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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hi all,

TIA

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Server 2016, DC, only server in the network

Firewalls both local to server and network firewall both have UDP 123 allowed out and in.

I am unable to get the server to change from Local CMOS clock to NTP server on the internet. Result: all devices are 5 minutes behing real time.

how do I fix?

Thanks
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We have a group of 2016 terminal servers that are housed in a Datacenter. We are using RDP to connect and our issue is throughout the day users will get disconnect multiple times for about 3 seconds and then reconnect. This does not happen to all users at the same time, nor does it happen running a specific application. I have checked Idle time settings, Disconnected settings but no matter what I change it to nothing helps. I also checked to make sure the TS license is not an issue. The only thing I can find is the event log to even show the disconnect is under (TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager) Event ID 24 shows the users disconnect. Then event ID 40 Session 44 has been disconnected, reason code 0. Then 3 seconds later Event ID 25 Remote Desktop Services: Session reconnection succeeded:. Has anyone else ran into this issue or can provide some help?
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Not able to update Active Directory Attributes using PowerShell

$input = Import-Csv C:\Users\vmadmin\Desktop\newad.csv
foreach($inp in $input){
    Get-ADUser -SamAccountName $inp.Name | Set-ADUser -Replace @{EmployeeID=$inp.id; Department=$inp.dept;City = $inp.ci;  Title=$inp.title; Description=$inp.Desc}
}

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We used to use MPS all the time for Server diagnotics which I believe changed to Microsoft Diagnostic Tool. For Windows 2012 and 2016 running server core. What is the best tool to use to get detail diagntoics on a server that is a DC?
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I'm trying to set up a Windows Server 2016 Standard VM using Hyper-V with Command Prompt and PowerShell.

So far, I've been able to install Hyper-V and create a VM.
Now I need to install Server 2016 on the VM with GUI (using CLI/PS on Hyper-V).

I've not been able to find instructions for how to do the next step.
Where might that be found?

I HAVE found any number of instructions for how to do this if the Hyper-V GUI is running - but it isn't.
The idea was to be able to have 2 Server 2016 VMs on a single machine.
But, it's not going very quickly.

I guess I need to have an .iso for Server 2016 (which I probably already have).
And, I need to install from that onto the VM.
But I don't quite get how to launch that VM install process.

I'm happy to read things and would like to find something pertinent.
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With Server 2016+Essentials Role, you can log in at https://remote.ServerName.com/remote and securely access files, etc. and connect to any PCS for which you are granted access. When you initiate an RDP session to a PC, you have to go through a series of dialogs before you connect.

I was hoping to be able to save a .RDP file for a user (to eliminate all the steps), but it looks like it is dynamically created? Not sure. I know I can change the RDP port on the client PC and port forward from the router, but was wondering if my guess is correct about the dynamic RDP connection, or I'm just missing how to save the RDP session for later use.

Thoughts?
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Hello,

I started receiving TCPIP Event ID 4227 on two servers.  One server is an SBS 2011 domain controller and the other one is a Server 2016 Standard virtual machine on completely different hardware that only hosts a reporting software program.  These errors will occur at completely different times on each server so they don't seem to be related to one another at all.  The SBS 2011 server is running on it's own physical hardware, and the Server 2016 server is a virtual machine on a Hyper-V host which also has 6 other server virtual machines that are not experiencing this problem.

For troubleshooting, I have set the 'TcpTimedWaitDelay' to 30 in the registry on both servers and that did not fix the error.  I have also set up a script to run a netstat and get-process capture exactly when the error is logged in Event Viewer and I have collected the logs which are attached.  When looking through those logs I cannot determine what the issue really is since it doesn't seem to be related to the 'TcpTimedWaitDelay' setting.

At this time the error doesn't seem to be affecting any functionality on either server so I'm not sure how concerning this really is.

Any information is appreciated and if you need any further clarification on anything please let me know.

Thank you
SBS_2011_netstat.txt
Server_2016_netstat.txt
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Hello,
I have DHCP failover cluster configured (hot standby mode) and its not functioning good.
Sometimes workstations need to restart to pick up IP address.
So,I plan to remove second(standby)dhcp host and remain only one dhcp server
Is this what I need to do?Delete dhcp failover and unauthorize stand by dhcp host?Scope remains?
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File Explorer > Thumbnail preview is not loading image files for local or network folders for RDP users server 2016, domain admin profile is working.
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Keep on Getting Event ID 1008 on physical Server
Background:
Windows 2016
HP DL380 G9
Fresh installation.

