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Hi there,

I have spent the last 2 weeks attempting to get my Windows Server 2012 to replicate to my new Windows Server 2016 Essentials to finally retire the old server. I have been having issue after issue trying to get it to perform the initial replication with no success.

I have transferred all FSMO roles to the new server successfully. When I run repadmin /syncall /AdeP it also says that it replicates without errors, but when I check the server manager on my 2012 DC I get the following DFSR Errors .

Error: 4612

"The DFS Replication service initialized SYSVOL at local path C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain and is waiting to perform initial replication. The replicated folder will remain in the initial synchronization state until it has replicated with its partner dc2016***. If the server was in the process of being promoted to a domain controller, the domain controller will not advertise and function as a domain controller until this issue is resolved. This can occur if the specified partner is also in the initial synchronization state, or if sharing violations are encountered on this server or the sync partner. If this event occurred during the migration of SYSVOL from File Replication service (FRS) to DFS Replication, changes will not replicate out until this issue is resolved. This can cause the SYSVOL folder on this server to become out of sync with other domain controllers.*

Additional Information:

Replicated Folder Name: SYSVOL Share

Dynamics 365 9.1

We are trying to convert SSRS reports from SQL to FetchXML.  When running the following SQL through the SQL2FetchXML converter, the site crashes.  Note: the site works on other SQL code.

SELECT Cast(right(year(@StartDate),2) as Varchar(2)) +
  WHEN Len(datepart(wk, @StartDate)) = 1 Then  '0' + Cast(datepart(wk, @StartDate) as varchar(2))
  ELSE Cast(datepart(wk, @StartDate) as varchar(2)) End WeekStart,
  Cast(right(year(@EndDate),2) as Varchar(2)) +
  WHEN Len(datepart(wk, @EndDate)) = 1 Then  '0' + Cast(datepart(wk, @EndDate) as varchar(2))
  ELSE Cast(datepart(wk, @EndDate) as varchar(2)) End WeekEnd

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Can you see any SQL syntax errors in the above code?

I am deploying software via SCCM, I have MSI files that have worked fine, and some .exe files that have worked fine.

I am working with a few that are getting stuck on "waiting to install". It looks like it gets the content from the DP point no issue.

I cannot figure out which logs to check to see where the install is hanging up if it is at all.

The example I am using is for Microsoft Office. I have used this document (yes for sccm 2012, but still helps with having the instructions)

We have problems with Microsoft Definition Updates on Windows 7 Clients. According to Woody there is a problem: 

Error 1
Error 2
All physical devices are affected. Are you also affected? Are there any workarounds?

I asked this before and like to expand a bit deeper.  
 For some reason we have two DNS partitions. and company.local
No immediate problems to resolve, but there is potential for corruption.  My thoughts to remove it completely but like to research first.
The zone shows up on all Domain Controllers, but for some reason the replication is only pushed out via one particular.  All DCs replicate 5 partitions, but that one replicates 7.  The additional 2 are the partitions related to company.local
Its behaving like old 2003 AD partition where we only had single source replication from the PDC.  Could that be because I have all the FSMO roles on that DC?
SQL SSRS subscription fails with "Failure sending mail: An error occurred during rendering of the report.Mail will not be resent."

SQL Standard edition Version 11.3.6020.0

I have 40 SSRS reports that are working and just 2 that give this error, can anyone help?
We ran into a problem on extracting files from a zip on a networkshare in our domain.
We are using RDP session hosts.
All data is on shares on other servers.

When a user has a zip file (even if generated by copy to compressed folder function by this very user self) that he wants op extract files from,
This message comes up:
"Windows found that this file is potentially harmful. To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked access to this file."
With only an OK-button.

Unblock is not an option (if this button is there anyway)
Only an administrator is able to extract this 'potentially harmful' file without any warning
We even have tried disabeling UAC without any succes
Searching the internet did not give any results to resolve this item.
I hope some one can help me getting this solved.
I need to learn how to document permissions on reports in SQL Server reporting services. Are the permissions all detailed in the databases local to the reporting server itself, and if so are there any SQL scripts that can be used to list all reports, and all users who have access to them? From what I can gather we just have a few 'shared' SSRS setup, which are reports based on databases from numerous different SQL Server instances across the network. Being able to document for each report, what data source it uses as well would be very interesting. Knowing which server roles as well exist in SSRS if that is the correct phrase would be useful, to determine who can do what with each report, and where exactly you can get a report of who has was SSRS roles.

