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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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Just installed a Windows Server 2016 machine but I think I have a misplaced DNS entry as my workstations have to request a web page twice before it will resolve.  On initial visit to a page I get a page can't be displayed but if I attempt to go to the page a second time, it resolves and displays fine in the browser.

I added a forwarder to Google's DNS servers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) by using the properties of the domain node in the DNS console and adding the to the Forwarders tab.

This server also manages DHCP.

Should I have added the entries to a different location within the DNS settings or somewhere completely different?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Good day to one and All,

I am in the process of upgrading my DCs to Server 2016,  at the moment I have a few legacy systems remaining as Server 2003 for a while longer,  will this cause any problems if all the DCs become 2016?

Many thanks

Eric
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Hello - will there be service packs for 2016, or will it be via the cumulative update (CU) model?

Thanks!
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I have setup one new Widows Server 2016 with RD Connection Broker, RD Web Access RD Licensing and RD Session Host which behaves as I expect and allow multiple simultaneous user logons

I have added another Widows Server 2016 as an additional RD Session Host using the Remote Desktop Server Overview Add RD Session Host servers to my deployment and is listed in the deployed servers

However this additional RD Session Host only allows one user to log on at a time (behaves just like a Windows 10 PC)

I can't find what is preventing multiple simultaneous user logons

What have I got wrong?
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We work with a vendor that requires us to use one of their certificates.  When we install it on out core 2016 server, the certificate is not used because "The CA root certificate is not trusted because it is not in the trusted root certificates store"  (But it actually is.)

One solution we have is to go into the local computer policy object (Server is in a workgroup) go into computer configuration/windows settings/public key policies and set the certificate path validation settings.  Since this is core we use RSAT, open MMC remote into our server, open the local policy object for that machine, and the public key policies are missing from that local group policy.

Also we can't use the powershell local policy commands, because they are not installed, and when I attempt an install it is not an available module.
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Hi,

I have Windows 7, 10, and Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012R2, Datacenter 2016 servers. I need to install a new WSUS server. I need to know the version I should install to cover these OS's?

Thanks
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Hi,

We are setting up a server with Windows 2016 Hyper-V server installed that will have two VMs running on it and I have some best practices questions regarding the setup. The server has a raid10 array setup with 2.4TB of usable space.

The current setup is a small C: partition for the Hyper-V server OS, formatted as NTFS, with the rest of the raid array assigned to a partition (~2.3TB) formatted as ReFS. All the VHDX files are stored on this partition.

The VMs are setup as dynamically expanding VHDX files split 80:20 over the two VMs (a small Windows server 2016 VM for DC/AD/DHCP/DNS, and a larger Windows server 2016 VM for Remote Desktop services and user files) all formatted as NTFS.

1. Would it be better to have everything on one partition on the Hyper-V server?
2. Would it be better to use NTFS over ReFS for the VHDX files?
2. At the moment we have each drive in the VMs split as separate VHDX files (e.g C:\ and D:\ in each VM is a separate VHDX). Is this better than having all drives as partitions on one VHDX?
4. The files will be setup on DFS and can be setup on either VM. Would they be better setup on the DC VM or the RD services VM?

Thanks,
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Just downloaded the Xendesktop and I'm going through the installation on my newly spun up Windows Server 2016 core OS.  I'm getting an error always on IIS during the xendesktop setup.  Keeps saying "'dism' component failed to install with error 0x00000032." see screen shot.  IIS is installed on the 2016 server.  

Any clues on how to move forward?
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Hello,
I'm not familiar with the Windows 2016 licensing system.
I ask myself the following question. I am offered a promotional offer with a minimum of 16 licenses to buy.
If I get 16 Windows 2016 Server Datacenter licenses, it may cover 32 cores, if I understand correctly. These 32 cores can be distributed on 2 servers? for example: 2 servers bi-processors of 8 cores?
There is no limitation on the number of virtual machines (VmWare in my case), on each of the two servers. Is it correct?
Thank you for your answers.

