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What are the steps to set the Server 2016 firewall rules (via group policy) so that only certain IPs can access port 445 (file & printer sharing / SMB) on servers & workstations?

I need to make sure that only authorized workstations and servers are able to browse the C$ shares on the servers and workstations within my network.
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I would like to understand the need for Windows Active Directory services OR openldap in the organisation where there are multiple departments and various access controls on network resources like internet access/CRM/ERP, EMAIL.  Each department will have working on different modules of CRM/ERP/network data store. is it recommended to make all the business applications CRM/ERP/email to authenticate with Windows Active Directory services OR openldap,  the organisation has more than 500 users however with branches and each location minimum of 100 to 125 users using the business applications though the internet or mpls connectivity, please help me understand domain controller setup with windows AD/open ldap real benefits for the company wide. thanks.
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Within all of my Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual servers the color of the PowerShell window is black (and isn't blue).

This makes it difficult to differentiate between the PowerShell window and the command line window.

What can I do to make the PowerShell window always appear blue (and not black)?

Is there any way of making this change via some kind of group policy or global setting so I don't have to manually make this change on each and every virtual server?
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What are the folder locations where the Server 2016 CBS log files are stored?
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What are some programs besides Sysinternals Autologon that will automatically log in an Active Directory user account to either a Server 2016 or Windows 10 domain-joined computer?
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I am using SSRS 2012 to create a report with parameters. There are two parameters for  begin and end dates and two parameters to allow the user to add notes to the report. I am having a problem when the notes to be added contain carriage returns or special characters. The parameter ignores everything after a carriage return and doesn't seem to like other formatting like a asterisk(*) (example a comment has *Note: This indicates data highlighted in the report). I took the carriage return out and it still cut off right before the asterisk. Once I removed the asterisk, it displayed everything. Is there a way to allow a user to enter into the parameter carriage returns and special characters? If I can't use a parameter, is there another way that I can allow a user to type in(or cut a paste) comments?
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My SSRS 2016 report is not displaying data.  The stored procedure run in management studio returns data.  When I run the report in the Query Designer within SSRS it returns data but nothing is displayed.  What could be causing this
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Have aa SSRS report which has a table near the top with case information.  In SSRS, this table is formatted to be 7.5" wide, and displays like:
SSRS formatBut when my users export this report to Word, that same section of the report is shrunk (horizontally) so that it displays in about 5.25" and looks like:
Word outputWhile the rest of the tables all retain their 7.5" width and the proper appearance.

Although this table is editable in Word, and the client can widen columns to get it to fit appropriately, they would prefer to focus on content, not layout (my job).

Any ideas what is causing this and how to fix it?
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I have followed the steps found in the attached document (from pages 263-269) to install the System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) client software (using the ccmsetup.msi file) by Assigning this software to install using group policy. I have already completed all of the other steps in the rest of this document to properly and completely deploy SCCM 2016 within my Server 2016 domain.

So far this software has installed on several Server 2016 servers but hasn't installed on any of the Server 2016 domain controllers.

What steps can I follow to troubleshoot, determine what is causing this installation to fail, and determine what needs to be done to fix this issue?

SCCM_2016_Setup_Created_by_Eddie.pdf
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I have a SSRS report.  There are certain pages within the report that need to be printed twice (the user needs an extra copy of that page).  Is there anyway I can programatically do this within ssrs instead of trying to duplicate records in a stored procedure temp table.  I call a stored procedure when I run this report.
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I am looking for a software solution that will enable me to archive user data to another local location (NAS drive), i need to be able to specify that if data is over 2 years old it moves the data from live source A to Archive target B but retains NTFS Permissions on folders and sub-folders alike.

I have tried google but I am not seeing a suitable solution, if anyone has suggestions i would greatly appreciate it.

I know Robo-Copy is an option but my scripting skill are not great.
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When I go into the System Center Configuration Center 2016 administration > Updates and Servicing node I am made aware of two updates that are available to be installed.

How can I determine if I can simply install the latest update without first installing the other update?

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I'm following the instructions on setting up Direct Access on a Server 2016 server using the steps found here.

What steps do I need to follow to "Obtain a server certificate for IP-HTTPS connections, with a subject name that matches the FQDN of the server" (step 3)?

I would like to do this with an internal certification authority.

Please provide me with the exact steps on how to do this.
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Hi am experiencing problems since applying the July Microsoft Updates to my Exchange environments.

I have two separate production Exchange/AD environments experiencing problems...one is Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (in a DAG configuration) and the other is Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (single server).

Both environments were operating fine until applying the July 2018 Microsoft updates. Since then, when I receive Event ID 16002 and Event ID 16022 every six hours, the Microsoft Exchange Transport Service hangs and mail stops flowing. If I try to restart the Transport service, it does not respond and I have to reboot the server to regain mail flow.

