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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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We've got a brand new 2016 domain in place, everything works great.

Except.

We've got our password policy GPO (set at the top, inherited by all, including the DCs) set to lockout after 3 failed attempts, with a 30 minute observation window (Reset account lockout counter after: 30).

Only, none of the failed login attempts reset after 30 minutes.  They only reset after a successful login somewhere.  I can put in a bad password somewhere, check the BadPwdCount attribute (it will show 1), then sit there for days and it will not set back to 0 unless I go log in successfully somewhere.

What gives?
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Windows Server 2016: All you need to know
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Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

We have SCOM 2016 and have a number of different versions of Server. This has been happening when we had SCOM 2012R2 though as well.

When servers are put in Maintenance Mode, they come out of Maintenance Mode before the date and time that was set.

Has anyone seen this? Reasons why?
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2017-09-20-13.01.07.pngEarly adopters of Apple iOS 11 are unable to send Microsoft-provided email using the native Mail app.

So I would hold off upgrade if this is important to you!

It affects Outlook.com, Office 365 and Exchange 2016 running on Windows Server 2016. Many businesses rely on Exchange and Office 365 for email.

Whoops.....Too late!
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by:Brian Matis
Gotta wonder how this ended up happening... iOS 11 was in beta for plenty of time...

Just did some quick checking and MacRumors is saying that there were bug reports on this during the beta:
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/20/apple-microsoft-email-server-issue-mail-app-ios-11/

Looks like Microsoft has some workarounds too. Either using Outlook for iOS client or disabling HTTP/2 in Windows Server 2016.
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Windows Server 2016 has been a PITA as well as Exchange Server 2016!
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We are looking to create a two node storage spaces direct hyper-converged cluster.  The storage would be a hybrid system with the following drives per server two NVME cache drive and two NVME drives for performance tier and 4 4TB SAS capacity drives.  The issue I am having is originally all of the NVME drives for cache and storage were supposed to be 1.6TB intel DC P3600 AIC cards. I was not able to get 8 matching drives due to price and availability. My back up is to get 4 2TB intel DC P3500 drives.  The 2TB DC P3500 drives are about 1GB/sec faster then the DC P3600's but the 3600's have much higher drives writes per day at 3.5 where the 3500's are only .3 drive writes per day.  I know that storage spaces direct wants to use the higher speed drives for Cache but I would loose the higher storage capacity and write endurance if the 3500's were selected as cache.  My question is since i don't have all the hardware I cant test this is there a way to manually select the slower but better write endurance DC P3600 drives as cache drives even know there are faster drives in the system?
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Hi,

i have a problem at a customer site.

i windows server 2016 running as a guest VM on a ESX 6 host works fine. but after couple of days the server cannot not be logged on.

when i tried to logon using RDP the server is not available.

when i use ESX to see the screen i got

Snap-2017-09-20-at-09.28.18.png
but when i do a ctrl alt delete

it keeps spinning like

Snap-2017-09-20-at-09.29.51.png
after few minutes i come back at the first screen. sometimes after 3 minutes, sometimes after 5 minutes...

When i reset the server all works fine again. But after few days, i got same problem.

any idea?
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Hi Experts,

my KMS host is WIN2012R2 server.
VAMT is installed.
WIN2016 KMS key is installed but after some days the office installations are not licensed.
Office 2010 KMS key is installed but after some days the office installations are not licensed.

How can I troubleshoot this ?
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I was booted from Windows 2016 and accidently deleted both the RAID1 C: drive and the RAID6 D: drive from DL380P Gen8 server with an HP Smart Array P420i controller.  (I thought I was connect to another server that I was rebuilding.)  I immediately turned off the server and have done nothing else.  The D: drive has several Hyper-V VMs on it that I need to copy off.  Is there any way to recreate the RAID6 without losing the VMs that are on the D: drive?  Please help!!  Thanks in advance!
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Hello Ee,

I have 3 sql 2016 enterprise servers in AWS running on 3 windows 2016 server instances. I wish to add these 3 as a cluster however , when I check the nodes in the cluster validation I receive " connectivity to a writable domain controller from node ' sqlnode1.somedomain.ca' could not be determined because of this error : Could not get domain controller name from machine ' sqlnode1.somedomain.ca' .

I am however able to disjoin/join the server to the domain ok on each of the 3 nodes and able to run "nltest /dsgetdc:somedomain.ca" and nltest /dclist:somedomain.ca ok on each of the 3 sql boxes and all domin controllers returned from nltest have the following flags :  GC DS LDAP KDC TIMESERV WRITABLE DNS_DC DNS_DOMAIN DNS_FOREST CLOSE_SITE FULL_SECRET WS . The domain Controllers are 2008 R2 and all 3 server 2016 boxes are on their own subnet as per aws instrucitons.

Please provide some guidance on this matter.
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I can connect to my windows 2016 core server using server manager, run "computer management" , and look at a number of things but when I try to connect to disk  management I get the "RPC server is unavailable".
This service is running on both the server and the client. I have disabled all Firewall services on the windows 2016 server and used Netsh Advfirewall to allow remote management.
What am I missing here ?
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Greetings,

I have one question regarding Windows Server licencing and I do not understand that part.
I am using Windows Server 2016.

I have a licence where said Windows Server 2016 / 10 cores per server. What does that mean in practical explanation?

Next, I have CAL fpr win2016 serv = 25 CALs - that means I can add 25 machines/ users to Active Directory and they can access server, or I can use the same licence key for 25 devices, including client and server machines?