JM
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I want to create a Failover Cluster for 2 new virtual SQL servers. My Hyper-V host is also running Windows Server 2016. My host 22TB of drive space on Raid 5.I read some where that if my drives are raided I can't setup a failover cluster. Is this true?
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Although 'Server Manager' indicates that Remote Management and Remote Desktop are both 'enabled', I get the standard:
   Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
      1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
      2) The remote computer is turned off  (nope... it's on)
      3) The remote computer is not available on the network (I can see it listed along with the other servers under network)

I can RDP from this workstation to any of the other servers.... just not the new Server Standard 2016.    Any suggestions?
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Typeperf is not working on one of my PC

It is not working here:
Motherboard:ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. H81M-PLUS American Megatrends Inc. 0804
Command:typeperf -sc 2 -o outputfile.txt "\Processor(_Total)\% Processor Time"
Output:Error: No valid counters.
outputfile.txt does not exist


It is working here:
Motherboard:Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H67MA-USB3-B3 Award Software International, Inc. F8
Command:typeperf -sc 2 -o outputfile.txt "\Processor(_Total)\% Processor Time"
Output:The command completed successfully.
outputfile.txt contains the %load of the CPU
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Hey

How do I create a failover fileserver setup on my HyperV (VMM) environment? (Shared disks?)

Windows Server 2016

Any guides?

Mike
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I'm looking for a most straightforward way to kill a process when it reaches a user defined memory usage threshold.

The Problem: I host multiple websites via IIS 10 on a Windows 2016 server. However I have one or two sites that start returning a 500 Error to users when the sites WPW3.EXE process exceeds 150,000K of Private Working Set Memory,

Simply ending the process resolves the issue because it re-spawns automatically.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: I'd like to create a monitor that will automatically kill a specific WPW3.EXE process belonging to a certain user (website) when the process reaches a specific memory usage value.

Any and all constructive input is appreciated.

Best regards.
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I am running several Scheduled Tasks on a Windows Server 2016 machine.

When I reboot the server, the daily tasks recover. However Scheduled Tasks that run more than once a day show errors and don't run.

The only way I can get these particular Scheduled Tasks to run is to "future date" the Scheduled Tasks.

This behavior is unique to Windows Server 2016 and my 2k12r2 machines do not respond this way.

Any suggestions on how to get the Scheduled Tasks that run more than once a day to not have to "future date" them after a restart?

Thanks!
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Is there a utility that will allow me to expand the OS partition on my new Server 2016?   The power went out while configuring the server just 'out of the box' and I ended up with 50Gb partition for the OS.   I had wanted 150Gb.   When I 'shrank' the size of the DATA drive D, it automatically placed the unallocated space AFTER the D: drive.   From what I can tell, Server 2016 doesn't let you allocate the unallocated anywhere BEFORE that Drive.
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Hello guys,

I need to setup samba share on my centos 7 server and integrate it with AD authentication - Windows server 2016
I have found many tutorials how to do that...but never make it work :/

What is the best practice to do this?
What do u use? Winbind?

Thank you for any advice!!!
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I have a management server that runs on Win2016 with among other applications, SpiceWorks and Axis Camera Station installed.
The issue is that both these applications consume a lot of CPU, is it possible to limit how much CPU these applications can use?
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Hi everyone, I am currently having this issue "Property 'System.String UserVhdShare' is not defined for type 'Microsoft.RemoteDesktopServices.Management.Activities.UserDataVhdSetting'" when I am creating a collection in the remote desktop service.

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 Pleasee help.!!
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Hi,

we have a windows server 2016 running on a ESX host.

how in a few days the server shuts down, not a reboot but a shut down.

this is the windows log:

Logboeknaam:   System
Bron:          Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Datum:         19/06/2017 15:44:11
Gebeurtenis-id:109
Taakcategorie: (103)
Niveau:        Informatie
Trefwoorden:   (70368744177664),(1024),(4)
Gebruiker:     n.v.t.
Computer:      PNTTS1.companyname.local
Beschrijving:
Er is een overgang naar afsluiting gestart door het kernel-energiebeheer.

Reden voor afsluiten: Kernel-API
Gebeurtenis-XML:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
    <EventID>109</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>103</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000400000000404</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-06-19T13:44:11.185410400Z" />
    <EventRecordID>34925</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="556" ThreadID="560" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>PNTTS1.companyname.local</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="ShutdownActionType">6</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownEventCode">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ShutdownReason">5</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
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Hello,

Imagine 3 x Windows Server 2016 and a bunch of Windows 7 PC's all joined together on a domain.

