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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I need to search all appdata folders on an RDS Farm server for a file with the name of "GoToMeeting" so I can delete its contents. I cant seem to find an effective method for doing this other than browsing the hundred or so users AppData folders.
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Hi EXperts,

I have set an expirationtime attributes in AD Object (computer, user). But I can't remove it. Do you know how to clear or remove this attribute

expirationtime AD attribute
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Greetings

Dealing with an issue here and do not understand as how this came to be,  I have 4 Dc's that are showing the same behavior where i cannot see the account policies from within the Default Domain GPO.  I have moved the PDC Emulator to all 4 servers and tested in hopes that i would be able to setup an account security policy of password length and complexity.  i have also checked for backups of the GPO and find none.

when i view the default domain policy under settings i see the account policies  
Default Domain GPO Settings view
but when i go to edit them from the GPO, they are missing
 Defualt Domain Edit View
any ideas on how i can regenerate the default domain policy??
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Hi,

I am auditing a large file server using Netwrix. The goal is to audit all files modifications like changed, deleted, added and credential or owner change.

For some share folder, i also want to audit List folder / read data. Until now, I know what to do.

List Folder / read data generates a lot of entries in the Security events log, this is why I don't enable it on all shares.

Netwrix use an agent scan all the files and create a state-in-time report of the files and folders permissions in time. So, that process is accessing millions of files and generating millions of audit events.

I am receiving a lots of events 4663 even in folder that I haven't enable Liste folder / read data. I am trying to find a way to eliminate those events to extend the security log retention.

The maximum size of the security log is 4GB and some audit plans in Netwrix doesn't have enough time to catch all the events before they are getting remove because it is getting full.

The solution, it is lower the number of audited events.

The following screenshot shows my auditing settings. LCDomainUsers is a Local Domain Group that contains Domain Users from 2 domains (forest).
2019-12-03AuditSettings.jpg
The next screenshot shows a generated audit event. Note that SRVSHARE1$ is the computer name and it is not part of the group LCDomainUsers. I don't understand why this event is generated. The process name NwxFsAgent.exe is the Netwrix agent.
2019-12-03Event4663.jpg
I am asking the …
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Hello Experts,
We are upgrading our hybrid domain to server 2016 level in order to utilize Azure AD.
Can we have server 2016 domain controllers and server 2019 member servers and still be considered a 'native mode' domain?
Also, can we have server 2016 domain controllers and have server 2012 member servers and still utilize Azure AD?

Thanks in advance for your insight!
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Hi Experts,

is it possible to change a domian via CMD ?
I tried netdom /join....but here come the error, the machine is still connected to a domain.

When I use the GUI it is possible to change directly the domain.

Any ideas ?
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Hi expert

I was having problem to do a manual windows update for the following KB;

KB4525236 updates Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.3326 – 12 Nov 2019 and showing an errors "is not supported"

And current version is running on windows server version 1607 (OS build
14393.3274)  windows server 2016 64 bit.

For your information, it need to run manually for the monthly windows update instead using the WSUS solution.
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HI,

I want to load Edge when users login to their computer, with a particular home page, in Full screen.

I can achieve this in Group Policy with Internet Explorer, but I would prefer to do it in Edge.

Can this be achieved in Group Policy on a Windows Server 2016 domain?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

I want to use Remote Desktop Web Access service on a Windows 2016 Terminal server to publish applications for users.

So basically users will just use Remote Web Access. Is this require CAL license?
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Hi Experts,

I have to force another DC to use for auth.
Because now we use the DC in Germany from Singapore.
We have other DCs which are more near located.

I have checked this : nltest /dsgetdc:domain.com
In the registry I have seen a dynamic sitename.

How to changed this and force another DC ?
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Hi Expert,

I need a WIN2016 core installation.
The support guy installed a WIN2016 with GUI on a VM.

Is there a way to change this ?
Can I reinstall , inplace, the WIN2016 again , but just the core version ?

Important, I have no access to the vcenter, can I do this inplace upgrade and finish the install ?
Or do I need access to the vcenter or ESXi ?
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We are trying to rollout User Profile Disk, but we are experiencing issues.  We have researched and read a number of posts that Server 2012/2016 User Profile Disk (UPD) can corrupt user profiles and many others have mentioned to not use it.  Our goal is to have users logon to any Windows 10 desktop (that is joined to the domain) and they receive their Windows profile.

Please share your thoughts and personal experiences with User Profile Disk, most important if you are successfully utilzing it the way we are seeking.  If you are using an alternative, please feel free to share that as well.

Thank you for your assistance, thoughts and suggestions.
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Hi,

Where can we purchase CAL license on  Windows terminal server?

Can we access to MS site and just purchase it or if we have Volume Licensing we can just take it?
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Hi,

I have Windows 2016 terminal server. I need to purchase CAL license per user.

How CAL license works? Is one license per user account or the number of user who access the terminal server?

For example, I have 20 users but maybe only 10 users will connect simultaneously.

So is it 1 CAL = 1 specific account? Or when it exceed 20 connections it stop getting more user?
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I am running Windows Server 2016 and I'd like to disable Internet Explorer on a server that a handful of "non technical" folks use.

The purpose of this is to attempt to get them to use Firefox instead.

Is it possible to Uninstall or Remove Internet Explorer altogether?

