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Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2. Built upon the same core code as Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 brings enhancements in security, servicing, and connectivity. A particular focus on this release was hybrid-cloud scenarios, and has close ties to Azure and other Microsoft cloud initiatives. This does not detract from the many improvements that are available for on-premises-only deployments

Windows Server 2016 comes in Datacenter, Standard, and Essentials editions, and for servicing, has adopted windows 10's cumulative model. The new nano-server install is designed to be remotely managed and is designed to be kept current through continuous feature updates. The full GUI install operates similarly to windows 10's "Long Term Servicing Branch" (LTSB) model with cumulative security updates.

Windows Server 2016 has also shifted from a per-processor-and-CAL licensing model to a per-core-and CAL licensing model. This brings Windows Server's licensing more in line with Microsoft's other products and makes hybrid-cloud license planning easier as well.

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HPE System Management Homepage - does not display any results.

I am rebuilding HP DL380 G8 Proliant server with MS Server 2016.
Installed the OS and the SNMP service - and installed  themost currenty (I think) HPE Service Pack for Proliant 2018.03.0 - but the HPE System Management Homepage is blank.

I am assuming that I probably have to configure the management agents, but have no clue how to do it.

Here is what I see:
HPE-SMH.JPG
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RDS 2016 Server - How to disable the possibility to save credentials ?
I tried this, but it doesn't work:
[User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Remote Desktop Services/Remote Desktop Connection]

Do not allow passwords to be saved: Enable

Controls whether a user can save passwords using Remote Desktop Connection.

If you enable this setting the credential saving checkbox in Remote Desktop Connection will be disabled and users will no longer be able to save passwords. When a user opens an RDP file using Remote Desktop Connection and saves his settings, any password that previously existed in the RDP file will be deleted.
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I am thinking of purchasing a Windows server (2016 Essentials) for our small office. Among other things, it would serve as a central file repository, accessible to PC users in the LAN, as well as outside PC users that VPN into the office network.

The files would be in username/password-protected folders. To further protect data in case of physical theft of the server (somewhat unlikely but just in case….), I would like to encrypt the server using Bitlocker.

Given the above, is it possible to set up things so that VPN users (using Windows 10 Pro PCs) can access the encrypted drive and protected folders without having to type in encryption key, and folder username / password every time ?

I’d appreciate comments from anyone who has experience of this.

Thanks in advance !
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We recently set up a new time management system on a dedicated virtual machine.
OS: Windows Server 2016 Standard

In order to access its main internal website I need to use http://servername-server or server's IP address.
How do I change this name to be http://timemanagement.mydomain.com?

What type of a DNS entry do I need to add (under my mydomain.com forward lookup zone?) to make it work?
Thanks, your help is much appreciated.
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I am encountering an error on my fresh System Center 2016 VMM installation where I am trying to add a Hyper-V host (Running Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016)
I have successfully added one host with no issues, but when adding one specific host I get CLR is not terminating and it fails on "1.3 Refresh Host"



I have attached the exception report and am looking for any pointers? report.txt
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When I open a site in IIS by doing the following
Web Site -> Right click on the file -> Browse usually opens a file in IIS but that doesn't happen.

When running IIS http://localhost I get a message page not found

I am trying this n Windows Server 2016 Data Center .

by the way I tried 'telnet localhost 80' and it works
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Hey Guys,

My Active Directory server, ADFS01 is running into IP address conflict.  My AD server also has the role of Routing and Remote Access.  In DNS, I see a second ADFS01 entry with RAS IP address.  I deleted the one with RAS IP address.  And, it shows up again after few days.  Has anyone experience this problem?
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Deploying new 2016 RDS farm

The following are in place

  • 1 Connection broker
  • 1 RDHS
  • We are not pushing remote apps or allowing outside RDS connections directly to the FARM. So RD Gateway and Web Access is not configured. RDS will be used internally only for now
  • Domain\users are added to the RDHS and Connection Broker's remote desktop group
  • A DNS record of remote.internal.company with the IP address of the connection broker

When i tested with a standard user account, using the address remote.internal.company, I log directly into the connection broker. I do not get directed to the RDHS. I'm not sure why it's not redirecting me

Am I supposed to have the DNS record point to the RDHS? I'm not sure what I am doing wrong
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We are upgrading our servers to Windows Server 2016 and our Exchange server to Exchange 2013.  We are currently running SBS 2008 and Exchange 2007 and the workstations are Win7Pro with Office 2007 Professional.

First thing, I am not going to the cloud. We have always and will continue to host our own stuff.  Please help keep this focused on installed apps, not cloud.

I understand we will need to downgrade one instance of server 2016 to 2012 to run Exchange 2013.  

Which Office product should we buy for the workstations? I think it needs to be the Professional version.
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I will purchase a a Dell T330 with (1) Intel E-3-1240 v5 3.5GHz, 8M cache, 4C/8T processor.

