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 have a service written in Delphi.  it has been tested and run on many machines.
it writes to a log file(on create/install/uninstall), then starts an executable periodically

however, setting it up on a new 2016 server VM (created through Azure if that helps)
isn't going to well.

the log file isn't being written to(ever), and the the service absolutely is refusing to start.

the application it is starting has been tested and is runs with no issue.

the Account being used is the local system.
we have also tried using the admin user, same result.
It fails with error 1053,  and no log is generated (I have startup message in the create statement), I don't know where to look

any idea would be appreciated
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When I try to install Print and document Services Role I get a error 0x800f0831this is server 2016
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Hi Experts,

I have a question regarding AD scurity groups.
Lets say I have two security groups.
One group is filled with users (modify rights).
The other group is filled with FullAccess Users.

Lets say one teamleader is in both groups, which group counts ?
The group with the highest right or lowest ?
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Hi,

For Windows Shadow Copy activation, is it better to create the copy in same drive or different drive.. or doesn't matter? With Windows 2008 and 2016 file servers env.
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Hi,

I am looking FTP server with FTP, FTPS and SFTP protocol.
I need FTP server in Tenant (Hosted) mode where I can configure different domains (segregation) and assign disk space as per requirement.
If server is windows based than its excellent. I am not looking hosted/cloud FTP server. I would like to host/configure server in our data center offer service to end users.
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We have a network link from one site to another site that has a latency of 4 milliseconds and we are in the process of configuring a Windows Server 2016 and SQL 2016 Failover Cluster and with a maximum of 3 nodes.

Two of the nodes will be on the same site.

Is a 4ms latency link between sites acceptable for the Windows Failover Cluster?
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Recently, I deployed a new Windows Server 2016 - Std as a domain controller.

It's not being used for other than AD replication, AD-Integrated DNS, AD Sites & Services, etc.

In other words, it will eventually become my new PDC, but not at the moment.

Well, I was reviewing my steps and realized that it would be nice to change the IP address of this new DC before I go any further.  The main reason for the abrupt IP change is for future server deployment management/documenting.

The IP change would remain in the current subnet (VLAN).

Is there any issues I may cause or run into if I would proceed in changing this new DC's IP address now?


If you need further information to assist in answering my question, just let me know.


Thanks in advance.
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Hi experts,

I have a question about shares and publish them to AD ?
Is it useful to publish shares in AD ?

1. is it useful for users to do that ?
2. What kind of benefit I have when I publish a share to AD ?
3. Do I get performance issues when I use it ?
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I have an old 2008 R2 server that is hosting our 8 Hyper-V VMs and I'm looking to upgrade. Just need some sound advice since the landscape has changed a bit.

I want to have some redundancy of the VMs and if possible, run them off the flash based array we have connected to it (This server also shares the array storage to the rest of the network).

Was thinking about this simple solution, but can you provide feedback on what you think of the design?
2 identical servers running Windows Server 2019 (not sure which version would suffice)
Both run Hyper-V for load balancing but mostly for redundancy.
Also wanted to share our storage array (which is currently connected to my 1 server, but want to somehow connect it to these two new ones) to my end users.
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How do I configure multi-factor authentication on my Server 2016 RDP Server.
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I am trying to demote a Windows Server 2008 as DC and uninstall AD/DNS, I have already promoted the WIndows Server 2016 with AD/DNS/DHCP/FSMO Roles
I tried to run the DCPROMO to demote and got an error "DCPROMO was unable to remove DNS Delagations from the Parent Zone...then i went in to Server Manager and remove Roles and tries to uninstall ADS/DNS and it just hangs on Initializing removal and does not process any further.
Any Suggestions appreciated on how to remove these roles, we are demoting the Server and taking it offline
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Recently, we promoted Server 2016 DC's (Domain Controllers) from Server 2012R2 machines.  All FSMO roles have been successfully migrated over to the 2016 server(s) and the primary 2016 DC has the schema.  I ran a dcdiag on the new DC and received no errors but, for some reason when I change the IP's from the old DC's (Both primary and secondary) to the new ones, access to Internet sites take anywhere from 20 secs to getting a page cannot be displayed.  Everything else, works in the domain.  Email, file share access, printing, etc.  The only issue is the delay to the Internet.  The only thing I haven't done was to rename the new servers with the old servers' names.  I had to migrate the IP's because there are way too many back end configs throughout the network that point to those IP's.