Event ID 16022 appears 7 times when the Transport Service hangs, with the following different messages:
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.TransportServerConfiguration has successfully completed.
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.X400AuthoritativeDomainTable has successfully completed.
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.RemoteDomainTable has successfully completed.
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.AcceptedDomainTable has successfully completed.

These messages were being logged before the problem started, but the timing of them in the logs coincides with the failures (every 6 hours).

Is anyone else experiencing this problem since the July update?

Note: I have also a third separate Exchange 2013 …
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Hi All,

I wanted to know how to audit Active Directory's setup in determining where a security group has been configured? Preferably using a Windows tool or a Microsoft product. This is on a Server 2003/2008-R2.

Thanks In advance
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Hello ,

I have some queries  regrading NEW WSUS server setup , Please provide your suggestion on below mentioned points.

1.  Which DB should use WID or SQL Express ?
2. Is it recommended to push Services pack to  WSUS client machine like (win8/10 ),As services pack comes with hefty file size &  it may impact network perform if same time all machine try to get update from WSUS?
3. In case of downstream wsus server , Do we need to have DB for respective downstream server ?

Please help me out with these queries .

Thanks
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I'm running Power Bi Reporting Service 2018 Version 1.2.6648.38132

The problem I am running into is when running scheduled subscriptions, only 1 subscription can be run at a time.

When starting the subscription manually through the SQL Agent (while the other one is running), the status of the subscription goes directly to: The report server has encountered a configuration error.

I notice that the SQL Agent is starting the job, but it does not seem to trigger the Reporting Service to run the subscription. (Image attached)

Do you have any suggestions?



See the error message in the attached file.
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SQL-Agent-vs-SSRS-Job.jpg
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I am running System Center Configuraiton Manager 2016 (SCCM) on a Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual server.

When the server boots up I always have to go into the Windows services and manually start the SQL Server CEIP service (MSSQLSERVER), SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER), SQL Server Reporting Service, (MSSQLSERVER), & CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE services since these services don't start automatically.

I have already created a batch file that will start these services when it is run and I would prefer not to change the startup type on these services from automatic to automatic (delayed start) unless absolutely necessary.

What can I do to fix this issue so these services will automatically start and won't have to be manually started every time the server boots up?
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Please provide me with guides on using System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM)  to deploy software such as Chrome, Acrobat Reader, & 7-Zip to clients.
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What steps do I need to follow to add Server 2016 and Windows 10 updates to the "All Software Updates" group within System Center 2016 Configuration Manager (SCCM)?

All Software Updates
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I am in the process of configuring System Center 2016 (SCCM) to synchronize and distribute Windows updates on a Server 2016 server.

I noticed that within the "Products" section of the "Add Site System Roles Wizard" there is no selection for Server 2016 and Windows 10.

Server 2016 and Windows 10 are the only updates that I need to synchronize and distribute.

How can I select Server 2016 and Windows 10 (when they don't appear within this list)?

SCCM products to sync
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What are the steps required to configure a group policy to disable the CTRL-ALT-DEL requirements when logging on?

I need to configure this policy for some clients within my test environment.

How can this be done?
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I installed the WSUS role on a SErver 2016 server but have received a messaged that the WSUS Post-deployment configuration failed.

I have attached the log file for this error.

What do I need to do to fix this issue?

Here are the contents of this file:

2018-07-13 07:10:31  Postinstall started
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Detected role services: Api, Database, UI, Services
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: LoadSettingsFromXml
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-Services.xml item=ContentLocal
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is true
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-Services.xml item=ContentDirectory
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is \\bitcaad01\wsus$\
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Content directory is \\bitcaad01\wsus$\
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-DB.xml item=InstanceName
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is bitcasccm01.bayitnc.com
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  SQL instance name is bitcasccm01.bayitnc.com
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: LoadSettingsFromXml
Post install is starting
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: Run
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Fetching WsusAdministratorsSid from registry store
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is (null)
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Configuring content directory...
2018-07-13 07:10:31  System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path …
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Hi Experts,
How to create multipal users along with password & assign to remote desktop group in Windows server 2008 & 2012 from batch file ?
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While browsing to the data source for the operating system image within the "Software Library\Operating Systems" section of SystemCenter Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) I receive an error message that says "The specified UNC path does not contain a valid WIM file or you do not have permission to access it. Specify a valid path."

I get this same error message when trying to point to the WIM files for Windows 10, Server 2016, and Windows 7 operating systems.

What do I need to do to fix this issue so I can successfully point to these OS WIM files?

SCCM WIM UNC path error
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Microsoft Server OS

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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.