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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We are planning to deploy a Windows Server 2016 domain controller with Exchange 2016 and just wanted to clear up a licensing concern.  We have 50 users that will need CAL's, so in this type of deployment, will I need to purchase 50 Windows Server 2016 CAL's as well as 50 separate Exchange 2016 CAL's also?  I believe this is what we will need but just wanted to make sure since the Exchange CAL's appear to be almost double the cost as Server 2016 user CAL's depending on where you look.  

Thank you
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When I try to delete an empty OU container (named "NoEmail" within a Server 2016 AD environment using the Active Directory Users and Computers console I get the message shown below "You do not have sufficient privileges to delete NoEmail, or this object is protected from accidental deletion."

How can I delete this OU container?

Cant-Delete-OU-Container
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I'm looking for a guide or step-by-step instructions on properly configuring Hyper-V networking for both the host and virtual (guest) Server 2016 Datacenter operating systems.

In my environment, the Server Datacenter 2016 base operating system is currently running on a server system board that has 4 physical NICs. Currently, only NIC 1 has a network cable connected to it and the other three NICs are disabled within Device Manager.

This means that the base operating system and the Hyper-V virtual operating systems are all currently using the same NIC. This Hyper-V switch is configured as an external network.

I have run these commands from an elevated PowerShell (on the Hyper-V base server) which then return the results shown below.

Please provide me with this information on how to properly configure the Hyper-V virtual networking. If any additional information on my networking environment or Server 2016 Datacenter operating systems are needed please let me know.

Get-NetAdapter
Get-NetLbfoTeam
Get-VMswitch

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PS C:\Users\administrator> get-netadapter

Name                      InterfaceDescription                    ifIndex Status       MacAddress             LinkSpeed
----                      --------------------                    ------- ------       ----------             ---------
vEthernet (Virtual Swi... Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet …
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Hi folks, I'm looking for some best practices for a project that I'm working on.

Lets say we have webserver A and webserver B and both have an identical set of pages that represent a site. The two IIS servers are load balanced so incoming requests get sent to either one.

User hits the site and then does something that triggers a download or upload of a file that is temporarily stored on the IIS server in a work area for X duration. All of the IIS servers need to access the same "work area" because if the next request puts the user on webserver B, the data in the work area won't be present anymore.

Is the best way to address this situation to simply have a virtual folder that points to a common networked UNC on all the webservers so the data in that area will always be consistent?

It would seem to me that this would be the only way to accomplish this, but I'd love to hear if there was a better/slicker solution to this. Thanks!
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I just installed a fresh copy of Win server16.  I only enabled the WSUS, and within the first day, it's already crashed on me.
I went to Options -> server cleanup wizard and selected next, having every checkbox checked.  Then the below screen comes up as it crashed.

wsus error
Any idea's how to fix this or what is even happening?

The other problem is, Even though I thought it's configured to approve evertything that is a security or critical update, I have a lot of updates that are not approved.
I don't want to have to manually approve update, how do I get it to actually work and actually approve every update that is part of my classifications?

approvals
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I currently am running 5 servers for 2008 R2 Terminal servers. I need to upgrade to 2016. From what I understand, 2008R2 will not work with 2016. Things like the license manager and etc will need to be replaced. Can I transfer some of my 2008 R2 terminal licenses to 2016?

For 2016 Terminal services, I will not be using RemoteApp or Virtual desktops. It will be session based desktops. I will also be using an external load balancer for  loading balancing.
across the RDS servers. With that in mind which of the services do I need to fully push out a working 2016 TS system?

Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker):
 
Remote Desktop WebAccess (RD Web Access)

Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host RDSH):

Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway):
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I have a pair of Windows Server 2016 DCs (DC1 and DC2). DC2 stopped working I have demoted it, removed AD from it, and then removed it from the AD Domain. I am now trying to delete the DC2 server object from ADUAC but (as administrator) it says that the account does not have privledged to so so. I have Gone through the delegate control wizard a couple of times and rebooted DC1, to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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We are going to setup a new server running Server 2016 Standard.
It has a 8 core processor and we are purchasing 2 16 core licenses.
64 BG Ram

I know with one license you are allowed 2 Hyper-v VM's
With 2 licenses are we allowed up to 4 Hyper V guests?
or would we have to purchase 3rd license to get 4 guests?
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All DC's at one of our sites are now 2016.  Our current Forest level is 2008.  

Should I raise the function level to 2012 R2 or all the way to 2016?
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DFS Replcation Issue..

I am facing DFS Replication issue in my domain environment.. here are my Domain Details   DC - Win 2016 Std, ADCs - Win 2012 Std & Win 2016 Std .
Please see attached error I am getting while I run   DFS replication health report.

Please suggest me.

Thanks,
Vijay.G
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Exchange 2016 - How can I see how many emails sent and received on my exchange 2016 server? Either via GUI or Powershell ?

Nothing fancy, just quick stats for the month. or each month for the last 12 months.
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We are trying to deploy OneDrive.  We have Office 365 Enterprise E2 licenses for the users.  When I’m using a test user to login to OneDrive, I keep getting this error and I don’t understand why.

“Your IT department doesn’t allow you to sync files from this location to your computer.  (Error Code: 0x8004deea)
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Does anyone know why some DHCP entries show blank names?  IP, Lease expiration, MAC address, etc.  Just missing a name.  
Would that be some sort of an appliance/hw that without a hostname assigned?
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Windows 2016 Standard. You used to be able to turn on "Logon locally" and add users. Not an option now, well it's there but cannot modify. Don't want to go to the expense of RDS CALs, for a single user, to access a single app. Planning on using an en expensive remote connection tool, is there a work around or idea anyone can share?
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I am moving my files from one retiring server to a new server.    Server1 to Server2.   The only thing these servers do is  provide File services for all of my users.   My question is basically this, I want to keep my server name the same, did not want to lose my shares and their permissions, so that all my users connections and embedded links in databases and spreadsheets would not break.

I have millions of files and backing up to tape or disk and restoring to Server2 would keep the shares and permissions but would take forever and I cannot be down for a very long period of time.    I could restore a full backup from tape/disk of Server1 to Server2 but the restore would take days.

I could also migrate from physical Server1 to a Virtual Server2 but I have no idea how long that would take with the amount of files that would be moving to the new server.

I am just looking for any suggestions on a better more efficient way to do this.
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A domain administrator within my organization has established a connection to our domain controller using the \\server\c$ connection that he has mapped using the domain admin administrator username and password.

How can I clear this connection on the Windows 10 computer so that this C$ server admin share connection will no longer be accessible?

If the \\server\c$ connection is typed within the run dialog box or within Windows Explorer on this Windows 10 computer the connection is automatically established and there is no prompt for typing in the domain administrator username and password.

I have already looked at the Windows credential manager but I don't see this connection listed. I have also typed the net use "\\server\c$" /d /y from an elevated command prompt on this Windows 10 computer and have also gone into Shared Folders\Sessions list within Computer Management on this Server 2016 server and have ended the connection but the user on the Windows 10 computer is still able to reconnect to this network share.

How can this connection be terminated without having to reboot this Windows 10 computer?
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Folks, do you know what icons mean on DHCP clients.  Some shows a clock and others some sort of checkmark or strike.

This is for Windows Server 2016
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Allow multiple sessions from the same user on a Microsoft 2016 VDI environment on a Pooled Collection.

I am trying to setup a Windows Server 2016 VDI Setup. So far the setup looks good, and I have multiple Virtual Desktops created.
Now how ever, I am facing the issue that if I login from one computer with a user called demo, all is well, but when I open a second connection from another computer with the same user, the first computer is kicked out.