Any clue on what may be causing the delay in Internet access?  I'm thinking maybe a DNS issue.  I just don't know where since DNS shows all 4 servers in its zone(s).
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Hi experts,

here I use SCCM with several DPs in several locations.
My question is, in one location I have a LINUX DHCP server.
To configure PXE, what kind of DHCP options I have to use on the LINUX DHCP to reach the WIndows SCCM PXE Server ?
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We are going to update some file servers, one server 2003 and one 2008, DFS members.
Existing environment:
2003, 2008, 2012, and 2016 servers formed a DFS file service.

Requirements:
1. Fail-over and HA
2. Enable file history or version features, allow domain users to recover their files to the previous version by themselves.
3. Enable security audit, to check who deleted or moved the file if necessary.

Could I have some advice on which version should I use? server 2016 or 2019? Standard or Enterprise? Should we keep DFS or change to Cluster HA solution?
Thanks a lot.
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We are going to upgrade the DHCP server to Server 2016 or 2019.
Requirements:
1. DHCP service failover or HA
2. Multiple vLAN via core switches

Any ideas which version should we use? Any new features on server 2019 on DHCP service?
Thank you.
Existing Environment:
A Cisco Switch worked as DHCP replay, Two DHCP servers for failover. (2003 or 2008)
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My windows 10 user, lets call him guser is a member of the corp\administrators group (and enterprise admin groups). His windows 10 client desktop was working fine a couple of days ago, and his folders were being redirected to the server on D:\Shares\User Folders\guser. Suddenly, and we thought after an update, it says that he does not have rights to d:\shares\User Folders\guser\Desktop.
Here are some facts:
He's an admin at corp
He can map to the server
He can navigate and map to d:\shares\user folders\guser, but can't navigate further than that
He IS owner of d:\shares\user folders\guser
He is NOT owner of the Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, etc... (can't seem to get him to be an owner)
The Windows 10 client displayed the message : File and print sharing resource (Server name) is online but isnt responding to connection attempts.

I could use some help here, guys/gals!
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Hi
Im trying to install server 2016 on a VM on hyper V, without any success
I keep getting boot failure, reboot and select proper boot media...
Ive tried Gen 1 & 2 vms no success
Ive tried the Virtual DVD drive point to ISO on Hyperv Host and from bootable USB but still no success
where am i going wrong
Thanks in advance
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Domain has one 2008 R2 Domain Controller. Domain was at 2003 functional level. I raised domain and forest functional level to 2008 R2. FRS had not been replaced by DFS so I completed that. Added 2016 Std. server to domain and added Directory services. Attempted to promote server to domain controller but it failed with error "ADPrep execution failed --> SystemComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): A device attached to the system is not functioning."  Google reults included secondary error 0x80070035. checked that ping by IP and name works both ways between servers. Ran dcdiag /q on 2008 server
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator>dcdiag /q
         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000014
            Time Generated: 10/16/2019   19:04:15
            Event String:
            Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update
 with error 0x80246007: 2019-03 Servicing Stack Update for Windows Server 2008 R
2 for x64-based Systems (KB4490628).
         ......................... RICKSNT1 failed test SystemLog

C:\Users\Administrator>

Checked log at C:\%Windir%\debug\adprep\logs\ [see attached]

near the end the error is " The network path was not found." which is puzzling because ping works. I tried adding an entry in hosts file but it didn't help.

I have also run sfc /scannow
rebooted
turned off Windows Firewall
ran Windows update (patch …
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This map drive preference use to assign a drive label.
Preference with drive label
H drive mapping using the label
The drive mapping is assigned to this registry entry
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\##fs1#data$]
"_LabelFromDesktopINI"=""
"_LabelFromReg"="CAD-H"


We now want to stop using drive labels. The following attempts were made to remove the drive label.