Thanks!
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Is it worth upgrading from SQL Server 2012 sp4 to a newer version of SQL Server?  I have a fairly simple application that uses SQL server and Coldfusion.  I'm in the process of setting up a new server to update the OS to Windows Server 2016.  I would like to keep using SQL Server 2012, though I know it is 8 years old.  

SQL 2012 standard does everything that I need it to do at this point, though I loathe the idea of having to upgrade it in a few years.  Also, is there any way to upgrade the license or are you starting from scratch cost wise?

Thanks!
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I found some errors running health checks on my domain controllers.  I did not have any problem with users, computers, DNS or DHCP that I notice.
I create a test GPO in DC1 and immediately was in DC2.
I got these errors:
1-      There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the SYSVOL has been shared.  Failing SYSVOL replication problems may cause Group Policy problems.
2-     [1] Problem: Missing Expected Value
Base Object: CN=CON-DC1,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=Contosocs,DC=local
Base Object Description: "DC Account Object"
Value Object Attribute Name: msDFSR-ComputerReferenceBL
 Value Object Description: "SYSVOL FRS Member Object"
Recommended Action: See Knowledge Base Article: Q312862
 [2] Problem: Missing Expected Value
 Base Object: CN=CON-DC2,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=Contosocs,DC=local
Base Object Description: "DC Account Object"
Value Object Attribute Name: msDFSR-ComputerReferenceBL
Value Object Description: "SYSVOL FRS Member Object"
Recommended Action: See Knowledge Base Article: Q312862
3-      LDAP Error 0x20 (32) - No Such Object. ......................... CON-DC1 failed test
4      DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer XX.XXX.XXX.111 using any of the configured protocols; requested by PID      390 (C:\Windows\system32\dcdiag.exe).
5-     DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer XX.XXX.XXX.95 using any of the configured protocols; requested by PID     11e8 (C:\Windows\system32\dcdiag.exe).
These IPs related…
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This might seem like a really silly question but our Group Policy still is using Windows XP images and design UI so it got me thinking is there a way to check if we are using the latest version of Group Policy?

Our Server is: Windows Server 2016 Standard Version 1607

groupolicy.PNG
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I have a new win 2019 server and I am trying to configure group policies to redirect folders.

When I use %username% in the "basic" path name it does Not allow me to apply it.  I have changed the path to a literal username (e.g. user1) it works.

I have tried uppercase for %username% and it still won't apply.

any ideas of how to have this accept the %username% value?
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I am unable to activate a Windows 2016 Standard license .    I am at the Window Activation screen and the error is showing "We can't activate Windows on this device as we can't connect to your organization's activation server.  Make sure you're connected to your organization's network and try again.   If you continue having problems with activation, contact your organization's support person.    Error code: 0xC004F074

I click on the Change Product key and nothing happens.

I click on troubshoot and nothing happens.  

What am I doing wrong?
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Hi Experts,

I have to make some user and computer migrations from one domain to another domain.

One user makes always a problem with ADMT User migration.

See the log:

[Object Migration Section]
2019-11-21 15:36:23 Starting Account Replicator.
2019-11-21 15:36:26 CN=Dom\, Joey        - Created
2019-11-21 15:36:26 ERR2:7430 SID History for User cannot be updated because auditing is not enabled on domain.com.   rc=8536.\n  This operation requires that auditing be enabled for Success and Failure auditing of account management operations.
2019-11-21 15:36:26 WRN1:7392 SIDHistory could not be updated due to a configuration or permissions problem.  The Active Directory Migration Tool will not attempt to migrate the remaining objects.
2019-11-21 15:36:26 Operation Aborted.
2019-11-21 15:36:27 Operation completed.

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Auditing is configured on both domains.

Do you have any ideas ?
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Hi Experts,

to install windows server 2016 core version on VMWARE 5.5 , is this supported ?

Do you have a link from Microsoft or VMWARE ?
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Hi Experts,

I have one question.
When I install WIN 2019 with GUI, is it possible to uninstall the GUI and just use the CORE mode ?
And the same question for WIN2016.
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Hyper-V is running an Exchange Server on Windows Server 2016 Standard. The configuration was changed and now the mail is not received anymore. Also, the server can't ping exchange and vice versa. Who can solve this ASAP?
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Hi, I am working migrating my FSMO roles from old Server 2008 R2 to my new Server 2016.

While in preparation, I was wondering about the AD Sites & Services Bridgehead role (IP & SMTP) for said servers.

From this forum discussion, it is automatically assigned?  And there is really no need to manually switch it?
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/WINDOWS/en-US/100af9ac-3602-4da6-b705-880ced094b6e/do-i-remove-ip-or-ip-and-smtp-in-my-bridgehead-under-sites-and-services?forum=winserverDS

However, my plan is obvious, that I am migrating everything off of my old Server 2008 R2 to my new Server 2016 in order to decommission my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller.

So, if I migrate the FSMO roles from my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller to my new Server 2016 domain controller will AD Sites and Services reflect the changes in the Bridgehead role too?  Or do I need to manually move those from my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller to my new Server 2016 domain controller?

Or do I even need to consider this part?

I do have physical domain controllers (Server 2008 R2) still at 3 branch sites.  I plan to replace them with virtual machine Server 2016 domain controllers that will reside at my main branch site, but will service the branch sites via VLAN's, etc.


If I do need to move these Bridgehead roles, should I add the roles to the new Server 2016 domain controller first then remove it from my old Server 2008 R2 domain controller or vice versa?


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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.