I have already set set the "Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop Services session" to disabled and increased the "Limit number of conenctions" to 999999
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I've tried to install WSUS on the VM server at least 7 times.   Each time it fails, stating the server needs a reboot.   As a test I installed SNMP and it installed just fine.  

Any ideas what is causing this?
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I want to shut down our existing WSUS VM server (2008 R2) and install WSUS on a new 2016 VM.  I also could install it on a physical 2016 server if that is preferred.

Which is better?
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Server downtime report using powershell.
I've report to query the uptime of server but is there any way to get downtime.
Suppose in a week the server was down for let's say 5mins on day one 15 mins on day three etc.
Total downtime here is 20mins.. sum of all downtime in a week and return the output.
Using PowerShell can this be achieved.. Thanks in advance
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I have WSUS installed on Server 2016.  Its always crashing and gives me the option to restart node, but that doesn't even work.  If I reboot the server, it works for a little while then does this again.  Its an endless loop.  I've checked all of my logs, and I've tried to fix everything but its not working.  Can anyone shed some light?

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For the last 3 months on a Server 2016 Hyper-V base server and two Hyper-V virtual servers, I have been getting the error message shown in the screenshot "There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information,  this may help (0x8000ffff) (see the screenshot).

These servers are running Server 2016 Datacenter and have all been properly activated with a valid serial number. There is currently no Windows Server Updates Server being used within this network.

Sometimes I will actually get a list of which updates need to be installed and will then click on the "Install Now" button (see the second screenshot). The updates will appear to be installing but they will never actually finish and I will continue to get the original error message mentioned above. Also if I restart or shut down Windows the updates never go through the next stages of the install process and when Server 2016 finishes loading I check and the updates haven't installed and the original issue continues to occur when I check for updates and attempt to install them.

I have clicked on Retry, have rebooted the server and have run several other repairs including:

1. Clearing temporary & temporary internet files including the Recycle Bin
2. Running the SFC, DISM, and chkdsk commands
3. Running several Symantec Antivirus and Malwarebytes antivirus scans which have found no problems

However, the server …
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I'm on a bit of a mission to disable unneeded services in Windows Server 2016 (of which there are many!) in order to improve the woeful overall performance of the OS, so I have a powershell script that goes through and disables various things.  I've come across so-called "Per-user services" which are difficult to disable fully, because there's a host service, e.g. OneSyncSvc, and then when someone logs in, this spawns another service, called OneSyncSvc_##### - where ##### is always a randomly-generated 5-character hex string. There are several services that do this, namely...

CDPUserSvc
OneSyncSvc
PimIndexMaintenanceSvc
UnistoreSvc
UserDataSvc
WpnUserService

Some of the above are not visible in services.msc, and even the ones are are not able to be disabled from the snap-in, so putting a Start=4 in the registry for these is the only option.

Anyway, the way to disable any of these services with PowerShell is...

Get-Item HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<service-name>   {I add this line just to record in the transcript what the value was before I changed it}
reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<service-name> /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

So what I need is a short script that does the following...

1. Gets the first name on the service list above
2. Then finds all reg keys within HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services that begins with that name
3. Then runs the 'Get-Item' and 'reg add' commands above for every reg key that it finds in …
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Has anyone made HTTP 2 HTTPS redirection work in IIS on Server 2016?

I have a simple published app in the /RDWEB folder that I'm publishing out to users.  I have the HTTP redirect working in that the users only need to type in the URL and it redirects to /rdweb, but I'd like anyone who enters HTTP to be redirected to the HTTPS site and I'm not having any luck.

I've used HTTP redirect and put in my https://url.com and that's not working (I even checked Only redirect requests to content in this directory, not subs).  No Joy.

I downloaded and installed the URL rewrite tool and made a rule to listen for http://myurl.com and redirect to https://myurl.com and still no joy.

I've read several web sites with various fixes, but none are working for me.  

Has anyone been successful in redirecting HTTP to HTTPS in Server 2016?

Thanks

Cliff
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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.