1.   The drive label text was removed from preference.  
2.   Changed the drive label name which does update the registry entry.
3.   Deleted the drive label text again, which again did not remove it from the registry.
4.   Deleted the map drive within the preference, which again did not remove it from the registry.

I am for suggestions how to remove the drive label from the registry.
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We are looking into some best practices regarding data retention for a batch of excel spreadsheet files. At present there is a requirement of the company to keep the files for 6 years, and they reside on a Windows file server share. By 'keep them', I mean if someone deleted them and they weren't recoverable this would potentially cause chaos. They are in a directory whereby permissions are set to read-only for almost everyone bar our IT support groups, therefore the number of people who could inadvertently delete the files is very limited. We don't have any sophisticated records management/EDRMS type systems to enforce data retention where we could upload the files too. Have you ever had any similar situations, and what types of controls did you put in place to do all you can to preserve the availability of the files in line with the retention requirement? I need to explore how backup retention works as well in case we had a major disaster and lost the server/data centre it was hosted on/drive etc.
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Hi,

Please review the below image:

This message appear on user terminal session on each Wednesday around 4pm. We scan the server multiple times but found nothing.
Some one please let me know why this happening?

Vicky.jpg
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I have a Windows Server 2016 Standard Server with a domain with local machines. I would like to integrate this server with existing Office365 users and Azure servers for email and single sign on. Is it better to use the Essentials Office365 integration or the Azure active Directory integration or the AADConnect?
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I need to enter "exclusions" on port 443 outbound.  Want to install on our Windows Server 2016, need to open port 443 outbound for Malwarebytes sites.  How do I do that?

This is from the Malwarebytes site:

External Access Requirements

If you use a firewall or other device to control your Internet access, exclude the websites as listed here.  The Malwarebytes Endpoint Agents use the websites below reach the Malwarebytes services.  You must exclude all websites on port 443, outbound.

https://cloud.malwarebytes.com
https://telemetry.malwarebytes.com

https://detect-remediate.cloud.malwarebytes.com

https://data-cdn-static.mbamupdates.com 

https://keystone.mwbsys.com 

https://keystone-akamai.mwbsys.com 

etc...
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This is an odd issue I can't figure out.  I have several remote users who log in to our network through a Sonicwall using NetExtender then into our Terminal Server through Remote Desktop.  They are set up in the Environment tab in Active Directory to start the specific program they need upon login so they are just taken directly to the login for that program (Abila HRMS HR program).

One user (MP) can login just fine and after connecting through Remote Desktop they see the login screen for Abila HRMS. This is where the problem starts.  The user logs in to HRMS and then just sees a blank screen (note: this user is using a laptop).

I had another user (SK) login at her Desktop computer using the other user's credentials and after logging into HRMS, she sees the HRMS program running minimized.  She maximized the program and disconnected from the session leaving the program up and then the other user (MP) was able to login to HRMS and see the program.  But if he logs out and tries to get back in, the same thing happens.  I tested MP's login from a laptop and had the same issue, I just see the blank screen.

Basically the HRMS program is starting minimized and the user MP can't see it as it must be off screen on his laptop (and from the laptop I tested from), but the user SK from her desktop can see the minimized program at the bottom and then maximize.

Is there some sort of setting that would force the program to start maximized for this user?
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Hi, I am in the process of adding new Windows Server 2016 domain controllers into my existing AD environment, which currently hosts Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers exclusively.

FFL = Windows Server 2008 R2
DFL = Windows Server 2008 R2

Features Enabled = AD Recycle Bin

AD Schema = 87 (Windows Server 2016)


Already migrated from FRS to DFSR.


Which brings me to my question.

When I migrated my current Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller environment from FRS to DFSR, I noticed that the SYSVOL folder was replaced by a new folder called SYSVOL_DFSR.


So, when I introduce these new Windows Server 2016 domain controllers into my existing domain environment will I need to make sure they create a SYSVOL_DFSR folder under the "Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard / Paths" during the installation of the AD DS server roles or will the default SYSVOL work just fine on them even though the existing Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers won't have that folder for replication?



Just wondering.


Thanks in advance.
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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.