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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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I installed a new 2016 Windows Server and it is attached to our Domain Controller. I got a warning that the administrator login is expiring in one day but the Administrator user on the DC is set to never expire. How do I setup the local server administrator user account with a password that will not expire if this is the issue.
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What serial number activation keys can be used to activate Server 2016 Datacenter Hyper-V guest operating systems?

I have activated several Hyper-V base operating systems with genuine Server 2016 Datacenter activation keys and have then been activating the Server 2016 Datacenter guest operating systems with the activation key listed below.

However, when I have tried installing updates on these Server 2016 Datacenter Hyper-V guest operating systems the updates haven't been installing and the process has been erroring out.

So I'm wondering if there are any other Server 2016 Datacenter Hyper-V guest operating system keys I can use to activate these guest operating systems besides this one I have been using:

TMJ3Y-NTRTM-FJYXT-T22BY-CWG3J

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I'm having an issue with AzureAD Connect on a completely new forest and AD DC.  It goes through the install then comes up with Unable to Install the Sync Service.

Eventvwr comes up with:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        AzureActiveDirectorySyncEngine
Date:          16/06/2018 16:32:09
Event ID:      906
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      newserver.newdomain.com
Description:
SynchronizationServiceSetupTask:InstallCore - Caught unexpected exception. Details System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.PrincipalServerDownException: The server could not be contacted. ---> System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapException: The LDAP server is unavailable.
   at System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.Connect()
   at System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.SendRequestHelper(DirectoryRequest request, Int32& messageID)
   at System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.SendRequest(DirectoryRequest request, TimeSpan requestTimeout)
   at System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.PrincipalContext.ReadServerConfig(String serverName, ServerProperties& properties)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.PrincipalContext.ReadServerConfig(String serverName, ServerProperties& properties)
   at System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.PrincipalContext.DoServerVerifyAndPropRetrieval()
   at …
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What additional features are enabled when Guest services are enabled for a Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual machine?

Integration Services-Guest Services
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Hello,

I'm trying to understand the correct procedure for VMWare Processor/VM Processor configuration as my VM's are using very little CPU physically but always seem to be at 100% CPU Usage.

My Server is a HP ML350 Gen9 with an Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4 @ 1.7GHz (6 Cores) running VMWare 6.5 and 3 Server 2016 VM's

I've tried by allocating one VM 6 cores, 1 socket and tried to 'Reserve' the GHz to 8GHz but when I boot up the VM, It shows in VMWare that it's using 1.1GHz in the VM and the Physical processor is using 36% utilization. At the same time, the VM is maxing out at 100% CPU constantly..

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
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Hi Experts,

I have to install an RADIUS server for some authentication tests.
Can you show me a detailed installation on a WIN2016 server ?
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Years ago I had an employee plugin a rogue DHCP server
into their wallport that caused some clients to obtain
the wrong DNS settings/etc since clients just found the
"first available DHCP server"

Does 802.1x eliminates rogue DHCP servers on HARDWIRED clients ?

If not, what can in a Windows 2016 domain ?
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Some other IT administrators within a certain company I am consulting for would like to install and use the Google Chrome web browser within Server 2016.

Will this create any problems for the Server 2016 OS?
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What shortcut key(s) can be pressed to display the Windows 10 Settings screen?

Windows 10 Settings screen
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What is the name of the file that can be run from the "Run" dialog or from a command prompt that will bring up the Windows 10 Settings screen?

Windows 10 Settings
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I'm am looking to replace an aging server and would like to hear some thoughts/comments on the "best" way to proceed.
We currently have a pretty simple setup with 1 server running Windows 2008 R2, which is used as our DNS, DHCP, and Domain Controller. In addition we run our client database software (for a dental practice) including print services and general file sharing.
I am in the market to replace this and considering all my options. I'm considering whether HA would be a good idea for something like this or if it's overkill for the $$. I like the idea of having failover as I am approx 4 hours away from this location if something were to go wrong. Of course this would require 2 phyiscal servers/hosts with shared storage (ie QNAP NAS etc.)
Another option would be to continue similar to how we're setup now, with a new Server 2016 server. If I go that route I would setup the local storage RAID 5 (with a hotspare?). From what I'm reading I would be able to then install 2 virtual machines using hyper-v so I can separate my roles/services etc. If I go this route I would opt for 24/7 4 hour support in the event anything were to wrong.
I'd like to hear comments on whether or not HA would be a viable/affordable option or if I should just go with the 4 hour support.
Thank you!
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W2008Server VM SettingsHi,
 
 I have Windows 2008 Server as a virtual machine in Hyper-V 2016 Server and like to upgrade W2008 Server to W2016 Server.
What are the steps to upgrade?

