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Dear Experts, when review the event viewer in Server 2012R2, we see this Null ID in logon task. But it should be the account username, am I right?

The logoff event works fine AFAIK

Could you please suggest? We'd like to trace the logon/logoff activities of domain users. Many thanks!
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Over one month ago I setup a new Server 2012 / Exchange 2016 with the intention of migrating the existing Exchange 2010. No disruption of services was the highest priority so installation progressed at a glacier rate. We finally reached a point where both mail server were operational, the 2016 server could send out email, the 2010 server continued to run the show. Last weekend I changed firewall settings so that the new 2016 server handled both inbound and outbound email and proxied down to the 2010. Worked great for about 5 days; no one was even aware of the change. As of last night...

1) 213 outbound emails stuck in queue

2) OWA gets a "page not found error"

3) Exchange Admin Center shows the login screen but displays a blank page and hangs. Even more interesting is the ECP folder is empty.  There is only a config file.

Temporary fix - changed the firewall settings back to the old server. It would be nice to get the 2016 to deliver the emails stuck in the queue.

Short of completely reinstalling Exchange 2016, is there a way of fixing this? And more importantly, how did it happen?
Sync center is not working on new Windows 10 computer
We have a SBS 2011, all users data sync their files to the server
When I replace a PC and add the domain user to the new computer, the sync automatically gives them their files by sync

I just swapped PCs for a user and it's not working. This is a Windows 10 Prof. PC if I look in control Panel Sync Center I do not see a partnership
The only thing diff. I did this time was install McAfee Security-As-a-Service before joining the domain. I did look in the McAfee console an I do not see any blocking of sync center. Everything else seems to be working fine except sync of files
lync 2010 response group not showing workflow name on incoming calls.
when i create a new workflow as a test that works out fine, but i am thinking perhaps there is cache of names that the machine or lync server holds on to that i can flush. or perhaps i am misdiagnosing the issue somewhere.
What I am seeing now is that the interactive response group is what is not showing the sub response is not translating to the option selected which would take you to the hunt group; which then needs to show the option selected option to the users client
i would appreciate the assistance
internet explorer is not launching for a particular user on a server, other user can access it on the same server with their login.
Dear All,

Friend of mines company server got hijacked by using  Disk-crypt after much negotiation we got the codes (reduced prices £4000 to £300) so the laptops have all been decrypted; The sever dell using raid 1 mirror Perc S300 controller hasn’t been straight forward; eventually worked out how I had to boot from a alternate SSD with driver an SMB server 2011 etc, I’ve now decrypted the drives even though the server boot BSODS (sort later) but does anyone know how to remove the demand at boot from the MBR please for the password.

I Need some help setting up NTFS permissions.
I have a folder full of excel sales scorecards for each sales person.  They need to be in the same folder for linking and totaling, but each user should only be able to see their own scorecard.
I have been able to set permission that allows the sales group permission to access the folder, and see the file list, but not access the files. I can give individual users permissions to their file by assigning it directly on the file.  The only problem I have is that the user can't save the file after making updates.
Here is what I currently have setup:
First ACL
Applies to: This folder and subfolders
Transverse folder
List Folder
Read Attributes
read extended attribute
create files
create folders
write attributes
write extended attributes
read permissions

Second ACL
Applies to: files only
Create files
create folders
write attributes
write extended attributes

Then on each excel file, I give the individual users full control
I am migrating my 2003 server to 2016.  I am running into problems when I try to run dcpromo on the old server.  The error that I am getting is "the operation failed because active directory could not configure the computer account DC1 on the remote domain controller DC2.  Access is denied.  Specify an account with Enterprise Administrator privilages to the forest domain.  

All credentials entered have the proper administrative privilages.   I think this is just a side issue to the problem.  On DC2 the SYSVOL folder contains a shortcut folder to the domain but no files are inside.  When checking for replication everything states it is fine.  I placed a "test" folder inside and forced replication and the folder moved up into the domain folder but did not replicate to the DC1 folder - or vice versa.   When I run a dcdiag I get passing results with the following exceptions:

Starting Test: Netlogons
UNable to connect to teh NETLOGON Share! (new server\netlogon)
An net use or lsapolicy operation failed with error 67, the network can not be found.  
DC2 failed test Net LOgons

Starting Test System Log:
An error event occurred.  
Event String:
The processing of group policy failed.  Windows attempted to read the file (DC1 Sysvol...policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful.  Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved.  THis issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more …
I finally got some free time and decided to try and set up Anywhere Access inside Windows Server Essentials 2016. Didn't go good. Every time I go into the Dashboard and try and configure it I get a error message that "There is an issue with your Remote Desktop Services settings that cannot be automatically repaired. Please contact Product Support".

   I decided to take a look at Roles and noticed that only one role under Remote Desktop Services was installed (Remote Desktop Gateway) so I installed the Remote Desktop Web Access role. Still no luck. Do I need to install and other Remote Desktop roles?

  The only other error I am getting is that ports 80 and 443 are blocked which they aren't because the Windows Firewall is turned Off.

Any ideas?
Hello all,

I could really use some assistance with this situation as I am not sure how to proceed and I do not want to make things worse.

This is actually a pretty simple setup……

One Domain with just two servers…. a Windows 2003 server (Dellsvr1) which was the Primary Domain Controller and a Windows 2008 server (Dellsvr2) (with service pack 2) which was setup as the Backup Domain Controller.

The Windows 2003 server (Dellsvr1) crashed because TWO of the eight hard drives failed. It was setup as a RAID 5. I have file by file backups and I also made images of it. So, I was able to get this company going again by installing their database apps onto another system for right now. But I can not get either image to load …. And that is a long story itself.

But where I am at right now is the Windows 2008 Backup Domain Controller (Dellsvr2) failed to promote itself properly when the Primary Domain Controller died.

And I am stuck with an Event ID error of 1864. I just do not want to make matters worse so I thought I would ask for advice before proceeding.

Please see the attached PDF screen shots of DCDIAG from the Windows 2008 Backup Domain Controller (Dellsvr2).
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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 .
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 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)
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.

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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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What is the best way to find out what sites are added to trusted sites when GPO is used? List is grayed out.

My user required to install software frequently on one of windows 2008 server , for that he has requested local admin rights, but I would like to know before granting him local admin rights whether he can  install software  with other privileges , if so what are all other alternatives to follow least privileges policy in granting him rights?

Anytime anywhere stopped working via vpn, it was working fine before teaming both nic’s Up.

I have un coupled nics and it still doesn’t work.

When I’m onsite and connect via vpn I can access shared files.

When I go offsite I can connect via vpn and not connect to my shared files.

Please advice server essentials 2016
Currently have a workgroup environment that with a server running Multipoint 2011, primarily for RemoteApp access for QuickBooks.  Company has grown since it was installed about 5 years ago. Now about 12 users in the main office with 4-5 accessing QuickBooks at any one time.  There are also about 10 laptop/tablet users in the field using MS Office Apps primarily.  They connect with cellular hotspots, so connections are variable.  Expect to add a few more in the near future. Approx 30 devices total, because some users have desktops and Surface Pro tablets.

Have NAS for storage currently, primarily for local backups.  Office and email is through Office 365.

We are needing to add more storage to centralize access, and update the server(s) for QuickBooks and adding a DC. Am considering on-premise vs cloud server options and wondering if it would be better to stay on-prem for the best performance.   Any recommendations would be helpful.
How to restart LDAP services in Windows Server 2012 R2?  Software is getting ldap errors authenticating to a specific DC but works when we direct it to a different DC.
Best way to clean out old objects in AD? I have some that have been in there for years.

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.