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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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Hi,

i have a two node Hyper-V Cluster build.

now when i want to add the Hyper-V Cluster to my Veeam Backup server he always says that the specified ip does not match any resolved cluster ip addresses.

the hyper-v cluster and my veeam server are in the same lan but the veeam server is not connected to the ad of the cluster.

any idea's why this will not work? When i add the two nodes as standalone hyperv with there ip addresses to veeam then this works. only the cluster does not connect?!
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I have a Windows Server with total 16 cores. I currently have a 16 Core standard license and run 2 x VMs on the Host. The host isn't on the domain and has no other roles.

I need to add another 2 x VMs. Do I simply need to buy another OEM 16 core Standard server license and stick the additional license sticker to the server chassis for good measure. Is it as simple as that or do I need to upgrade my current license in some way.

Thanks
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Hi

I am using windows server 2016 as a home pc, so no server .

I have a Lsi Megaraid card with a dual port SAS cable connected to a dual port hard drive.

I am trying to get both ports to show in device manager but I can not seem to figure out how.

I have enabled mpio and checked the mpio properties boxes iSCSI + SAS Support.

That still does not present the dual ports to device manager .

I believe iSCSI initilizor is for IP NIC multipathing , which is no good for me because my SAS multipath disks are connected internally to a PCIe megaraid card.

What do I do to get windows to recognise the dual ports ?

Thanks
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I'd like a nutshell explanation of windows server backup on my Windows Server 2016.

I ran it yesterday to backup to my F drive.

I ran it again today, and it seems to have overwritten my files for 2/22 and now they are all updated to 2/23 on my F drive.

So I take it there are no "previous" versions like with a system restore, where you can go back to an earlier version? It's just replaced?

what are best practices for scheduling and running the windows server backups?

I only did the 2 on demand.


Also, I did the Custom instead of Full Server, I added:
Bare metal recovery
system state
system reserved
local disk C

it transfered 33.19MB for system reserved and 110.73GB for C drive.

the other option of using Full Server instead of Custom, is backing up 277.90 GB. Is it also backing up my D drive? What's going on here?
It says server data, applications, and system state.

How does it know not to backup my backup on the F drive?

thanks!
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I'm thinking about adding a 2016 server to a 2008 R2 domain... the DC's are 2008 R2 and the functional level is 2008 R2. What issues would I experience with adding a 2016 member server? I'm particularly interested in any issues I would experience with group policy being applied to the 2016 member server.
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How to install group policy manager in server 2016 standard
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Windows Server 2016 and not being able to download a file from a remote ftp site.  The ftp site given is not an IP address and is domain www.vaeb.uscourt.gov.  I have a script setup to pull the file down, but it never generates.  When I manually run it I can see it connects, but never see it transfer data.

So I decided to temporarily disable Windows firewall, and it ran fine. I enabled the firewall back and opened up both inbound and outbound ports (20 and 21).  However, it does not download data.  Please note we do not host and ftp server and simply want to connect to a remote ftp server.
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I recently took over a client and not too familiar with their setup. They have Server 2016 DC, AD, DHCP, DNS, File and Print. Time on all of the computers in the domain is off. How can i sync everyone's computers with correct network time?
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I'm setting up a Windows Server 2016  Remote Desktop farm, consisting of 3 RDS hosts, a connection broker and a dedicated server with the web access and gateway role. I have created the server collection and the DNS round robin entries, with the name of my collection pointing to the RDS hosts.

However recently we have noticed when users are connecting to the name of the collection, they are receiving security alerts:
'the certificate is not from a trusted certfying authority;
This is all 3 RDS Hosts.

When the certificate is installed on one of the terminals, the error is then:
The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site

The strange thing is there is never been a certificate attached to:
RD connection broker : Enable single-sign on
RD connection broker: Publishing

Do I need to purchase an SSL certicate that includes:
The farm name, the rds hosts, the connection broker
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RDS Collections not displaying in Server Manager
Morning,
We are finding this is a common problem with 2 of our servers.

Server1 has all of the RDS roles installed> rds collections works fine within that
Server 2 + Server 3 have Server1 added through the 'ADD SERVER' feature
This server shows successfully in 'ALL SERVERS' and 'REMOTE DESKTOP SERVICES' appears successfully

However, when clicking on REMOTE DESKTOP SERVICES, the following error appears:
A remote desktop services deployment does not exist in the server pool

This is a random error, as sometimes closing and re-opening Server Manager on Server2+3 fixes the issue.

I was wondering if anyone has came across this error
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Hi

We currently have a 2 Node Cluster (Soon to be a 3 Node Cluster) running Server 2016 Standard connected to iSCSI Storage. We have recently been investigating Storage Spaces Direct as an alternative to using the iSCSI SAN.