We already tried lodctr.exe /R method but it doesn't work for us
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29020724/Event-ID-1008-The-Open-Procedure-for-service-BITS-in-DLL-C-Windows-System32-bitsperf-dll-failed.html
 

Any ideas?
Or
Could I just hidden it? How can I hidden this error?
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Hello,

For some reason, our Windows 2016 servers are not downloading Windows Updates.  

The attached screenshot is from one of the servers which is supposed to get the updates directly from Microsoft.  Windows firewall is disabled.

I am including the Windows Updates log as well.

Other non Windows 2016 servers on the same network have no issue in getting Windows Updates.  

Someone who knows what might be wrong please advise.  

Many thanks.
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WindowsUpdate.log
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Hi Team,
Need your help!  
Windows RDS on Server 2016.    Standalone executable application on the server to push out as a remote application to clients in a branch office. Trying to avoid using a remote desktop.

The clients scan documents in from their location (branch) and save on server.  They then go inside the remote application and attach those scans to client records in the application.
In essence, the data is going from local scanner across the vpn to the server, back across the vpn to the local pc, then back across the vpn into the application.  As you can guess, it's just this side of watching grass grow.  

I'm sure I should know the answer, but I don't, and I bet you do.  Surely there's a way to keep that data on the server side and not have it traverse 3 times for every interaction.
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Change Date and Time Format in GPO  -Windows Server 2016

Hi Experts,

Having a customer request to change the date format from M/d/yyyy to d/M/yyyy

i push it through GPO at user preference/ regional settings, but somehow i realize that the GPO didnt replicate over to other members AD.

due to this, i test in my own test lab, somehow, the result is same, it also cant replicate the date format to other AD as well.

thus, i try to manually change the GPO at other AD, from M/d/yyyy to d/M/yyyy, but when i click OK, i open back the setting, it back to default, which is M/d/yyyy

any ideas?

the ultimate goal is want to change the RDP server due to the application restriction, i had tried to manually change the date format to d/M/yyyy, but the RDP users which remoting in, the date format somehow is still M/d/yyyy...

which is pulling my hair off..
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CF ErrorHi,
 
 I installed Coldfusion V9 on Windows Server 2016 and I am getting an error when I run Web Server Configuration.
 Is CF9 not compatible with W2016?

 I saw Windows Server 2008 in its OS compatibility list. But I wonder if there are updates that I can install to make CF V9 compatible with Windows Server 2016 or 2012R2.


Thanks.
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On our Windows 2016 server all of a sudden we have one process taking 70-99% disk usage and it has not been there previously - this is the 'winrs' process.

It is making the server almost impossible to use ! I run a program and it took over 10 minutes to show the splash screen !!

Now I have searched online and I know it is a part of Windows that allows for remote execution of programs on the server but
  1. Why has it activated now ?
  2. How can I stop / disable  it ? (I have already disabled the 'Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)' service and set it to Manual but this did no good)

I have checked on two other WIn 2016 servers we have and that process is not even running.

Any thoughts gratefully appreciated !
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Hyper V replication on Server 2016 has stopped with error out of disk space.  I have 4 vm's replicating between two server 2016 hosts which have stopped replicating.  when I look at the even log it says could not replicate because there is not enough space on the disk.  When I look at my hard drive space on both 2016 servers I have 3 tb left.  Not sure why I am getting this error.  Any help would be appreciated.
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I have installed IIS 10 on Win 2016 and have done nothing except tried to access the 'Default Web Site'. So if the server is called 'myserver.doamain.org' in any browser I goto 'http://mysever.domain.org' and I would expect to see the IIS standard page. This does not happen.

What does happen is that the page comes up with:
HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.

When I look back at the IIS Manager in the 'Application Pools' section I can see that 'DefaultAppPool' has stopped. It seems as soon as I try to access the site the app pool crashes.

Additionally there are no logs produced and errors in the machine's event log. The errors are multiple copies of:
The worker process failed to initialize correctly and therefore could not be started.  The data is the error.
(Soruce: IIS-W3SVC-WP, EventID: 2276)

After some head-scratching and testing I found the problem but I am still unclear as to the cause.