second part of my question, from within a SQL instance, which stores usual user/system databases, can you determine which (if any) remote SSRS reporting services the instances/databases are connected to, and if so, how?
I have created a report using visual studio and deployed it to the Report Server.
The Data  Source is configured to use Windows Authentication.
I have deployed the Report and can see it in Report Manager.
I can run the report from the Report Manager URL on the Report Manager server.
However when I try to run the report from a desktop I log into on the domain I get an error
An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
Cannot create a connection to data source ‘test report'. (rsErrorOpeningConnection)
Login failed for user An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
Cannot create a connection to data source 'Report_Run_Frequency'. (rsErrorOpeningConnection)
Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.
I do not understand why it is trying to run the report using the account 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON' as I have configured the Data Source to use Windows Authentication.
I am expecting  the Report Server to run this report using my windows login which has the Roles Browser, Content Manager, My Reports, Publisher, Report Builder assigned to it
Any guidance appreciated
I have a new server that has sql 2017, ssrs 2017 installed and ssdt installed.  I think i goofed something up.  When using ssdt with Visual Studio,  there are no projects available to start for Reporting Services.  I have a feeling i goofed up on the the install.
any suggestions.
Hello Experts,

I am working with a client and asked him to send me or share a large file. They use one drive but I do not have one drive, can the client still share with me the file from his one drive and what are the steps.

I am about to export some data that will result in millions of files.  The export tool only has the option to write to a single directory.  I would like to find a piece of software that will monitor the changes in the directory and move the incoming files to subdirectories.  Say, 10000 files per subdirectory.  Once that directory has 10000 items, the software will create a new subdirectory and begin moving files into it.  Etc.]

Anyone know of a piece of software that can do that?
I am setting up a terminal server for some of our employees on the road; I published to them the app’s they need.

However, would love if I could give them the ability to save documents they download locally to the server,

Please advice

In addition, I am looking to reduce the time from clicking on application to being connected to the session, what I did I published calendar and created a task schedule that as soon they login it lurches the calendar,  once the connection is made when they open the application they want to work on, it opens immediately, I am not so excited about the calendar pops up, and if they x out the calendar it will again take time when they open their applications, is there a hidden app or something nice like a clock I can publish instead of the calculator?
I have a 2012 Report Server that is currently our production Report Server.  I have spun up a new report server ssrs 2017.  Is there a way to do a mass migration of the reports from one server to the other.  I was able to download one at a time and then upload it one at a time and then reestablish the datasource on the new server.  It was kindof a pain.
I have a 2012 R2 based Domain. We now are using 2012R2 server as clients. All functions are maintained through GPO. Everything is working up to recently. If a domain user with RDP access attempts needs his password reset then either the administrator or a domain admin resets him and provides the temporary password. That domain user then logs in and as soon as he makes the change to his password the GUI goes away. He then attempts to log in again with the NEW password and it rejects it. This is repeatable. Some initial troubleshooting pointed towards some Windows patches could cause this. I took some steps in removing these patches and nothing changed. I re-installed the patches.

We have 2400 local site personnel that use these devices locally. We have 100 "super" ETs that log in to these 2012 R2 clients and help the local site personnel or remotely fix something. So again everything works except if someone forgets their password.

If I (as admin) log in from my desktop (Windows 7) I reset the password for one of these accounts. I then login to the client 2012 R2 and make a new password it then switches over to the normal login and the new password works. SO this problem only occurs if originated from the 2012 R2 client. Help!?
Hello Everyone,

This is going to sound like a dumb question and I feel stupid even asking it, but am sufficiently confused now that I have no choice. LOL!
We have 2 new servers that the vendor team needs to work on to install products etc.
I was asked to purchase two Remote Desktop CALS so they can connect and did so through a reseller.
See item below
RDS server for 2 Remote Desktop CALI then  started looking for a way to integrate these so they can be used. Eventually I read about needing an RDS server and that is when the confusion began. We recently updated our AD with two new 2016 DC and bought the 400+ User CALS required. However, I never came upon anything that stated that I needed to install licensing servers, etc. nor did any vendor tech helping us out ever mention it and we do not have one installed. So is the RDS server merely for the Remote Desktop and is it a feature installed on the two servers the vendor needs access to, or am I missing a serious piece of the AD puzzle that will eventually cripple us?
Thanks in advance for all insights.
Have a 2012 server that is one  of our 2013 exchange servers. Trying to patch the server and it is stuck at the "checking for updates" screen with the scroll bar scrolling for 14 hours now. any ideas how to fix this?

I have restarted the server, restarted the windows update service, made sure the firewall is off.

