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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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Good day to you all,
Our network have 2 DC's (AD01 & AD02) with around 4 member servers and 80+ client PC's (Windows 7 and 10 pro mixed).
Everything was/is working fine and sometimes (past few weeks) one of the government websites here (https) doesn't resolve for some client PC's.
We used to clear the cache and flushdns to resolve it but now its getting very frequent. So we tried to run the dcdiag command in both the domain controllers to which we found the following errors. Find the dcdiag /test:dns log's attached for both the DC's.

WMIDiag 2.2 has been run in both the DC's with no errors.

Awaiting a positive response.

Thanks,
Mohamed Marzook.
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Hi

Can anyone confirm that if you have a ups that requires a hard wired connection that rather than go from the Ups directly to a hardware connection into the branch circuit, you can have a commando plug on the end of the cable coming from the ups terminal block? You would then have a commando socket on the wall to plug into


Thoughts?
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We have WPAD disabled on all of our systems due to the known security risks. It has been this way for a few years and I have not had any issues. Recently we deployed several Windows Server 2016 servers with Terminal Services. They are replacing our Windows Server 2012 servers with Terminal Services.  

The issue I am having is that after the nightly reboot, the network connection on these 2016 servers has a yellow warning icon and if you hover over it, it says "No Internet Access". The internet is working perfectly fine, and as far as I can gather this error is being displayed because the function that detects the internet is dependent on the WPAD service. Hopefully I'm wrong, so someone please correct me.

Normally I wouldn't care about this "No Internet Access" icon which is mostly harmless and inaccurate, but Outlook will NOT connect to the local exchange server while it thinks there is "No Internet Access". So I get calls in the early morning that Outlook/Exchange is down when really it is not down at all. The odd thing is that if I simply click on the network icon in the system tray, the error immediately clears and all users suddenly have access to Exchange again until the next reboot. Any user can click on the network icon in the system tray, it does not have to be an administrator.

How can I fix this?
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We have a GPS tracking app
There is one windows app on windows server 2016 which communicates with the gps devices on different ports and accepts the data

We have recent seen problems where the gps devices stop reporting, even though they are constantly sending data every 30 secs  (some are saying 6 hours ago)

When we restart the windows app, they start reporting again within 30 seconds

We have 2 devices working on port a certain port
However, when looking at netstat, its showing 62 connections, and they are all ESTABLISHED
This sounds like its the cause of the issue

C:\Windows\system32>netstat -a -n | find /c "3333"
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 TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     41.80.64.186:50270     ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.48.38.41:49817     ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.50.155.210:51853   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.51.186.160:54257   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.51.233.133:59692   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.54.2.101:57306     ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.57.244.173:52367   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.57.249.109:50983   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.58.227.38:53840    ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.59.87.117:64881    ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.59.254.162:55759   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     105.61.81.156:60019    ESTABLISHED
  TCP    82.113.146.43:3333     

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Will an Intel Server Board S2600CP with the latest version 2.06.006 BIOS update installed be fully compatible with Server 2016?
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I have an Intel S2600CP server board with 10 SATA hard drives.

The problem is that when I install Server 2016 I can only choose between 4 of the hard drives as possible installation drives.

The remaining SATA hard drives are connected to a PCI Express RAID card that came with the Intel S2600CP server board.

I need the exact URL hyperlink of where I can download the right driver that I can load at the very beginning of the Server 2016 installation process that will allow all of the server's SATA hard drives to be recognized.

Please provide me with the exact URL hyperlink of where I can download this driver from.

In my past question here I was directed to the website https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22831&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%20Server%202008%20%20R2*&DownloadType=Drivers.

This website only has drivers for Server 2012 and doesn't have any drivers for Server 2016.

Are there any updated Server 2016 drivers available for this? Or will the Server 2012 drivers work within Server 2016?
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Hi there,

We're deploying a few Windows server 2016 in an new environment. The first server is AD, dhcp, dns, and i'm considering use it to authenticate 3 remote users. We purchased windows server 2016 standard, I was under the impression that it comes with 25 user cals but apparently it does not. We'll be adding another server for 5 users to run an application from. Question, do i need user cals? the person i bought the server software from told me licensing is now based on cpu cores.. Also, if i were to need user cals. I assume  i only get one set even though I'll have two servers in AD, right?

any help on this licensing thing is greatly appreciated.
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I'm currently using a Gmail account for Veeam email notifications using the server addresses shown in the first screenshot and am successfully receiving Veeam email notifications.

However when I try to use the exact same Gmail email address and email server settings for Server 2016 WSUS email notifications (in the second and third screenshots) these email server address notifications don't work. I receive the error message shown in the last screenshot which says

"System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not authenticated. The server response was: 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. i8sm33761833pgq.67 - gsmtp
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.SoapExceptionProcessor.DeserializeAndThrow(SoapException soapException)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccessProxy.SendTestEmail(String emailLanguage, String smtpUserName, String senderEmailAddress, String smtpHostName, Int32 smtpPort, String recipients)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.EmailNotificationConfiguration.SendTestEmail()
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Dialogs.EmailNotificationSettingsDialog.backgroundWorker_DoWork(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)."

There is no where within the Server 2016 WSUS email notification settings to select to use secure connection (SSL/TLS).

So what is the correct Gmail email address server address setting to use to successfully send notification emails?
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Where do you go within Server 2016 Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to view where the downloaded updates are being stored?
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Hello, I'm a Windows software developer (Delphi language) and I'm trying to install one of my programs on a client's newly rented machine running Windows Server 2016 64-bit (this OS is uncharted territory for me).  Even though my program is developed in 32-bit, it runs on pretty much any other Windows OS and also 64-bit systems. Tried and tested. When I try to install it on this particular system though, I get a big blue window with the message:

"This app can't run on your PC"

(see attached screenshot), see additional screenshot for specs of machine).

