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Windows 2102 where is the log that shows the ips that have browsed my site?
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Does anyone have a Powershell script to share that would do the following ?

1) gets the path form a text file .. example below .. with 100s  of paths
2) checks if a set of domain credentials can access each share.
3) output CSV with each path and if the account was able to access the share or not .
I licensed my below setup so I could run 4 HyperVs on each physical server

If one of my PHYSICAL servers dies can I restore 2 Windows Server 2016 HyperVs backups onto the remaining PHYSICAL server without having licensing issues since I have enough LOCAL storage to support all 4 HyperVs on one PHYSICAL server ?

 ** 2 PHYSICAL "16 core licensed" Windows Server 2016 servers via OEM licensing, not OpenBusiness/etc
      ** each hosting 2 Windows Server 2016 HyperVs
      ** each using LOCAL storage
Dear experts,

I have a Window 2012 R2 server running DNS, DHCP, and AD DS and a sonicwall firewall. For some reason that my DNS server is not working. When I look at my network connection from Window 7, I can see that IPv4 Default Gateway is, IPv4 DHCP server is on but IPv DNS server is on 68.x.x.x It is not pointing to my DNS which should be the same as the DHCP server ( I am not sure what went wrong as in if there is a mis-configuration in sonicwall firewall/router or the DNS server at

I can see my client PC is not talking to the local DNS server but instead on 68.x.x.x my ISP. Is there a way to configure in order to ensure my client PC will ask my local DNS first if no information can be found then forward to the DNS of my ISP and so forth?  I have set my TCP/IPv4 to Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically. Is there a way to set obtain IP and DNS server automatically rather than set those to static?
Windows server backup features installation fails on Windows Server 2008 R2 with an error code of 0x80070643.  It states that there is a fatal error during the installation. In looking under the Windows logs in event viewer there is an error ID of 1616 and a servicing event 11, stating that Windows Server Backup Commandlet Feature failed to be turned on.  I have verified that Windows Installation service is running in services.msc.
I would like to use VMST Tool service in order to update patches on virtual machines that are offline within the Vcenter infrastructure.
My main questions are:
Can the VMST service tool scan missing security patches in a offline VM?
Does this tool generates reports from the scans?

Thanking you in advance for your support.
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Hi Experts-Exchange,

I have few queries regarding exchange 2016 backups.

On our environment we are using the networker tool to take exchange backups. But sometimes this networker tool 9.1 is not able to take backups and sometimes its taking exchange backups for DBs and transaction logs.

Using with Networker tool 9.1 we are taking backups 1.Exchange 2016 Active and Passive Dbs. 2.Veritas Enterprise vault 12.1 backups(Archive, Journaling). 3. Enterprise vault Edisc and SQL Server.

When it comes to SQLServer 2014-taking a lot of time and EV side.

Please suggest me which 3rd party software will be best to take exchange 2016 , EV-Archive and Journaling, EV Disc and SQLServer 2014.

I have a VMWare 5.5/5.1 environment and a Hyper V 2016 (Nano) environment. We're running IIS servers in both environments. The servers on VMWare perform at acceptable speed for IIS but the HyperV ones are dramatically slower (3-6x slower). For example, uploading to the IIS FTP on VMWare we'll pull 9MBytes/second (makes sense for our connection) and 1.5MBytes/second on the Hyper V one. The problem occurs on our Web apps too, a site that loads 23MBytes of data takes ~3 seconds from the guests on VMWare and 16-20 on the Hyepr V guests.

Previously we did a V2V of the IIS servers on the VMWare environment and noticed this problem, so we left them on the VMWare environment (they are Windows 2012 R2). The ones on Hyper V are 2016 and are intended to replace those servers. We had mistakenly thought that the issue was with the V2V and that a new server build would fix it.

Extra Info:
-The VMWare hosts are older servers, all servers have multiple teamed Gigabit NICs. VMQ is disabled on the Hyper V guests.
-Servers are on the latest updates since 2/10 (some even more up to date)
-SMBv2 Copies are 90+MBytes/second (limited by a firewall)
How can I make a Server 2016 AD group policy that will add a registry key to other Server 2016 Data Center computers?
I have a small AD with ONE forest and ONE domain

Are below "Part #3" the correct steps ?
Part #1, 20 hours ago
  1. setup new domain controller
  2. moved 5 FSMO roles to it
  3. made sure everything has replicated

Part #2, Now
  1. open Active Directory Sites and Services
  2. open existing SITE
  3. see NEW server
  4. click "NTDS Settings"
  5. shows PARTNER server is OLD server that is in the same SITE
  6. click on other SITES
  7. see that NEW server does NOT display
  8. make sure I can ping new server's IP and HOSTNAME from other SITES

Part #3, Adding NEW server to above #7 ?
  1. rightClick on "NTDS Settings"
  2. leftClick "New", then "Connection"
  3. doubleClick the NEW server from the list
  4. demote and remove OLD server
  5. OLD server automatically removes itself
     from "NTDS Settings" on all locations
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How can I temporarily disable Windows Defender within Server 2016?

I don't want to uninstall or permanently disable Windows Defender.

I simply want to temporarily disable it and then I'll enable it again once I'm done.

How can this be done?
We have a SBS 2008 server going EOL.  At this point it is mostly a glorified file server.

I am considering doing away with AD/SBS/Domain - and just using a 3rd party product for endpoint management and automation.