The problem was that in the 'Advanced settings' of the 'DefaultAppPool' the identity is set to 'ApplicationPoolIdentity' but when I change it to 'LocalSystem' and restart the 'DefaultAppPool' pool everything works as expected:
  • In the browser the IIS page show as expected
  • There are no errors in the machine's event log
  • The pool does not crash
  • The logs are being produced in [C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1] (and the 'LogFiles' folder was automatically created - which it wasn't before).

NOTE
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I have a freshly installed Server running Windows Server 2016. However when I try installing the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role, I get the following error message at the end when it is in the process of installing the features and roles. "The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. The operation cannot be completed, because the server that you specified requires a restart."
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I have a couple servers on the same subnet as another server that are currently powered off.

Both of these servers have Wake on LAN enabled.

What are the best Windows utilities to use to send Wake on LAN packets to wake up the two servers that are currently powered off?
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Our windows Server domain has 1 server Windows 2008 r2 and 3 VM servers Win 2008 r2.  We are updating to a new Dell PowerEdge T640 with Win 2016.
We will have 1 physical Server and 3 VM's.  Do anyone have a step by step procedure for promoting the domain controller  on the new server, migrating data, ect. Then removing the old win 2008 from the domain?  I think I can do this by myself, but I just need someone to bounce questions off.
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I have a couple of server that I ran through the deployment wizard and things are mostly working. I still need to configure sso, ssl, permissions etc. When a different admin logs onto the same server, Server Manager does not show a deployment available. Does each admin need to create a deployment? Something doesn't seem right about that.
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I have a Server 2016 Essentials Server. It works, it can see the internet, has DNS installed and all is fine. On this i have Hyper-V installed, and a Server 2016 Standard server. However, from the Essentials server (the host) i can not ping the VM. However, the VM can ping the host. Am i missing something
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Hello Everyone,
So I just installed my first 2016 server Standard (with GUI...LOL) and I have been trying to understand the security updates feature, i.e. patching. I have read enough to appreciate that it works differently, but I do have a few questions of course and am hoping that the brilliant minds here (seriously and no pun, because I have gotten great help in the past and kudos to all again)  have some extra insights. To start out let me note that we are not running, nor planning to for now, a WSUS server. We only have about 32 servers (50% physical and the rest VMware virtual) and I have it setup so servers download updates (security and other windows) in advance, but do not install so I can pick the ones we need/want and if necessary can delay some of them if they are too new. This server will eventually be a Domain Controller so I don't want random restarts etc. and it is obviously going to be ON 24/7/365. So I have disabled restarts, did not set active hours or change the default, did not schedule a restart time, I did check off update other MS products when update Windows and opted to DEFER feature updates for now to delay auto install of features (released 2 x per year from what I read and can be deferred for a few months). I can see updates that have been installed through update history and in add/remove programs, but what I am missing is the opportunity to see which updates are missing or available. Previously this was obvious after you ran check for updates, …
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Forest = Forest1
Domain = Domain1
Domain = Domain2
Transitive Trust = Yes
Servers have just been installed and were 'not working at one point then failing'

We have an offline RootCA on a domain1.
We have a subordinate on domain1 and a subordinate on domain2

This is currently prepreduction setup awaiting this answer. From a few guides ive found on technet I get to the part where you start the service on the subordinate CA but you get an error:

The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was offline. 0x80092013 (-2146885613 CRYPT_E_REVOCATION_OFFLINE)

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Now the 'only' solution i have found was to run the following command/registry change:

certutil -setreg CA\CRLFlags +CRLF_REVCHECK_IGNORE_OFFLINE

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My question is in two parts:
1) what EXACTLY does this command do? From how i am reading the command, we are telling the subordinate not to check the CRL. But wouldn't this make the subordinate  pointless in checking revoked certificates?

2) is there another solution that will get us past this error on the subordinate without running this command?
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Background:
HP DL380 G9
Windows 2016
It is an HyperV Guest and it is an Primary DC

Event 32 on hyperV guest.
The driver detected that the device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 has its write cache enabled. Data corruption may occur.

My question is ...
For DC on HYPERV disk. As good practice >  Should I disable write cache?
Also when I tried to disable it, I got a an warning and I can' really disable it. See attachment.

Any advise for general practice.
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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.