One of the Server VM's is for a specific piece of software.   The vendor of this software will need remote access to this server to install, configure and support the piece of software.

The simply way would be to give the domain administrator account, but I'm not comfortable with that.  There is no good reason to give this specific vendor complete access.

How can I create a login for this vendor that would give them "local admin" rights to this server only ?



Thanks
--Paul
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Hi,
So i am being tasked with a full infrastructure upgrade of the following:

Old config
Esxi 5
2003 R2 domain controllers
DHCP/DNS on DC1
No DFS just shares on one of the DC's
Exchange 2007
Tradar server

New Config:
ESXi6
2016 DC's
DFSr
Exchange 2016
2016 file servers

What is the best method to carry out the following:

- Migrate 2003 R2 domain controllers to 2016
- Transfer files to new file server and maintain the permissions for NTFS and shares (Was thinking robocopy)
- Migrate exchange 2007 to 2016 (Found an article for this that i have to go 2007>2013>2016. Is there a best method or practices for doing this)
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Hi Folks:

     I am somewhat familiar with working with the Zyxel USG line of products, but have not done things like having multiple LAN segments, VLANS and setting bandwidth rules. I am setting up a ZyXEL USG40W for a client and need to accomplish the following:

Setup requirements:

1) Set up for Cable modem in bridged mode - This is DONE

2) Have separate LANs for computers and VOIP phones - Computers on LAN1 and VOIP phones on LAN2 (Have two separate unmanaged switches - (D-LINK) one for phones and one for the computers.

     -  I have done this by setting P2 to LAN 1 and P3 to LAN 2 under "Interface > Port Role" and then under "Interface >Ethernet" setting the IP Address for LAN2 to be 192.168.2.1 as opposed to 192.168.1.1 for LAN1. I assume this is the correct way to handle this issue. (Confirmation?)


3) Create bandwidth management rules to guarantee LAN2 a minimum amount of bandwidth over the WAN (in and out) - essentially anything on LAN2 is VOIP and needs QoS.

     - not sure how to accomplish this. Should it be done by setting the Egress and Ingress  bandwidths under the "Interface > Ethernet" settings for each of LAN (given that the VOIP phones and Computers are on separate unmanaged switches? Or do I still need to enable BWM and set rules?

4) Set up wireless so that devices connect on separate VLAN for purposes of possible bandwidth management - but possibly allow specific wireless users access to LAN1 for connection to the network server …
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Hi

Could I have some help installing HP Insight manager on my vm os to manage the hardware.

Thanks
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I'm attempting to configure my systems (VMs) with the ability so I can remote powershell into them.  I have powershell 5.0 installed on the client and server.  I have enabled winrm on the server which you can view the config below.

PS C:\Users\Administrator> winrm get winrm/config/client
Client
    NetworkDelayms = 5000
    URLPrefix = wsman
    AllowUnencrypted = true [Source="GPO"]
    Auth
        Basic = true
        Digest = true
        Kerberos = true
        Negotiate = true
        Certificate = true
        CredSSP = false
    DefaultPorts
        HTTP = 5985
        HTTPS = 5986
    TrustedHosts = *

I have then confirmed these are set on the server.
#Add my domain as a trusted host to the template
Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -value *

#AllowUnencrypted config setting in both the Client
set-item -force WSMan:\localhost\Client\AllowUnencrypted $true

#AllowUnencrypted config setting in both the Service
set-item -force WSMan:\localhost\Service\AllowUnencrypted $true

#enable Digest Authorization (default)
set-item -force WSMan:\localhost\Client\Auth\Digest $true

#enable Basic Authorization when Kerberos isn't available, but it passes items in clear text
set-item -force WSMan:\localhost\Service\Auth\Basic $true

http://technico.qnownow.com/the-winrm-client-cannot-process-the-request-unencrypted-traffic-is-currently-disabled/

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When i attempt to connect to the server using the below command from my client i get "The WinRM client cannot process the request. Unencrypted traffic is currently disabled in the client configuration. Change the client configuration and try the request again."
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName servername/IP -Credential $cred -Authentication Basic

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When i join this server to the domain and run the same command, i am able to connect to it with my domain credentials.

Do both systems need to be in the same domain to connect?  
How can i connect my domain system to a workgroup server? (if possible)
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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.