To be able to minimize downtime, are we able to enable Storage Spaces Direct on the existing cluster to utilize the local storage as additional cluster storage, and migrate the VM's from the iSCSI SAN in parallel, or do I have to empty the cluster before enabling Storage Spaces Direct?

Thanks
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I have a Dell PE T330 with the following drive setup:
OS - 2-SSD SATA 480GB in RAID1
DATA - 2-SAS 1.8TB 10K in Raid 1

The OS is Server 2016 STD. I have set it up as a VM Host and will create 2 VM for a DC and an AppSrv running SQL Express 2016 and a program for managing orthodontic patient files and images. I would like for the SQL Express to run on the SSD with the SQL data folder stored on the DATA drive. I will also be running the ortho program on the SSD with the patient files and images located on the DATA drive.
My question is how to best configure the VM VHDX and associated files location in the setup?
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Got a Domain Controller that provides DHCP.  Suddenly about 48 hours ago, a few users reported they couldn't get online or access the server.
Investigation found that the DHCP range is getting filled with BAD_ADDRESS, and I cannot find why.  As far as I can tell no new devices have been added to the network.  Some devices do manage to successfully get a DHCP lease, while others it just cannot get connected.

The logs do not seem to help either, here is a sample:

10,02/22/18,05:50:39,Assign,192.168.0.69,ADMINWS02.eps.local,7C050787CE52,,1624443270,0,,,,0x4D53465420352E30,MSFT 5.0,,,,0
11,02/22/18,05:50:39,Renew,192.168.0.69,ADMINWS02.eps.local,7C050787CE52,,1624443270,0,,,,0x4D53465420352E30,MSFT 5.0,,,,0
11,02/22/18,05:50:39,Renew,192.168.0.69,ADMINWS02.eps.local,7C050787CE52,,1624443270,0,,,,0x4D53465420352E30,MSFT 5.0,,,,0
13,02/22/18,05:50:44,Conflict,192.168.0.69,BAD_ADDRESS,,,0,6,,,,,,,,,0
10,02/22/18,05:50:54,Assign,192.168.0.27,ADMINWS02.eps.local,7C050787CE52,,4154601187,0,,,,0x4D53465420352E30,MSFT 5.0,,,,0
11,02/22/18,05:50:54,Renew,192.168.0.27,ADMINWS02.eps.local,7C050787CE52,,4154601187,0,,,,0x4D53465420352E30,MSFT 5.0,,,,0
11,02/22/18,05:50:54,Renew,192.168.0.27,ADMINWS02.eps.local,7C050787CE52,,4154601187,0,,,,0x4D53465420352E30,MSFT 5.0,,,,0
13,02/22/18,05:50:58,Conflict,192.168.0.27,BAD_ADDRESS,,,0,6,,,,,,,,,0
10,02/22/18,05:51:09,Assign,192.168.0.28,ADMINWS02.eps.local,7C050787CE52,,1468120431,0,,,,0x4D53465420352E30,MSFT 5.0,,,,0
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Note:  All servers are Windows Server 2016.  All firewalls are SonicWALL.  All Workstations are Windows 10 Pro with about 6 Macs thrown in.

Working with an office that has four locations all currently in workgroup configuration.  We want to add a domain controller at each location but we want all four locations to be on the same domain.  We will have IPSEC VPN's configured as follows (Office A is the main location):

Office B to Office A
Office C to Office A
Office D to Office A

So the domain controller at Office A will be the "main one" in that configuration as, for example, if an account is disabled at Office C, then replication would have to occur from Office C to Office A and then from Office A to Office D before the domain controller at Office D knew anything about the account being disabled.

Question:  Is this a viable setup?
Question:  What would be the DNS settings for each domain controller?  Assume the following subnets:
Office A - 192.168.200.x
Office B - 192.168.201.x
Office C - 192.168.202.x
Office D - 192.168.203.x

James
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We have to create a replication from server2016 (A)  with gui to server2016 without gui (core) (B). Both are not in the domain. I cant connect  to from A to B over hyper-V-manager. How can we set up a replication from A to B using powershell ?
Is there any good and easy to understand tutorial ?

Thanks for helping
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I have setup a new server (SERVER01) in azure exactly the same as all other servers in the domain.
I can ping the server ok from all servers.

However, I cannot browse to any network shares from other azure servers (With the exception of azure domain controllers)
I can also browse from our local on-premise network servers, whether they are domain controllers or not.
All servers are part of the same domain and connected in a hybrid setup via a S2S VPN.

I have tried both \\SERVER01 and \\192.168.0.10. The error is just "Windows cannot access \\SERVER01"

All of our Azure servers are running Windows Server 2016.
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I’ve got 3 x 2012 r2 DC, one of them is broken, I want to install 2016 on the broken one and upgrade others later, the new 2016 DC will be built with same name and IP as the broken 2012 one, is there anything special I need to do to get this back on the domain in terms of domain prep? Or removing the computer account?