Could it be some heavy duty anti-virus scanner running on that machine rejecting my software? Any thoughts please?

Thanks
    Shawn
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Hello,

We just setup our first Windows 2016 server and it is not a domain joined server.  

We want the server to pull the Windows Updates directly from Microsoft.  We have setup the active update hours but for some reason, we are not seeing update is happening after waiting for a long time.

There is no antivirus software installed.  

Please advise how this should be proper configured.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Experts,

I have some questions regarding KMS and Office365.
I like to deploy Office365 to each workstation.
This will be done via IVANTI LANDESK.
The deployed installation of Office365 is successful.

But now come the part with the licensing.
We have an enterprise agreement E3 contract.
I have added the KMS licenses to my KMS server.
But for some reason this is not gonna work.

When I start WORD or EXCEL I get the message to create a user account.
Is this really necessary for each person ?
When I click further on and dont create a user, I have to enter my license.
How to automate it ?

I hope you have some ideas, because I cannot create LIVEIDs for 1000 persons.
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Where do I go within the Server 2016 Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to change the location of where the Windows updates are stored before they are pushed out to the client computers?
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An Erroe ocuured while creating the cluster and the nodes will be cleaned up please wait.
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Please provide me with guides on setting up and configuring Server 2016 Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) for the first time.
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Hello guys,

I´m trying to fix issue when all Exchange services wont start after I reboot Exchange server.
Been trying to fix this almost entire weekend and I´m out of ideas :/

My environment is
2VMs running on vmware 6.5

1st vm: DC with GC, DNS, DHCP, NPS
2nd: only Exchange server

Both running on Windows Server 2016

Appreciate any help!!

Regards

Jiri
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Allot of information around adding an additional DC in an SBS environment. I believe it references the additional DC being in the same domain which causes problems with FSMO. My question is it possible to add a 2016 Server as a DC with a separate (it's own) domain. Meaning it would be a two domain environment rather than SBS with a redundant DC.
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Hello dear EE-Community,
I would like to know if shadow copies and activated deduplication could be combined on a single volume under Windows Server 2018? Are there any known problems or arguments against it?

Thanks a lot and with best regards
David
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Hi experts,

I think this is quite a simple question.
Following scenrio:

I set up a new Windows Server 2016
I initially robocopied (/E /V /L /COPY:DAT /TEE /R:1 /log:) a file share from my old fileserver (without dedup) to a new one when dedup was not yet activated on the target.
After that I activated dedup (59% rate) and I have an optimzed state of the share on my new server.
I would now like to sync the old share (which is still in production) with the new one.

At the moment I am trying the same robocopy command again (as dryrun) and in the robocopy logfile I see entries with "equal" and some with "optimized".

Would the sync work in that scenario? (Target optimized, source unoptimized)
I`m definitely only copying a folder, not the whole volume what did make problems with dedup for others, how I read.

Many thanks in advance!
Roland
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Is it possible to setup a dual boot between VMware and the Server 2016 OS?
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Hi All,

We have server 2008 dc with exchange 2007. We are planning to migrate users to exchange 2013 before migrating them to O365. We are planning to introduce Server 2016 in order to better manage our Windows 10 machines.

I have a few questions:

1 - Would exchange 2007 work fine with Server 2016 domain controllers?
2 - Has anyone faced any major issues with Server 2016 domain controllers?
3 - Should we proceed with Server 2012 R2 as domain controllers or Server 2016 as domain controllers makes sense since we need to better manage our Windows 10 workstations with GPOs?

Thank you
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Hello,

For testing the performance of a legacy database application (.DBF files) I need to temporarily disabe SMB2 and 3 on WS 2008 R2 and WS 2016 (standard editions) and turn off opportunistic locking (Oplocks.)

I have researched it a but can’t seem to get it to work – links to some related articles below.

On the servers I think I just need to disable SMB2 since MS states SMB3 is automatically disabled when SMB2 is because they share the same stack.

What I’ve found is that the following procedure done on the server should work but it does not seem to.

1.      Reboot

2.      Show SMB1 running:
C:\ >sc query mrxsmb10
SERVICE_NAME: mrxsmb10
TYPE               : 2  FILE_SYSTEM_DRIVER
STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                        (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

3.      Show SMB2 running
C:\ >sc query mrxsmb20
SERVICE_NAME: mrxsmb20
TYPE               : 2  FILE_SYSTEM_DRIVER
STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                         (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

4.      Update the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
Registry entry: SMB2
REG_DWORD: 0 = Disabled

5.      Reboot

6.      Show that SMB2 is still running
C:\ >sc query mrxsmb20
SERVICE_NAME: …
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If deploying a small RDS environment, can all roles exist on one server?

If not, which role(s) must exist on another server?

I have heard Licensing Services Role should exist on another server, perhaps a DC.  Also I have heard Broker Server Role too (on the same DC)?

What would you recommend?
Thank you.
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We just setup a backup domain controller (server 2016) that's about to take place of the primary which is a very old machine (Server 2008).  Everything is in place so all we have to do is pull the primary and change the IP of the backup to the same as the primary from what I've been told.

We have some shared folders on the primary and will be transferring the data over to the new domain controller.  The shares are already set on each PC through the path of the server name and not IP.

So the question comes in, can we rename the backup domain controller to the same as the primary when we do this switch, so the paths don't have to be redone on all the machines?  Or will this throw something off with the Domain settings?  There's about 25 PC's so just hoping to save a step by touching them all.  Thanks.
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Is it possible to enable the Edge web browser within Server 2016?

Will the Edge web browser ever be available within Server 2016?
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Windows Server 2016

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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.