Thank you for any input
I am having replication errors between 2 - DC's on the same local LAN.  I get the following errors:  Replication error 1722 The RPC server is unavailable

I notice this issue when I was adding a couple new computer to the domain and the computers were unable to log into network because of a missing computer account.  The computer account was listed in AD on one DC... but not the other.   I ran some tests... please see attached.

Windows 2008 R2 Domain
Windows 7 / 10 workstations
We are unable to login to our Extenua Silvershield SFTP app. The admin password is not accepted. I have access to the server but can't login to the Silvershield console.

I have emailed their support like 5 times but no response.

I was hoping someone here uses this app.

i need a script to export ntfs right on user redirection folder, its a folder in windos 2012 server where every user have his redirected folder like this:


i need a script to export ntfs right for all this folder

thanks for help
Please help me to fix the frequent reboot/unexpected outage for My Server [WIN2016-STD 64BIT]running @UCS B230 M2] is frequently rebooting and below  is event i am getting from system logs ...

BugCheck      Event ID-1001
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xffffc1002cbf5000, 0x0000000000000002, 0xfffff8094ad928b0, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: bd277cf4-0684-40c6-b948-d94e7f4d3426

Also found system logs like
Event Id -41
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly
The previous system shutdown at 3:20:56 AM on ‎2019/‎03/‎03 was unexpected

Memory dump file is of approx. 7 GB , so how I can check if required
Use SSRS to send emails.  I have an application that records inspection results.   There will be a column in a table that change.  Inspection result will go from "null" to "pass" or "fail"
when this field change occurs.  I would like for ssrs to send out an email to an email address configured for the customer on that inspection table.  Is there a way to do this.  The application itself has a rudimentary way of doing it but i dont like it.

I'm thinking some sort of trigger needs to be initiated and then ssrs email the user... any insight or document for the ssrs process would be awsome
WSUS server was setup on my Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 (serverA), the downloads are stored onto another Microsoft Server 2008 R2 (serverB)
this serverB is off-line now, corrupted O.S.
1. Where is the setting that tells serverA where to download the updates?
2. I would like to now download the updates locally on serverA (I add more space)

Most importantly: I want to know where I tell WSUS where to store the downloads, they used to go to a second server but that is not corrupted, so I want to know how to change where WSUS store the updates from serverB to serverA.
Experts - an SQL devotee I'm not, but need assistance with a WSUS SUSDB file that is in a "Recovery Pending" status.

I was attempting to do a full uninstall of WSUS and the associated database files off a Server 2012R2 system. The WSUS database was using the WID repository.

Steps taken:

1- Uninstalled the WSUS role

2 - As I was getting ready to post this step taken, I just noticed in my infinite wisdom - I failed to do step #2 of this following article link, but did the remaining steps which did not give the expected results noted in Step #5 ( article link is safe)


3 - Installed the SQL Management Studio after the above step - and see "SUSDB (Recovery Pending)" -

4 - Attempting to expand the SUSDB gives this error:

At this point I'm not interested in attempting to fix this error - but rather get this WSUS fully removed off the server.  Can I detach and drop and then delete the WID\Data\SUSDB.mdf and SUSDB_log.ldf files - and then delete the WSUS contents as suggest in step 2 of the above article link?

If not recommended, what do I need to do to get this removed off the server. The mdf/ldf files are on the root drive and getting rather large in size (40GB+) - thanks much -
Monitor Alert Notification
Hi AEM Support
An alert was triggered for a monitor configured for site (customer) on device (Terminal Server)
The monitor is as follows:
Performance monitor for Status to alert if Offline for 10 mins
The alert was triggered at: 2019-02-27 14:46:13 EST
Device went Offline (Offline for 10 mins)

Can anyone help with this one?  Currently we have a customer who is running load balancing between 2 terminal servers.   Occasionally one of the 2 terminal servers will simply report as offline, where RDP no longer works and the terminal server is no longer pingable.  

However the server can be UNC'ed to from another server such as the DC.  You can \\terminalserver\ and it pops up.  

Here is the current specs of the server.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 6.1.7601
Service Pack: 1
Architecture: 64-Bit
Hyper-V Version: 6.1.7601.17514
.NET Version: 4.7.03062

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
Physical Cores: 4
Memory: 18 GB
Display Adapter:
ShoreTel Desktop Sharing Accelerator
LogMeIn Mirror Driver
ATI ES1000
Default Monitor (null x null)
Generic Non-PnP Monitor (null x null)
BIOS Name: Default System BIOS
BIOS Version: W07
BIOS Release Date: 2011-01-28
Power Rating: 350 Watts

HP NC326i PCIe Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter (Setup for Load balancing)

The machine currently remains on and in CTRL ALT DEL mode.   You can log into it from the local …