Thanks
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I had this question after viewing RADIUS Authentication Problem in Windows Server 2016.

Same issue; I am trying to connect handheld devices for internet access.   Struggling for a week with no success.   Have gone through all the steps, installed certificate, etc.
Always receiving an Authentication problem.
I checked the event logs and could not find anything relevant, maybe I am looking in the wrong place?   Nothing RADIUS related.
Please help if you can.
Thanks.
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I'm using Sage 50 Premium Accounting 3-User, and trying to upgrade from v. 2017 to 2018.  
Sage has announced that v. 2017 is going into Obsolescence on Feb 28, 2018.  

Sage requires an upgrade to version 2018 in order to continue using the software, so this must be done in some form within the next week.

This would be fine, except I just discovered that v. 2018 will not install on our server.  It is an older HP ML-310 running MS Server 2008 Foundation.
Sage 50 v. 2018 requires at minimum Server 2008 R2 operating system.

I will eventually upgrade this server, but it is a major undertaking for our small one-person (me) IT department.  

I am trying to discover if there are any hidden tricks which will allow me to fool the Sage software into installing successfully on the  Server 2008 Foundation system.

If I cannot figure a way to install the Sage update on my existing server machine, I will be forced to either hurriedly buy and configure a  new server (2016 Essentials?) or just install the Sage update on a client machine for the short term.  Neither of these options are good...

What I would prefer to do is find a way to get Sage 50 working short-term, then just buy a new machine with a modern OS and take my time setting it up and porting the needed apps to the new system.

For more background:  We are a small ~50 employee company with this one old server and about 10 workstations ranging from XP to Win10.  

Other than the Sage 50 Accounting, I also …
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I am having PVS 7.15 CU1 and planning to deploy WIn10 using supported WIn10 version as per CTX224843. But once Vdisk is created successfuly. It fails to stream.
I was getting error " System thread exception not handled".

I have also seen this there are known issue per CTX229052 and Citrix is still working. what is fix. I have attached error screenshot.
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I have a 2016 file server.  This server is used for everyone to share docs.  I'm having an issue with a few users not closing docs and spreadsheets.  Is there a way to time them out automatically without me having to go on there and close the open file?
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Hi,

I have a small business up and running on the below config:
WSE - Windows Server Essentials 2016
RDP/RDS - Remote Desktop Services Server - Windows Server 2008 R2 (client software is not compatible with a newer RDP OS)

We have this working with the built-in WSE VPN and RDP to the Remote Desktop server, though company wished to use the Access Anywhere (formerly RWW) web page.

Issue we have is "connecting" the 2008 R2 server to WSE, so it will appear in the WSE Dashboard and therefore Access Anywhere web page.  When trying to run the WSE Connector (from either http://server/connect - or download from MS) we get he attached error: "Windows Server Essentials Connector is not supported to be installed on this version of Windows." "The connector supports computers running Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1"  

Server has been joined to the domain with no issues, though the Connector won't work to setup the server in WSE dashboard.

Everything I have found online appears to be for WSE 2012 and 2012 (R2), and that this should work on 2012.... what about 2016?

Is there some way to manually add a server to the Dashboard?  Or how can I add this server to 2016 WSE?

Thanks
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Hello, I want to use robocopy to backup a windows 7 C: drive folder to a server share.

I want to avoid a single copy of the backup in case the source gets deleted and it backs up an empty folder. Therefore I need some kind of retention to be able to go back in time. Can Robocopy do this?

Any other ideas for this scenario? 50 windows 7 machines to deploy solution to so needs to be scalable and remote managed.
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I am running windows server 2016, it's a new install. I'm testing some of the websites, and when I browse to the website, and click on some of the links, when I go to my logs on my IIS server, no log exists.  This is the case for all our sites.  Here's what I did so far:
1. For testing, I have updated my local hosts file to point to the new server for all the different sites
2. When I ping a website, the ping reply is correct, it's the IP on the new server for the SSL cert
3. Traceroute is the same, it comes back with the IP of the new server
4. I did a iisreset, stil nothing.
5. I double checked and logging is enabled per website
6. I checked our old web server and it I saw my traffic there, so not sure how it's still going to the old site?

How can I figure out why my browsing the website goes to the old server when it's supposed ot go to the new server based on my hosts file.
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Upgrade domain controller

Hi
I have a question we've got 2 windows 2008 domain controller running in the company, and now I would like to upgrade to 2016 domain controller, but is it safe to upgrade, or is it better to install 2 fresh windows 2016 servere, and let them join the domain, and then promote one of them?

Is there anything I should do before starting the project?

Hope you can help out there, to get the best solution :-)

/Jan
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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.