Thanks.
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What is the planned or expected release date for Windows Server 2019?
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How can I determine which servers within a Server 2016 Active Directory domain have the following roles?

Schema Master
Domain Naming Master
Infrastructure Master
Relative ID (RID) Master
Primary Domain Controller (PDC) Emulator
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An organization I am working at has an issue where Windows 10 users are sometimes intermittently disconnected from a Kyocera TASKalfa 3051ci network printer.

The users are connected to this printer both by its IP address and through a second connection using a shared print queue on the domain controller.

When these users are disconnected the printer remains visible within Windows and Windows applications such as Office and Adobe Acrobat (but will be grayed out). When this issue occurs it affects only one computer at a time and all other computes in the office remain connected to and are able to print to this network printer.

This can happen both while users are connected to the Wi-Fi network and while they are connected with an Ethernet network cable.

All computers within my organization are joined to the Server 2016 Active Directory domain.

To fix this issue the printer will need to be deleted from within the Printer applet and then re-added on the user's computers. Or the issue can be fixed by rebooting the computer.

This issue doesn't occur very often but when it does it provides an annoyance especially for the users who don't know how to delete and then re-add the network printer.

What can be done to fix this issue so that these user's Windows 10 computers will stop disconnecting from this network printer?
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Hi all,
i need to migrate from single old W2003 DC to new 2016 DC (new hardware too).
There are no other servers within these LAN ... only 4 Workstations.
Are there special considerations  to do these big step?

please give me some informations how to do the migration.

thanks
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Citrix XenDesktop 7.15 PowerShell Script Required for VDA agent uninstall and new VDA agent install.
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Please provide me with resources that explain different Server 2016 Active Directory roles such as global catalog server, FSMO, etc.
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Is there any way of setting Server 2016 OS to automatically reboot immediately after installing Windows updates?

Or is there a way of setting Server 2016 to automatically reboot immediately when an operating system restart is required?

I would like to be able to enable this setting while I am first setting up Server 2016 operating systems and then once all initial updates have been installed I will disable this setting.
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What is the command line command to run Disk Cleanup?

Disk cleanup can be launched by right-clicking on a drive letter and then clicking on the "Disk Cleanup" button (within the General tab).

I would like to know what command line command can be run to launch Disk Cleanup.
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How can I determine if an existing registry DWORD value is 32-bit or 64-bit?

I need to create several DWORD values within the registry on a Server 2016 Datacenter OS.

I am examining the registry on another Server 2016 Datacenter OS and am going to recreate these values within another Server 2016 Datacenter OS. However, while examining the registry on the server with these registry values I'm not sure if these DWORD values are 32-bit or 64-bit.

Or should I just assume that because the operating system is Server 2016 Datacenter that all DWORD values should be created as 64-bit?

Or how much of a difference does it make if the DWORD value is created as a 32-bit value when it should be a 64-bit value?
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Server 2016 with active directory.  Encryption virus hit it this morning. Last night's backup was successful.  I need to restore.  

I booted in safe mode for AD recovery so I can restore system state.  However local admin account desktop doesn't load properly and I can't run Windows server backup.

Can I use the OS disk, and then run restore from backup?

Need some guidance.
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We have a small research laboratory.  I am running an Windows Server 2016 RDS server (VM) as administrator.  New installation.  Thanks to Cliff and Arnold, it seemed to be running well.   I can access the server easily, but each time I login, the profile seems to be different.  I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhogs Day.  Each day the experience is slightly different.  When I look in the "Users" directory, there is a folder "Administrator", a folder "Administrator.DOMAIN" and multiple "TEMP.DOMAIN.000", "TEMP.DOMAIN.001", "TEMP.DOMAIN.002", etc.  I see a lot of conflicting recommendations elsewhere.  Any thoughts would be sincerely welcomed.
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How to use Veeam Backup and Recovery 9.5 for archieving files?

We have one host and apx. 10 VMs (Linux and Windows Servers) and use successfully Veeam for backing up them to OnSite NAS (CIFS) and using copy job to the remote Site over Internet. The vCenter is used too here.

I was wondering how accidently deleted files and files which are seldom used but need to be archieved can be addressed using Veeam? Need to have them at the backup and potentially restore a accidently (or purpoced) deleted file from there after severl years. Even if the repositary is full we don't want that Veem discards/deletes those files.

Any basic steps/thoughts are highly appreciated.

Lastly, we have also Veem One license but won't necessarily use it. Maybe we don't really need it.

Thanks in advantage.
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Hi,

I d need to grant 10 users rdp acces to a W2K16 server. So I d like to make an rds server from this W2K16 server.

How can this done?
Note: we got an RDS 2012 farm, can I just add it there?

J
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Windows Server 2016Sponsored by jamf

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.