Since the processor has 4 cores, then it has 8 vCPUs.  I plan on configuring three VMs (Windows Server 2016 with Essentials Role, database/file server, and a terminal server.  We are talking about maybe 10 main office users and at most 5 remote office users.  The databases are Quickbooks and Needles application which runs on a SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere database.

So in planning the CPU allocation I want to confirm assigning  (2) vCPUs to the above mentioned (3) VMs will leave 2 vCPUs left.  I think we are good should I need to install a fourth VM sometime in the future, so that I can allocate the remaining 2 vCPUs without issue.  Not sure if the hypervisor will take some of the CPU and not allow me to allocated all 8 vCPUs to a max of 4 VMs.  

I think so, but I need to ask since the T330 Server can only be purchased with a max of a 4 core processor and only has one socket.  Jumping up to another server that allows more processor cores will increase the price.  The cost of jumping from a T330 to a T430 server with 8 Cores is about $1,600.00, so that is why I want to make sure I can easily add a fourth VM in future should that be necessary.
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We have a client running SBS 2008 as a VM.
I have created 2 additional VM's running Server 2016 standard, 2016 VM1 ive created as a BDC of the SBS2008 box.
2016 VM2 i plan to install Exchange 2016 on.
On installing Exchange 2016 it is detecting Exchange already installed on the SBS 2008 VM which it wants to be upgrade, its also asking that the "Forest Functional Level" be elevated to 2008 R2 to allow install to continue.
I wanted to install a "Clean" copy of Exchange 2016 and just import individual .pst files into new mailboxes.
I'm looking for guidance on how best to move from Sbs 2008 to 2 2016 Servers.

Thanks in advance
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I'm fairly new to testing Lets Encrypt and I have some Windows Server 2016 machines that I'd like to test on.

When I attempt to setup Lets Encrypt certs, I, for the most part get the same error. Essentially that the sites needs to be publicly accessible.

Certify The Web:
"Config checks failed to verify http://SITE.com is both publicly accessible and can serve extensionless files e.g. http://SITE.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/configcheck"

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Win.Acme v1.9.10.1:
"Authorization result: invalid
 [EROR] ACME server reported:
 [EROR] [type] urn:acme:error:unauthorized
 [EROR] [detail] Invalid response from http://SITE.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/Z7oLhYqhHZ6gFO6C9LVTVG8h60AcAP_BLYWDvWKzsws: "<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
<title>500 Internal Server Error</title>
</head><body>
<h1>Inter"
 [EROR] [status] 403"

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Is it possible to get Lets Encrypt certificates to work in a Development/Test environment? Perhaps I'm missing something obvious, like a work-around putting in files in Production. (Unfortunately, that sorts defeats the security aspect of it.)

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks for your assistance.
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I have a source server \\data and a destination server  \\data2 that I need to replicate data from \\data\h$ to \\data2\h$

I am using this :
robocopy \\data\H$ \\data2\H$ /mir /fft /xa:H /r:1 /w:1 /sec /copy:DT /DCOPY:T

When this completed I was missing 20,000 files from the destination?    What did I do wrong to miss this many files?
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As the administrator for our MS Server 2016 Essentials network, I sometimes need to  view coworkers c drive.

I simply use WinKey R  > \\JanesCpu\c$   and supply my network admin credentials.  

For the rest of the day I can view  JanesCpu without supplying the credentials.

Clearly the admin credentials are being saved somewhere, but where are they, and how can I delete them when I am done?
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SBS 2011 standard migration to windows server 2016 essentials - Advice please

I've been tasked with upgrading a SBS 2011 Standard server with Windows Server 2016 Essentials on new hardware. At present, the client has 12 users, running the server as file storage and on-premise Exchange 2010. Customer does not use SharePoint. Customer would like to migrate to Exchange Online.

This customer is new to me so I don't have the benefit of the current server’s history or any past/potential problems that have or may occur.

I would like your advice on the best (least problematic) way forward. Do I:

1) Migrate on-premise exchange to Exchange Online. Once complete, disable on-premises exchange services. Leave for a week to ensure email is okay and client happy. Then either:

a)      Create brand new domain using windows Server 2016 Essentials and join clients to new domain.
b)      Migrate SBS 2011 Std to Windows Server 2016 Essentials

If I migrate, is there a chance of bringing problems over from the old server (if any exist)?

I welcome your thoughts/comments
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Why do I have multiple VLMCS entries in my DNS?  We have ONE KMS server for activation in our environment.  When i look at DNS, I see four entries for VLMCS and three of them are NOT KMS servers.  One is a print server!  The other is an SQL node.  Any idea how they got published in my DNS?
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Hi Experts,

Hoping you can provide your experience here
As part of our continued improvements to our system we are reviewing our WSUS patching policy

What i am curious about is how to best handle remote user where they are out of the office most of the time

I noticed, in GPO, under specify an intranet Microsoft update service location, you can specify an alternative download server
Is it possible to reference the default public Microsoft update URL here, so that laptop users, not in the office can still obtain updates?

If not, how have people overcome this issue?