Thank you
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Nothing ever in the clear!
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Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

I have a powershell script running on my Windows Server 2016. I have repeatedly changed the execution policy several times with the command below.

set-executionpolicy unrestricted -scope LocalMachine -Force

After I change policy
        Scope ExecutionPolicy
        ----- ---------------
MachinePolicy    Unrestricted
   UserPolicy    Unrestricted
      Process    Unrestricted
  CurrentUser    Unrestricted
 LocalMachine    Unrestricted

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Here is the script I would like to run
Script I would like to run

After I try running it I get a popup letting me that the execution policy will be changed

Here is the error I get.
Set-ExecutionPolicy : Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope.  Due to 
the override, your shell will retain its current effective execution policy of Unrestricted. Type "Get-ExecutionPolicy -List" to view your execution policy settings. 
For more information please see "Get-Help Set-ExecutionPolicy".
At line:5 char:1
+ Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : PermissionDenied: (:) [Set-ExecutionPolicy], SecurityException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ExecutionPolicyOverride,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetExecutionPolicyCommand

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Now my my policies look like this after attempting to run script and getting error
        Scope ExecutionPolicy
        ----- ---------------
MachinePolicy    Unrestricted
   UserPolicy    Unrestricted
      Process    Unrestricted
  CurrentUser    Unrestricted
 LocalMachine    RemoteSigned

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Also went into Local Group Policy editor and set "Turn on Script Execution" to "Enabled" and "All Scripts"
here is the link to change policy I already did this.

Change policy



Not sure what to do next
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Which is a way to reset the Windows Server 2016 updates? I used the GWX Control Panel. But it still shows a bunch of failed updates in the list.
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I am setting up windows server 2016 for the first time and wanted to know if I wanted to setup additional server AD, hyper-v, other servers to add to a domain etc, would I need to have a separate server for each (physical) or create them as I've seen in videos after installing the initial windows server 2016?

This is for a home production environment?
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I need to change all the users' logon name domain name
so instead of john@companyA.com change to john@companyB.com
In user's properties Account tab.

How can it be done please?
Thanks.
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I need to create a script to spin up an Domain Controller (RODC and Writable) from the script in the event of the emergency.  In case the DC  tanks Admins should be able easily spin up a replacement using a script.  This would eliminate a human errors and increase a recovery speed.
Can someone point me to the right direction, how its being done and experiences.
Thanks in advance!
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Hello guys,

I´m triyng to read some values with powershell from this txt file Hlth, BBU state...
ANy ideas how to read proper values? All I need is a proper value from BBU and hlth

Thank you very much!!


Status Code = 0
Status = Success
Description = None

Number of Controllers = 1
Host Name = KRE-VM02
Operating System  = Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

System Overview :
===============

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ctl Model                 Ports PDs DGs DNOpt VDs VNOpt BBU sPR DS  EHS ASOs Hlth
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  0 LSIMegaRAIDSAS9271-4i     8   4   1     0   2     0 Opt On  1&2 Y      4 Opt  
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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How can I Setup HyperV VDI using RemoteFX?

Windows 2016
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I am trying to build a storage spaces direct failover cluster with intel DC P3600 AIC cards.  Windows server 2016 install sees the card but won't let me install on them even with the driver.  I think is due to the BIOS being legacy and not uefi. The cards work and can be accessed if I boot off a regular drive but not the card.  Any ideas.
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Hello,

I'm setting up a test RDS server in our environment for testing before I deploy one in production. I would like to create a GPO for the start menu and all the guides I've read reference the "Export-SatrtLayout" cmdlet in powershell. Every time I run the command I get a COM error. I'm running powershell with elevated permissions but still no luck. It does create the xml file but the file is defiantly not complete.


Screenshot_2017-09-12_12-14-00.png
OS: Windows Server 2016
Build 14393.rs1
Release 170731-1934

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Visualize your virtual and backup environments
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Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Hi,
 I would like to create a  Windows 2016 remote desktop server as a virtual machine running on Windows Hyper-V Server 2012.
 The machine will join the domain a member server with other servers

It seems that Windows 2016 Server Essential Edition would be the cheapest way to do it because it does not require Windows Client Access Licenses.  

I am wary of low level restricted Small Business type licenses. What is your experience using

a) Windows 2016 Server Essential Edition as  Virtual Machine?
 
b)  Windows 2016 Server Essential Edition Remote Desktop Server  as Virtual Machine
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Is there any best practice in how to upgrade a Hyper-V 2008R2 Cluster to 2016, without destroying the cluster?
We have active VM's on both nodes.
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Can Azure AD can be used for replication between AD sites/DCs?  Say one DC in US and another one in China.  
Install AAD Connect on both Domain Controllers.  Can they be synced through AAD?  Or, has to be a direct connectivity?
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When I try to boot to the thumb drive it doesnt let me

only when I choose legacy BIOS one time boot menu

then I install windows and still doesn't let me boot regular I have to choose again the legacy BIOS....

and suggestions?
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Company is on BIND DNS.  I setup a new AD with new Zone for that AD.  
In Windows DNS have BIND Forwarders IPs with Unable to resolve in Server FQDN.  
Do I need to enable BIND Secondaries?  

What else I need to enable on BIND and Windows DNS to have users connected to successfully resolve new AD?
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Can same FSMO role be on two DCs?
Currently I have 1st DC on VM and 2nd DC on a new physical reliable server.  However, since the VM was a 1st DC all five FSMO roles are still sitting on that VM.  
Any opinions as for spreading those to 2nd DC or moving all roles to the 2nd DC?

Thanks in advance!
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Windows Server 2016

502

Solutions

599

Contributors

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.