilst keeping them independently managed.

The other reason is to keep certain files out of reach of each other. I understand we can manage permissions once the trust is established.

There have been concerns expressed internally around security by opening the ports to create a trust. I have the port list  as suggested by a MS  Tech-net article.

Can someone help explain the risks when Domain trusts are established from a security perspective both internal security and external. Is it a major concern and what can be done to reduce any security concerns or strengthen security.

Thank You
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Azure

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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.