Kind Regards
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So, we just ran updates on our servers (specifically, we ran manual updates on our domain controllers) and all of a sudden, our netscalers stopped authenticating via SSL over port 636.  It works on non secure LDAP, but no longer works on secure LDAPS.

I checked certs...NOTHING has changed and I mean nothing.  

We rolled back the five updates and it did not start working again, so, not sure it's updates.

Anyone else see this breaking of LDAPS with April patches?

This is sever 2012 R2 by the way.
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When I attempt to change the "Unidentified network" from a "Private network" to a "Domain network" using the power shell command shown below (which has been run in an elevated PowerShell) I receive the error message shown below and in the second screenshot.

I receive this error message within Windows 10 which has Hyper-V installed.

What can I do to change the "Unidentified network" from a private network to a domain network?

Set-NetConnectionProfile  -InterfaceIndex 2 -NetworkCategory DomainAuthenticated

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Error message received:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-NetConnectionProfile


Name             : Unidentified network
InterfaceAlias   : vEthernet (Default Switch)
InterfaceIndex   : 14
NetworkCategory  : Private
IPv4Connectivity : NoTraffic
IPv6Connectivity : NoTraffic

Name             : domain.com
InterfaceAlias   : Ethernet
InterfaceIndex   : 18
NetworkCategory  : DomainAuthenticated
IPv4Connectivity : Internet
IPv6Connectivity : NoTraffic



PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Set-NetConnectionProfile  -InterfaceIndex 14 -NetworkCategory DomainAuthenticated
Set-NetConnectionProfile : Unable to set NetworkCategory to 'DomainAuthenticated'.  This NetworkCategory type will be
set automatically when authenticated to a domain network.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-NetConnectionProfile  -InterfaceIndex 14 -NetworkCategory DomainA ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : …
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Server 2016,

Setting up a new domain, we want users to be unable to make folders.  We want them to have "full control" to all files in the specific folder.  My Google-fu is weak, having trouble with finding something that will work.  

I have dug and dug, and can come up with nothing that works.

I have tried working with this permissions settings....

Nothing I can come up with will let a user make, edit,delete,copy....you name it to a file and not let them make a folder.....no folders are to be made, everything else can be done.

I am pulling out what is left of my hair....thanks.
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Hi all, really need some urgent help please.  I have a brand new Dell server that I have set up with a domain controller using Server 2016 Standard running as a Hyper V. I've spent the best part of a week setting it up and at the last minute was asked to add VPN access, so I went to add the role in Server Manager and it gets about half way through then fails with Error: 0x80073701.  

I've googled it and there are some articles about missing language packs but I can't really make sense of the suggested fix (removing fr_FR and de_DE keys from  bits of the registry). I could really do with someone guiding me through fixing this as it's causing a lot of grief.  Steps I have taken so far:

Run DISM.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehelath
Run SFC /Scannow
Removed Antivirus software (just in case)
Restarted
Logged on as a different admin user

Would be very grateful if someone out there could help me please!

All the best

Adam
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We have an academic cancer research laboratory with a single domain controller.  For years, we have used RDS successfully with Windows Server 2008.  Now we are trying to upgrade to Windows Server 2016.  I realize the theoretical disadvantage of having RDS on our domain controller, but practically we can afford only one box.  Although RDS appears to have installed on WS2016, I now can' start the RDMS service.  Is there a work-around that will allow us to run RDS?  thanks!
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Hello

I need to collect CPU, storage, network and RAM performance from 15 physical windows servers for a whole week on 15 min intervals. I guess that perfmon is my solution but the servers are in production and I need some one that did it before to share his experience. Thanks in advance.
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Just installed a Windows Server 2016 Standard.

What resources do you recommend to becoming an expert on this New Server?  It will mainly be an App, File Share, and Print server.

The current servers I'm working with are all Windows Server 2008 R2.

Thank you for your help.
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We are planning to deploy a Windows Server 2016 domain controller with Exchange 2016 and just wanted to clear up a licensing concern.  We have 50 users that will need CAL's, so in this type of deployment, will I need to purchase 50 Windows Server 2016 CAL's as well as 50 separate Exchange 2016 CAL's also?  I believe this is what we will need but just wanted to make sure since the Exchange CAL's appear to be almost double the cost as Server 2016 user CAL's depending on where you look.  

Thank you
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Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2. Built upon the same core code as Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 brings enhancements in security, servicing, and connectivity. A particular focus on this release was hybrid-cloud scenarios, and has close ties to Azure and other Microsoft cloud initiatives. This does not detract from the many improvements that are available for on-premises-only deployments

Windows Server 2016 comes in Datacenter, Standard, and Essentials editions, and for servicing, has adopted windows 10's cumulative model. The new nano-server install is designed to be remotely managed and is designed to be kept current through continuous feature updates. The full GUI install operates similarly to windows 10's "Long Term Servicing Branch" (LTSB) model with cumulative security updates.

Windows Server 2016 has also shifted from a per-processor-and-CAL licensing model to a per-core-and CAL licensing model. This brings Windows Server's licensing more in line with Microsoft's other products and makes hybrid-cloud license planning easier as well.