MY QUESTION: I know if my SBS server is down for a while, people can still login to their PC's (as their domain users)... My question is - if I just get rid of the SBS server permanently - is there a point at which their user profile on their PC (which is technically a "domain" user profile) break/stop working?   Or should they be able to continue to login to it just fine for months/years until they are up for a PC refresh and then I would give them a PC with a local user account?  

A few big questions for me
A. does the PC need to "check in" with the domain at some frequency for anything?
B. What about passwords?  Would they still be able to change their passwords with the SBS offline?  

Basically, I am trying to figure if I can get rid of the SBS without having to manually convert 20 or so user profiles to local user profiles instead of domain user profiles.

How can I find the ip address of my windows server 2012 hyperv vm when turned off since I want to make sure it is NOT a static IP I already have in use before I turn it on ?

I did the below, but do not see an IP address field ?
  1. open Physical Server
  2. open Hyper-V Manager
  3. right click on the VM that is OFF
  4. left click SETTINGS
We have a installation with one
TFS2015 for building a webapplikation.
the deployment ist on a seperate webserver.
Now we have the problem that the TFS can't deploy because the Certificat of the webserver are expired.
We never deploy a certificat and we don't now who is the authority for the certificate
as workaround we are now using http for deploying the application.
Two Hyper-V Server 2016 virtual servers are having problems downloading and installing the Server 2016 KB4074590 update.

Please provide me with instructions on how to manually download and install this update within Server 2016.

My organization currently isn't using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Please provide me with the instructions on how to modify the Windows Server 2016 settings to allow two concurrent Remote Desktop sessions.
I have been trying to setup a Hyper-V proof of concept system for quite some time. I am using a free Microsoft eBook titled "Deploying Hyper-V with Software Defined Storage & Networking" by Mitch Tulloch. There are probably other ways to do this, maybe better ways but this is the way I chose to do it. I have attached the eBook to this question for reference.

I am having an issue with configuring network virtualization. The steps used have you adding a couple of Gateway VMs through downloadable service templates from Microsoft. You deploy then configure these gateway VMs, create a configure a VM network and then deploy a couple of VMs on the compute host group to prove connectivity. Except the connectivity is not there. Neither VM can "see" outside its subnet as if the gateway is not doing its job.

I think the issue lies in the part where I am supposed to "configure your physical switch infrastructure to be able to route traffic into and out of this VM network and the respective virtual subnets" I am really not sure what this means.

I know this is really high-level but please ask any questions for the detail that matters to you.
How can I create a group policy that will prevent Sever 2016 & Windows 10 Hyper-V virtual operating systems from locking?

This will be for my lab environment. I'm getting tired of having to constantly unlock and log back onto my virtual machines.
Does anyone know a website where you can do server labs for cheap? VMs,Setup domains, sql server, Cloud, etc. Thanks.
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My Windows 2012 R2 server freezes up periodically (at least once to 3 times a month). It will lock up to the point  where I have to perform a cold boot to regain any type of functionality. Yep, the whole company is at a stand still, until I cold boot. Then everything goes back to normal - as if nothing ever happened. I have performed hardware diagnostics - all appears to be well. I know the server is about to failed when I see the following in the event logs:

1.   - THIS ERROR will run every 10 minutes - for days before it crashes

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date:          12/21/2017 2:30:39 PM
Event ID:      10010
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      Gee-12.Gee-2.MadeUPName.COM
The server {73E709EA-5D93-4B2E-BBB0-99B7938DA9E4} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" Guid="{1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}" EventSourceName="DCOM" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">10010</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-12-21T19:30:39.306784200Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution …
When joining Windows 10 machine to Azure AAD cloud it created a new profile in local windows.  Is this by design and expected?
Hello all, we are migrating from Lync 2010 on prem to Skype for Business in O365. Part of this move will be a transition to Webex for folks who have PTSN conference creation rights. Rather than move everyone to Webex with those rights, were looking to move only those that have created conferences within a defined time period.

Question is, how do i pull a report to show the number of PTSN conferences created per user, over a 12 month period?

thanks in advance.
Any Windows systems administrators, this is a question for you. What are your general day to day activities and or projects? Im trying to compare it to what I do. Thanks
I'm working with a new parent company on trying to establish a trust between our two domains.  ( - parent company, DomainB - Our company) and I suspect we have a big problem.  Both companies (prior to my time here) have 192.168.1.X as their subnets.  Both have as one of their DC/DNS servers.  

It's my understanding that DNS needs to be working to resolve names between sites before we can establish the trust.  We used a sonicwall to establish a tunnel between sites where in 172.16.X.X is used to translate addresses, such that my is their

Is this even a doable scenario, to get to DNS resolution and ultimately a trust between domains, or will we need to readdress the IP schemes?

If they ping a server on my network, it won't work if it responds with a 192.168.1.x address given they use that scheme on their side.
We are having an interesting issue with our XenApp Desktop environment.  Several of our users have reported that upon login and launch of the Published Desktop, their session opens with the High-Contrast Theme activated.  The users are able to manually turn off the high-contrast theme, but they are not initiating the session with that theme turned on.  We don't believe the users are accidentally turning on the theme with the keyboard shortcut (Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen) due to the distance between those keys.

Has any one else seen anything like this in Citrix or Remote Access Servers?  We are using XenApp Desktop 7.14.1 installed to Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Server OS





The Microsoft Server topic includes all of the legacy versions of the operating system, including the Windows NT 3.1, NT 3.5, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and Windows Home Server versions.